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Four contests to energize your writing life

One good way to inject some energy into your writing is by entering contests. Sending out your work helps create focus and momentum and if you win, cash and publishing credits aren’t bad either.

Here are four contests that came across my e-mail this week. For more, check out Poets & Writers Writing Contests, Grants & Awards page.

The New Letters Literary Awards
Prize: $1,500 each for poetry, fiction and essay
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: May 18, 2013
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Midway Journal Contest
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Contest details

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

Prize: $1,500
Entry fee: $15
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Contest details

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition
Prize: $3,000
Entry fee: $32
Deadline: June 3, 2013
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