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Writing Competitions October 2008

http://soccerlens.com/football-writing-competition/3257/
Soccerlens is hosting a football writing competition - if you think you’re better than the journalist / blogger hacks you force yourself to read everyday and if you’re interested in making a career out of writing about football, this is your best shot.
For the next two weeks (1st to 14th October), They will be accepting article submissions for the contest (for full details and rules visit http://soccerlens.com/football-writing-competition/3257/)
Provided that your entry meets some minimum criteria, your article will definitely be published on Soccerlens.
They have a panel of bloggers / judges who will evaluate all published entries and pick a winner in the 3rd week of October, with the winner receiving (amongst the usual cash prize and free shirt from Subside Sports) a paid contract to write on Soccerlens and / or full network support (1 million+ pageviews per month) in launching and promoting your own football blog.

Talk About Debt poetry competitionInspired by a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar called The Debt, Talk About Debt are running a poetry competition to find this century’s Debt Poem. First prize is £300. For more information, visit http://www.talkaboutdebt.co.uk/community/2008/09/debt-free-poetry-to-inspire-action/Closing date 31 October 2008

http://www.sunpenny.com/competitions/Oct2008/newwriters-oct2008.html
DEADLINE: 31st October 2008
This competition is for short stories of all kinds accepted in the Rules below, but entrants should not have been professionally published (paid for, for print or web, or broadcast) more than 3 times, or won writing competitions more than 3 times. This gives new writers the opportunity to enter the competition on a fair level pegging.
PRIZES: First prize £100; second prize £50. Third prize is two of our books. Note that if there are enough entries, prizes may rise in value.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Final entries must be with us no later than 31st October 2008. Winners will be announced shortly before Christmas. What a great Christmas Bonus!

Short Story Radio Competition
Closing date: 31st Oct 2008
Prize: The winning entrant will have their story professionally recorded by a British Equity member actor and broadcast on http://www.shortstoryradio.com/ The winner will also receive their own professionally designed website and 5 CD copies of your story for personal use. Three runners up: Your story appears in our online Short Story Magazine plus Free web page profile. Entry fee: £8 per story.Stories must fall into one of the following categories: drama/romance, historical fiction/memoir, humour, magic realism, mystery/thriller, science fiction. Your submission should clearly state which category it falls under in order to be considered. The story must be fictional and maximum 3,000 words.shortstoryradio.com/competitions

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