Archive for November, 2007


9 November 2007


Submission Deadline: March 15, 2008

Allen Grossman has published nine books of poetry, including Sweet Youth (2002), The Woman on the Bridge Over the Chicago River (1979), Of The Great House (1982) and The Bright Nails Scattered on the Ground (1986) and several books of criticism. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among many prizes, he has received the Garrison Award for Poetry, the Prize of the American Academy of Poetry, the Pushcart Prize, the Sheaffer-PEN/New England Award for Literary Distinction, and the Sara Teasdale Memorial Prize in Poetry. Grossman has taught at Brandeis University and The Johns Hopkins University.

Bellday Books will publish the winning book and award $2,500 and 25 copies of the book to the winning author.

Contest Rules:
–Submit a manuscript of 50-70 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published in book or chapbook, but may contain poems that have appeared in print or on the Internet. Entries may consist of individual poems, a book-length poem or any combination of long or short poems.
–Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
–Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound with a spring clip.
–Include a table of contents page, but do not send an acknowledgements page.
–Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner.
–Manuscript cannot be returned.
–Postmark deadline: March 15, 2008.
–Include a check or money order for $25 reading fee, payable to BELLDAY BOOKS.
–Bellday Books reserves the right not to select an award winner, in which case all reading fees will be refunded.

Bellday Books, Inc.
P.O. Box 3687
Pittsburgh, PA 15230

Questions may be directed to:

New College of Florida Writer in Residence

9 November 2007

The experimental liberal arts honors college of the State University System, announces an opening for a Writer in Residence, spring semester 2008 (February-May). MFA, MA, or equivalent degree preferred. The successful candidate will have two published books or the equivalent, & two years experience teaching creative writing at the college level, which can include instruction as a graduate student. New College encourages interdisciplinary, multicultural, & innovative approaches to teaching. Writers whose work engages multiethnic & /or Diasporic issues especially encouraged to apply. The Writer in Residence will be responsible for teaching two semester-length writing courses (one multi-genre introductory course & one course in the applicant’s specialty), & will give at least three public readings. Courses are evaluated through narrative evaluations rather than grades. We especially welcome candidates who, as Writer in Residence, will be interested in getting to know our campus community. The College, located an hour south of Tampa, seeks to attract a culturally & intellectually diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Salary $20,000, with no benefits. Send c.v., letter of application, writing sample, dossier with three letters of reference & official transcript, & two course proposals (one, introductory level & another more specialized) to: Dr. Nova Myhill, Chair, Search Committee, Division of Humanities, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243-2109. Review of applications will begin November 26 & continue until position is filled. For disability accommodations, contact Chair a minimum of five days in advance at (941) 487-4231. For disability accommodations, contact Chair a minimum of five days in advance at (941) 487-4360. Website:

2 Jobs at Ithaca College

9 November 2007

Ithaca College’s Department of Writing seeks candidates for two, full-time, tenure-eligible positions in the Department of Writing, beginning August 16, 2008.

1) Feature Writing: Applicants must have Ph.D., M.F.A., or terminal M.A. in writing, or equivalent writing-based degree by August 2008; college-level experience teaching feature writing; and a documented publishing record in feature writing. Demonstrated ability to teach first-year composition and teach in two or more of the following areas also required: feature writing for newspapers, magazine writing, writing as a reviewer/critic, editing, advanced nonfiction, special interest writing (e.g., science, travel, food, business), creative nonfiction/literary journalism. Desirable: aptitude for supervising professional internships.

2) Nonfiction: Applicants must have Ph.D., M.F.A., or other appropriate terminal degree in relevant field by August 2008; appropriate college-level teaching experience; and a documented publication record in nonfiction. Demonstrated ability to teach first-year composition and teach in at least two of the following areas also required: personal essay, creative nonfiction, literary essay, advanced nonfiction, and autobiography.

We offer one of the nation’s few comprehensive bachelor’s degrees in writing, currently serving 165 majors and 100 minors, and we seek colleagues who will help us deliver and enrich our diverse curriculum. To learn more about our department, visit

Interested individuals should apply online at, and attach a cover letter and a CV. Questions about online the application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. Inquiries about the positions can be made by contacting Sally Parr, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Writing, at (607) 274-7964 or Screening of applications begins on November 15, 2007 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Greatcoat! – a lovely journal run by adorable people*

8 November 2007

*This is not actually their motto.

