Archive for January, 2008

Call for Entries – 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

28 January 2008

Calling all indie authors and publishers – including small and mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. Enter the Next Generation Indie Book Awards T now to have your book considered for cash prizes of $1,000, awards, exposure, and recognition as one of the top independently published books of the year!

With 70 award categories, the 2008 Indie Book AwardsT honors authors with books published in 2007 and 2008 across the literary spectrum the chance to win cash, prizes and recognition. Awards include:

* $1,000 Cash Prize and trophy for the best Fiction Book
* $1,000 Cash Prize and trophy for the best Non-Fiction Book
* $500 Cash Prize and trophy for the second place Fiction Book
* $500 Cash Prize and trophy for the second place Non-Fiction Book

Most importantly, the best 70 of the 2008 Indie Book AwardsT book entries will be reviewed by New York literary agent, Marilyn Allen, with a chance to be represented to some of the industry’s leading publishers.

Allen, of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency, has played top roles at major publishing houses such as Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Books, among others. While with these publishers, she worked closely with many of their best-selling authors, including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray and Mary Higgins Clark.

“Independently-published books have become a major source for quality fiction and nonfiction , but often go unrecognized by the mainstream publishing industry,” notes Allen. “Finally, an award program has been created to recognize talented authors from this important segment of our industry. Our agency represents over 100 authors and we’re always looking for new talent, so it is a great pleasure to be part of this program. We look forward to reviewing the works of the 70 best candidates and helping these authors gain the recognition they deserve.”
Visit http://www.IndieBookAwards.com to enter.

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Publisher’s Gold Mine Short Story Contest

27 January 2008

Publisher’s Gold Mine is conducting its first annual Winter Short Story Contest.

www.publishersgoldmine.com/

Please visit the above site for details.

Winter Short Story Contest Rules

1. Contest will be limited to 30 contestants. Entry will be on a first come/first served basis.
2. Contest will commence when 30 entries are received.
3. The website administrators will act as judges. Their decisions are final.
4. Anyone the judges know or have met will not be allowed to enter this contest.
5. Only short stories of 2500 to 20,000 words will be allowed.
6. Approximately two weeks after the start of the contest, ten finalists will be announced.
7. Approximately one week after the finalists are announced, the final results will be announced.
8. First Prize: $25, Second Prize: $15, Third Prize: $10

Claridge Writer-in-Residence, Illinios College

22 January 2008

Illinois College. The English Department is now accepting applications for the newly-established Claridge Writer-in-Residence, a one-semester teaching position in Creative Writing, for the fall semester 2008 (August 25-December 12) or spring semester 2009 (January 12-May 15). Primary responsibilities for the position include teaching an introductory-level multiple-genre creative writing class & an advanced writing workshop in a genre of choice. The resident writer will also give two public readings, visit area schools, & work informally with student writers. Beyond these duties, the position is intended to offer a productive writer ample opportunity to write. The ideal candidate for this position is a talented writer with publications in at least two genres, who is also an energetic, experienced teacher of writing. A MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or English is required. The salary for this one-semester teaching residency is $24,000 & partial benefits, including a furnished apartment. The application for the Claridge Writer-in-Residence should consist of a cover letter, a substantial writing sample (a dozen poems or twenty pages of prose from at least two works), a c.v., undergraduate & graduate transcripts, & three letters of recommendation. The application should provide evidence of strong teaching. Send application materials to: Professor Robert Koepp, English Department Chair, c/o Teresa Smith, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs, Illinois College, 1101 W. College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650.

The English Department’s review of applications will begin March 1, 2008 & will continue until the position is filled. Illinois College, a private, Phi Beta Kappa, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois, is a dynamic academic community committed to teaching, scholarship & close collaboration between faculty & students. EOE.

