Archive for March 22nd, 2007

Arabesques Review Call for Submissions

22 March 2007

Celebrating the International Poetry Day, the Arabesques Review is now accepting submissions for two upcoming special issues:

Vol 03, Issue 02 Contemporary Women Literature

>>> Submissions Deadline: April 30, 2007

Vol 03, Issue 03 Globalization

>>> Submissions Deadline: June 30, 2007

We would be very honored to read and consider your contribution for these upcoming anthologies

To SUBMIT TO THE ARABESQUES REVIEW
www.arabesquespress.org/journal/

Click here to check out our submission guidelines.

For more details, see our web site at: www.arabesquespress.org

The Ontario Prize

22 March 2007

The Ontario Prize

Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Ontario Prize for an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, ten copies of the book, and an interview in The Adirondack Review. Prizes awarded on publication.

To enter, submit complete manuscript of poems or short stories using the guidelines to the right, along with a $25.00 entry fee. Checks should be made payable to Black Lawrence Press. Money orders are acceptable.

Contest entries must be postmarked by February 28.

Deadline: February 28 of each year.

Send manuscript materials and contest entry fee to:

BLACK LAWRENCE PRESS
The Ontario Prize
P.O. Box 9
Watertown, New York 13601

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Please make sure that your submission packet includes the following:

PLEASE CLIP TOGETHER THE FOLLOWING: cover letter with brief bio and contact information including e-mail; acknowledgments page for publications in which the poems/stories first appeared (if applicable); a contest entry fee of $25.00. Include two cover pages, the first as described above, and the second with title of the manuscript only. All entries will be judged anonymously.

No electronic submissions, please. No exceptions. Please include a table of contents page and make sure that each page of your manuscript is numbered. Make checks payable to Black Lawrence Press. Please do not include a manuscript-sized SASE; all manuscripts will be recycled. Include a valid e-mail address so that we may contact you with a decision, or send a business-sized SASE for decision only.

Finalists will be notified and asked to submit another copy of the manuscript for final judging. A list of finalists will be posted on the Black Lawrence Press website as soon as it is available.

Finalists and semi-finalists will receive a copy of the winning book.

All finalists will be considered for standard publication. In addition to this year’s winner, Black Lawrence Press may offer standard publication to one or more other finalists.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but you must notify Black Lawrence Press immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere for publication.

Send manuscript materials and contest entry fee to:

BLACK LAWRENCE PRESS
The Ontario Prize
P.O. Box 9
Watertown, NY 13601

James Jones First Novel Fellowship

22 March 2007

The 15th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship will be awarded to an American author of a first novel-in-progress, in 2007, by the James Jones Literary Society. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories may also be considered for the competition.

The award is intended to honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture exemplified by the late James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity and other prose narratives of distinction. Jones himself was the recipient of aid from many supporters as a young writer and his family, friends, and admirers have established this award of $10,000 to continue the tradition in his name.

Judges: Kaylie Jones, his daughter and a novelist; J. Michael Lennon, one of his biographers; and Bonnie Culver, Director of Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Eligibility: The competition is open to United States citizens who have not previously published a novel. Manuscripts may be submitted for publication simultaneously, but the Society must be notified of acceptance elsewhere. Officers of the James Jones Society are not eligible for the award.

Entry Fee: A $20 check/money order, payable to Wilkes University, not to James Jones First Novel Fellowship, must accompany each entry.

Manuscript Guidelines: A two-page (maximum) outline of the entire novel and the first 50 pages of the novel-in-progress are to be submitted.

The manuscript must be typed and double-spaced; outline may be single-spaced. Name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if available) should be on the title page, but nowhere else on the manuscript. Pages should be numbered.

If a manuscript is selected for the final round, the author will be asked to send another copy of the originally submitted first 50 pages plus pages 51-100. Submissions will be acknowledged only if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped postcard. No manuscripts will be returned. Failure to comply with manuscript guidelines may disqualify entries.

For a copy of the press release on the winners, please submit a SASE (to the address listed in the next paragraph) marked “Winners 2007 Contest.” The press release will be available in late Fall 2007.

Timetable: Entries are to be sent to the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, c/o Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Wilkes University, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766, and postmarked no later than March 1, 2007.

The winner will be notified on or about September 1, 2007. The first-prize winner must accept the award at the James Jones Literary Society Conference held each fall, usually in early November. Transportation funding will be provided. An excerpt from the winning manuscript will be published in Provincetown Arts (July 2008.)