Spire Press Annual Full-length Poetry Contest

7 November 2007

This contest is now open.

$500 + 20 copies (full-color cover) and standard publishing contract.

Blind-judging as per CLMP contest ethics. 45-70 pages (one poem per page)
with title on each page.

Please include a cover page with name, address, and title. Acknowledgements
will be requested from chosen manuscripts, but are not required at this time
because they are not considered in the judging.

Go to for more information on guidelines and ethics for all Spire contests.

Send w/SASE and $18 fee to Spire Press, 532 LaGuardia Pl, Ste 298, NY, NY 10012.

Deadline: December 31st, 2007

University of Miami Visiting Professorship

7 November 2007

University of Miami. The English Department seeks a Visiting Associate Professor/Poet, Fall 2008-Spring 2009, for a one-year, non-renewable position, to teach two courses in poetry writing each semester & direct MFA theses. MFA in creative writing or equivalent, two years teaching experience at the undergraduate & graduate levels, & three published books of poetry required. Salary competitive. Send letter & c.v. to: Patrick A. McCarthy, Chair, Dept. of English, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248145-4632, Coral Gables, FL 33124. Applications
received by December 10 will be assured consideration. Interviews to be held at AWP. Women & minorities are encouraged to apply.

Montclair State University – Fiction Job

7 November 2007

Montclair State University. Creative Writing, Fiction. Primary expertise in the writing of fiction & secondary expertise in the writing of poetry. Record of fictional publication essential. Candidates will be expected to teach a combination of creative writing courses, first-year courses, & such courses in the major as Introduction to Fiction or Contemporary American Fiction. PhD or MFA required; significant publications; a record of successful teaching; & active grant seeking required. Candidate is expected to participate in a review of the existing creative writing concentration & in the future development of a proposed creative writing minor. Screening of applications begins immediately & continues until position is filled. Send separate letter & resume for each position to: Montclair State University, Box c316 V# or AV# 001, Montclair, NJ 07043 (include c/o name, job title & V-F20).

Kennesaw State University Job

6 November 2007

Kennesaw State University invites applications for a nine- month, tenure-track assistant professor to teach specifically courses in fiction writing for the MA in Professional Writing Program & undergraduate fiction- writing courses as well as other courses depending on the new hire’s interests & other expertise. The Department has 60 full-time faculty members, seventeen of whom also teach in the MAPW Program. The program offers concentrations in applied writing, composition/ rhetoric, & creative writing. The candidate selected will be expected to have either an MFA in Creative Writing or PhD in English (ABDs will be considered); a strong record of teaching; & at least one novel or collection of short stories that has been published or that is in press. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee consideration, applications must be postmarked by November 15. For a full description of this position & application procedures go to:

Buffalo State College

6 November 2007

English – Creative Writing Assistant Professor

Buffalo State College, tenure-track assistant professor, English Department, to begin September 2008. Salary is competitive.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing and general education, advise students in new writing major. Engage in academic or applied research and/or creative work. Contribute to general education and/or honors program and to service mission of college.

Required Qualifications: M.F.A., Ph.D., or related degree in appropriate field (creative writing or English preferred). Significant publications in fiction and/or creative nonfiction. Ability to teach multiple genres. Commitment to mission, vision, and values of college.

Preferred Qualifications: Publication of at least one book through a reputable press. College-level teaching experience. Expertise in composition/rhetorical theory.

Applications must be received on or before November 30, 2007. Specify line #21439 and send letter of application, CV, and contact information for 3 professional references to: English Department Chair, Buffalo State College, Ketchum Hall 326, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222-1095. Electronic submissions are preferred and may be submitted to

Application Information

Postal Address:
English Department Chair
English Department
Buffalo State College
Ketchum Hall 326
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Email Address:

2007 Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Contest

5 November 2007

Postmark Deadline: December 1, 2007
Prize: 100 Copies of a perfect-bound chapbook
Reading Fee: $20, checks payable to Concrete Wolf
Final Judge: Janet Norman Knox

We prefer chapbooks that have a theme, either obvious (i.e. chapbook about a divorce) or understated (i.e. all the poems mention a shade of blue). We like a collection that feels more like a whole than a sampling of work. We have no preference as to formal or free verse. Excellence of any style gets our attention.

