Archive for March 13th, 2007

Avery Call for Submissions

13 March 2007

Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction is seeking submission from talented folks like yourself.

Event Creative Non-Fiction Contest

13 March 2007

Event Creative Non-Fiction Contest

Three winners will each receive $500 plus payment for publication in Event 36/3. Other manuscripts may be published.
Final Judge: TBA.

Myrna Kostash, Andreas Schroeder, Sharon Butala, Tom Wayman, Di Brandt, Terry Glavin, Karen Connelly and Charles Montgomery are just some of our past judges.

Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. Check your library for back issues of Event with previous winning entries and judges’ comments. Contest back issues are available from Event for $7.42 (includes GST and postage; US$7 for American residents; CAN$12 for overseas residents).

Note: Previously published material, or material accepted elsewhere for publication, cannot be considered. Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced. The writer should not be identified on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, address, phone number / email, and the title(s) of the story (stories) enclosed. Include a SASE (Canadian postage / IRCs / US$1). Douglas College employees are not eligible to enter.

Entry fee: Multiple entries are allowed, however, each entry must be accompanied by a $29.95 entry fee (includes GST and a one-year subscription; make cheque or international money order payable to Event). Those already subscribing will receive a one-year extension. American and overseas entrants please pay in US dollars.

Deadline for entries: Postmarked by April 16, 2007.

Send entries to:
The Douglas College Review
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada V3L 5B2

Phone: 604-527-5293
Fax: 604-527-5095


13 March 2007


Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series

The 2007 Prairie Schooner Book Prize competition will award $3,000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press to one book of poetry and one book of short fiction. A $1,000 prize will be awarded to a runner-up in each category. Postmark deadline is March 15th, 2007.

Manuscripts and $25 entry fee should be mailed to:

Prairie Schooner Book Prize Competition
201 Andrews Hall
PO Box 880334
University of Nebraska
Lincoln NE 68588-0334

for further information, visit:

New Letters Writing Awards

13 March 2007

New Letters Writing Awards

Send writing to the 22nd-annual New Letters Awards in fiction, poetry, and essay. $4,500 in prizes–$1,500 and publication for winners in each category. For guidelines, visit or send an S.A.S.E. to New Letters Awards for Writers, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5101 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. Deadline May 18.


13 March 2007


A prize of $2,500, publication in SHENANDOAH and a reading at Washington and Lee University is given in 2007 to a writer who has published only one book of poetry. Send vita, copy of the submitted book, five unpublished poems, an sase and a submission fee of $22 (for a year’s subscription). Submissions must be postmarked between March 15 and March 31, 2007. Send to The Glasgow Prize, Shenandoah, Mattingly House, 2 Lee Avenue, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450-0303.

Poetry Center of Chicago & School of the Art Institute of Chicago Residencies

13 March 2007

The Poetry Center of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are pleased to announce that they will award two poetry residencies in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant downtown. Two poets will be awarded month-long poetry residencies with housing. These residencies are open to poets who have published no more than one book of poetry, not including self-published work.

In addition to housing, each poet will receive a $1,000 stipend. Poets are responsible for their own travel and meal expenses.

Accommodations will be provided at The School of the Art Institute’s residency tower, located in the Loop at 162 North State Street, which is walking distance from Lake Michigan, museums, including the Art Institute where poets will receive free admission, and other attractions. The spacious studio apartments feature kitchens and private baths.

Visit the following URL for more information and a virtual tour of the studio apartments:

Founded in 1974, the award-winning Poetry Center of Chicago is an independent not-for-profit arts organization that is committed to building Chicago’s access to poetry through workshops, residencies, and arts education. The Poetry Center is currently in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Recognized as an innovator in the arts since its inception more than 100 years ago, and internationally esteemed as a school of art and design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers a comprehensive college education centered in the visual and related arts. The SAIC Master of Fine Arts in Writing program is for writers in all genres, as well as
for artists who work with image and text.

(go to to download application form)

Submission deadline Friday, May 11, 2007. Applications and supporting materials must be received in office by 6 pm on Friday, May 11, 2007.

Please submit:
1. A cover sheet including your name, address, phone number, email address and titles of poems submitted
2. A resume and a one hundred-word bio
3. A personal statement of no more than 250 words explaining why this residency will be important to you as a poet, and what you hope to accomplish.
4. Four copies of a packet of no more than five single-sided pages of poetry (the packet may include five pages comprised of several poems, or a five-page poem, but must not exceed five pages)
5. A signed and dated application
6. A copy of a current passport, driver’s license or state ID
7. $20 application fee, check or money order made payable to The Poetry Center of Chicago.

Send applications to:
The Poetry Center Summer Residencies
at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S Wabash Avenue, Suite 704
Chicago IL 60603

Applications sent via fax or e-mail will not be accepted
Illegible or incomplete applications will not be considered
Applications received after 6 pm Central Time on May 11, 2007 will not be
considered, no exceptions

E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award

13 March 2007

E.M. Koeppel $1,100 Short Fiction Award

Annual Awards for Unpublished Fiction in Any Style, Any Theme

First Place Award: $1,100.
Editors’ Choices: $100 each.
Maximum Length: 3,000 WORDS. Stories must be unpublished.
Annual Submission Period: Between Oct. 1 and April 30. (Postmark Deadline, April 30)
Award winning fiction writers are the judges.
No limit on number of stories entered by any one writer.
The winning short story and editors’ choices will be published on and are eligible for inclusion in the permanent website anthology. (By submitting work to this contest, authors give permission to Writecorner Press to publish the award winning stories and editors’ choices on the website. Authors retain all other rights to their works.)

How to Submit:
1. Send one (1) typed copy of the story with two (2) typed title pages. Only the title may appear on the first title page. No other kinds of identification may appear on this title page or on the manuscript which will used in judging. (Keep a copy. No manuscripts will be returned.)
2. On the second title page, list:
1. Title of the Story
2. Author’s name, address, phone number
3. E-mail address optional
4. Short bio – about 4 lines
3. Entry Fee: $15 for a single story and $10 for each additional story.
4. No e-mail entries accepted.
5. Mail submission with check (no cash). If outside the USA, send a money order in US funds (no cash or foreign funds) to:
Koeppel Contest
P.O. Box 140310
Gainesville, FL 32614

P.L. Titus Scholarship:
If the winning story is by anyone attending college, university, or school when the story is submitted, the winner will receive, in addition to the $1,100 award, the $500 P.L. Titus Scholarship. (Proof of attendance is required.)