Archive for December, 2007


24 December 2007

As before it will be awarded for a piece of short fiction or creative non-fiction (prose) written by a woman. Length: between 50 and 5,000 words. The prize for the third award is US $550 and online publication. Thanks to word of (cyber-) mouth, I no longer need to pay for advertisement!

Subject is open, but must be of significance to women. My criterion is passion, excellence, and authenticity in the woman’s writing voice. Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are OK. Copyright is retained by the author.

There is no reading fee.

Submission deadline: March 21, 2008
(receipt date; anything received after that date will be considered for a future prize). Notification date: June 21, 2008.

The winner will be announced on this website. Submissions will not be returned, rejected, or otherwise acknowledged except for the winner announcement. I promise that every submission will be read with respect and with my commitment to the voices of women in this world.

One submission per person, by email, with “Glass Woman Prize Submission” in the subject line and the text pasted in the body of the email, to:

or in hard copy and via regular mail, to:

Beate Sigriddaughter
333 East 16th Avenue, #517
Denver, CO 80203

If submitting by email:
– “Glass Woman Prize” in subject line
– Text in body of email
I will regretfully ignore submissions of anything other than specified above, for example: attachments, more than one piece of writing, more than 5,000 words, poetry, or submissions without “Glass Woman Prize” in the subject line of an email.


Who judges the contest?

At the moment I am sole judge. If the prize grows, I hope to be able to invite other women writers to judge.

How is the prize funded?

The prize is funded with ten percent of my personal income. It therefore has a chance of increasing in the future.


Because this is something I would have liked to have received for myself. Since I haven’t, at least not recently, and in order to make things right with the world all the same, I feel I have to offer it to someone else.

Why the name Glass Woman Prize?

I’ve been playing with the glass woman concept for a while. I want women to be able to acknowledge, transparently, who we are, and that who we are is not trivial and unimportant, despite the fact that it is not typically rewarded in a man-made and money-motivated world.

Here’s my original description of a glass woman as I would depict her if I were a visual artist: a woman of glass, with a blood system and gut system visible inside her, pipes and veins, and in those there would be bits of poetry, newspapers, roses, sentimental things, baby’s teeth, locks of baby hair, all kinds of lace bits, birds, and foxes, ice-picks, wedding rings, veils, and
wedding cake doves, graduations gowns, tarot cards, sacred stones, pressed flowers, and a whole lot of joy and a whole lot of sorrow. She’d have a flute and a piano key, an ankh, and a woman symbol (Åä), everything, anger and joy, hiking gear, rock climbing gear, motorcycle gear, dirt, fear, bras, lilacs, mirrors, underwear.

What about the brittleness of glass? I would make it unbreakable glass, transparent, but shatter-proof.

Why no reading fee?

Because I absolutely hate the way every other journal or other entity nowadays uses reading fees for contests as
fund raisers. I can see their point. I still hate it.

What am I trying to accomplish with this?

I want to help along the cause of women expressing themselves authentically and fearlessly and passionately. It has something to do with a contribution to justice and soul growing in the world. One of my ex-husbands once said that women don’t support each other. I want to either change that or prove it wrong. This is my small gesture of changing the world.