Submission Guidelines

16 to 26 pages of poetry, plus a table of contents and acknowledgments (if applicable).
Number all your poetry pages. Include 2 cover sheets, one with title, author information (including email and phone), and one with title only. Reading Fee: $20 (US funds), checks payable to Concrete Wolf. SASE for results only. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Include a 6.5” by 9.5” envelope stamped with $1.82 postage if you’d like a copy of the winning chapbook.

Simultaneous and multiple submissions okay. Please notify us by email if you need to remove your chapbook from consideration. e-mail:

Winner will be announced in February 2008 and published late Summer 2008.

If you need additional info visit

For copies of our previous publications, see our publications page.

Mail to:

Concrete Wolf
PO Box 788
Kirkland, WA 98083-0788

(Please note this is a new address.)

St. Lawrence University 1yr Job

5 November 2007

The St. Lawrence University English department invites applications for a one year leave replacement position in poetry writing, with primary or secondary interests in poetics and/or literary theory. Three course load per semester: two sections of our introductory craft course, Techniques of Poetry, two sections of the department’s Methods of Critical Analysis course, an
overview of research and theoretical methods for prospective English majors, a section of
advanced poetry writing, and the remaining course in the instructor’s area(s) of specialization.

Preference given to candidates with Ph.D. or M.F.A. in hand, teaching experience, and those who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching and to a program founded upon strong ties between the study of literature and the practice of creative expression.

Please send a letter of application, a vita, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Peter Bailey, Chair, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications begins on November 15, 2007, and continues until the position has been filled. We will be interviewing candidates at the MLA Convention.

St. Lawrence University, chartered in 1856, is an independent, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. For additional information, please visit SLU’s homepage at

Application Information
Postal Address:
Dr. Peter Bailey
St. Lawrence University
Richardson 107
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617

College of Wooster Job

5 November 2007

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, beginning fall 2008. Three-year position. Background in teaching all forms and levels of writing, especially fiction and/or creative nonfiction; secondary expertise in U.S. ethnic literatures or Anglophone literatures desirable. The successful candidate will also teach the department’s introductory course in textual and cultural interpretation. Ph.D. or M.F.A. expected; significant publication record expected. Please send application, cv, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to the Chair, Department of English, The College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. Postmark deadline for applications: December 4, 2007.

Meridian’s 2007 Editors’ Prize Contest

5 November 2007

Meridian’s 2007 Editors’ Prize Contest is open! Each year, we award a $1000 prize in both Fiction and Poetry. The winning entries in each category will be featured in the Spring/Summer 2007 Issue of Meridian. The entry fee is only $16 and includes a one-year (2-issue) subscription to Meridian for US-based subscribers (international subscribers will receive only the prize issue due to increased mailing costs). This is a great way to subscribe to Meridian (or extend your existing subscription), take a shot at $1000, and maybe see your work in print, all at the same time. We consider contest entries for regular publication at the same time, so even if you don’t win the prize your writing may still appear in Meridian.

This year’s contest will be the first one run through our new online submission system. It requires a one-time sign-up, and thereafter it will store your contact info so you don’t ever have to enter it again. It does not store your credit card information. The new system should also simplify the process of checking the status of your entry (though all results for Editor’s Prize
contest will be announced in March 2008). To sign up (and enter the contest), visit:

If you have any problems with the new system, please let us know. This year’s deadline is midnight on December 20th, 2007. Further details are available on our website:

Emmanuel College CW and Rhetoric Job

5 November 2007

The English Department at Emmanuel College invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor in rhetoric and creative writing to teach three courses each semester, beginning in Sept. 2008. Ph.D required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must be able to teach both first-year composition courses (ENGL 1101, 1102) and genre-specific writing courses such as the following, as needed:
ENGL 2504 Prose Writing
ENGL 2505 Autobiographical Writing
ENGL 2506 Poetry Writing
ENGL 2507 Fiction Writing
ENGL 3805 Writing Seminar
FYS (First Year Seminar)

The ability to develop and teach additional literature offerings, particularly in areas such as world lit, Native-American lit, African-American or African lit would enhance candidacy. Experience with undergraduate publications featuring the work of student writers would further strengthen application.

