Archive for June 18th, 2007

Dogwood Poetry and Fiction Awards

18 June 2007

Poetry Award: $1000 First Prize and Publication
Fiction Award: $1000 First Prize and Publication

Finalist Judge Poetry: Micheal O’Siadhail
Finalist Judge Fiction: Abby Frucht

Submission Guidelines:

Submit fiction up to 7500 words or three poems (max ten pages). Include a $10 reading fee per story or group of three poems; make check payable to Fairfield University. Include an SASE for notification; mss. not returned. Include a brief bio, but no name should appear on the mss. Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere. All entries will be considered for publication. Previously published work is not eligible. Announcement of winning entries will be made in Spring 2008. Submit by October 15, 2007

Kim Bridgford, Editor
English Dept.
Fairfield University
North Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

Contest Deadline: Postmarked by October 15, 2007

Winners and Finalists to be published in Spring 2008 Issue of Dogwood

The American Poet Prize for Poetry

18 June 2007

The American Poetry Journal announces The American Poet Prize for Poetry

The winner will receive $500 plus publication in The American Poetry Journal. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit up
to three original and unpublished poems (10 pages maximum total), cover letter with bio and contact information including email address, & SASE for results with a $15.00 reading fee to:

J. P. Dancing Bear, Editor
The American Poetry Journal
P. O. Box 2080
Aptos, CA 95001-2080.
IMPORTANT: Please make checks payable to:
Dancing Bear.

Deadline: June 30, 2007.

Simultaneous submissions acceptable with notice. Multiple submissions acceptable with separate reading fee for each group of three poems.

All entries will receive a year’s subscription to The American Poetry Journal.

All selections and winners are made by the editor. Personal Friends, Relatives, and/ or Students of the editor are NOT eligible for the
contest and their entry fees will be refunded.

Temporary Instructor Truman State University

18 June 2007

Truman State University
Division of Language and Literature
English/Creative Writing – Temporary Instructor or Temporary Assistant Professor

TWO POSITIONS (posted 6/12/07)

ENGLISH/CREATIVE WRITING: Truman State University, Missouri’s highly selective liberal arts and sciences institution, announces two temporary creative writing/generalist positions in English beginning August 20, 2007: Temporary Instructor in or Temporary Assistant Professor of English (two one-year positions, renewable).

Teaching Responsibilities: Teaching 12 credit hours (four courses) per semester in English, including creative writing

Required Qualifications for Instructor Rank: Master’s degree in English or Creative Writing; evidence of teaching effectiveness at college level; evidence of excellent communication skills

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank: Doctorate in English or Creative Writing in hand before start of Fall 2007 semester; evidence of teaching effectiveness at college level; evidence of excellent communication skills

Truman State University has vital major and minor programs in English, including writing tracks, as well as a thriving Master of Arts in English program. Truman has been ranked for the past ten years as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region (Master’s level) by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1867, Truman has the distinction of being Missouri’s only statewide public liberal arts and sciences university and the only public university in Missouri with highly selective admission standards. This year’s incoming class had an average ACT of 27.4 and high school GPA of 3.77. Truman is a residential university focused on providing its nearly 5,800 students with broad liberal arts experiences and offers in-depth study in 45 undergraduate majors (as well as six
graduate programs). Located in Kirksville, Missouri (pop. 17,000), Truman plays a central role in the life of the community. See for more information.

Send letter of application, vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable for now), a statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to the liberal arts and student development, three recent letters of recommendation, names / phone numbers / e-mail addresses of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to:

Dr. Heinz Woehlk, Dean
Division of Language and Literature, MC 310
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501

Reviews will begin April 19, 2007, and continue until the positions are filled.
Application Information

Postal Address:
Dr. Heinz Woehlk
Language & Literature
Truman State University
100 E. Normal St.
McClain Hall 310
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221


Email Address:

New Mellennium Awards & Contests

18 June 2007

$4,000 in Prizes, plus publication in NMW and on the Web at
$1,000 for best Story; $1,000 for best Poem; $1,000 best Nonfiction
(Nonfiction includes humor, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel, opinion,essay,interview, features, investigative reporting, etc.)
Plus, $1,000 for best Short Short Fiction (1,000-word limit)

Winners of NMW Awards are showcased along with interviews, profiles and tributes to famous writers such as Julia Glass,
Shel Silverstein, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite-Runner), George Garrett, Ken Kesey, John Updike, Lee Smith, Cormac McCarthy, Lucille Clifton, Shelby Foote, Paul West, Norman Mailer, Sharyn McCrumb, William Kennedy, Faulkner, Hemingway, Dickinson, Keats, Percy, Warren and many others. Also, prize-winning stories, poems & articles, humor, graphic arts & writing advice.

To Enter, follow these Guidelines, or enter on-line at

1. No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Previously published pieces OK if online or under 5,000 print circulation. Enter as often as you like.

2. Winners and selected finalists published in our 2008 issue and/or on-line at

3. Send between now and midnight of� June 17, 2007.

4. Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome.

5. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-Short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words).

6. Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry.

7. Include name, phone, address, email & category on cover page or letter only.

8. Manuscripts not returned. Include email address or SASE for list of winners.

9. Include $17 check payable to NMW with each submission.

10. Send to: “NMW” Room EM, PO Box 2463, Knoxville, TN, 37901.

The Rhea and Seymour Gorsline Poetry Competition

18 June 2007

2007 is the fourth year of our competition. The winning poet receives a $500 prize and publication of her or his book-length manuscript. The scheduled date to announce the winner is December 15, 2007.

You may submit as early as April 15, 2007. The deadline for submission is a postmark on or before August 16, 2007. No late entry will be read or returned. This is a first-book contest. A published book of over 40 pages of poetry makes the poet ineligible.

