Archive for February 24th, 2007

Gulf Coast Contests

24 February 2007


2007 Poetry, Short Story, & Nonfiction Prizes

Terrance Hayes – Poetry
Sigrid Nunez – Fiction
Eula Biss – Nonfiction

Prize is $1,000 in each genre [Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction] and publication in Gulf Coast.

Submit one previously unpublished story or essay (25 pp max) or up to five previously unpublished poems (10 pp max). Indicate genre on outer envelope. Name and address should appear on cover letter ONLY. Manuscripts will not be returned. Include SASE for results.

Entries in more than one genre and multiple entries in a single genre are allowed, but each entry must be accompanied by a reading fee.

Reading Fee: $15 reading fee includes one-year subscription. Please make checks payable to Gulf Coast.
Postmark Deadline: March 15, 2007
Send To:
Gulf Coast Prize: (genre)
English Department
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3013.

Policies: We make every reasonable effort to ensure that manuscripts are judged fairly. For this reason, names should not appear anywhere on manuscripts. Friends and former students of a judge are ineligible in that genre. Previous prize winners and graduates of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program are ineligible. Genre editors who serve as preliminary readers are instructed to recuse themselves from deliberations on any piece they recognize.

We subscribe to the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Contest Code of Ethics:

“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.”

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GSU Review 2007 Contest Guidelines

24 February 2007

Poetry Prize
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $250
Finalists: Publication
Poetry Judge: Jake Adam York

Fiction Prize
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $250
Finalists: Publication
Fiction Judge: Keith Lee Miller

Deadline: gsu review will not accept contest submissions postmarked after March 4, 2007.
Reading Fee: $15.00

gsu review publishes quality literary art promoting the work of emerging and established writers. gsu review holds no subject biases. The staff will select the best work regardless of style or genre.

Each entry must include the following:

A check or money order (NO CASH) made payable to GSU Review for fifteen dollars ($15). Entry fee includes a copy of the Spring issue, which will contain the winning entries.

A cover letter with a 3 to 4 line bio, a list of the works submitted in the order they appear, and your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

SASE for result notification. We recycle all manuscripts!

Address poetry submissions to Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Poetry Editor. Poems must be typed or letter quality printed. Submit up to three poems. All poems must have name, address, phone, and e-mail appearing on each page.

Address fiction submissions to Jody Brooks, Fiction Editor.
Manuscripts must be typed or letter quality printed.
On the first page of the manuscript include name, address, phone, email, and word count. Submissions should not exceed 7500 words.
Short short stories are welcome.
Limit each submission to one short story.

While we take the greatest care in handling your entries, we assume no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts. Only unpublished work considered. Simultaneous submissions considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication. Only US citizens with a valid Social Security Number are eligible. Current students, staff, and faculty at Georgia State University are not eligible.

Send all work to:

GSU Review
Campus Box 1894
Georgia State University
MSC 8R0322 Unit 8
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083

For questions ONLY (no submissions, please):
Christopher Bundy, Editor

The Nelligan Prize

24 February 2007

The Nelligan Prize: Submission Guidelines

$1,000 will be awarded for the best short story, which will be published in the Fall/Winter 2007 issue of Colorado Review.

This year’s final judge is Charles Baxter; friends and students (current & former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are current Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni.

Fee is $10 per entry, payable to Colorado Review; there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.

Stories must be previously unpublished.

There are no length or theme restrictions.

All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced.

No submissions via e-mail.

Include two cover sheets: on the first, print your name, address, telephone number, and the story title; on the second, print only the story title. Your name should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
Provide SASE for contest results.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
Contest opens January 15, 2007.
Deadline is the postmark of March 15, 2007.
Winner will be announced in July 2007.
All submissions will be considered for publication.

Entries must be clearly addressed to:
Nelligan Prize
Colorado Review
Department of English
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

The American Poetry Journal book prize

24 February 2007

The American Poetry Journal book prize
Guidelines & Information for 2007

The postmark deadline for entries to the 2007 The American Poetry Journal book prize is February 28, 2007. To enter, submit 48-60 paginated pages of poetry, table of contents, acknowledgments, bio, email address for results, No SASE (manuscripts will be recycled), and a $25.00 reading fee for each manuscript entered. The winner will receive $1000 and 20 copies. All entries will be considered for publication.

Both free and formal verse styles are welcome. Multiple submissions are acceptable. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere you must notify The American Poetry Journal and/or Dream Horse Press immediately.

Fees are non-refundable. Judging will be anonymous; writers’ names should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Please include your name and biographical information in a separate cover letter. Please be sure to include your email address. The winner is chosen by the editor of The American Poetry Journal, J.P. Dancing Bear, Close Friends, Students (former or present), and Relatives of the the editor are NOT eligible for the contest and their entry fee will be refunded.

The American Poetry Journal book prize entries may be sent, following the guidelines above, to:

The American Poetry Journal book prize
P. O. Box 2080
Felton, California 95001-2080

Please make checks payable to: Dancing Bear.

The St. Louis Poetry Center Announces its 48th Annual BEST POEM CONTEST

24 February 2007

The St. Louis Poetry Center Announces its 48th Annual BEST POEM CONTEST


First Prize: $2,000 & Publication in MARGIE
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

Finalist Judge: Stephen Dunn
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

GUIDELINES: 1. Submit 3 unpublished poems & a $15 entry fee payable to The St. Louis Poetry Center. (60 line limit per poem). Additional poems may be submitted for $5 each additional poem.
2. Enclose a single cover letter with your name, address, phone & poem titles. No names should appear on poems.
3. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Only send copies. Poems will not be returned. Include SASE for contest results.
4. All poems will be considered for publication.
5. Mail entry and fee by POSTMARK DEADLINE
MAY 31, 2007 to:

The St. Louis Poetry Center
567 North & South Rd., #8
St. Louis, MO 63130

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