Suitable candidates will demonstrate a clear commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active research/publishing agenda. The English Dept. at Emmanuel College houses programs in literature, communication, and writing and literature. All programs reflect in their design and pedagogy a commitment to rhetorical and cultural theory and approaches.

Interested candidates should apply online with a current cv, the names and addresses of three references (no letters, please), a list of all college courses taught to date, and a brief letter (1-2 pp) stating teaching philosophy.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants need to apply online following the link below. After submitting a resume with this application form, candidates will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where they can upload all additional documents. Application Information Contact:
Human Resources
Emmanuel College

Online App. Form

The Seventh Annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

5 November 2007
(go to site for entry form)

The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poet’s first book, while also honoring the late founder of BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publishing house of poetry and poetry in translation.

FINAL JUDGE: JEAN VALENTINE (winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry and author of eight other distinguished poetry collections)

A $1,500 Honorarium, paid in March 2008, and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in March, 2009, in The A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series.

Entrants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States. Poets, who are at least 18 years of age, who have yet to publish a full-length-book collection of poetry. Translations are not eligible. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks of 32 pages or less, or self-published books of 46 pages or less, but must be submitted in manuscript form. Published books in other genres do not disqualify contestants from entering this contest. Employees, volunteers and board members of BOA Editions, Ltd., or their partners or spouses, or their immediate families, or immediate family of the judge are not eligible. As per the Publishing Contest Ethics, as advanced by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), any person who has studied poetry in a formal program with the Final Judge — through a college, university, community program, residency, or private tutorial, within the last two years — is not eligible
to submit a manuscript to this contest.

Send one copy of the manuscript, our entry form, and the $25 entry fee, to BOA Editions, Ltd., between August 1, and November 30, 2007, at the address listed below. Make check or money orders payable to BOA Editions. Do not pay by credit card.

Minimum of 48 pages, maximum of 100 pages of poetry. At least 11pt. font. Name address and telephone number must appear on the title or cover page of the manuscript. Do not send artwork or photographs. Typed or word-processed on standard white paper, on one side of the page only. Paginated consecutively with a table of contents. Bound with a spring clip (no paperclips, please). Attach publications acknowledgments if any. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript. Do not send by FedEx or UPS.
Electronic and fax submissions will not be accepted. Neither late nor early manuscripts will be accepted. Contestants may submit the manuscript elsewhere simultaneously, but must notify BOA Editions immediately, by mail in an envelope, (not a postcard or email), if a manuscript is accepted by another publisher. Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered. Winner will be given the opportunity to revise before publication. Contestants may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate entry fee and entry form must accompany each manuscript. Manuscripts mailed from foreign countries risk not being received before final selections have been made.

Send manuscript in a plain or padded envelope. Please no boxes. For notification of competition results, include a business-size SASE. Keep a copy of your manuscript, as manuscripts will not be returned. We advise that you send your manuscript by first class or priority mail.

The winner will be announced in March 2008.
Honorarium will be awarded within two weeks of a signed contract between the winner and BOA Editions.
Winning manuscript will be published in March 2009, in an original paperback edition in the [A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series].
The winner will retain full copyright of his or her work.
The paper from all manuscripts will be recycled after the winner is announced.
BOA Editions assumes no responsibility for loss of manuscripts.

Send manuscripts, postmarked between August 1, and November 30, 2007, to:
BOA Editions, Ltd.
PO Box 40490
Rochester, NY 14604

CW Job in Hawai’i

5 November 2007

Hawai’i Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii, is searching for a full-time Assistant Professor in English with the ability to teach courses in composition, fiction writing, and literature beginning Fall 2008. Teaching load is 4/4.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D or M.F.A.; a strong commitment to teaching excellence; and an established record of teaching and scholarship. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Please send letter of application, official transcripts, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation that include an assessment of the candidate’s teaching to: Hawai’i Pacific University, Human Resources, 1136 Union Mall, Suite 208. Honolulu, HI 96813. Fax: (808) 544-1192. Email: Application deadline: December 1, 2007. HPU is an equal opportunity employer.

