Archive for October, 2006

Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience

3 October 2006

Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience
Postmark Deadline: December 1, 2006

Established in 1987 by the Judah L. Magnes Museum and the children of Anna Davidson Rosenberg, a community volunteer who came to California at the turn of the 20th century, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award annually awards cash prizes for poems on the Jewish experience. The first prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000; second prize will be awarded a cash prize of $500. Honorable mentions will also be awarded. Winners will be announced by March 1, 2007 on our website and at An awards ceremony and public reading will take place at the JCCSF in April 2007.

Eligibility Requirements:
Poems must address in some way the themes of the Jewish experience
Poems must be original, unpublished works by a single author
Poetry must be written in the English language

The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards are open to writers of all ages, ethnicities, religious backgrounds and affiliations. Awards are not restricted to authors who are citizens or residents of the United States. Published writers are not given preference over unpublished writers. You are eligible to reapply if you submitted work in previous years. To Apply: To apply, please submit a maximum of three (3) original, unpublished poems of no more than ten pages (10) total in length, plus an application coversheet. The coversheet should include the following information in numbered order:

1. Name
2. Mailing address (street, city, state, zip, country)
3. Telephone number (if int’l please use country code)
4. Email address
6. Finally, please tell us how you heard about the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience. Send four (4) sets of your materials postmarked no later than December 1, 2006 to:

The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards JCCSF 3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118

Applications may be submitted by regular or express mail only. We do not accept faxed or electronic applications. Application materials cannot be returned.


Baltimore Review Short Fiction Contest

3 October 2006

Short Fiction Contest
December 1, 2006 deadline

Submissions accepted between August 1st -December 1st, 2006.


First Place: $500 + publication
in The Baltimore Review
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100

The Editors of The Baltimore Review

Submit one short story per entry fee. Stories must be original and unpublished elsewhere. All styles and forms are accepted. Maximum word count: 6,000 words. All short stories submitted to the contest will also be considered for publication in The Baltimore Review. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but you must alert us if your story has been accepted elsewhere; entry fees are not refundable. Send SASE for a list of winners. Submissions must be postmarked by deadline. We are unable to return submissions.


Stories must be double-spaced, with name, address, phone number and email appearing on the first page. Please number all pages and staple together.

Entry Fee:
$20 entry fee for each short story ­ OR ­ pay $25 for contentest entry fee as well as a one-year subscription to The Baltimore Review. Make checks payable to The Baltimore Review.

Mail entries to:
The Baltimore Review/Short Fiction Competition
PO Box 36418
Towson MD 21286

NOTE: Please be sure to address envelope as noted above.

The 2007 Third Coast Fiction and Poetry Award

3 October 2006

The 2007 Third Coast Fiction and Poetry Award
First Prize: $1,000 & Publication

Final Judges
For fiction: Chang-rae Lee
For poetry: Carolyn Forché

Send entries to:

Third Coast 2007 Fiction or Poetry Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331

Open to all writers unassociated with the judges or Third Coast. Postmark deadline: October 15th, 2006. Prize-winning issue: Fall 2007. Entry fee: $15 per manuscript. Please make checks or money orders payable to Third Coast. Each fee entitles entrant to a 1-year subscription to Third Coast, an extension of an existing subscription, or a gift subscription. Please indicate your choice and enclose a complete address for subscription. Please send each entry separately, and mark clearly whether it is a fiction or poetry entry. Any previously unpublished short story or standalone novel or novella excerpt of up to 9,000 words is eligible for the fiction contest; up to five unpublished poems totaling no more than 12 pages are eligible for the poetry contest. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; if accepted elsewhere, we ask that they be withdrawn from the contest immediately. No money will be refunded. Submissions will not be returned; send SASE for results only. All manuscripts should be typed (fiction entries double-spaced) and accompanied by a cover letter. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript itself.

OXFORD MAGAZINE Call for Submissions

3 October 2006


Oxford Magazine is an online literary magazine edited and published by graduate students at the Department of English at Miami University of Ohio. Since our premiere in 1984, our journal has received Pushcart Prizes for both fiction and poetry, and has published authors such as William Stafford, Robert Pinsky, Stephen Dixon, Andre Dubus, and Stuart Dybek. In 1997, Writers Digest named Oxford Magazine one of the fifty best fiction markets.

