Archive for June 23rd, 2008

2008 Juked Fiction and Poetry Prizes

23 June 2008

We are now accepting entries for our 2008 Fiction and Poetry Prizes.

Submission Guidelines:

First prize for each genre: $500 and publication in our upcoming print issue, Juked #6.
Final judges: Mark Winegardner (fiction) and Angela Ball (poetry).
Current and former students of the final judges are not eligible to compete.

Fiction: send one story per entry. There is no length requirement.

Poetry: send up to five poems (no more than ten pages total) per entry.

Entries must be unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are just fine, but please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Fee is $10 per entry, by cash or check or money order, payable to Juked; there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.

Include a cover sheet with your name, address, e-mail, telephone number and the title(s) of your story or poems. Please do not put your name anywhere else on the manuscript. Every entry will be read blind.

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification.

Manuscripts will not be returned; instead they will be gently placed in the recycling bin.

Postmark deadline is August 1st, 2008.

Indicate “Fiction” or “Poetry” on the front of the envelope.

Results will be announced in October 2008.

Please send all submissions to:
Juked
110 Westridge Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Questions? Write us at info@juked.com.

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL DANA AWARDS 2008

23 June 2008

POSTMARK DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2008

3 AWARDS: Novel, Short Fiction, Poetry // $3,000 in awards

Important change: A fourth award, the $3,000 PORTFOLIO AWARD, offered from 2003-2007, HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. OTHER SOURCES WHICH LIST THE PORTFOLIO AWARD ARE NOT CORRECT (UNAVOIDABLE, NOT THEIR ERROR) SINCE THEY WERE PUBLISHED BEFORE WE SUSPENDED THE AWARD (SOME SOURCES MUST GATHER INFORMATION AND PRINT 2-3 YEARS IN ADVANCE).

RESULTS LETTERS by May, 2009
by e-mail if you include e-mail address, or by snail-mail if you include a SASE

WEBSITE www.danaawards.com

E-MAIL danaawards@pipeline.com
Questions only. No e-mail submissions.

IMPORTANT: ALL WORK MUST BE UNPUBLISHED WHEN SUBMITTED TO US AND NOT PROMISED FOR PUBLICATION, EITHER IN PRINT OR ONLINE.

POEMS OR STORIES ALREADY PUBLISHED INDIVIDUALLY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE, EVEN IF SENT FROM PART OF A LARGER BOOK WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED.

MAY SIMULTANEOUSLY SUBMIT since we publish only in very rare years when we have an agreement with a literary journal. If your work is accepted elsewhere meantime, you can still win our monetary awards.

IMPORTANT: FOR ALL AWARDS, THE TERM MANUSCRIPT DOES NOT MEAN A FULL BOOK.: We mean first 50 pages for a Novel ms., 1 short story for a Short Fiction ms., and 5 poems for a Poetry ms.

OUR 3 AWARDS

DANA AWARD FOR THE NOVEL is $1,000
for the first 50 pages ONLY of a novel either completed or in progress (in-progress submissions should be as polished as possible). All types of novels accepted (NO MEMOIRS). No novels for or by persons under 16. Typed, double-spaced only.

DANA AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION is $1,000
for the best short fiction (NO MEMOIRS). No stories for or by persons under 16. Typed, double-spaced only.

DANA AWARD FOR POETRY is $1,000
for the best group of 5 poems, judged on the overall excellence of all 5. 5 poems per entry. No light verse or verse for or by persons under 16. Poems may be thematically related but need not be. Poems longer than 100 lines are discouraged. Typed, single-spaced preferred.

READING FEES
$15 per 5 poems
$15 per short story
$25 per novel entry

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: “DANA AWARDS”

From outside U.S., send INTERNATIONAL money orders, traveler’s checks, or bank checks (all must be formally stamped by the issuing bank as “U.S. funds” AND must be drawn on U.S. banks only).