14th Annual Juried Reading and Awards, Poetry Center of Chicago

2 November 2007

E. Ethelbert Miller , Final Judge
Postmark deadline: Friday, January 25, 2008
First prize: $1,500; Second prize: $500; third prize, $250; five finalists receive $50

The Poetry Center invites regional poets to submit their unpublished work for consideration in the 14th Annual Juried Reading. Eight finalists will have their poetry published in a chapbook by Dancing Girl Press as well as on the Poetry Center website, and all eight poets will be invited to read at an award ceremony in the spring.

The Juried Reading is open to all poets residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Poets may be unpublished or have published no more than one full-length book of poetry. All submissions are blind; the jury and the judge will have no access to identifying information about the submitting poets.

To submit, mail:

1. A cover sheet including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and titles of poems submitted.
2. Four copies of a packet, independently stapled, of no more than five single-sided, typed pages of unpublished poetry. There is no restriction on the number of poems per page, but the packet should not exceed five pages. Your name should not appear on any of the pages containing poems.
3. $15 jury fee, check or money order made payable to “The Poetry Center.” The contest is free for Poetry Center members. Poems will be accepted by US mail only. Send poems to: 14th Annual Juried Reading, The Poetry Center of Chicago, 37 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603. E-mail and fax submissions will not be accepted. No phone calls please.

The William Richey Short Story Contest

2 November 2007

$1,000 Prize

Postmark deadline November 15 annually
Entry Fee – $10
1 previously unpublished story of up to 10,000 words
(please double-space pages)

No previously published works
Simultaneous submissions accepted with notice
Multiple submissions accepted ($10 and SASE per entry)

(include author’s name, contact information, and work/s title on a separate cover letter. Include work’s title on every page of
manuscript. Name or any other personal information must not appear on the manuscript.) Manuscripts must be typed and accompanied by a SASE for response (NO MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE RETURNED)

Please make all checks payable to:
Educational Foundation/English Literary Magazine Fund

English Department
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29201

2008 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest

2 November 2007

Oregon Quarterly invites entries to the 2008 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest in both student and open categories. Entries should address ideas that affect the Northwest. The Oregon Quarterly staff will select finalists and the contest judge will choose the top three winners in each category. Past judges have been Kim Stafford, Barry Lopez, John Daniel, Karen Karbo, Brian Doyle, Lauren Kessler, and Craig Lesley.

Open Category
First place: $750
Second place: $300
Third place: $100

Student Category
First place: $500
Second place: $200
Third place: $75

In addition
First place essays will appear in Oregon Quarterly. A selection of top essays will be featured in a springtime public reading on the UO campus. Fifteen finalists (ten in the open category and five students) will be announced in the summer 2008 issue of Oregon Quarterly.

All finalists will be invited to participate in a writing workshop with the contest judge. The contest is open to all nonfiction writers, except: (1) first-place winners from previous years’ contests, (2) authors who have written a feature for Oregon Quarterly in the past calendar year, and (3) staff of Oregon Quarterly, University Advancement, or their family members.
The student contest is open to any student currently enrolled and pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at a college or university. Previously published essays will not be considered.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines Submit two copies of your manuscript. Paperclip a cover sheet to the two copies that includes only the essay’s title; a word count; and the entrant’s name, address, and phone number must be provided. Indicate whether the essay is for the student or open category. Entrant’s name must not appear on any pages of the manuscript other than the cover
sheet. One entry per person. Manuscripts should be printed double-spaced on 8.5-by-11-inch white paper with minimum 1-inch margins. Word length is 2,500 words maximum for the open category, 2,000 words for the student contest. Faxed or e-mail entries are not accepted. Postmark deadline is January 31, 2008.

Entries will not be returned. Those that do not meet these submission guidelines are automatically disqualified. There is no entry fee.

Send entries to:

Oregon Quarterly Essay Contest
5228 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5228
Sponsored by Oregon Quarterly magazine and the University of Oregon Bookstore

2008 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

2 November 2007

Open Competition Awards

$3500 and publication – first prize
$2000 and publication – second prize

Crab Orchard Review and Southern Illinois University Press are pleased to announce the selections for the 2007 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards. Our final judge, Cathy Song, selected Ciaran Berry’s THE SPHERE OF BIRDS as the first-prize winner and Jake Adam York’s A MURMURATION OF STARLINGS as the second-prize winner. Both collections will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in March 2008.