We are currently accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction/essays, and new media. Our deadline for issue 21 is March 1, 2007. To submit to the magazine via e-mail, please direct your work to the appropriate editor.

Poetry Editor–Jen Stockdale

Fiction Editor–Tammy Thomas

Essays Editor–Bryan Peters

*For new media works, please send e-mail to the editor who you feel is most appropriate for your submission.

Karstin Painter,
Editor in Chief
Oxford Magazine

Juniper Prize for Fiction

3 October 2006

Juniper Prize for Fiction

Since 1976, the University of Massachusetts Press has annually awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry, publishing the winning collection of poems in book form. Since 1990, it has also published the annual winner of the AWP Grace Paley Prize competition. In 2004, in collaboration with the UMass Amherst MFA Program for Writers and Poets, the Press established a third contest the Juniper Prize for Fiction—to honor and publish outstanding works of literarry fiction. The prize carries a cash award of $1,500 in addition to royalties.

2006-2007 Submissions

Submissions will be accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2006. The award winner will be announced on our website in April 2007 and publication scheduled for spring 2008.


1. The competition is open to all writers in English, whether or not they are U.S. citizens. Employees and students of the University of Massachusetts are not eligible for the award.

2. Novels, novellas, and collections of stories are all eligible. Work that has previously appeared in magazines, in whole or in part, may be included, but should be so identified on the cover sheet.

3. Manuscripts must be at least 150 pages and no longer than 350 pages. Format for submissions

1. Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced in 12-point type (preferably Times New Roman), with pages numbered consecutively and the books title reproduced at the top of each page. Clean, legible photocopies are acceptable. Do not send the manuscript in a binder—instead, use two rubber bands and mmail it in a padded envelope.

2. Each submission should have two cover pages—one listing the titlle of the manuscript and the author’s name, address, phone number, and email address; and a second page listing only the title. The author’s name should not appear after the first cover page.

3. Please include a page with information about any previously published books: title, page count, publisher, and year of publication.

4. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a $20 submission fee. Please make checks payable to the University of Massachusetts Press. They must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

5. Be sure to retain one copy of the manuscript for your files. Manuscripts submitted for the Juniper Prize will not be returned.

Multiple submissions

1. You may submit your manuscript to other publishers while it is being considered for this competition, but if it is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify us immediately.

2. You may submit more than one manuscript to the competition as long as each submission is accompanied by a $20 check, meets the eligibility requirements, and does not include material submitted to us in another manuscript.

Dates for submission

1. All manuscripts must be submitted between August 1 and September 30 (with a postmark no later than September 30).

2. Send submissions to:

Juniper Prize for Fiction
University of Massachusetts Press
East Experiment Station, 671 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

3. The Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts, and we suggest that you retain a copy for your protection.

4. The winner will be notified in April. No information about the winner will be released before the April announcement, and the Press will not be able to provide feedback on manuscripts submitted for the competition.

Pudding House Chapbook Competition

3 October 2006

Pudding House Chapbook Competition

Deadline: September 30 annually
10-36pp ms. Prefer around 24-28pp.
$15 entry fee payable to Pudding House.

Send to
Pudding House Chapbook Competition
81 Shadymere Lane
Columbus Ohio 43213
(614) 986-1881

$2000.00 First Place
divided between author ($1,000.00) &
a shelter program for the homeless ($1,000.00) plus publication
20 free copies; deep discounts on optional additionals

Identify author/address on cover page. Some poems may be previously published but not the collection as a whole. Include credits for those poems and assure that you own copyright or have obtained permission to reprint. Pudding House does not buy permissions. Include About the Author statement with publications bio. B&W cover images optional; cover is always up to the publisher but we like to see author suggestions/input (not ideas, but the actual art) if you’d like. This will have no impact on competition results.

We often publish additional manuscripts among those entered. Judged by editor, Jennifer Bosveld, sometimes with editorial staff for finals.

Poetry Instructor – Loyola University Chicago

3 October 2006

Loyola University Chicago.

Creative Writing Instructor, Poetry. The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a non-tenure-track position in English (Creative Writing, Poetry) at the rank of instructor beginning fall 2007. This position carries a three-year contract with possibility of renewal & offers a competitive salary & teaching load. Requirements for the position include publication of poems in nationally-known venues, successful experience teaching poetry-writing workshops at tthe college level, & possession of the appropriate terminal degree (MFA or PhD). Duties include teaching poetry writing in the core curriculum & in the Creative Writing concentration within the English major, mentoring such students, assisting in administration of the Creative Writing Program, & continuing to publish poetry in recognized venues. Review of applications will begin October 1 & continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit electronically.

