Archive for November 1st, 2007

American Kennel Club 22nd Annual Fiction Contest

1 November 2007

$750 for first place
$500 for second place
$250 for third place
Winning stories will be published in the AKC Gazette and AKC Family Dog as space allows.

1 The contest is open to anyone except employees of the American Kennel Club and their immediate families.

2 Entries must be original, unpublished stories that have not been offered to or accepted by any other publisher. Only one entry per author.

3 The American Kennel Club retains the right to publish the three prize-winning entries in the akc gazette, akc family dog, or other AKC publications.

4 Entries can be on any subject, but must feature either an AKC-registrable breed or a breed listed in the Miscellaneous
class. The maximum length is 2,000 words. Entries exceeding that length will not be considered.

5 Entries must be printed on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper, one side per page, double-spaced. Poor-quality or faded copies cannot be considered.

6 The author’s name, address, and phone number must appear on the first page. The author’s name and the page number must appear on each successive page.

7 AKC Publications cannot acknowledge receipt of manuscripts and assumes no responsibility for any entry under any circumstances. Entries will not be returned. No phone calls, please.

8 All acceptable entries will be read by a panel of judges selected by AKC Publications. They will choose the winners based on the style, content, originality, and appeal of the story. All decisions are final. Winners will be announced in the May 2008 AKC GAZETTE and May/June 2008 AKC FAMILY DOG. Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2008.

Send all entries to:

AKC Publications Fiction Contest
The American Kennel Club
260 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


1 November 2007

A prize of $1,000 and publication will be awarded by Finishing Line Press for a chapbook-length poetry collection. Open to women who have never before published a full-length poetry collection. Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication and will be included in the New Women’s Voices Series. Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a

$15 entry fee by

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2008 (POSTMARK).
Judith Montgomery will final judge.
Winner will be announced on our website:

Send to:
Finishing Line Press
P O Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324

Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship

1 November 2007

Gilman School. Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellowship in any genre: fiction, poetry, playwrighting, or creative non-fiction. Gilman School, an independent boys’ school with coordinated classes with our sister schools, Bryn Mawr School & Roland Park Country School, will continue to sponsor a writer-in-residence position for the ’08-’09 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching one class in creative writing, directing a speakers’ series, advising the literary magazine, & working one-to-one with students on their writing. Salary: $30,000, plus full benefits package. To apply: send c.v., cover letter, three confidential letters of recommendation or dossier, & a sample of published writing to:

Dr. Meg Tipper
Director, Writing Center
Gilman School
5407 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210.

Firm deadline for receipt of all materials is January 8.

2008 Georgetown Review Contest: Redemption

1 November 2007

$1,000 and publication to the winning short story, poem, or essay on the subject of redemption. We’re very flexible about what satisfies our theme requirement. We’d be equally interested in stories, poems, and essays about folks who find redemption and those who don’t. If the situation where redemption is pursued is obviously spiritual in nature, that’s fine, but if it’s secular or legal or something else, we’re equally interested. The work can be about families or individuals or criminals or saints or those of us who are probably somewhere in between. It can be about dogs or cats or cows or fish, for that matter as long as it involves some situation in which redemption or the pursuit or avoidance of it plays a part.

Submissions must be postmarked by on or before November 15, 2007. Entry fee is $10 for the first entry, $5 for each entry thereafter. If you want your work returned or want to receive a notice about the winner and runners-up, you must send us
a stamped, self-addressed envelope. However, we will post a list of the work we choose on our website after the contest is
judged, and we will do our best to have this list up by February 2008. The magazine’s editors will judge.

Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay. Your name can appear on your work as well, and in fact, we prefer that. We have
a small editorial staff and would not award the prize to any colleagues, students, or friends. All entries are considered for publication. In the 2007 contest, 22 runner-up works were selected for publication. If your work is published, Georgetown Review acquires first North American rights, which means that after we publish the piece the rights to it revert back to you.

Send entries to:

2008 Contest
Georgetown Review
400 East College Street
Box 227
Georgetown, KY 40324

Elizabeth R. Curry Prize in Poetry

1 November 2007

$500/$300/$100 prize awards.

Judge: Lance Larsen,
2007 NEA Literature Fellow,
and author of Erasable Walls and In All Their Animal Brilliance .

Rules: All winners/finalists will be published in SLAB . All poems considered for publication. All manuscripts are submitted to the readers and judge anonymously. Current and former students of the judge are ineligible to enter. Postmark deadline is November 19, 2007. Submit: Submit up to three unpublished poems with $10.00 reading fee (includes a two-year subscription). Name, address, title(s) on separate cover letter. SASE for return. Checks or money orders payable to SLAB :

Dept. of English, 314 SWC
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

*Sample, back order issues are $5.00 and current issues are $10.00.