2008 Selected Shorts Writing Contest Selected Shorts

22 January 2008

www.symphonyspace.org/shorts/writing_contest

The 2008 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize with guest judge Amy Hempel

The winning submission, selected by Amy Hempel, will be read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on May 21, 2008. The story will be recorded for possible later broadcast as part of the public radio series. The winner will receive $1000.

Story requirements
Submit a single short story that addresses the question or the general theme, Are We There Yet? You may interpret this question however you please. Note that the other stories in the Selected Shorts program on May 21, 2008 are all stories that take place in transit – in cars on road trips, on planes and trains, or walking from one place to another – but we also welcome submissions that use the theme of the evening, “are we there yet?,” as a diving board into other literary territory. Your story must have a title. Make sure your name and contact information appear on the first page of your story. If you are submitting by email, this information needs to appear on the first page of the attached Word document. Include page numbers. Your story must be no more than 4 double-spaced typed pages in length (we recommend 12 pt, Times New Roman font).

Deadline
All submissions must be received by March 14, 2008. To be specific, email submissions must be received by 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Mailed submissions must arrive with the day’s mail.

Where to submit your story Email your submission as a Word attachment, with “CONTEST” in the subject line of the email, to shorts@symphonyspace.org

Mail to
CONTEST, Selected Shorts
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025.

Please do not send duplicate copies (email or snail-mail is sufficient). We cannot allow revisions to your story once we have received it. Due to the high volume of submissions and the small size of our office, we will not be able to notify you when we receive your story. The winner will be selected by Amy Hempel and notified by mid-May. As soon as the winner is selected, his or her name will be posted to this page.

Note
Contestants who submit by email or provide their email address will be added to the Selected Shorts email list – please let us know if you do not wish to receive email about upcoming programs.

The Prize
$1000 and two tickets to the May 21st closing night of the Selected Shorts series at Symphony Space, when the prizewinning story will be read.

About this year’s guest judge
Amy Hempel is the author of four collections of short stories: Reasons To Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home and The Dog of the Marriage. Her fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Vanity Fair, GQ and The Yale Review and has been included in The Best American Short Stories and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. A former Guggenheim Fellow, she has also served as a judge for the National Book Award, The PEN/Revson Award, The PEN/Hemingway Award and the Mary McCarthy Prize. Her first published story, “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried,” has been translated into 18 languages. Her most recent publication is The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel. She is currently a faculty member in the graduate writing programs of Bennington College and The New School University.

Grayson Books 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition

22 January 2008

www.graysonbooks.com/flash.html

Prize: $500, publication of chapbook, and 50 copies
Deadline: January 16, 2008
Reading fee: $15
Submit: 16 to 24 pages of poetry, two cover sheets (one with contact information, one anonymous).
SASE for results only.
Judge: Norah Pollard, former editor of Connecticut River Review and author of the poetry collections Leaning In and Report from the Banana Hospital

Submit your entry to:
Grayson Books
P.O. Box 270549
West Hartford, CT 06127

The 2008 Third Coast Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Awards

22 January 2008

First Place Poetry Prize: $1,000 & Publication
First Place Nonfiction Prize: $500 & Publication

Final Judges
For poetry: James Tate
For creative nonfiction: Patricia Hampl

Send entries to:
Third Coast 2008 Poetry or Creative Nonfiction Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331

Open to all writers unassociated with the judges or Third Coast.

Postmark deadline: February 15th, 2008.
Prize-winning issue: Spring 2009. Entry fee: $15 per manuscript. Please make checks or money orders payable to Third Coast. Each fee entitles entrant to a 1-year subscription to Third Coast, an extension of an existing subscription, or a gift subscription. Please indicate your choice and enclose a complete address for subscription. Please send each entry separately, and mark clearly whether it is a poetry or creative nonfiction entry. Up to five unpublished poems totaling no more than 12 pages are eligible for the poetry contest; any previously unpublished creative nonfiction essay or excerpt of up to 9,000 words is eligible for the creative nonfiction contest. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; if accepted elsewhere, we ask that they be withdrawn from the contest immediately. No money will be refunded. Submissions will not be returned; send SASE for results only. All manuscripts should be typed (nonfiction entries double-spaced) and accompanied by a cover letter. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript itself. If a poem or essay is chosen as a finalist, Third Coast requires that it be withdrawn from any other publication considerations until the winner is selected. If the poem or essay is scheduled to be published elsewhere before spring 2009, please do not send it.