In addition, applicants should send by US mail a letter of application detailing experience & interests, a c.v., & a writing sample of five to seven poems. This material should be sent to: Dr. Joyce Wexler, Interim Chair, Dept. of English, Loyola University Chicago, 1001 W. Loyola Ave., Chicago, IL 60626. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty.

Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Contest

3 October 2006

Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Contest

$500 and 50 copies of the winning chapbook will be awarded for the finest collection of poetry received. Everyone is allowed to submit regardless of previous publication history. Every entrant will receive the equivalent cost of the entry fee in Pavement Saw Press titles.

The chapbooks are published in an edition of 400 copies. While chapbooks rarely receive exposure, ours have been reviewed in Poets and Writers, Publishers Weekly, The Georgia Review, Small Press Review and many others. Our previous winners have had subsequent full length books appear from a bevy of publishers including University of Georgia, Hanging Loose Press, Curbstone Press, Cleveland State University Press, Bear Star Press, and Blazevox Books.

Submit up to 32 pages of poetry. Include a signed cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail, publication credits, a brief biography and the title of the chapbook. Include a cover page with your contact information and the chapbook title. Include a second page with the chapbook title only. Do not include your name on any pages inside the manuscript except for the first title page. No need for a contents page. All chapbooks are selected anonymously. Entry fee: $12.

Make all checks payable to Pavement Saw Press. Every entrant will receive two chapbooks which we will pay to mail. Do not include an SASE. All manuscripts will be recycled. Manuscripts will be considered until December 30th, 2006 for the prize. This year the editor will be the judge and, as it should be, he promises not to chose former students, former or potential sexual partners, press interns, or people that can make him famous.

Entries should be sent to:

Pavement Saw Press
Chapbook Contest
PO Box 6291
Columbus OH 43206

Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Contest

3 October 2006

2007 Poetry Chapbook Contest–Deadline: December 1, 2006

The annual Slipstream poetry contest offers a $1,000 prize plus 50 professionally-printed copies of your book.

Send up to 40 pages of poetry: any style, format, or theme (or no theme), plus a SASE with correct postage for the return of your manuscript, and a $15 check, bank draft, or money order for reading fee.

Send to:

Slipstream Poetry Contest
Dept. W-1
PO Box 2071
Niagara Falls, New York 14301

Simultaneous submissions are okay if you keep us informed of status. Previously published poems with acknowledgements are also acceptable. Provide legible typewritten or computer-printed copy. Photocopies that are easy on the eyes are fine.

Everyone who enters the poetry contest receives a copy of the winning chapbook plus one complimentary issue of Slipstream magazine.

The winner of the contest is announced in late spring/early summer, at which time all manuscripts are returned. The winner is featured prominently on the Slipstream website for one year, as well as in all Slipstream catalogs, press releases, and promotional materials.

Winning chapbooks are submitted by Slipstream for review by various national and international poetry/writing publications and may also be featured in the Grants and Awards section of Poets & Writers magazine.


3 October 2006


Ursinus College seeks a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for a term of up to three years. Candidate must present quality creative work, show excellence in teaching, and delight in a lively undergraduate writing scene. Specialties open, but should include demonstated expertise in writing for stage, screen, or television, and proficiency in teaching one or more areas of literature. 3/3 teaching load. MFA or PhD required.

Send application letter, c.v., and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2006 to Jon Volkmer, Director of Creative Writing, Ursinus College, P.O. Box 1000, Collegeville PA 19426. Please wait to send writing samples until requested. Interviews at MLA convention in December. Other arrangements may be made for exceptional candidates unable to attend MLA.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts college of 1,600 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. Ursinus is an EEO/AA employer. In keeping with the college’s historic commitment to equality, women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Walrus Magazine 2007 Summer Literary Seminars

3 October 2006

2007 Summer Literary Seminars Fiction and Poetry Contests, in Affiliation with The Walrus magazine
Fiction Judge: Douglas Coupland
Poetry Judge: Fanny Howe

2007 Contest Guidelines:

SLS is pleased to announce that its 2007 contest will again be held in affiliation with The Walrus magazine. Despite its relative youth, The Walrus is Canada’s foremost literary publication todayand one of the largestt and most interesting in North America.