Send submissions to: Poetry Contest, Bedbug Press, Inc., P.O. Box 39, Brownsville, OR, 97327


The poet must be a resident for at least two years of either the United States or Canada. The manuscript is to be in English. The reading fee is $20, and includes a free copy of any one of our poetry books. Make check for reading fee to Bedbug Press, and clip to front of manuscript. The poet’s name is not to appear on the manuscript, nor is any personal information. Two title pages are required, the first with the poet’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and the title of the manuscript. The second title page is to include only the title. The manuscript is to be submitted in the form of hard copy—no discs. Please use a one-and-a-quarter inch spring clip to hold manuscript pages together. The manuscript may not have been published before as a whole; however, it may certainly contain published poems. Credit for the publication of each published poem should appear on the Acknowledgments Page (publication first, title of poem second). The manuscript may be submitted simultaneously to other publishers; however, if it is accepted for publication and the poet wishes to accept the publication, the poet must notify Bedbug
Press. The manuscript will not be returned. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard, which will be mailed to you upon
receiving your manuscript. Please also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of results. Manuscript should be
typed with one poem per page on one side of the page. Manuscripts are to be a minimum of 60 pages, and a maximum of 71 pages. This count includes contents pages, pages that number a section, or present a quotation. Please also tell us why you chose to submit your ms to our contest; will you be submitting to other contests? What criteria do you look for in a contest and/or publisher? Address any questions about the contest to:

Tony Gorsline, publisher
Bedbug Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 39
Brownsville, OR, 97327

NOTE: A manuscript from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska, and from Alberta or British Columbia in Canada, will also be considered for the Northwest Poetry Series. There is no prize for acceptance in the Northwest Poetry Series.

Memoirs, Ink. Fourth Annual Personal Essay Contest

18 June 2007

Contest Guidelines
We are looking for original, well-written personal essays, memoirs, or stories that are based on autobiographical experiences. The narrative must be in first person, other that that, the contest is open to any type, genre or style of story. It is open to any writer writing in English–that means Candians, Brits, Australians, Ugandans and anyone else anywhere can enter.
Entry must be previously unpublished (this includes websites and blogs).
Entry fee: $15. (Please make check or money order to Memoirs, Ink.)
Prize: $1000. Second Prize: $500. Third Prize: $250.
Please limit entries to less than 3000 words.
Contest Deadline: August 1, 2007 (postmark). Late Deadline: August 15, 2007 (Requires additional $5 entry fee per entry)
Winners will be announced September 30, 2007. We will announce them by e-mail. If you do not have email, please include a SASE to receive a list of winners. Winners will be published at Send entries to:
Memoirs Ink Writing Contest
10866 Washington Blvd, Suite 518,
Culver City, CA 90232

Please submit entries as follows: Typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font.
Your name should appear only on the contest submission form.
Go to
to download entry form
The title of the manuscript should appear in the top half of the first page. The pages should be numbered, with the title of the story appearing somewhere in the header or footer of each subsequent page.
We used to prefer paperclips, but are now partial to staples.
Multiple submissions are accepted, however, an additional $10 entry fee is required for each additional story.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, however, if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere, you need to let us know immediately that you are withdrawing your submission.
E-mail questions to Jill at
Other Info
Manuscripts will not be returned. Memoirs, Ink., is not responsible for manuscripts lost in the mail, etc. Memoirs, Ink cannot confirm receipt of your entry unless you provide a self-addressed stamped postcard.
Winners must sign a contest winner agreement form that certifies your writing is original and assigns temporary electronic rights and electronic archiving rights to us. If you win, we will publish your story. If you do not want your story published (for personal reasons, etc), please do not submit it. We reserve the right to mention or not mention anyone honorably. Winners will be contacted between September 15-September 29, 2007.

The judge for this contest will be E.B. Harper.


18 June 2007

Editor: Vincent Kovar
Publisher: Gay City Health Project
Disciplines: Comic Art, Fiction, Poetry, & Photography
Submission Deadline: Postmarked Sept. 29th, 2007

The queer anthology GAY CITY: VOLUME ONE is seeking submissions of comic art, fiction, poetry, and photography that serve to promote the Gay City mission of preventing HIV transmission through building community, fostering communications and nurturing self-esteem among gay men. While the content of submissions should be focused on gay men, contributing artists may be of any orientation and gender.

We are looking for fresh takes on the gay aesthetic beyond the usual clichés. Is there such a thing as a gay landscape or homo-surrealism or queer futurism? Do you have an entirely unique take on the homoerotic (note: we are not seeking erotica) or the closet or coming out that we haven’t seen before? We’re creating a cross between the New Yorker and Christopher Street that pushes “gay” upward into a new territory beyond the confines of mere sexual behavior.

1. Hardcopy, disposable submissions are requested, sent to the address below. If accepted, an electronic copy will be requested.
2. Send two (2) copies of all work.
3. Include one $5 submission fee per 3,000 words of fiction, or up to four poems, or up to six photographs, or up to eight pages of comic art (formatted for a 6×9 book).
4. Your name and contact information should not appear on the work itself, only on your coversheet, along with the title of your work. The title should appear on each page of the work.
5. All submissions should be in black and white and professionally presented.
6. Include a brief cover letter with a short bio of up to 150 words.
7. Include an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) for reply.
8. Please do not call to request the status of your submission.

We pay if and when funds are available, at $10/page, with a maximum payment of $50; contributing artist/authors receive a complimentary copy. One piece from each discipline will receive the “Editor’s Choice Award” of an additional $50.

Entries must be postmarked by September 29th.

[CATEGORY: fiction, poetry, etc]
511 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

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