VISITING POET, COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

22 January 2008

The Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts and Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence. Annual, one-year nonrenewable position: starts August 2008. Poets from underrepresented communities and/or those who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to their writing and teaching are particularly encouraged to apply. Position is named for Elma Stuckey, a poet born in Memphis who lived in Chicago for more than 40 years. Author of THE BIG GATE (1976) and THE COLLECTED POEMS OF ELMA STUCKEY (1987), she has been described as “the A.E. Housman of slavery” — a poet who recast for contemporary readers
“those things that were kept from the ears of the unknowing slavemasters.”

Successful candidate will teach one course per semester (undergraduate workshop, craft, and/or literature seminars), give a public reading, and possibly supervise a small number of graduate theses. Qualified candidates will have received an M.F.A. in poetry, or Ph.D. in English (with creative dissertation), or other relevant terminal degree in past five years; demonstrate excellence and experience in college-level teaching; and have strong record of publication in national literary magazines. Salary: $30,000 for the year. Send cover
letter, CV, 5-page sample of published poetry (photocopies are fine), sample syllabus for undergraduate or graduate-level poetry workshop or literature course, three letters of recommendation (at least one should address teaching), and statement of teaching philosophy to:

Tony Trigilio
Director, Creative Writing – Poetry
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60605

Review of applications begins March 1 and will continue until position is filled.

The Creative Writing – Poetry Program has a commitment to excellence in teaching and is founded upon strong ties between the study of literature and the practice of creative expression, and features the only undergraduate creative writing – poetry BA program in the country and a single-genre MFA program, a national reading series featuring monthly readings, and two national literary magazines: COLUMBIA POETRY REVIEW and COURT GREEN. Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting.
Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, Deaf, GLBT, disabled, international & minority classified individuals to apply for all positions.

The William Saroyan Centennial Prizes

17 January 2008

for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Drama

The William Saroyan Society and The San Joaquin Valley Writing Project announce the first William Saroyan Centennial Prizes for original short fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama for adults, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Saroyan’s birth. Undergraduate students are not eligible. Winning writers will receive a $500 prize, publication in the journal In the Grove, and inclusion in the Saroyan Archive at the Fresno County Library. Judging will be blind. The fiction contest’s finalists will be judged by Steve Yarbrough, author of Visible Spirits, The Oxygen Man, The End of California and other novels and short story collections. The creative nonfiction and drama contests judges will be announced later. Information on the prizes, and announcement of the winners and finalists, may be found on the Society’s website:
www.williamsaroyansociety.org.

Deadline: March 15, 2008. Mail paginated wordprocessed manuscript with 2 title pages–one with title and genre only, and the other with title, genre, and contact information (author’s name, email address, phone and address). No name or other information that would identify the writer may appear on any page of the manuscript. Include a $15.00 reading fee by check or money order, payable to The Saroyan Society. Mail to Megan Bohigian, The Saroyan Centennial Prize, 742 E. Home Ave., Fresno, CA 93728-1811. Indicate which contest the entry is for on the outside of the envelope. Writers may submit more than one story, essay, or play, but each must be mailed separately with its own reading fee. Manuscripts will not be returned. Include a SASE for list of winners and finalists. Failure to meet the requirements of the guidelines will result in disqualification.