COVER SHEET: Include SEPARATE COVER SHEET with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title(s) of work(s) submitted. NO AUTHOR’S NAME ON MANUSCRIPT.

SASE FOR RESULTS ONLY. NO MSS. RETURNED.

MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:
MARY ELIZABETH PARKER, CHAIR
DANA AWARDS
200 FOSSEWAY DRIVE
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA USA 27455

FOR QUESTIONS ONLY, E-MAIL AT THIS ADDRESS danaawards@pipeline.com

The Ledge 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition

23 June 2008

PRIZE: Winning poet will receive a $1,000 cash award and 25 copies of the published chapbook.

SUBMIT: 16-28 pages of original poetry with title page, biographical note and acknowledgements, if any. Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number (optional). Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Poets may enter more than one manuscript.

ENTRY FEE: $18. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning chapbook upon its publication in the fall of 2009.

NO RESTRICTIONS on form or content. The Ledge Press is open to all styles and forms of poetry. Excellence is the only criterion.

PLEASE include a SASE for the competition results or manuscript return. The winner will be announced in March 2009.

POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 31, 2008.

SEND ENTRIES TO:
The Ledge 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition,
40 Maple Ave.,
Bellport, NY 11713

The Paumanok Poetry Award

23 June 2008

One First Prize $1000 and expenses for a reading in our 2009 – 2010 series
Two Second Prizes $500 and expenses for a reading in our series

Interested writers should send the following items to Margery L. Brown, English Department, Knapp Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735:

a cover letter
a one-paragraph bio
3-5 of their best poems (no more than 10 pages, total)
the required $25 entry fee
Poems may be published or unpublished, and there are no restrictions on style, subject matter, or length of poems submitted: quality is the single criterion. Please note that the writer’s name, address, and phone number should be clearly indicated on the cover page. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Entries from previous winners will not be considered.

Make checks payable to Farmingdale State College, VWP.

Poems will not be returned, but writers who want to know the results of the competition via snail mail should enclose a business-size SASE for results (notification by late December). Results are also published on this website.

Deadline: Postmark no later than September 15, 2008.

Please direct any questions or requests for clarification via email to Margery Brown.

The Cathy Washington Prize

23 June 2008

The Sacramento Poetry Center (established 1979) presents The Cathy Washington Prize, its annual poetry book contest.
—Submit a manuscript of 48-70 numbered pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published previously in book form, although individual poems appearing in print or on the web are permitted. Simultaneous submissions OK, but please let us know ASAP if your manuscript has been placed with another publisher.
—Entries will be judged blind. Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information (including email address, if possible) should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
—Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound wiith a clip.
—The Sacramento Poetry Center will also consider publishing additional manuscripts from this competition.
—Check for $20.00 US per entry (multiple entries OK) should be madee out to The Sacramento Poetry Center. Paid-up members of the Sacramento Poetry Center may enter the contest for a reduced fee of $15. Please note that members of SPC will not receive preferential treatment in the judging process.
—Include a table of contents page and an acknowledgments page for mmagazine or anthology publications.
—Will read entries postmarked between January 1, 2009 and March 31,, 2009.
—Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner.
—Winning manuscript will be published by The Sacramento Poetry Centter. Winner will receive a prize of $1000.00 and 50 free copies of the winning book.
—Staff, volunteers, or executive board members of the Sacramento Poetry Center (or their relations) may not submit manuscripts for consideration in this contest.
—Manuscripts cannot be returned.
—Entries should be mailed to The Sacramento Poetry Center, Poetry Book Contest, P.O. Box 160406, Sacramento CA 95816.
—SPC supports the CLMP Code of Ethics and will adhere to its precepts regarding contests.
—For updated information on SPC, or on the book contest, please vissit our website at www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

2008 Holland Prize Guidelines

23 June 2008

Logan House announces the fourth annual Holland Prize for unpublished poetry manuscripts (48-80 pages). The winning manuscript will be published in 2009, and the winner will receive $500. Submit manuscript, $25 reading fee, and SASE to Logan House, Rte. 1, Box 154, Winside, NE 68790, before August 1.