Colorado Prize for Poetry: Submission Guidelines

24 December 2007

1. Manuscripts will be accepted from October 1, 2007, through the postmark deadline of January 11, 2008. The winner will be announced in May 2008.
2. The winning book-length collection of poems will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing and distributed by the University Press of Colorado in the fall of 2008.
3. There is a $25 reading fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review (subscription normally costs $24).
Make checks payable to Colorado Review. VISA/Mastercard also accepted. (Include card number, expiration date, and name as it appears on the card.)
4. This year’s final judge is Martha Ronk. Former students and close friends of the final judge are not eligible to compete.
5. Colorado State University employees, students, and alumni are not eligible to compete.
6. Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published, but the manuscript as a whole must not have been previously published.
7. If individual poems have been previously published, you may include an acknowledgments page, though screening and final judges will not see that page.
8. Include two title pages: top page with manuscript title and author name, address, and phone number; and second page with manuscript title only. The poet’s name should NOT appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
9. Manuscripts may be double- or single-spaced.
10. Manuscripts must be securely bound (for example, with binder clips).
11. There is NO minimum or maximum number of pages; most manuscripts, however, are between 40 and 100 pages.
12. DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS: manuscripts will NOT be returned. Do not enclose stamped envelope for the return of your manuscript as manuscripts cannot be returned.
13. No submissions accepted via e-mail.
14. The theme and style are both open.
15. Writers must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for contest results and a self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of the manuscript’s safe arrival.
16. Send your manuscript to:
Colorado Prize for Poetry – Center for Literary Publishing
9105 Campus Delivery
Dept. of English
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
17. Questions? Please call us at (970) 491-5449 or send an e-mail to

The Annual Tiger’s Eye Poetry Contest

24 December 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.

Literary Contests from the Fiddlehead

24 December 2007


$1,000 Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem
$500 each for Two Runners-Up

$1,000 for Best Story
$500 each for Two Runners-Up

Add it up that’s 4,000 Dollars

General: No simultaneous submissions and no previously published (or accepted for publication) submissions. Do not include a SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned. No faxed or emailed submissions are allowed. The winning entries will be published in the Spring 2008 issue of The Fiddlehead (No. 235) and on our web site. The winning authors will be paid for publication in addition to
their prizes. Vetting is blind. Do not put your name and address on your manuscript. Instead include a cover page with the title(s) of your submission, which genre (short fiction or poetry), and your name and address, phone number, and email address.
One Fiction Entry is one story of up to 25 pages. One Poetry Entry is up to 3 poems with no more than 100 lines per poem

Entry Fee $30 (CAD) for Canadian entries and $36 (USD) for U.S. and overseas entries. Make your cheque or money order payable to The Fiddlehead and enclose it with your entry. The entry fee includes a one year subscription to The Fiddlehead. You may enter multiple times, but only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription. Deadline: December 15, 2007
For Further Information email us at:

Send Entries to:

The Fiddlehead Contest
Campus House,
11 Garland Court
UNB PO Box 4400
Fredericton NB
E3B 5A3 Canada

Main Street Rag’s Annual Poetry Book Award

24 December 2007

Winner of the 2007 MSR Poetry Book Award:
The Goodbye You Dream of by Heather Davis (Alexandria, VA).

Finalists/Runners up:
Apparition Wren by Maureen Alsop (Palm Springs, CA)
Deadpan by K.A. Holt (Fort Worth, TX)
The Dream of Leaving by Sharon Leiter (Palmyra, VA)
Dreaming of a Dependable Force by Timothy Mayo (Putney, VT)
The Flower Sermon by David Manning (Cary, NC)
Game Theory by James Himelsbach (New York, NY)
Living in Free Fall by Jan Wesley (Austin, TX)
Riding Free in the Blue Studebaker by Janell Moon (Emeryville, CA)
Tongue and Groove by Chuck Rybak (Oneida, WI)

ALL finalists will be offered book publication. We thank everyone who chose to participate in this process since it is the way we prefer to select manuscripts for publication. Also being offered publication:
The Death of the Poem and other paragraphs by Justin Courter (Astoria, NY)