Guidelines:
Fiction: Original, previously unpublished literary short story in English, 5-10 pages, double spaced and wordprocessed. There is not a theme, but stories should aspire to high literary standards. No genre pieces, pornography, or collaborations. The winner will receive a prize
of $500, be published in the journal In the Grove, and be included in the Saroyan Archive at the Fresno County Public Library. A public reading will be scheduled as part of the Saroyan Society’s celebration of Saroyan’s birthday in August, 2008. Send paginated wordprocessed
manuscript with 2 title pages–one with the title only, and one with contact information (author’s name, email address, phone and address). No name or other information that would identify the writer may appear on any page of the manuscript. Write fiction contest on the envelope. Include a $15.00 reading fee by check or money order, payable to The Saroyan Society. Mail to Megan Bohigian, The Saroyan Centennial Prize, 742 E. Home Ave., Fresno, CA 93728-1811. Writers may submit more than one story, essay, or play, but each entry must be mailed separately with a separate reading fee. Manuscripts will not be returned. Include a SASE for list of winners and finalists.

Creative Nonfiction: Original, previously unpublished literary essay in English, 5-10 pages, double spaced and wordprocessed. There is no specific theme, work should aspire to a high literary standard in subject matter and language. No collaborations. The winner will receive a prize of $500, be published in the journal In the Grove, and be included in the Saroyan Archive at the Fresno County Public Library. A public reading will be scheduled as part of the Saroyan Society’s celebration of Saroyan’s birthday in August, 2008. Mail paginated wordprocessed manuscript with 2 title pages–one with the title and genre only, and one with title, genre, and contact information (author’s name, email address, phone and address). No name or other information that would identify the writer may appear on any page of the manuscript. Write nonfiction contest on the envelope. Include a $15.00 reading fee by check or money order, payable to The Saroyan Society. Mail to Megan Bohigian, The Saroyan Centennial Prize, 742 E. Home Ave., Fresno, CA 93728-1811. Writers may submit in more than one category, or more than one story, essay, or play, but each entry must be mailed separately with a separate reading fee. Do not send original copies of manuscripts; they will not be returned. Include a SASE for list of winners and finalists.

Drama: This prize is for a short one-act play in English, 10-20 pages in length. The winner will receive a prize of $500, publication in the journal In the Grove, and inclusion in the Saroyan Archive at the Fresno County Public Library. A public reading will be scheduled as part of the Saroyan Society’s celebration of Saroyan’s birthday in August, 2008. Mail paginated wordprocessed manuscript with 2 title pages–one with the title and genre only, and one with title, genre and contact information (author’s name, email address, phone and address). No name or other information that would identify the writer may appear on any page of the
manuscript. Write one-act drama contest” on the envelope. Include a $15.00 reading fee by check or money order, payable to The Saroyan Society. Mail to Megan Bohigian, The Saroyan Centennial Prize, 742 E. Home Ave., Fresno, CA 93728-1811. Writers may submit in more than one category, or more than one story, essay, or play, but each entry must be mailed separately with a separate reading fee. Do not send original copies of manuscripts; they will not be returned. Include a SASE for list of winners and finalists.

Florida Review Editor’s Prize

17 January 2008

The 2008 Editors’ Prizes are now open. We are accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $1000 prize and publication in the fall 2008 issue of The Florida Review.

Send one story or essay, or up to five poems. The reading fee is $15.00 which includes a year’s subscription. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please notify immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. Include a SASE for notification only. Manuscripts will not be returned. The postmark deadline is FEBRUARY 15, 2008. Winners will be notified and announced on the website www.flreview.com in June.

Send to:

The Florida Review Editors’ Prize (indicate genre)
Department of English
PO Box 161346
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816

Second Annual Per Contra Prize

17 January 2008

www.percontra.net/8pcprize2guidelines.htm

Per Contra has featured winners of The MacArthur Award, the Caine Prize, the Orange Prize, the Walt Whitman Award and more. The journal has published authors from the United States and North America, South America, Europe, Africa and South Asia. You can now submit manuscripts for the 2nd Annual Per Contra Prize.

