Chautauqua Literary Journal Annual Contests

23 September 2007

Chautauqua Literary Journal sponsors an annual literary competition, for both poetry and prose. The two winners each receive $1,500 and publication in Chautauqua Literary Journal. The postmark deadline is September 30.

Only original, previously unpublished work is eligible. All manuscripts must be typed with standard margins. Prose should be double-spaced; poetry, single-spaced. Include a separate cover sheet with title(s), name, address, e-mail, and telephone number. The writer’s name should not appear on the manuscript itself since the editor judges each entry anonymously. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Winners will be announced on this website by mid-January. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entry if you wish a separate notification of the winners.

Prose: Submit only one work of fiction or creative nonfiction per entry. The manuscript should not exceed 7000 words. The editor welcomes both traditional and experimental works.

Poetry: Submit up to six poems or a maximum of 500 lines. Each entry will be judged for overall artistic excellence; the poems do not have to be related by theme.

Entry Fees: Each submission must be accompanied by an entry fee of US $15. Writers may enter both competitions or submit
additional manuscripts to the same competition as long as each manuscript includes the appropriate fee. Make checks payable to Chautauqua Literary Journal. Each entrant will receive a copy of Chautauqua Literary Journal that contains the prize-winning entries. Postmark Deadline is September 30.

Mail contest entries only to:

Chautauqua Literary Journal Annual Contests
P.O. Box 2039
York Beach, ME 03910

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