Archive for October 26th, 2006

ginosko Call for Submissions

26 October 2006

ginosko (ghin-oce-koe)
To perceive, understand, realize, come to know; knowledge that has an inception, a progress, and an attainment. The recognition of truth by personal experience.

Accepting short fiction & poetry for the 4th issue of the literary journal ginosko.


26 October 2006

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street
Room 924 I
New York, NY 10023


Open to poets with our without previous book-length publication
Winner will receive $1000
Publication by Fordham University Press
2005-2006 Prize Judge: Alberto Ríos


– Manuscripts must be previously unpublished, original and in English (no translation)
– Manuscript must be typed; stapled, clipped or bound; pages numbered
– Length: 50-80 pages
– Submit ONE copy of the manuscript
– The manuscript must have a title page that includes the poet’s name and address (no blind submissions) and the poet’s name should appear ONLY on this page
– Table of contents and list of acknowledgements should follow the title page
– Manuscripts must be postmarked between September 1 and November 15, 2005.
– No fax or email submissions. MSS will not be returned or commented upon; no changes can be made after submission
– Please notify us if another publisher accepts your manuscript after it is submitted POL Prize Poets Out Loud Prize is not open to students or employees of Fordham University

– One copy of the manuscript, formatted as described above
– Non-refundable application fee: U.S. check or money order for $25 payable to Poets Out Loud
– Completed application form (available on our website)

– SAS postcard for confirmation that the manuscript has been received
– #10-size SASE for notification of contest results (winner announced the following April) Multiple entries allowed provided each submission complies with the above guidelines
Questions? Send with SASE in writing or email us at
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ROOM 924 I
NEW YORK, NY 10023

(Include this form with your MSS submission)

Please write neatly or type the following:

Street Address:
State, Zip Code:
Phone (home):
Email address: Phone (work/cell):
Title of manuscript submitted and number of pages:
Please list any previous book publications, including titles, dates
published, and press:
How did you hear about the Poets Out Loud Prize?
_____ Previous Entrant _____ Website _____ Postcard
_____ Ad (where? _________________________________)
_____ Other
_____ One copy of manuscript, formatted as described in Guidelines
_____ Non-refundable application fee: $25 U.S. check payable to Poets Out Loud
_____ SAS postcard for confirmation that manuscript has been received
_____ #10-sized SASE for notification of contest results announced next April

Assistant Professor in Non-Fiction

26 October 2006

Wesleyan University
Department of English
294 High Street
Middletown, Connecticut 06459-0100
860-685-2360 FAX: 860-685-2361

Position in Nonfiction

The English Department at Wesleyan University seeks a published nonfiction writer for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor Level, beginning July 1, 2007. MFA, Ph.D., or the equivalent in publications (at least one book or a substantial body of other published work) as well as teaching experience expected. The successful candidate will be engaged fully in writing and publishing and prepared to teach undergraduates at all levels. The teaching load is two courses per semester; three of the four classes taught annually will be writing courses, including at least two creative nonfiction, along with one literature course. Interest in teaching fiction writing is welcome but not required.

Send letter of application, cv, three confidential letters of recommendation, writing sample (25 pages maximum), and a self-addressed postcard to Professor Gayle Pemberton, Department of English, Attn: Nonfiction Search, Wesleyan University, 294 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459. Applications postmarked by November 22, 2006 will receive full consideration. Wesleyan University values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

John C. Gardner Prize for 2-minute Play

26 October 2006

John C. Gardner Prize for the Two-Minute Play
John Gardner Contest


26 October 2006


Spring Garden Press and The Greensboro Review invite submissions for the inaugural Robert Watson Poetry Award. Submission must be received between October 1st & April 2nd. The winning manuscript will be chosen in July 2007 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook. The edition is limited to 500 copies, fifty of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through Spring Garden Press. The winning poet will also receive a cash award of $500 as well as an invitation from the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to read in their 2007-2008 Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.


Please submit a collection, sequence of poems, or single long poem not to exceed 500 lines or 24 pages. The cover page should contain, on a single detachable page, the manuscript title, author’s name, address, phone number, and email. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else. A second title page should be provided without the author’s name or other identification. Please provide a table of contents and a separate acknowledgements page containing prior magazine or anthology publication of individual poems. Manuscripts should be bound with a simple spring clip.

NOTE: Poems may have appeared in journals or anthologies but not as part of a book-length collection.

Reading Fee: Please send a $10 check payable to Spring Garden Press. All entrants will receive a 1-year subscription to The Greensboro Review.

Please Include: A #10 SASE for notification of the winner; manuscripts will not be returned.

Deadline: Manuscripts must be postmarked between October 1, 2006 & April 2, 2007. Manuscripts postmarked before or after will be discarded.

For the 2007 competition, several groups of writers may NOT enter. These include former editors and staff of The Greensboro Review; friends, former professors, and family of current Greensboro Review editors and staff; former and current students of the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro.

Contest manuscripts are screened by qualified readers appointed by the Press. The final selection is made by a poet of distinguished achievement, who remains anonymous until the winner is announced in August.

Spring Garden Press subscribes to the principles laid out in the Contest Code of Ethics adopted by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP):

CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to:

1. conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors;
2. to provide clear and specific contest guidelines defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and
3. to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public.

This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

Please send manuscripts to: Spring Garden Press, 5603B West Friendly Avenue, Suite 283, Greensboro, NC 27410

To submit electronically through our website,


26 October 2006

16th ANNUAL AWARD 2006

Eligibility: Only undergraduates enrolled full-time in American and Canadian universities and colleges for the academic year 2006-2007 are eligible for the prize. This Prize has always encouraged submissions from students with an Asian background, but we want to make it clear that we encourage students of all races and backgrounds to enter.

Submissions of no more than 7500 words should be typed on paper 8½ by 11 and be accompanied by proof of the participant’s current undergraduate enrollment and a permanent address, phone number and email address. No electronic submissions accepted. No other entry form is required. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Evidence of current enrollment: a xeroxed copy of a grade transcript, a class schedule or receipt of payment of tuition showing your full-time status for either fall ’05 or spring ’06 semesters will do. The name of the institution and its address must be clear. Please indicate the name of the department of your major field of study.

The 2007 winner will receive $1,000.

Inquiries may be directed to: .

Submission to this Prize assumes the right of Stony Brook to publish the winning story on its Web site. Stony Brook reserves the right not to award the Prize.
DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2007.

The winner and runners-up will be contacted in June 2006, at which time the contest results will be posted and the winning story published on the Fiction Prize Web site.

Submissions should be sent to:
STONY BROOK, NY 11794-5350