January 31, 2008
Reading Fee: $20, $25 if you want to receive a copy of the winning book. Notification in April for Winter 2008/2009 publication.
Winner receives 50 books and $1000. Runners up also considered for publication. Send between 48 and 80 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page, 12 point type in an easily readable font like Arial or Times New Roman. Do not include Table of Contents in page count and print/submit on a letter size sheet of paper. Include a separate cover letter with manuscript title, author’s name, and all pertinent contact information. Author’s name should not appear anywhere in manuscript. Our goal is “blind” judging. Do Not Include Dedication and/or Credits/Acknowledgments Pages in entry. For the purpose of fairness, it is important that judges know as little about the author as possible and these pages are not relevant to the judging process. If they should accidentally slip through the registration area, readers are instructed to disqualify manuscripts that arrive with credits, acknowledgments, or author’s name on them anywhere. FOUR MANUSCRIPTS were disqualified in 2005 for disregarding this guideline and all had gotten to the semi-finalist round before they were disqualified (so they were good manuscripts). We take anonymity in judging seriously, if you don’t and would prefer your work be judged on the basis of your reputation or credentials, there are thousands of other contests, surely one of them will accommodate you. For notification of receipt, entries can include a post card, but if they include an email address, we will send a verification of receipt via email the day it arrives. Entries should include a #10 SASE ( This is a standard business size: 4 X 10) for winner notification if they do not choose to be notified by email. Please not not waste postage on a 9 X 12 since no manuscripts will be returned regardless of what size envelope is provided.
No restriction on content style or subject–we’re looking for the best manuscript.

*Although MSR frowns on simultaneous submissions for our magazine, it is acceptable for our book contests. Upon notification, however, winner must immediately withdraw his/her mss from consideration elsewhere.

Mailing Instructions: All checks should be made payable to Main Street Rag, PO BOX 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227-7001.

We recommend using US Postal Service Media Mail (within the US), but that takes longer to arrive, so DO NOT send it Media Mail if you are mailing it on or near the deadline. Why? because we distribute the LAST manuscripts to first round readers on February 8. Anything that has not arrived by the day before (February 7) will be excluded and the check returned in the SASE (if one has been provided–otherwise, it will be shredded). DO NOT use clips or binding of any kind. We have THOUSANDS of clips here from years of submissions and we remove anything that comes in a binder and throw away the binder. If you want to pay for a binder and the shipping to get it here only to have it thrown away, that’s your choice. It will not go to any readers in a binder of any kind. DO NOT send anything that must be signed for (Signature Receipt or Express Mail) since it means having to stand in line to receive it (and we won’t).

2008 Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship (Undergrads Only)

9 December 2007

$500 and a year’s subscription to The Writer

The Writer editors

March 1, 2008

The Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship is a writing contest for full-time college students. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor-in-chief and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.

You must be 18 or older and a full-time undergraduate student at a university or college in the U.S. or Canada at the time of entry. The winner will be asked to provide proof of enrollment.


1. Submit a 600- to 800-word personal essay in English on the experience that most changed your life.
2. Include a cover page with the essay title and word count, as well as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Contact information must be valid through July 2008. (See rule 8 below.) Also include the name and address of your school. Place only the title (not your name) at the top of each page of the essay. Entries must be typed and double-spaced on standard letter-size paper. Number each page. Paperclip the pages together.
3. The award is open to students in the U.S. and Canada enrolled full time in an undergraduate college or university at the time of entry. (Do not send transcripts with entries.) Employees of Kalmbach Publishing Co. are not eligible to participate.
4. Only one entry per student will be accepted.
5. Send entries to: Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship, The Writer, 21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612.
6. Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2008.
7. Entries will not be returned. Do not send originals.
8. If the winning entrant cannot be reached by July 1, 2008, the runner-up will be awarded the scholarship.
9. The winner will be announced in July 2008 and will receive $500 and a year’s subscription to The Writer


9 December 2007


Water~Stone Review announces the 2008 Brenda Ueland Prose Prize.

Ueland’s If You Want to Write (Graywolf Press) is a best-selling classic that has inspired thousands to find their own creative centers.

All submissions should be original, unpublished work.

Submissions accepted November 1 – January 5, 2008.

Fiction and creative nonfiction. Excerpts from larger works must be able to stand on their own. Manuscripts must be typed or printed on proper format on white paper, in English, one side only. Cover letters should be brief. The author’s name, address, phone, and e-mail should not appear on the manuscript. Please send three copies of each submission. Maximum length: 5,000 words. Also include SASE with all submissions for notification of results. Manuscripts will not be returned. An entry fee of $10 (check made payable to Water~Stone Review) must accompany each manuscript. Entry fee includes a one-year subscription.