The authors of the winning poem and prose entries will receive airfare, accommodations, and a full tuition waiver to the 2006 Summer Literary Seminars program in St. Petersburg, Russia, AND publication of the winning entry in The Walrus. Second place receives a full tuition waiver to SLS 2006, and third place receives a substantial tuition scholarship. Other entrants will be offered Select Scholarships as well, at the discretion of SLS, based on the strength of their work. T The complete guidelines for the 2007 contests are as follows:

One story or novel excerpt, maximum 25 pages (double-spaced, 10-12pt font) per entry.

No more than three poems per entry.

Only previously unpublished work can be submitted.

Include a $10 reading fee for each entry. This fee should be in US Dollars. Multiple entries are permissible and may be included in a single envelope as long as separate reading fees are also included. Checks should be made out to Summer Literary Seminars, Inc.

Include your complete contact information (address, telephone, email address) on the manuscript. Entrants should know that the contest is not judged blind. Every year we get queries about this fact; however we feel that our well-checked and balanced judging format, which includes SLS readers, The Walrus readers, and final judges, effectively eliminates the likelihood of any one reader’s affecting an entrant’s place in the final results of the contest.

All entrants will be notified of the winners in the spring by email.

Do NOT include a SASE. Cover letters are not required.

Previous First Place winners may not re-enter.

Postmark deadline: February 28, 2007.

Entries from Canada may be sent to:

Summer Literary Seminars
Fiction/Poetry Contest
English Department
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada

Entries from the US and other countries may be sent to:

Summer Literary Seminars
Fiction/Poetry Contest
PO Box 225
Northampton, MA 01061

These are the complete guidelines in their entirety.

Gilman School. Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship

3 October 2006

Gilman School. Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship. Gilman School, an independent boys’ school with coordinated classes with Bryn Mawr School & Roland Park Country School, will continue to sponsor a writer-in-residence position for the 2006-2007 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching one class in creative writing, directing a speakers’ series, advising the literary magazine, & working one-to-one with students on their writing.

Salary: approximately $26,000, plus full benefits package. To apply: send c.v., cover letter, three confidential letters of recommendation or dossier, & a sample of published writing to: Dr. Meg Tipper, Director, Writing Center, Gilman School, 5407 Roland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21210. Firm deadline for receipt of all materials is January 8, 2007.

Crab Orchard Review

3 October 2006

2007 Special Issue
Crab Orchard Review: A Journal of Creative Works

Come Together: Occasions, Ceremonies, & Celebrations

Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2007 issue focusing on writing inspired or informed by the experiences, observations, and/or cultural and historical possibilities of the following topic: Come Together: Occasions, Ceremonies, & Celebrations.

We are open to work that covers any of the multitude of ways that our world, our media, and ourselves mark the public and private, communal, familial, and individual holidays, rituals, and rites of passage we define and define ourselves around.

All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, orliterary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview.

Mail submissions to:

Occasions, Ceremonies, & Celebrations issue
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
MC 4503, Faner Hall 2370
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

The submission period for this issue is August 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by mid-February. Writers whose work is selected will receive $20 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose), two copies of the issue, and a year’s subscription. NO E-mail submissions, please. Send SASE for either the return of your manuscript or our reply.

Trinity College Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

3 October 2006

Trinity College. Assistant Professor in Creative Writing. The English Department at Trinity College seeks to hire the Allan K. Smith Assistant Professor in Creative Writing for a three-year contract, possibly renewable once. Applicants for this position should be published fiction writers with terminal degree & teaching experience, to teach 3/2 load, including multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing, in an active uundergraduate creative writing program. Ability to teach literature & to help administer the program also strongly preferred. We particularly welcome applications from affirmative action & minority candidates. Please send a letter of application, c.v., three letters of reference, copy of graduate transcript, sample of work, & two workshop syllabi by December 1 to: Lucy Ferriss, Chair, Creative Writing Search Committee, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106. EOE.


3 October 2006


Washington Square Review invites you to enter the 2007 Washington Square Review competition. Winners (one in Fiction and one in Poetry) receive $500 and publication in a forthcoming issue of Washington Square. Selected runners-up will also receive publication. The 2007 judges will be Darin Strauss (author of Chang & Eng) and Nick Flynn (author of Blind Huber).