Below are the guidelines for this year’s Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open


All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible*
(individual poems may have been previously published). (*Current students and employees of Southern Illinois University and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible for the Open Competition. For questions about judging, please visit Two volumes of poems will be selected from an open competition of manuscripts postmarked October 1 through November 16, 2007. The first-prize and second-prize winners will each receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press. In addition, the first-prize winner will be awarded a $2000 prize and $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; the second-prize winner will be awarded a $500 prize and $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Both readings will follow the publication of the poets’ collections by Southern Illinois University Press.

Manuscripts should be typewritten, single-spaced, and between 50 and 80 pages long. No more than one poem should appear on a page. Dot-matrix printing that is not letter-quality is not acceptable. A clean photocopy is recommended. P lease do not send
your only copy of the manuscript since manuscripts will not be returned, and please do not include illustrations. Crab Orchard
Review and Southern Illinois University Press assume no responsibility for damaged or lost manuscripts. All submissions must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee. Please make your check out to “Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.” All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW. Submit two title pages for the collection. The author’s name, address, and daytime phone number should appear on the first title page only. The author’s name should appear nowhere else in the manuscript. An acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies should be placed after the second title page.

2007. (Since this is a postmark deadline, there is no need to send Express Mail, Fedex, or UPS. First Class or Priority Mail are preferred.)

Please address entries to:

Jon Tribble, Series Editor
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
(Open Competition Awards)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest results. If you would like confirmation that the manuscript
has been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard as well. Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication.

Sudden Story Fiction Award

2 November 2007


A short-short story competition open to writers anywhere in the world.

No. of words: 1500 or less
No. of entries: limit 3

Reading fee: $10 per story
Make check or money order payable to University of Hawai’i

Sudden Story Award
Hawai’i Review
c/o Board of Publications
PO Box 11674
Honolulu, HI 96828

Deadline: December 1, 2007.


Winner, $1500
Two finalists, $250 each

Judge: Robert Shapard, co-editor of the W.W.Norton anthologies New Sudden Fiction (2007) and Flash Fiction Forward (2006).

The Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize

2 November 2007

17th Annual Award 2008

Eligibility: Only undergraduates enrolled full-time in American and Canadian universities and colleges for the academic year 2007-2008 are eligible for the prize. This Prize has always encouraged submissions from students with an Asian background, but we want to make it clear that we encourage students of all races and backgrounds to enter.

Submissions of no more than 7500 words should be typed on paper 8½ by 11 and be accompanied by proof of the participant’s current undergraduate enrollment and a permanent address, phone number and email address. No electronic submissions accepted. No other entry form is required. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Evidence of current enrollment: a xeroxed copy of a grade transcript, a class schedule or receipt of payment of tuition showing your full-time status for either fall ’07 or spring ’08 semesters will do. The name of the institution and its address must be clear. Please indicate the name of the department of your major field of study.

The 2008 winner will receive $1,000.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Submission to this Prize assumes the right of Stony Brook to publish the winning story on its Web site. Stony Brook reserves the right not to award the Prize.
DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked by
March 1, 2008.

The winner and runners-up will be contacted in June 2008, at which time the contest results will be posted and the winning story published on the Fiction Prize Web site:

Submissions should be sent to:
STONY BROOK, NY 11794-5350

Flyway’s Hazel Lipa “Environmental” Poetry Chapbook Contest

2 November 2007

Seeking poetry manuscripts of 20 to 30 pages with particular investment in human/place relationships

Prize: Publication of chapbook in a separate section of an upcoming issue of Flyway, plus a $500 cash prize

Judge: Debra Marquart, author of From Sweetness, Everything’s a Verb, and The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere.

Entry Fee: $10 or $24 for entry and one-year subscription

Deadline: January 31, 2008

Hazel Lipa “Environmental” Poetry Chapbook Contest
Flyway: a Literary Review
206 Ross Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011 Questions:

Colgate University: Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

2 November 2007

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writer will spend the academic year (late August 2008 to early May 2009) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellow will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $33, 250 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.

Complete applications, which should arrive by January 1, 2008, consist of a resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate’s abilities as a teacher; an either a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-space pages of poetry. Writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Send complete applications to Creative Writing Fellowship c/o Department of English, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398.

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