Archive for November 20th, 2007

The Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest

20 November 2007

The Atlantic Monthly invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays for its 2007 Student Writing Contest.

Poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays.

First $1,000 | Second: $500 | Third: $250
and one-year subscriptions to The Atlantic Monthly for seven runners-up in each category.

ENTRANTS must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting U.S. institution. Submissions should be original, unpublished work (they may have appeared in student periodicals) demonstrating superior quality of expression and craftsmanship.

SUBMISSIONS should not exceed three poems or 7,500 words of prose. No entrant may send more than one submission per category, and entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2007.

MANUSCRIPTS should be typewritten (one side only, please) double-spaced, and accompanied by a cover sheet with the following information: title, category, word count, author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if available), and academic institution. Of this information, only the title should appear on the manuscript itself.

PLEASE PROVIDE a stamped, self-addressed postcard for acknowledgement of receipt. We cannot provide information on the status of a manuscript until winners are announced, in the May 2008 issue. Winners will receive notification in March.


Student Writing Contest
The Atlantic Monthly
The Watergate
600 New Hampshire Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail or fax.

Bathsheba Monk Short Story Contest

20 November 2007

First prize story will be posted on the Bathsheba Monk website and the author of the winning story will receive $500. Other stories of note will be posted with their author’s permission. First prize story author and other authors of note who agree to have their stories published on the Bathsheba Monk website will be asked to resubmit their stories on electronic media. However, we will not open any unsolicited attachments. You know the drill.

Please send paper submissions and a self-addressed postcard (if you would like to be notified that we have received your entry) to:

Bathsheba Monk Short Story Contest
2435 W. Walnut Street
Allentown , PA 18104 USA

Please include your contact information in a cover letter. Tell us about yourself. All paper will be recycled after the judging.
No entry fee.
No word count limits or minimums. But short stories only, please.
Also, please use 12 point font, double space your entry, number and identify each page of the manuscript, and make sure you have enough toner in your printer cartridge. We value our eyesight.

“Deadline: December 31, 2007”

Winning story will be posted in February 2008.