Submit up to 3 poems (6 pages total) or one short story (up to 20 pages). Include cover sheet with name and title of work(s) submitted, address, email, and phone.

Do not put your name on individual pages of the manuscript. Multiple entries require separate reading fees Include SASE (not required) for list of winners. Winners will be notified by phone.

Reading fee is $10 payable to “New York University” DEADLINE (postmark date): October 15, 2006 Winners will be announced in Winter 2007

Send entries to:
Washington Square Contest
Creative Writing Program
New York University
19 University Place, Room 219
New York, NY 10003-4556

The Briar Cliff Review Eleventh Annual Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Contest

3 October 2006

Announcing The Briar Cliff Review Eleventh Annual Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Contest

$1000 First Place for each category Plus Publication in Spring 2007 Entries will be judged by the Editors of The Briar Cliff Review. $15.00 entry fee per story/creative nonfiction piece or three poems. Omit author’s name on manuscript.

Deadline: November 1, 2006


Short story/creative nonfiction word limit up to 6,000. Short stories and creative nonfiction should be typed, double-spaced, 8 1/2 x 11. Poetry should be single-spaced, 8 1/2 x 11. No more than one poem per page. Send cover sheet with title/s, author’s name, address, phone and email. Title but no name on manuscript. Winning pieces are accepted on the basis of first-time rights. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Previous year’s winner and former students of editors ineligible. All entrants receive a copy of the magazine with winning entries.

Send Entries to:
Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor
The Briar Cliff Review
Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Contest
3303 Rebecca St.
Sioux City, IA 51104-2100

Please include SASE for notification of winners. Manuscripts will not be returned. We welcome submissions separate from the contest.

Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition for Ohio Poets

3 October 2006

Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition for Ohio Poets

Poets currently residing in Ohio may enter the Open Chapbook Competition. Poets currently enrolled in Ohio institutions of higher education may enter the Student Chapbook Competition.

Two to four manuscripts from each category are chosen each year to be published by Kent State University Press. In addition, the winners are invited to give a reading on the Kent State campus. Maggie Anderson is general editor of the series. The winning entry in the 2006 Student Competition was Matt McBride’s The Shore of Night’s Ocean and Jason Gray’s How to Paint the Savior Dead. They will be published by Kent State University Press in early 2007

Entry Requirements:

1. Poets may enter only one of the competitions. There is a $10 reading fee for each manuscript sent to the Open Competition. A check or money order for this amount should be made payable to the Wick Poetry Center. There is no reading fee for the Student Competition.

2. Manuscripts must include no fewer than 15 and no more than 25 pages of poetry, typed on one side only, with no more than one poem included on a page. Only clean, legible copies are acceptable.

3. Two title pages should be included. The first must list the poet’s name, address, e-mail, and phone number, as well as the title of the manuscript and the name of the contest to which the manuscript is being submitted (either Open Competition or Student Competition). Poets entering the Student Competition should indicate the name of the school in which they are enrolled. The second title page should include the title of the manuscript only. The poet’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript itself.

4.The manuscript as a whole should not have been published previously, but it may contain poems that have been published individually; these should be listed, with publisher, on a separate acknowledgments page. If the manuscript is accepted, the poet must obtain permissions from previous publishers.

5. The manuscript may be submitted simultaneously to other publishers, but poets must notify the Wick Poetry Center immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

6. All manuscripts will be recycled after judging. For notice that the manuscript has been received, poets should enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard; for notice of the final winning selections, poets should enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Winners will be announced early in 2007 and will be posted on our website.

Manuscripts must be postmarked between August 31 and October 31, 2006. No late entries will be considered.

Entries should be sent to:

Wick Poetry Chapbook Competitions
Wick Poetry Center
301 Satterfield Hall
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent , Ohio 44242-0001

PH: 330-672-2067

New College of Florida Writer in Residence

3 October 2006

New College of Florida. Writer in Residence, spring semester 2007 (February-May). The successful candidate will have two published books or the equivalent, & two years experience teaching wcreative writing which can include instruction as a graduate student. MFA, MA, or equivalent degree preferred, but experience considered. We especially welcome candidates who, as Writer in Residence, will be interested in getting to know our campus community.