Our March 2008 issue will feature two Pulitzer Prize winners, a winner of the O. Henry Prize and two former Poet Laureates of the United States. The Grand Prize winner will also appear in the March 2008 issue. This is your chance to appear with elites in the writing world.

Get Guidelines for the contest at www.percontra.net/8pcprize2guidelines.htm

Grand Prize is $1,000 and publication at our regular professional rates. The top ten stories submitted will be published at our regular professional rates during the 2008 editorial calendar.
Deadine for Entry is January 31, 2008.

EVENT Creative Non-Fiction Contest #21

12 January 2008

event.douglas.bc.ca/community/event-magazine/contestdetails.html
$1,500

Three winners will each receive $500 plus payment for publication in Event 37/3. Other manuscripts may be published.

Final Judge: TBA

Our past judges include: Keath Fraser, Myrna Kostash, Andreas Schroeder, Sharon Butala, Tom Wayman, Di Brandt, Terry Glavin, Karen Connelly and Charles Montgomery.

Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. Check your library for back issues of Event with previous winning entries and judges’ comments. Contest back issues are available from Event for $7.42 (includes GST and postage; US$7 for American residents; CAN$12 for overseas residents).

Note: Previously published material, or material accepted elsewhere for publication, cannot be considered. Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced. The writer should not be identified on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, address, phone number / email, and the title(s) of the story (stories) enclosed. Include a SASE (Canadian postage / IRCs / US$1). Douglas College employees are not eligible to enter.

Entry fee: Multiple entries are allowed, however, each entry must be accompanied by a $29.95 entry fee (includes GST and a one-year subscription; make cheque or international money order payable to Event). Those already subscribing will receive a one-year extension. American and overseas entrants please pay in US dollars.

Deadline for entries: Postmarked by April 15, 2008.

Send entries to:
EVENT
The Douglas College Review
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada V3L 5B2
Phone: 604-527-5293 Fax: 604-527-5095
Email: event@douglas.bc.ca

2008 Robert Watson Poetry Award

12 January 2008

www.springgardenpress.com/contests.html

Spring Garden Press and The Greensboro Review invite submissions for the Robert Watson Poetry Award chapbook competition. Submission must be received between 1 October and 2 April. The winning manuscript will be announced in September 2008 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook. The edition is limited to 500 copies, fifty of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through Spring Garden Press. The winning poet will also receive a cash award of $500 as well as an invitation from the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to read in their 2008-2009 Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.

Submission guidelines

Please submit a collection of poems not exceeding 24 pages including title page, dedications, table of contents, and acknowledgments. The cover page should contain, on a single detachable page, the manuscript title, author’s name, address, phone number, and email address. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else. A second title page should be provided without the author’s name or other identification. Please provide a table of contents and a separate acknowledgments page containing prior magazine or anthology publication of individual poems. Manuscripts should be bound with a simple spring clip.

NOTE: Poems may have appeared in journals or anthologies but not as part of a book-length collection.

There is a $10 entry fee for online submissions, $12 if you submit by post.

All entrants receive a 1-year subscription to The Greensboro Review or, if they are already subscribers, a 1-year subscription extension.

Submitting online

To enter the contest electronically, use the Spring Garden Press Submission Manager .

Submitting by post

Please send your manuscript and a $12 check payable to Spring Garden Press to:

Spring Garden Press
5603B West Friendly Avenue
Suite 283
Greensboro, NC 27410

Also include a #10 SASE for notification of the winner. Manuscripts must be postmarked between 1 October 2007 and 2 April 2008; those postmarked before or after will be discarded. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Small print

For the 2008 competition, several groups of writers may NOT enter. These include former editors and staff of The Greensboro Review; friends, former professors, and family of current Greensboro Review editors and staff.

Contest manuscripts are screened by the editors of Spring Garden Press as well as qualified readers appointed by the Press. The final selection is made by a poet of distinguished achievement, who remains anonymous until the winner is announced in October.