Prose Prize
Water~Stone Review
Graduate School of Liberal Studies
Hamline University MS-A1730
1536 Hewitt Avenue, St.
Paul, MN 55104-1284


2008 Julia Peterkin Award

5 December 2007

The winner of the 2007 Julia Mood Peterkin award is Sharon May of Paradise, California.


The 2008 Julia Peterkin Award is open to all poets. Works previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion in the submission. Only original works in English may be submitted.

Manuscript Format Guidelines

Entries must be typed on quality paper, 8 1/2 by 11. Photocopies or copies from letter-quality printers are acceptable. Each entry should include up to 10 pages of poetry (blind submissions ), along with a cover page including the writer’s name, address, daytime phone number, and titles of submission. Also include a one- paragraph biography.

Entry Requirements

A handling fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department. Deadline: February 15, 2008. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like direct notification of contest results. Results will be mailed in May of 2008. No manuscripts can be returned.

Send one copy of the manuscript prepared according to format guidelines. The winner will receive $1,000 and travel expenses for a reading at Converse College. Winner should be willing to read at Converse during Fall 2008.

Send entries to:

The Julia Peterkin Award
Converse College
Department of English
580 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

For more information, call (864) 596-9011.

Andres Montoya Poetry Prize

5 December 2007

To Apply

Only submissions following these guidelines will be considered


Latino/a poets who have not had a book professionally published. Authors of chapbooks and self-published works are eligible, but the manuscript submitted should not have been published as a whole in any form. Manuscripts may be submitted elsewhere simultaneously, but authors must notify the Institute for Latino Studies immediately if a manuscript becomes committed to another press. It is understood that, in the absence of such notification, the winning author is committed to publishing his/her manuscript with the University of Notre Dame Press. A manuscript committed to another press is not eligible for the Andres Montoya Poetry
Prize. There is no entrance fee. Employees and students of the University of Notre Dame are not eligible.

TWO copies of your manuscript must be submitted. Manuscripts must be of original poetry, in English, by one poet who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. There are no restrictions on the style of poetry or subject matter. Translations are not eligible.

The manuscript must be a minimum of 50 numbered pages and a maximum of 100 numbered pages in length. All manuscripts must be paginated. Each new poem must start a new page.

The manuscript should begin with unnumbered frontmatter: a title page that shows the book’s title and your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if you have one); a table of contents; and (if applicable) a list of acknowledgments.

Begin paginating the manuscript after the frontmatter. If your book is divided into parts or has an epigraph, Page 1 will be the first part title or the epigraph. Otherwise, Page 1 will be the first poem.

In formatting the manuscript, please make legibility your first priority. If you use a word processor, choose a standard typeface (such as Garamond or Times New Roman) in at least 10-point type. Manuscripts should be single-spaced, or 1.5 spaced. Manuscripts may be prepared on a typewriter instead of a word processor. Handwritten manuscripts will not be accepted.

A brief biography may appear at the end of the manuscript. This information is not required and, if submitted, need not be included in the page count. Each manuscript should be fastened with a binder clip; staples, report covers, and other bindings should not be used.

Authors who wish the ILS to acknowledge receipt of their manuscripts must enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard. A self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope must also be enclosed in order to receive notification of the winner.

Manuscripts submitted to the contest will not be returned. Please keep a copy of the manuscript.

The winner will receive $1000 and publication at the University of Notre Dame Press under a standard contract, as well as an invitation from the Institute for Latino Studies to read from his/her work, along with the judge, upon publication of the book, with all expenses paid.

The Institute for Latino Studies reserves the right to withhold the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize in any given year.

Please send TWO copies of your manuscript, via US Mail, postmarked no later than January 15, 2008, to:

Francisco Aragón, Coordinator
Andres Montoya Poetry Prize
Institute for Latino Studies
230 McKenna Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, 2008 Contests in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

5 December 2007

$500.00 will be awarded to the best entry in each category.