The Writer in Residence will be responsible for teaching two semester-length writing courses (one multi-genre introductory course & one course in the applicant’s specialty), & will give at least three public readings. Salary $20,000, with no benefits. Send c.v., letter of application, writing sample, dossier with three letters of reference & official transcript, & two course proposals (one for an introductory level course & one more specialized course) to: Dr. Glenn R. Cuomo, Chair, Search Committee, Division of Humanities, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243-2109. Deadline, October 25. Writers whose work engages multiethnic &/or Diasporic issues especially encouraged. For disability accommodations, contact Chair a minimum of five days in advance @ (941) 487-4360. EOE/AA/ADA/WMA.

University of Alabama

3 October 2006

The Program in Creative Writing at The University of Alabama invites applications for the Coal Royalty Chair in Creative Writing. This one-semester, non-renewable position is open tto poets & prose writers in (roughly) alternating years.

We have filled this position through the 2007/08 academic year, & now seek a distinguished writer (preferably a poet, possibly a prose writer) for Fall 2008 or Spring 2009. Applicants should have at least three published books, significant teaching experience, & an appropriate graduate degree. Chairholders teach one graduate seminar of their own design, meeting once a week; conduct student conferences; & deliver one public reading on campus as well as two others in the state under the auspices of the university.

Chairholders receive a salary for the semester of at least $35,000, moving expenses to &
from Tuscaloosa, medical benefits, a furnished house near campus, & the services of a graduate research assistant. Chairholders are required to make Tuscaloosa their principal residence during the time of the appointment. The MFA Program in Creative Writing is over thirty years old, & bring to Tuscaloosa talented student writers from all over the United States & the world. The faculty includes fiction writers Kate Bernheimer, MMichael artone, & Wendy Rawlings, & poets Robin Behn, Joel Brouwer, & Patti White. The community of MFA students, numbering around sixty, produces Black Warrior Review. Our Bankhead Visiting Writers Series brings to campus over a dozen writers each year.

To apply, send a letter, c.v., & writing sample to:
Prof. Joel Brouwer
CRCH Search Committee Chair
Dept. of English
The University of Alabama
Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244

Applications are welcome beginning February 1, 2007 & will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the position is filled. EOE. AA.

2006 Mid-American Review Awards

3 October 2006

The 2006 Mid-American Review Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award, Creative Nonfiction Award, James Wright Poetry Award

1st Prize, each genre: $1000 + Publication
Four Finalists: Notation + Possible Publication

2006 Final Judges:

Fiction: Aimee Bender
Author of
Willful Creatures,
An Invisible Sign of My Own, and
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

Nonfiction: Phillip Lopate
Author of
Getting Personal,
Portrait of My Body,
and Totally, Tenderly, Sweetly

Poetry: Rafael Campo
Author of
Landscape With Human Figure,
The Healing Art:
A Doctor’s Black Bag of Poetry,
and What the Body Told


The postmark deadline for each contest is October 2, 2006. There is a $10 entry fee (check or money order, made out to Mid-American Review) for each set of three poems, or each story/essay up to 6,000 words. These contests are for previously unpublished work only. Submissions will not be returned; send SASE for early results (~late December, 2006). Pages need not be left anonymous. All participants will receive MAR v. XXVII, no. 2, where the winners will be published. Contests are open to all writers not associated, past or present, with the judges or MAR. The judges’ decisions are final.

Send entries to

Mid-American Review
Department of English, Box W
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green OH 43403

Biennial X.J. Kennedy Award

3 October 2006

It is Rosebud’s great honor to announce The 4th Biennial X.J. Kennedy award for creative nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter of and advisor to the award. The current contest will be judged by Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist Roderick Clark and by Robert Wake, Editor of Cambridge Book Review Press. As Judge Clark observes: “Paper is flat and the world is round. Telling the truth about the world requires both discipline and imagination. The winner must display both.”



The contest begins now and ends December 31, 2006 (as per entry postmark). The author submitting the best piece of original, unpublished nonfiction will be awarded $1,000, publication of the work in Rosebud, and three copies of the contest issue. Ideal length is 3500 words or less, although longer pieces will be considered. Entries may be any kind of nonfiction, including essays of all kinds, nature and travel writing, and memoir. Each entry should have a cover letter with a brief biography included. There is a $10 entry fee per piece submitted. If you send a $15 fee for at least one piece we will mail the prize-winning
issue to you as well. Make checks payable to Rosebud/X.J. Kennedy Award.