Spring Garden Press subscribes to the principles laid out in the Contest Code of Ethics adopted by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP):

CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to:

1. conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors;
2. to provide clear and specific contest guidelines defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and
3. to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public.

This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

For more information:

Spring Garden Press · 5603 B West Friendly Avenue · Suite 283 · Greensboro, North Carolina 27410-4252

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

12 January 2008

www.winnningwriters.com/tomstory

Sixteenth year. Fourteen cash prizes totaling $5,250. Top prize $2,000.

Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $12, payable to Winning Writers.

Postmark deadline: March 31.

Judges: J.H. Reid, D.C. Konrad.

Submit online or mail to

Winning Writers
Attn: Tom Howard Short Story Contest
351 Pleasant Street
PMB 222
Northampton, MA 01060

Winning Writers is proud to be one of “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2005-2007).

More information: www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

Phyllis Smart Young Prize in Poetry & Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction

11 January 2008

The Madison Review hosts the Phyllis Smart Young Prize in Poetry and the Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction annually. The best unpublished short story and best group of three unpublished poems will each be awarded $1,000.00 and publication in the spring issue of The Madison Review. The Madison Review accepts short-fiction and poetry of all creative forms and content.

* All submissions must be received by February 1st, 2008. To be considered, submissions must include the following:
o an entry fee of $10.00 in the form of a check or money order payable to The Madison Review
o a business-size self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE)
o a cover letter

Submissions are limited to one previously unpublished short story (30 pg. max.) or three previously unpublished poems (4 pg. each max.). All entries will be considered as submissions to The Madison Review for publication. Contest results will be announced March 15, 2008.

* Send manuscript entries and queries to:
o Phyllis Smart Young Prize in Poetry or Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction
o C/O The Madison Review
o University of Wisconsin-Madison
o Department of English
o 600 N. Park Street
o 6193 Helen C. White Hall
o Madison, WI. 53706

mendota.english.wisc.edu/~MadRev/

THE PRISM INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL SHORT FICTION CONTEST

11 January 2008

$2,000 GRAND PRIZE
3 RUNNER-UP PRIZES OF $200 EACH

prism.arts.ubc.ca/contests.html

All winning stories will be published in the 2008 PRISM Summer Fiction Contest Issue and receive an additional payment of $20 per printed page (in Canadian dollars or the U.S. equivalent). Entry deadline: January 31, 2008.

Go to prism.arts.ubc.ca/forms/fiction_contest_form.pdf for required entry form and contest guidelines

2008 Noemi Press Poetry Chapbook Award

11 January 2008

The 2008 Noemi Press Poetry Chapbook Award will be judged by Mary Jo Bang author of Elegy, The Eye Like a Strange Balloon, and Louise in Love

The 2008 Noemi Press Fiction Chapbook Award will be judged by Brian Evenson author of The Open Curtain , The Wavering Knife, and Altmann’s Tongue

Winners will receive $150 and 25 author’s copies. All manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Guidelines for Submissions

Send 20-40 pp. of poetry or fiction, along with a $10 entry fee (check or money order) made out to Noemi Press, via U.S. Postal Service, to the following address:

[Fiction or Poetry] Contest
Noemi Press
P.O. Box 1330
Mesilla Park, NM 88047

Include two title pages: one with title, acknowledgments (if applicable), name, and contact information; one with title alone. Your name must not appear anywhere in the manuscript. Current and former students, friends, and relatives of the judges or Noemi Press editors are not eligible to enter.

Please use a binder clip to fasten your manuscript. Enclose an SASE for notification of winners and finalists. Manuscripts will not be returned. Revisions of entries cannot be accepted.

If you would like a copy of the winning poetry/fiction chapbook, include a 6″x9″ self-addressed envelope with $1.50 postage affixed.

Stories/poems that have been previously published individually are eligible, but manuscripts must not have been previously published as a whole. Do not submit poems/stories that appear in a chapbook or full-length book already published or under contract for publication. If applicable, include a list of acknowledgments on the title page.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable under the condition that you notify us in the event your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

All entries must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2008.

