Archive for July, 2007

Missouri Review Audio Competition

3 July 2007


The Missouri Review invites all writers and writers/producers to participate in our 2007 Audio Competition. We have categories suitable for all kinds of writers.

Voice-Only Literature. If you have a short story, a piece of creative nonfiction, or poetry that you think worthy of recording, enter this category. Pieces in this category are author-read and will not contain other tracks of sound (no music beds or sound effects, etc.) Entries will be judged on literary merit, technical proficiency, and suitability for broadcast. Note: Poets may enter one or more poems as a single entry as long as the total recorded time does not exceed the six-minute limit.
Time: 6 minutes or less.
Category award amount: $500

10-minute Play. Playwrights—here’s a chance to reach a broad audience with your short play. Assemble your voice talent (including yourself if desired) and make your recording. Include verbal stage directions as needed. Entries will be judged on the strength of the script, appropriate voice talent and technical proficiency, and suitability for broadcast.
Time: 10 minutes or less.
Category award amount: $500.

Narrative Essay. Just as in a personal essay, the subject matter and approach is broad. The “I” is present, and the essay is author-read. Additionally, the entry may contain additional layers of sound, including music, ambient sounds, sound effects, etc. Entries will be judged on literary merit, technical proficiency, use of sound, and suitability for broadcast.
Time: 7 minutes or less.
Category award amount: $1,000.

Documentary. This category is devoted to pieces that examine in some depth a time, place, person, event, pastime, trend, or other noteworthy topic. Entries will be judged on the strength of the writing and reporting, technical proficiency, use of sound, and suitability for broadcast.
Time: 10 minutes or less.
Category award amount: $1,000.

Also, up to five finalists selected from all categories will receive the Editors’ Choice Award and a cash prize of $100 each. Winning entries will be featured on the website of The Missouri Review, as Podcasts, and made available to subscribers of the print version of the magazine.

In addition to cash prizes, each entrant receives a one-year subscription to The Missouri Review.

All entries must be produced in English.


$24 for each entry. You may send multiple audio pieces in a single envelope, but each piece must be submitted on a separate CD. (For example, three entries on three CDs, with a total payment enclosed of $72.)

Entries must be postmarked by September 15, 2007.

Payment may be made by credit card, check or money order. Checks in US dollars should be made payable to The Missouri Review.

Technical requirements:

Entries are accepted on CD only. CDs should not contain other audio other than entry material.

Submissions must include:

* Completed entry form for each entry
* A copy of the entry on a CD, labeled with writer/producer, title and length
* Brief program synopsis (short writer/producer bio optional)
* Entry fee payment

Send Entries to:

The Missouri Review Audio Competition
357 McReynolds Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

For more information:


The Earth Vision nature writing contest 2007

3 July 2007

short fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetic prose

First Prize $600
and elegibility to co-write a future EV work.
Entries are now invited for the EV nature writing contest. Only winners will be notified and entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
The deadline for receipt of entries is October 15, 2007.

The Annual Tiger’s Eye Poetry Contest

2 July 2007
$500, $100, $50

Judge: Carol Aronoff

Carol Alena Aronoff, Ph.D. is a psychologist, teacher and writer whose poetry has appeared in Comstock Review, Potpourri, Poetic Realm, Poetica, Mindprints, Dream Fantasy International, Beginnings, Hawaii Island Journal, In Our Own Words, Theater of the Mind, Animals in Poetry, From the Web, HeartLodge, Out of Line, Sendero, Buckle&, Iodine, Asphodel, Tiger’s Eye, Nomad’s Choir, and The New Verse News.

Dr. Aronoff received a prize in the 1999/2000 Common Ground spiritual poetry contest, judged by Jane Hirshfield and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She won the Tiger’s Eye blog contest on the writing life and has participated three times in Braided Lives, a collaboration of artists and poets. Her illustrated poetry book, The Nature of Music, was published by Pelican Pond in 2005, Cornsilk, in 2006, and Her Soup Made the Moon Weep will be published in 2007.

Send up to three poems, no limit on length, subject, or form, along with a short bio, SASE and $10. We accept simultaneous submissions, but insist on original, unpublished works. Please note contest deadline as February 28th, 2008. To work well with Poet’s Market’s publication date and our own deadlines, we chose this later date. Anything mailed now will be held until then. The winning poems will appear in the Mid-Spring 2008 Issue. We always use independent judges.

BelleCora Press Writing Residencies

1 July 2007

BelleCora Press invites writers to submit their work for consideration in their Santa Fe and Puerto Vallarta Residencies, and their various writing contests.

Red Hen Press Short Story Award

1 July 2007

Award: $1000

Deadline: June 30, 2007 postmark
Type: Short Fiction Award
Limit: 25 pages max
Fee: $15.00 per entry
Status: Accepting Submissions

Established in 2001, in celebration of the new century and a new tradition of literature, this award is for an short story with a maximum of 25 pages. Awarded story is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all writers and themes. Award is $1000 and publication of the awarded story by Red Hen Press. $15 entry fee per story. 25 page limit per story. Name on cover sheet only. Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by June 30.

Final judge:

Frank Soos

Send to:

Red Hen Press
Attn: Short Fiction Award
P.O. Box 3537
Granada Hills, CA 91394