Send entries to:
X.J. Kennedy Award
c/o Roderick Clark
N3310 Asje Road
Cambridge, WI 53523

Entries will not be accepted via e-mail. Questions may be directed to

NOTE CAREFULLY THAT ENTRIES MAY NOT BE READ OR RETURNED IF: the required $10 entry fee is omitted. the required SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) is omitted. there is insufficient postage or insufficient return postage. entries are postmarked after the deadline. Note that email entries are not allowed.

There are no further guidelines.

The Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize

3 October 2006

The Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize:

$2000 each and publication in Crazyhorse. Each year Crazyhorse offers the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for a single short story and the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize for a single poem. The prize awards are currently $2000 for each genre, and the winning poem and piece of prose are published in Crazyhorse.

To enter:
To enter, please mail a manuscript of up to twenty-five pages of fiction or up to three poems (up to 10 pages poetry).

All manuscripts must be original and unpublished. All entries are considered for publication.

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of winners; entry manuscripts can not be returned; receipt of entry can only be confirmed by self-addressed stamped postcard or by USPS delivery confirmation.

Each entry should have a cover page placed on the top of the manuscript with the entrant’s name, address, e-mail, and telephone number; please do not include identifying information on the manuscript itself.

For each fiction or poetry entry, please enclose a reading fee that includes a one-year/two-issue subscription to Crazyhorse: $15 for new entrants, $12 for renewing entrants (indicate you are renewing on your cover page). For each additional fiction or poetry entry sent, your subscription to Crazyhorse will extend by one year.

Include reading fee payment with each entry: a check written out to “Crazyhorse” or the following Mastercard, Visa, or Amex information printed on your cover page: card type, name as it appears on card, card number, expiration date, signature, ZIP of card billing address, phone number of card billing address. The charge will appear on your card statement as “College of Charleston.”

Entries are accepted from Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2006. Winners will be announced by April 30, 2007.

The postmark deadline for this year’s prizes is December 16, 2006.

Send your entry to:

Crazyhorse Fiction Prize / The Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize
Department of English
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

The Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry 2007

3 October 2006

The Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry 2007

The winner of this annual award receives $1000 and publication by the University of North Texas Press. This year’s judge has asked to remain anonymous until the conclusion of the
competition. Postmark deadline: November 15, 2006
Submit 50- to 80-page, typed manuscript, including an additional title page that does not bear the name of the poet. All pages indicating the poet’s identity will be removed from the manuscript prior to its being forwarded to the final judge. Manuscripts cannot be returned, but must be accompanied by: $20 fee, payable to UNT Press, letter-sized SASE for notification
Previously published portions of the manuscript should be identified on a separate acknowledgment page. Winning manuscript will be announced by March 15, 2007. W.T. Pfefferle will serve as interim series editor in 2006. Send manuscripts to:

Karen DeVinney, Managing Editor
The Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry
UNT Press
P.O. Box 311336
Denton, TX 76203

2006 Dancing Galliard Awards

2 October 2006

2nd Annual Sonnet Contest
2006 Dancing Galliard Awards

Daybreak Press is proud to announce a call for entries to the Second Annual Dancing Galliard Sonnet Contest. We seek original sonnets from new as well as established authors. Sonnets should be fourteen lines with symmetrical prosody (it should have form enough to create a musical effect when read aloud). While the judges are somewhat partial to formal styles, free sonnets are encouraged as well as Shakespearean and Spenserian sonnets; rhyme is only recommended for those mature enough (in the craft of poetry) to handle it professionally.

Contest Guidelines:
$3 reading fee for first five sonnets, $1 each thereafter

Poems must consist of fourteen lines, each line having no less than three beats and no more than six, with metrical structure that works for the particular sonnet (craft it to a plan, and violate that plan only if it really adds to the poem).

Prosody is very important in this contest. Sonnets must have a rhythm that carries from the page to the reader/auditor.

This years panel of judges: David M Pitchford, Chair, 9-year editor and publisher of Prism; Siobhan, author of Through the Longing Daze, co-author Dialogues; Judith Goldhaber, 2005 grand prize winner and author of the award winning Sonnets from Aesop; Robert Seufert, Ph.D., President William F. Short Professor of English Literature at MacMurray College; Ethan Lewis, Ph.D., Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Springfield, coauthor of Conundrums for the Long Weekend and author of Sangamon Poets: A Critical Anthology: (Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, New York: Spring 2007); and Corrine Frisch, poetry editor and book reviewer for the Illinois Times, President of the Vachel Lindsay Association, as well as author of numerous chapbooks.

