My name is Jesca Teale and my website PaperCOAL is hosting a writing competition. I have already posted this ad into the 'Writer's Wanted' section, but at the risk of improper posting, I am sending this email. Listed below are the full details to the contest. Feel free to email me if you have any further questions. Thank you!

PaperCOAL is publishing its first print magazine, this September. It will encompass art, literature, music, and film. We are hosting a writing competition in honor of this launch.

First place will win:

-$3,000 cash prize

-Optional six month paid submission contract

-Complimentary first issue, with winning story published

-Publication on the papercoal.com website

Weíre currently looking for artists who can paint pictures using the written word. Stories that are absurd, oddly beautiful and strange are encouraged to apply.

The contest is open to manuscripts of 2,000 words or fewer. Manuscripts over the word count are automatically disqualified. No refunds issued.
Entry fee is $15 per manuscript. You may enter as many manuscripts as you wish, but they must be in standard manuscript format. No fancy colors, fonts, or spacing.
All entries must be written in English, original and unpublished.
Entries must be submitted online by May 1, 2012 (11:59 EST). PaperCOAL reserves the right to extend the contest.
Winners will be notified by July 1st, 2012. If you have not been contacted, you may assume that you are not a finalist and you are welcome to market your work elsewhere.
Donít get bogged down with perfection artists! Create. Write. Submit. Win.

Submit via our submissions manager:
PaperCOAL Submission Manager

Main Site: PaperCOAL