Archive for March 9th, 2007

Florence Poets Society Contest

9 March 2007

Florence Poets Society
http://www.florencepoetssociety.org
ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST IS BACK

THE 2007 EDITION BEGINS ON THE IDES OF MARCH (15TH) AND ENTRIES CLOSE ON MAY 31, 2007. THIS YEAR IT IS A SINGLE WINNER RECEIVING THE GRAND PRIZE OF $1,000 AND PUBLICATION IN SILKWORM 2007 THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FLORENCE POETS SOCIETY PLUS THE TOP READING SPOT AT OUR ANNUAL FALL POETRY FESTIVAL.

Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines
I. This contest is open to all poets of all ages, published or not; regardless of experience.

II. Prize of $1,000.00 is guaranteed to be awarded :

III. Winner will be published in the Florence Poets Society Annual Review the SILKWORM – 2007. Winner will receive a copy of the SILKWORM 2007.

IV. Noteworthy works will earn the poet a designation “Poet of Distinction” and with it consideration for publication in Silkworm 2007 as well as a commemorative printed award of said designation.

IV. DETAILS [please read carefully]

1. All poems submitted must be the ORIGINAL and UNPUBLISHED* (see note above) work (in any medium) of the entrant.

2. Each poet may submit up to three (3) poems with their entry.

3. Poem length is limited to 60 lines for each poem. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. Poems that exceed 60 lines will be disqualified and entry fee WILL NOT be returned.

4. All entries must be in English (a translation from another language is allowed).

5. Poems may be of any theme, style, form, etc. No Preference is given to any one form.

6. Simultaneous submissions are permitted and encouraged. If they are accepted elsewhere please inform us immediately, no entry fees will be returned.

7. Three typed copies of each poem must be submitted. ONLY ONE MUST HAVE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. The other two copies MUST BE POEM TEXT ONLY. Place title on each page of poem and number pages. All judging is done without knowledge of the author, each entry receives a code for identification purposes. Names are revealed AFTER final judging is completed and prize is determined by the code designation.

8. All winners will be notified by mail on or about July 15, 2007

9. No entries will be returned under any circumstances please retain copies of your work.

10. All poems remain the property of the poet at all times. By submitting your entry you automatically give the FPS the right to publish the work for any purpose FPS shall choose. However that publication shall be limited to only one time. The FPS is under no obligation to publish any entry at any time and may disqualify any entry at any time.

11. All judges are members of Florence Poets Society. They, their family, friends and students are disqualified participation.

12. This contest may be terminated and all entries and reading fees returned to the entrants at the discretion of the Directors of the Florence Poets Society.

V. TO ENTER ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON MAY 31, 2007
Winners will be selected on or before July 1, 2007
Winners will be notified on or about July 15, 2007
ALL ADULT ENTRIES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A READING FEE OF $15.00 in United States funds payable by check or money order. BE SURE TO INCLUDE: YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

Mail your entries to:
Florence Poets Society
P.O. Box 60355
Florence, Massachusetts 01062

“what is publication”

The key criteria is: Someone independently decided to publish your poem and that person was not influenced or controlled by you, the author. Self publication is not considered publication for purposes of this contest. If you have printed your work into a self produced chapbook or given a poem to friends and family for a holiday or your work has been posted on your own website then that is not the publication envisioned by the directors.
THIS WORK IS OK TO SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR WORK TO AN ONLINE SITE OR A PRINTED JOURNAL, BOOK ETC. AND IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE EDITOR THEN IT IS CONSIDERED AS PUBLISHED BY THE DIRECTORS ADMINISTERING THIS CONTEST. THAT WORK IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CONTEST.

Also note that members of the Florence Poets Society are eligible to enter this contest but will not be given any preference by the Directors (NB in 2006 several members of FPS entered the contest and none were selected to win a prize)

The Parthenenon Prize for Fiction

9 March 2007

The Parthenenon Prize for Fiction
www.parthenonprize.com

The Parthenon Prize for Fiction will award $8000 and publication for an unpublished novel or short story collection under a standard traditional book contract with Cold Tree Press. The purpose of this competition, open to both published and unpublished writers nationwide, is
to discover book-length manuscripts of literary excellence written in English.

Manuscripts will be accepted between March 1 and April 30, 2007.

Submissions will be read and judged anonymously. A final judge will choose the winning manuscript from a pool of finalists narrowed by a team of readers. The final judge for the 2007 competition is Tony Earley, author of Jim the Boy, Here We Are in Paradise, and Somehow Form a Family.

The contest is open to any U.S. resident writing in English for adult readers. Both published and unpublished writers are welcome to submit manuscripts. To avoid any conflict of interest, close friends and current or former students or employees of the final judge, contest director, sponsor, or publisher are not eligible to participate.

We invite only full-length, original, unpublished literary novels and short story collections. Translations and works of non-fiction cannot be considered. Full-length manuscripts are defined as novels of 60,000 to 200,000 words or short story collections of 150 to 300 manuscript pages, double-spaced. All manuscripts must conform to the format described in these guidelines.

Stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion in a submission; however, stories or chapters previously published in a book-length collection of the author’s own work may not be included.

Manuscripts submitted to The Parthenon Prize for Fiction may also be submitted to other contests and publishers; however, the contest director must be notified immediately, in writing, if the manuscript is awarded a prize or accepted for publication elsewhere.

More than one manuscript may be submitted to the competition provided the appropriate reading fee is included with each submission and does not duplicate material submitted to us in another manuscript.

Manuscripts should be between 60,000 and 200,000 words for a novel, and 150 to 300 manuscript pages for a short story collection, of letter-quality print (no dot-matrix) on standard white paper. Please use an easy-to-read font, such as Times New Roman 12 pt., in black ink. Text should be double-spaced, paginated, and printed on one side of the page
only. Manuscripts should not be bound or in a folder; instead, please use two rubber bands to bind and a padded mailer for shipping. We will not accept email submissions.

The submitted manuscript should be accompanied by two title pages: one with the title only; the other with the title and author’s name, address, phone number, and email address (if available.) The author’s name or other identifying information should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript. Do not include an acknowledgements page or author’s bio.

Contest administrator cannot consider manuscript revisions during the course of the submission and judging period; however, the winning author will be given the opportunity to make revisions before publication.

A check or money order in the amount of $25, payable to The Parthenon Prize, must accompany each manuscript. Please do not send cash. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Manuscripts must be postmarked between March 1 and April 30, 2007. The winner will be notified in September and the cash prize will be awarded in October 2007 at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN. Book publication will occur the following year.

No application forms are necessary. Each manuscript must be accompanied by an SASP (self-addressed stamped postcard) for confirmation of receipt, along with an SASE for contest results. FedEx and UPS will be accepted only if no signature is required. Do not include an envelope for the return of your manuscript. Manuscripts will not be returned;
they will be recycled. Be sure to retain a copy of your manuscript for your records.

Your submitted manuscript must be an original work of which you are sole author and must be submitted in accordance with the above eligibility requirements and format guidelines or it will be disqualified.

No entry fees or manuscripts will be returned.

This competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Although the greatest care will be taken with submitted materials, The Parthenon Prize for Fiction assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.

The decision of the judge is final. If, however, the judge and contest administrator find that no manuscript, in their estimation, merits the award and publication, no winner may be chosen. In this circumstance only will submission fees be refunded. No manuscripts, however, will be returned.

The author of the winning manuscript is expected to work with the publishing editor on final manuscript preparation prior to publication. It is an ordinary and usual requirement for an author to accept editorial assistance in preparing his or her manuscript for publication.

Manuscripts must be postmarked between March 1 and April 30, 2007.

All submissions and correspondence should be sent to:

Kelly Falzone, contest director
The Parthenon Prize
2116 Hobbs Road, M-4
Nashville, TN 37215
Questions or inquiries can be made by emailing us at
info@parthenonprize.com

Kaplan/Newsweek Essay Competition

9 March 2007

The 2006-2007 Kaplan/Newsweek “My Turn” Essay Competition will award ten winners with college scholarships of up to $5,000. What do you need to do? Submit a 500- to 1,000-word personal essay on a topic of your choice.

While your essay should reflect your personal experiences, please keep in mind that we may publish it if your essay is selected as a winner.

First Place wins $5,000
Second Place wins $2,000
Eight more students win $1,000

All high school students are eligible and entries must be received by March 1, 2007.

For more information and the contest entry form, go here.

All Nations Press Non-Fiction Chapbook Contest

9 March 2007

The First ANP (maybe any) Non-Fiction Chapbook Contest

1st Prize $1000

Deadline: May 1, 2007

Considerations:
*Manuscripts should not exceed 50 pages, either as a group of essays or one long piece.
*Please include two cover sheets, one with your contact information, one with just the title
*Receipt will be acknowledged by email, so there’s no need to include a SASE
*Winners will be announced via website and contacted by email
*If your manuscript is placed elsewhere during the contest, please let us know, and congratulations
*Winner will receive $1000 and 30 copies along with standard ANP contract
*Winner retains all publication rights after release of chap

send your manuscript plus a check for $20 for each manuscript made out to All

Nations Press to
All Nations Press
Non-Chap
PO Box 689
White Marsh, VA 23183

Must be post marked by May 1, 2007, though early submission is encouraged.

poetscornerpress.com

9 March 2007

poetscornerpress.com
Chapbook Poetry Contest

Judge: Camille Norton
winner of the National Poetry Series Contest
will judge the First Place Award of $500.00

winner will be announced June 1, 2007
send manuscript of 24 text pages of poetry with $20.00 reading fee
check or money order made out to

Poets Corner Press
8049 Thornton Rd.
Stockton CA 95209

Deadline for submission March 1, 2007
poetscornerpress.com

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