Amy Hempel, fiction
Jo Ann Beard, nonfiction
Major Jackson, poetry

Winning entries will be published in Columbia; runners-up will also be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of Columbia.

Deadline: January 15, 2008
Entry fee: $12.00
Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit up to 20 double-spaced pages. Poetry entrants may submit up to five poems.

Electronic entry only at


5 December 2007

The fifth annual Ruth Stone Prize in Poetry will be judged by Nance Van Winckel, author of Beside Ourselves, with a deadline of December 10, 2007. One $1,000.00 prizewinner and two honorable mentions will be published in the Spring 2008 Issue of HUNGER MOUNTAIN, The Vermont College Journal of Arts & Letters.


postmarked by DECEMBER 10, 2007


$15.00, includes a copy of the spring 2008 issue of HUNGER MOUNTAIN


Ruth Stone Prize in Poetry
Hunger Mountain
Vermont College
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Winners announced spring 2008


$15 entry fee, payable to “Hunger Mountain” — includes a copy of the spring 2008 issue of HUNGER MOUNTAIN.

Each entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed six pages. Poems must be original, written in English, and previously unpublished. Entries must be postmarked by December 10, 2007 — late entries will be returned unread.

Entries must be typed, one-side-only.
Once submitted, entries cannot be altered.
Name or address should not appear anywhere on poems.
Enclose one standard index card with poem titles, name, address, phone number, and email address.
Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of winners.
Use a paper clip or send unbound — no staples or binding.
No simultaneous submissions, artwork, or translations.
Multiple entries allowed — each entry must be sent separately and include a separate entry fee.
Enclose a postage-paid postcard for acknowledgment of receipt (optional).
No entries will be returned.
Electronic or faxed entries will not be accepted.

The G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and The John Ciardi Prize for Poetry

5 December 2007

Next Postmark deadline: January 15, 2008
For the best book-length collections of poetry and of short fiction in English by a living author
Prize: $1,000 and publication of winning book for each prize

Manuscripts must be typed on standard-sized paper, in English. Poetry manuscripts should be approximately 50 pages minimum, 110 pages maximum, single spaced. Short fiction collections should be approximately 150 pages minimum, 300 pages maximum, double spaced. Entries must include two title pages: one with author name, address and phone number; and one with no author information. Any acknowledgments should appear on a separate piece of paper. Entries must include a table of contents.

Author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Please submit your manuscript in loose pages, bound only with a clip or rubber band. We prefer that you do not staple or permanently bind your manuscript. Do not submit your manuscript by fax or e-mail. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are acceptable. Please notify us of acceptance elsewhere. A SASE should be included, for notification only. Note: No manuscripts will be returned. A non-refundable reading fee of $25 in US funds (check made payable to BkMk Press) must accompany each manuscript. Entrants will receive a copy of the winning book in their genre when it is published. Manuscripts must be postmarked no later than January 16, 2008.

Manuscripts will not be returned. No refunds will be issued. Judging will be blind at all levels. Initial judging will be done by a network of published writers and editors. The final judging will be done by a poet and a fiction writer of national reputation. Winners will be announced in July 2008 and the winning entries will be published in 2009. These competitions are held annually.

Address To:

John Ciardi Prize for Poetry or Sharat Chandra Prize for Fiction
BkMk Press
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

(816) 235-2558
Fax (816) 235-2611

TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology

5 December 2007

Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild

Deadline: 2-28-08 (may be extended to 3-31)
Email or

Planned publication date: late summer/early fall 2008. Working title: Wild Things: Domestic and Otherwise.. Broadly interpreted, this can be anything from unwanted bats in the attic to grandchildren running amok. Especially interested in poetry.

All poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction submissions are read and evaluated by in-house editorial staff; submission does not guarantee acceptance; those entries that make the final cut are forwarded to independent judges for possible award of $500 in cash prizes for First ($500 each for poetry and prose) as determined by the judges. Also: 2nd and 3rd places, and Hon. Mention. All winners receive Featured Reader status at the Kick-Off Reading at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair (pending CTPRBF event scheduling), the nation’s third largest book fair of its kind. Each published contributor receives a free copy of the anthology.

Entry fees for each category are $16, reduced to $12 each for TWG members

Poetry: Single-page poems to 28 lines single spacing OK. Prose poems may be treated as prose at judge’s discretion. Reading fee for 1-4 poems: $16US/$12US-TWG member. For 5-8 poems: $32US/$24US-TWG member. 9-12 poems: $48US/$36US, etc.

Prose: 2500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works accepted.
Reading fee for each entry: $16 US/$12US-TWG member. For 2 prose entries per person: $32US/$24US-TWG member; for 3: $48/$36, etc. No limit on number of submissions in either category.

Judge: Award-winning poet, essayist and novelist Judith Kitchen, Pushcart Prize recipient and judge.

Writers should send two copies of each manuscript (ms.) Plus disk as follows: HARD COPY Double-spaced manuscript on one side, on 8.5”x111” unlined white paper. Single-spacing okay for poetry. Plus: ELECTRONIC Provide mms. and 4-sentence bio (separate files, please) on 3.5” IBM disk or CD, or small capacity flash (pin) drive our preference — using Windows Rich-Text-Formaat (RTF
our preference), or Microsoft Word (not Works).¦nbsp; NO ASCII; no centering, bold, italics codes; only Tabs for paragraph indents. Specify word processing program on label + author’s name, phone # and e-mail address. No MAC. If sending a 3.5” floppy, be sure to package securely in bubble wrap or padded envelope to guard against damage in transit. INCLUDE name, address, phone/FAX numbers (w/area code) and e-mail addresses on first sheet of fiction; each sheet of poetry. Your phone number and e-mail address are required on every item. INCLUDE a stamped, self-addressed #10 (business size) envelope (SASE) for response. Mss. shredded/recycled.


Mail to: TallGrass Writers c/o Outrider Press, 2036 North Winds Drive, Dyer, IN 46311.
Info: or
or 219-322-7270
or toll-free 866-510-6735.

2008 St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest

5 December 2007

Prize: $1,000.00 and publication in St. Petersburg Review, White Nights 2008 All writers not associated with the editors of St. Petersburg Review may enter. Contests alternate years between poetry and fiction; this year (2008) is poetry. Postmark deadline: January 15, 2008 for publication in late spring 2008.

Entry/reading fee: $15.00 (U.S. checks or money orders made payable to St. Petersburg Review).
Each entrant will get a copy of the issue carrying the winning poem if a complete address is enclosed. An entry may consist of up to three unpublished poems that are consistent with the themes of the journal.

There will be one winner, although all entrants will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are o.k.; please let us know immediately if they have been accepted somewhere else. Fees will not be refunded and submissions will not be returned. If you would like the results, please send an SASE. Please type all entries (plain text) and submit individual entries separately. Include a page with your name, address, phone number, email address and the title(s) of your poems. Your name must not appear on the manuscript. Send entries to St. Petersburg Review, Attention: Contest, Box 2888, Concord, NH 03302.

The Annual Del Sol Press Poetry Prize

5 December 2007

NOTE: The winner of our 2006 competition, selected by Thomas Lux, is David Blair.

Deadline for the next (2007) contest is: January 15, 2008. We invite contest submissions from both emerging and established poets, published or unpublished. In keeping with the philosophy of Web del Sol, we are only interested in the very best poetry, regardless of source or type.

The top ten finalist manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Winner Receives
A $1,200 Honorarium, paid in March 2008, book publication by Del Sol Press in fall, 2008, in “The Annual Del Sol Press Poetry Series”; and 20 copies of the winning book.

