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
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IMPORTANT: ALL WORK MUST BE UNPUBLISHED WHEN SUBMITTED TO US AND NOT PROMISED FOR PUBLICATION, EITHER IN PRINT OR ONLINE.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.
$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
200 FOSSEWAY DRIVE
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA USA 27455
FOR QUESTIONS ONLY, E-MAIL AT THIS ADDRESS email@example.com