Everyone who submits to the Holland Prize will receive a copy of Disciples of an Uncertain Season by Larry Holland and will also receive the winning book.

Friends and close associates of the press are not eligible for the contest. We are interested in publishing the best manuscript that comes across our desks. We are looking for anything specifically regional, Great Plains, Midwest or Western related. We will award the Holland Prize to the best manuscript we read no matter what region you write from. Manuscripts will be recycled. Thanks for submitting to the Holland Prize and helping support Logan House Press.

For additional questions email us at info@loganhousepress.com

The Gatewood Prize (women only)

23 June 2008

www.switchbackbooks.com/contest.html

The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books’ annual competition for a first full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in English between the ages of 18 and 39. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

2008 Judge:
Denise Duhamel

2008 Reading Period:
July 1st – October 1st

Prize:
$500 and a standard publication contract with a print run of 1000.

General Terms:

Poet must be a woman between the ages of 18 and 39. Our definition of “woman” is broad and includes transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and female-identified individuals.
Entry fee of $15 must accompany each submission; make check payable to Switchback Books. We do not accept cash or money orders.

Multiple submissions are acceptable, but each manuscript must be entered under separate cover and fee.

Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration.

No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be considered; the winning manuscript may be revised before publication.

Translations ineligible.

Manuscripts by close friends and former students of the judge are ineligible.

Poets who have previously published a co-written collection of poems are eligible for the Gatewood Prize if the submitted manuscript is a single-author collection.

Submissions will be read by Switchback editors and staff members. We will select ten manuscripts to send on to the judge, who will choose the final winner.

Manuscripts remain anonymous until a winner is selected. Please remove any identifying references from your manuscript (including those in the body of the manuscipt).

Manuscript Requirements:

between 48 and 80 pages, paginated
bound with a removable clip and nothing more

two cover pages: top cover page should include manuscript title, author’s name, and author’s contact information, second cover page should only include the title of the manuscript

no acknowledgements page

Notification:
The entry fee entitles you to a free copy of the winning book. To receive your free copy of the winning book, please include a 7×10 envelope with a USA address and $2.15 in USA postage.
If you want to be notified of the contest results by snail mail (as opposed to e-mail), enclose a SASE.

Do not enclose an SASE for return of manuscripts; all manuscripts will be recycled at end of contest term

International submissions must include U.S. postage; IRCs will not be honored. Go to http://www.usps.com to purchase US postage.

TELL US IF YOU MOVE. Send new address to: editors@switchbackbooks.com

Deadline:
Envelope must be postmarked on or between July 1st of 2008 and October 1st of 2008. No Federal Express or UPS.

Mail Manuscripts To:
Switchback Books
PO Box 478868
Chicago, IL 60647

Guidelines for the 2008 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

23 June 2008

www.siuc.edu/%7ecrborchd/firstpo1.html

A first book of poems will be selected for publication from an open competition of manuscripts POSTMARKED MAY 15, 2008 through JULY 1, 2008. (Since this is a postmark deadline, there is no need to send Express Mail, Fedex, or UPS. First Class or Priority Mail are preferred.) Manuscripts should be 50-75 pages of original poetry, in English, by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has neither published, nor committed to publish, a volume of poetry 48 pages or more in length in an edition of over 500 copies* (individual poems may have been previously published). (*Current students and employees of Southern Illinois University and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible.) For questions about judging, please visit www.siuc.edu/~crborchd/conpo3.html.)