Entries for the 2007 contest will be accepted after September 30, 2006. For more information, please contact us via e-mail. jamesjonesfirstnovel@wilkes.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I submitted a manuscript for the 2006 contest. Can I resubmit it for the 2007 contest?
A: Yes, resubmitted manuscripts are accepted.

Q: How many manuscripts are received every year?
A:We usually receive close to 600 manuscripts. Five hundred ninety four manuscripts were submitted to the 2006 contest.

Q: May I enter more than one manuscript?
A: Yes, multiple entries from the same author are allowed, but each submission must be mailed separately along with a $20.00 entry fee for each entry.

Q: I plan on making several revisions to my novel-in-progress. If I am selected as a finalist and have to provide pages 1-100, can I submit my revised version?
A: No. Please keep a copy of the original version you submited to the contest (as well as pages 51-100). All of the judges have to read the same version.

The River City Writing Awards & Patrick W. Ryan Undergraduate Writing Awards

22 March 2007

The River City Writing Awards in FICTION and POETRY

Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation

Fiction:

First Prize: $1,500 Second and Third Prizes: Publication and one year subscription CONTEST RULES

1. Any previously unpublished short story of up to 7,500 words is eligible. Simultaneous submissions are NOT permitted.

2. All manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and be accompanied by a cover letter. If applicable, please provide an email address on the cover letter.

3. The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript itself.

4. NEW DEADLINE: All submissions should be postmarked no earlier than January 15th and no later than March 15th.

5. All manuscripts should be accompanied by a $20.00 entry fee. This fee initiates a one year subscription to The Pinch.

6. The Pinch will publish the first place story.

7. Winners will be notified in June 2008.

8. Contest results will be published in the Spring 2008 issue of The Pinch.

Poetry:

First Prize: $1,000 Second and Third Prizes: Publication and one year subscription

CONTEST RULES

1. Any previously unpublished poem of up to two pages is eligible. Simultaneous submissions are NOT permitted.

2. All manuscripts should be typed and be accompanied by a cover letter. The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript itself.

3. NEW DEADLINE: All submissions should be postmarked no earlier than January 15th and no later than March 15th.

4. All manuscripts should be accompanied by a $15.00 entry fee. Up to three poems may be submitted. This fee initiates a one year subscription to The Pinch.

5. The Pinch will publish the prize-winning poems.

6. Winners will be notified in June 2008.

7. Contest results will be published in the Spring 2008 issue of The Pinch.

NO manuscripts will be returned.

    The Patrick W. Ryan Undergraduate Writing Awards Fiction ~ Poetry ~ Creative Nonfiction

First Prize: $250 & Publication in The Pinch

CONTEST RULES:

Entries must be postmarked between August 15th and November 1st. Entries should be typed, include a $10 entry fee (check or money order), a cover letter, and a letter from a professor on university letterhead certifying author’s undergraduate status. All entries
should be unpublished work by undergraduate writers. The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript itself. No simultaneous submissions. No manuscripts will be returned. Winners will be notified in January 2008 and published in the Fall 2008 issue of The Pinch.

All persons entering will receive one copy of the issue in which the winning selections are published.

The Pinch is generously supported by a grant from the Hohenberg Foundation and is distributed nationally by Ingram Periodicals.

Mail all submissions to:

Fiction/Poetry/Undergraduate Contest, The Pinch Department of English The University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152-6176

Please make checks payable to: The University of Memphis

Campbell Corner Poetry Contest

22 March 2007

Campbell Corner at the Sarah Lawrence Language Exchange announces its Ninth Annual Poetry Contest. Entries that treat larger themes with lyric intensity are especially welcomed by contest director Phillis Levin and the judges.

The Contest offers a prize of $3,000. Winners are invited to give a public reading at Sarah Lawrence College. Audio and video tapes of the reading will become part of the Sarah Lawrence Archives, and the poems will be published in the Poetry Contest Section of the Sarah Lawrence Language Exchange. For a list of additional distinguished entries, please go to our homepage.

To enter the poetry competition, submit one to three poems to:

The Language Exchange
Campbell Corner Poetry Contest
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708-5999

All entries for Campbell Corner’s 9th Poetry Contest must be postmarked by March 15, 2007. Omit author’s name on manuscript and include a cover sheet with name, address, phone, and e-mail. Maximum length for submissions is 20 pages.

Entrants must submit their poems in three printed copies. The entry fee is $25; checks should be made payable to Sarah Lawrence College. Previously published work is accepted, but when and where published should be noted on the cover sheet.

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