Deadlines are soon for a few of these, so read on and write quickly.
1. SMITH Magazine is featuring three ongoing writing projects:
° Six-Word Momoirs — A challenge to "define your motherhood experience in just six words." Contest deadline is May 8, 2008.
° Six-Word Memoirs — Their ongoing ultimate flash-autobiography contest. The Smith Magazine book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs from Writers Famous and Obscure, is currently on sale now and features many past submissions from readers. Sounds like they might be working on volume 2.
° Brushes With Fame — Ever ran into someone famous? Would you like to share your story? Here's a venue for you to do so.
2. McSweeney's has announced its "Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award." If you are a woman 32 years old or younger, winning this could help you complete a novel currently in progress. Deadline is May 1, 2008:
The Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award is a $2,500 grant given in memory of Amanda Davis. Amanda Davis was a very gifted writer and close friend of ours who passed away in March of 2003, at the age of 32. She was an irreplaceable person, one who created and nurtured communities wherever she went. She loved to write, loved being a writer, loved to read, loved the existence of books, and wanted happiness—personal, professional, spiritual, shoe-related—for everyone. She really did...
3. Personal Democracy Forum will be publishing "Rebooting America: Democracy in the 21st Century, an anthology of essays from leading thinkers and activists" and is accepting essays from the general public. Editors will pick three winning essays to add to the book. Click for more details here. Deadline is May 1, 2008.
Know of any other worthwhile projects/contests out there? Drop a comment and I'll list them.