Poets who are at least 18 years of age and who live inside or outside the United States. Translations are eligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable (as long as you let us know immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere). Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks, or self-published books, but must be submitted in manuscript form. Published books in poetry or other genres do not disqualify contestants from entering this contest. Employees, volunteers and board members of Web del Sol, or their partners or spouses, or their immediate families; or immediate family, friends or former students of the judge are not eligible.

Competition Guidelines
Deadline (postmark): January 15, 2008. 50 to 100 typed manuscript pages, each poem starts on a new page. $24.00 contest fee (includes a copy of the winning book when it is published if you send a 8×10″ SASE–Note: Include sufficient postage for a paperback book of 100 pages or copy will not be sent); please make checks out to Web Del Sol. Include two cover pages: one with your contact information (phone, email, address), and one with the title of your collection (minus your name). Your name should not appear on the manuscript itself. Type or word-process on standard white paper, on one side of the page only. Paginate consecutively with a table of contents. Bind with a binder clip (no paperclips, please). Attach publications acknowledgments if any. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript. Please keep a copy of your entry. Manuscripts not selected for publication will be recycled. Multiple submissions are fine; include a separate reading fee with each.

Postmark no later than 1/15/08 and include $24.00 reading fee to:
Del Sol Press Poetry Contest
Web del Sol Association
2020 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Suite 443
Washington, DC 20006


5 December 2007


Submit poems: Oct. 1 – Dec. 31 (postmark)

Prizes of $400, $200, and $100.

Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit each. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact info and one with NO contact info. Both copies should be marked Wallace Winchell. Include SASE for results only (no poems will be returned). Winning poems must be submitted by disc or electronically following notification. Send fee of $15 for up to three poems; make check out to Connecticut Poetry Society. Prize winning poems will be published in Connecticut River Review.

Send submissions to Wallace W. Winchell Poetry Contest, CPS, PO Box 270554, West Hartford, CT 06127.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival

1 December 2007

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness
Washington, DC
March 20-23, 2008

Panel Proposals – Deadline Extended to January 1: Split this Rock invites proposals for panel discussions and workshops on a range of topics at the intersection of poetry and social change. Possibilities are endless. Challenge us. Let’s talk about craft, let’s talk about mentoring young poets, let’s talk about working in prisons, connecting with the activist community, sustaining ourselves in dark times, the role of poetry in wartime. Deadline extended to January 1, 2008. Download the form here:

Poetry Contest – January 15 Deadline: The contest benefits Split This Rock Poetry Festival. $1,000 awarded for poems of provocation & witness; Kyle G. Dargan will judge. $500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $200 for 3rd place. 1st place winner will read the winning poem at the festival. The poem will also be published on the festival website at All winners receive free festival admission. $20 entry fee benefits the festival. Postmark Deadline: January 15, 2008. Guidelines for entry:

Split This Rock Poetry Festival calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of activist poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination. Featuring readings, workshops, panels, contests, walking tours, film, parties, and activism! See the website for the incredible line-up of poets, including Mark Doty, Sonia Sanchez, Martín Espada, Naomi Shihab Nye, and many more. Split This Rock is cosponsored by DC Poets Against the War, Sol & Soul, Busboys and Poets, and the Institute for Policy Studies.

Sarah Browning
Split This Rock Poetry Festival
c/o Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Artist in Residence Program

1 December 2007

Artists have long contributed our national parks. Painters such as Thomas Moran stimulated the establishment of national parks in the 19th century by documenting the unbelievable landscapes of the American West. Today’s writers, composers, and visual and performing artists are invited to interpret the history and beauty of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site through their work.

About the Program Herbert Hoover National Historic Site offers two residencies each of two to four weeks from May 1 through October 31. Residencies are open to all professional American artists. The National Historic Site will provide lodging and a
secure, environmentally-controlled place to lay out equipment and supplies at no cost to the artist. Supplies and personal transportation must be provided by the artist.