The winner will receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press, and will be awarded a $1000 prize. The winner will also receive $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Manuscripts should be typewritten, single-spaced. No more than one poem should appear on a page. Dot-matrix printing that is not letter-quality is not acceptable. A clean photocopy is recommended. Please do not send your only copy of the manuscript since manuscripts will not be returned, and please do not include illustrations. CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW and Southern Illinois University Press assume no responsibility for damaged or lost manuscripts. All submissions must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee. Please make your check out to “Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.” All entrants will receive the 2009 Winter/Spring CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

Submit two title pages for the collection. The author’s name, address, and daytime phone number should appear on the first title page only. The author’s name should appear nowhere else in the manuscript. An acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies should be placed after the second title page.

Please address entries to:

Jon Tribble, Series Editor

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

(First Book Award)

Dept. of English, Mail Code 4503

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1000 Faner Drive

Carbondale, IL 62901

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest results. If you would like confirmation that the manuscript has been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard as well. Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication.

“Connecting Online: Hookups, Reunions and Chance Encounters”

23 June 2008

DEADLINE: August 1, 2008

Writer and editor April Thompson is seeking first-person stories for an upcoming anthology of stories about connections made online.

“Connecting Online: Hookups, Reunions and Chance Encounters” will feature essays of NO MORE than 2,500 words about interpersonal connections made through the Internet. Submissions can be comical or irreverent, tear-jerking or thought-provoking: the caliber of writing is more important than the mood of the piece. Please note that essays should center on a particular encounter or relationship cultivated online, rather than expounding on the topic in general.

Stories accepted into the anthology will receive compensation upon publication of up to $150 depending on the length of the piece.

Please send your piece in .doc format, include your contact information, and put “Connecting Online Submission” in the subject of your email, to be sent to anthology@aprilwrites.com.

Previously published material considered as long as you own the reprint rights.

See The Voice: Visible Verse 2008 call for videopoems

23 June 2008

Pacific Cinémathèque and curator Heather Haley are seeking videopoem submissions from around the world for the annual Visible Verse screening and performance poetry celebration. Visible Verse is North America’s sustaining venue for the presentation of new and artistically significant videopoetry.

Official guidelines:
* Visible Verse seeks videopoems, with a 15 minutes maximum duration.
* Either official language of Canada is acceptable, though if the video is in French, an English-dubbed or-subtitled version is required for consideration. Videos may originate in any part of the world, however.
* Pieces will be judged on true literary merit. The ideal videopoem is a wedding of word and image, the voice seen as well as heard.
* Please, do not send documentaries, as they are outside the featured genre.
* Videopoem producers should provide a brief bio, full name, and contact information in a cover letter. There is no official application form nor entry fee.
* Submission deadline is 1 September, 2008.

Send, at your own risk, videopoems and poetry films/preview copies (which cannot be returned) in DVD format to: VISIBLE VERSE c/o Pacific Cinémathèque, 200–1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2L7, Canada. Selected artists will be notified by 1 October, 2008 and receive a screening fee. For more information contact Heather Haley at: heatherhaley.com or by e-mail.

Vancouver’s Pacific Cinémathèque Pacifique, a not-for-profit society dedicated to the understanding of film and moving images. http://www.cinematheque.bc.ca

“Heather Haley is a well-established presenter of poetry video in Vancouver. An instigator of poetry video production and appreciation in Canada, Haley and the Edgewise ElectroLit Centre convened the original Vancouver Videopoem Festival in 1999. That festival became critically regarded owing to the its progressive regard for spoken word in cinema. The 2000 festival, for example, presented many poets both in performance and on the big screen. The audience could see for themselves the merits and distinctions of poetry rendered in time in these two forms, stage versus screen. The festival then built upon that critical base, with widened explorations into poetry cinema across national frontiers. They presented significant new works from Europe and the Americas, and continued to offer Canadian audiences a remarkably broad selection of new videopoems from their own country. And owing to Vancouver’s strength in the film and television production industries, Haley has been able to cultivate critical interest between filmmakers and poets, with positive consequences for both.”-Kurt Heintz, Director, e-poets

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