Submit hard copy: 3 copies of each sonnet, one sonnet per page, typed or printed in type (please, no handwriting), with cover letter; name and contact information should be printed/typed on one copy of each poem as well as on the cover letter. Make check/money order out to Pitch-Black LLC. Mail to:

Dancing Galliard Sonnet Contest
Pitch-Black LLC
3232 S. First Street
Springfield, IL. 62703

Grand Prize (awarded for the judges’ choice of a group of three or more sonnets): $100US plus publication in Daybreak’s Prism Quarterly.

Galliard Sonneteer (blue ribbon): $75US, publication in Prism Quarterly.

Journeyman: $50US and publication in Prism Quarterly.

All prize winners will receive award certificates as well as one copy of the Prism Quarterly issue in which the winners are announced and the sonnets showcased.

Entries not chosen for prizes may be chosen for publication – entrants will be notified and offered the option of publication.

(Pitch-Black LLC reserves the right to make no award(s) should no entry be deemed suitable for publication.)

All entries must be postmarked by 31 October 2006.. Winners will be notified on or before 31 December 2006. Winners will be announced on the website, and winning sonnets showcased in the first Prism Quarterly issue of 2007.

Snail Mail: submissions are accepted by postal mail in standard manuscript format (i.e. one-inch margins, readable fonts, double spaced pages, neatly typed or printed, etc.).. Please include cover letter of no more than one page; include email and contact information. SASE for response; manuscripts will be shredded and recycled.. Mail to:

Dancing Galliard Sonnet Contest
c/o Pitch-Black LLC
3232 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62703


2 October 2006


The University of Wisconsin Press awards the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. Each winning poet will receive $2,500 ($1,000 cash prize and $1,500 honorarium to cover expenses of reading in Madison). Prizes are awarded annually to the two best book-length manuscripts of original poetry submitted in an open competition. Each manuscript submitted will be considered for both prizes. There are no restrictions on the kind of poetry or subject matter, although translations are not acceptable. The winners will be announced and the prizes awarded in February of each calendar year, with publishing contracts to follow soon thereafter.

Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts received September 1 through October 1 each calendar year will be considered. Manuscripts postmarked before September 1 or after September 30 will be returned unread.

All submissions must be unbound, typewritten on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, and should be 5080 manuscript pages in length.
Clean photocopies are acceptable.
Poet’s name, address, and telephone number should appear on the title page.
The Press should be informed of any address change.
The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form. Poems published in journals, chapbooks, and anthologies may be included but must be acknowledged.
No changes in the manuscript will be considered between submission and acceptance.
A $25.00 non-refundable reading fee must accompany each manuscript, and covers entry to both prizes. Please make check or money order payable to “The University of Wisconsin Press.” Do not send cash or stamps.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
For contest results, enclose a stamped, self-addressed business envelope (no postcards, please).
Simultaneous submissions to other contests are permitted provided the poet agrees to inform the Press of the manuscript’s acceptance for publication elsewhere.
Qualified readers appointed by the Press will screen all manuscripts. The final selections will be made by a distinguished poet who will remain anonymous until the winner is announced in mid-February.

Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes
c/o Ronald Wallace, UW Press Poetry Series Editor
Department of English
600 N. Park Street
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

E-mail :

A Note from the Series Editor
To facilitate our careful handling of your manuscript, please adhere as closely as possible to the following guidelines:
A business-sized self-addressed stamped envelope must accompany the manuscript.
Make checks or money orders payable to “The University of Wisconsin Press,” in the amount of $25.00. Checks are required. Do not send currency.

Foreign entries: please remit reading fee in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.
Manuscripts must be unbound (no binders, clamps, etc., please).
Recycled paper is preferred.
Unpadded mailing envelopes are preferred.
Manuscripts cannot be returned; unsuccessful submissions will be recycled. Please do not enclose return packaging.
First Class or Priority Mail is preferred. It is not necessary to send your manuscript via a Federal Express service.
Manuscripts may be typed single-spaced with a double space in between stanzas, or may be double-spaced.