"Spark: A Creative Anthology" Launches Quarterly Writing Contest for Poetry & Prose with $2000 in Prizes, Publication for Winners

Contest One Grand Prize Package Includes $500, Publication, and Subscriptions to premium resources for writers.

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We're excited that this quarterly writing contest provides another opportunity to foster and encourage emerging writers.

— Brian Lewis

Riverton, UT (PRWEB) January 09, 2013

"Spark: A Creative Anthology," the quarterly publication from the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation, has launched a quarterly writing contest open to all writers and genres, with a Grand Prize package which includes cash, publication, copies of the anthology, and subscriptions to Poets & Writers Magazine, Duotrope, and Scribophile.

Learn more and enter Contest One at http://SparkAnthology.org/Contests/One.

== Guidelines ==
The writing prompt for this contest is the single word spark. The word is not required to appear within the text of a contest entry, but entrants will need to include a 90-word-or-less description on the entry form explaining how the word spark inspired or influenced the work. There are no genre restrictions for this contest, and content guidelines are similar to our standard submission guidelines, including what we are not accepting.

Contest One awards prizes for poetry and prose.

Prose includes both fiction and creative nonfiction, but we have not divided the category further because we believe that well-written creative nonfiction should tell a story so well that the result is indistinguishable from fiction. Prose must be less than 12,000 words.

Poetry includes all styles, meters, and rhyme schemes, or may be free-form. Poetry must be less than 150 lines.

This contest runs from January 1 to March 1, 2013, and winners will be announced April 2, 2013.

== Awards ==

Grand Prize
We will award one Grand Prize for poetry, and one for prose. Each of the two Grand Prize winners will receive:

  •     US$500.00
  •     Publication in "Spark: A Creative Anthology", Volume II
  •     One-year subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine
  •     Two-year subscription to Duotrope
  •     Lifetime Premium Membership at Scribophile
  •     Complimentary print & digital copies of Spark: A Creative Anthology Volumes I & II

Second Place
We will award one Second Place prize for poetry, and one for prose. Each of the two Second Place winners will receive:

  •     US$100.00
  •     One-year subscription to Duotrope
  •     Lifetime Premium Membership at Scribophile
  •     Complimentary print & digital copies of "Spark: A Creative Anthology," Volumes I & II

Third Place
We will award one Third Place prize for poetry, and one for prose. Each of the two Third Place winners will receive:

  •     One-year subscription to Duotrope
  •     One-year Premium Membership at Scribophile
  •     Complimentary digital copy of "Spark: A Creative Anthology," Volumes I & II

== Notes ==
This contest is not endorsed, sponsored by, or affiliated with Duotrope. This prize was selected by "Spark" as a tool we admire and feel would be useful to contest winners, as it has been to us.

The one-year subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine was donated by Poets & Writers.

The Lifetime and one-year Scribophile Premium Memberships were donated by Scribophile.


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