The Bellingham Review Literary Contests 2007

9 February 2007

The Bellingham Review Literary Contests 2007

The 49th Parallel Poetry Award
Final Judge: Carolyne Wright

The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction
Final Judge: Phillip Lopate

The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction
Final Judge: Peter Rock

1st Place: $1,000 in each Category

First place winners will be published in the Bellingham Review. Runners-up and finalists may be considered for publication.

Submission Guidelines
1.Entry Fees:
$15 for the first entry (one nonfiction work, or one short story, or up to three poems). Each additional entry is $10. Please make checks payable to: The Bellingham Review. Everyone entering the competition will receive a complimentary two-issue subscription to the Bellingham Review. INTERNATIONAL
SUBMISSIONS: The Bellingham Review is only able to process international money orders made out in US dollars. Please include an extra $10 to cover cost of mailing subscription overseas.If you would like to enter the contest without receiving an international subscription, let us know, and you will owe only the $15 entry fee.

2. Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked between Dec. 1, 2006, and March 15, 2007.

3. For each entry, submit the following: 3″ x 5″ index card stating the title of the work(s), the category (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), the authors name, phone number, address and email. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE WRITING IS LEGIBLE ON THIS CARD! The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscriptthe index card will serve as the only record of your entry. A check for the entry fee(s) made out to The Bellingham Review. A self-addressed stamped envelope for announcement of winners. Manuscripts will not be returned.

4. Maximum length for prose is 8,000 words. No previously published works, or works accepted for publication, are eligible. Work may be under consideration elsewhere, but MUST be withdrawn from the competition if accepted elsewhere for publication. Current students, faculty or staff of WWU are not eligible to enter the contests.

5. Send entries to:Contest Name, {Insert name of contest}, Bellingham Review, Mail Stop 9053, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
98225-9053. Send entries for different contests in separate envelopes, with separate index cards and checks.

Winners will be announced by July, 2007. Check out our website.

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