The artist must be willing to interact with park visitors while working on the site. Artists will make at least one presentation based on his or her medium, interests, and experiences. Each artist is asked to contribute a piece of work created during his or her tenure to the park’s collection. The artist must be willing to interact with park visitors while working on the site. Artists will make at least one presentation based on his or her medium, interests, and experiences. Each artist is asked to contribute a piece of
work created during his or her tenure to the park’s collection.

The Artist-in-Residence will be enrolled as a Volunteer-in-Parks, which provides worker’s compensation insurance. The artist should be in good health, self-sufficient, and ready to work closely with park staff and the local community.

How to Apply
Applications must be post-marked or delivered to the park between November 1, 2007 and March 1, 2008. There is no application form, but your application must include:

1. A resume (1-2 pages) and summary of creative work (exhibitions, collections and publications where your work has appeared). (4 copies)
2. Samples of recent works: visual artists provide six (6) 35 mm slides or 4×6 prints with a typed list of slides with titles, medium, and image size (height by width); writers submit no more than ten (10) double-spaced, typewritten pages of manuscript; and performing artists must provide a five (5) minute audio and or video tapes identifying or demonstrating your craft. (4 sets of each)
3. A statement of what you hope to achieve from a residency at Herbert Hoover NHS and how you envision your interpretive program(s) will be presented. (4 copies)
4. Your preferred period of residence from May to late October (two week minimum).

A panel from the park and the local arts community will select the Artists-in-Residence from the pool of applicants by April 1, 2008. All applicants will be notified as soon as possible. Selections will be made based on merit and how the artists’ work can advance the mission of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and will be made without regard to race, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, or national origin.

All samples will be returned at the end of the selection process. You do not have to include a self addressed stamped envelope. For more information or to submit an application, call Adam Prato at (319) 643-7855 or write to:

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Artist-in-Residence Program
P.O. Box 607
West Branch, Iowa 52358

2007 SFWP Literary Awards

1 December 2007

An award of $2,500 will be given to the winning fiction or non-fiction entry in our sixth annual prose writing contest. Runner-up will receive $1,500 and the second runner-up $1,000. All finalists will be considered for publication with SFWP Press (see for more press details). Contest deadline December 31, 2007. Robert Olen Butler
will judge. Visit us on the web for complete contest guidelines ( Email:

The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction 2008

1 December 2007

The Ohio State University Press and the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at OSU invite submissions for the 2008 Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction. Each year, a readers’ committee of OSU fiction writers and a final judge select one manuscript for publication by The Ohio State University Press. The winning author receives publication under a standard book contract, which includes a cash prize of $1,500 as an advance against royalties.

~Entries must be between 150 and 300 typed pages (approx. 40,000 to 80,000 words) and may include short stories, novellas, or a combination of both.
~Novellas must not exceed 125 pages (approx. 35,000 words); a single novella is not an eligible submission.
~The competition is open to all writers in English, published or unpublished. No translations unless done entirely by the author.

~Current students and employees of The Ohio State University are ineligible.
~Entries must be postmarked during the month of January 2008. Entries postmarked later than January 31, 2008 will not be accepted.

~Manuscripts must be typed. Clear photocopies of typed manuscripts are acceptable.

~Judging is anonymous, so your name or other identification should only appear on the cover page, and nowhere else in the manuscript. Your submission should include a cover sheet with name, street and email address, and phone numbers and a title page listing title and approx. word count (NO name, or identifying information)

Please include a nonrefundable handling fee of $20.00 (U.S. dollars) with each manuscript (check or money order payable to The Ohio State University). If you wish, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard to confirm receipt of your manuscript, and a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope so we can notify you of the results. OSU Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Further details about the prize, eligibility, submission formats and previous winners can be found on the Ohio State University Press website –

The winning entry will be announced April 30, 2008.

2007 Winner: Ric Jahna, True Kin

Mail to:
Fiction Editor
The Ohio State University Press
180 Pressey Hall
1070 Carmack Road
Columbus OH 43210-1002