The Second Annual Per Contra Prize

11 January 2008

www.percontra.net
Awarded March 2008
$1,000 First Prize and Publication in Per Contra for the Top Ten Entries

Winner will appear in Per Contra Spring 2008, also featuring the work of Daniel Hoffman, new and unpublished work by John Updike, Maxine Kumin, William Jay Smith, Rhina P. Espaillat and Stephen Dixon. Coming March 1st.

PRIZES:

FIRST PRIZE: $1,000 U.S. dollars.

Top ten stories will be published in Per Contra in our 2008 editorial calendar year, with the authors paid our regular professional publication rates. Per Contra purchases first rights, right to archive and right to broadcast spoken word versions and right to reprint in an anthology. Copyright to work remains with the author.

All entries will be considered for publication. (Currently we are not accepting unsolicited submissions in poetry or fiction.)

Winners will be announced on March 1st in Per Contra. Additionally, winners will be notified by email.

PRIVACY POLICY: Per Contra collects information for the sole purpose of communication with the party providing the information. No information collected will be sold, shared with or distributed to any third party.

GUIDELINES:

The story must be the original work of the author; however, collaborative work of two authors is acceptable when so noted. All entries must be written in English. Translations of other author’s works may not be submitted.

No previously published work or works forthcoming elsewhere may be submitted.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; if accepted elsewhere, we ask that they be withdrawn from the contest immediately, but the reading fee is non-refundable.

Stories must be at least 1,000 words and may not exceed 3,000 words.

Authors may send as many entries as they wish, but a $10 fee must accompany each submission.

Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, minimum 12 point type.

Author’s names, together with an accurate word count, and the title must appear on the cover sheet only. DO NOT PLACE AUTHOR’S NAME ON THE MANUSCRIPT.

Title and page number should appear on each page of the story.

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Entries will be judged (identities will be concealed) by the editorial staff of Per Contra.

No current/former student or colleague of Miriam Kotzin’s or Bill Turner’s is eligible to be considered for the contest. Former students may use this as a period of open submission to Per Contra. Students may submit their work at percontra05@yahoo.com.

No one editorially or financially affiliated with Per Contra may enter the contest. Authors previously published in Per Contra may not enter the contest.

The winning stories will be published in Per Contra. Must be 18 or older to enter.

*****NEW PLEASE READ:***** We will only accept Personal Checks, Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders for Entries. Please make personal checks, money orders or cashier’s checks payable to William Turner.

Entries must be sent to the address below and postmarked no later than January 31, 2008. Entries cannot be returned.

Miriam Kotzin
Suite 10B
250 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19l07-5615

“Discovery” / Boston Review 2008 Poetry Contest

10 January 2008

Deadline: January 18, 2008
bostonreview.net/about/contest/

Four Prizes: $500
Complete guidelines:
Four winning authors will be awarded a reading at the 92nd Street Y in New York City (set for Monday, May 5, 8:15 PM), publication in the Boston Review and $500.

1. The contest is open to poets who have not published a book of poems (chapbooks and self-published books included). Those who have a book contract at the time of submission or who are subsequently awarded a book contract are not eligible for the contest if their book is scheduled for publication before Fall 2008. Individual poems that have been or will be published in periodicals or anthologies may be submitted; however, at least two of the submitted poems must be unpublished and under two pages in length.

2. Submit four identical sets of a typed ten-page manuscript. Each set is to contain the same ten pages in the same order. Include no more than one poem per page. NO personal identification should appear on any of the poems; no copyright attributions for previously published poems should appear on the poems.

3. Photocopied manuscripts are acceptable. However, in the case of previously published poems, do not send photocopied pages of the periodical or book in which the poem(s) originally appeared.

4. Please staple each manuscript; do not use paper clips.

5. Enclose ONE cover letter including your name, address and day and evening telephone numbers, as well as a list of the submitted poems in the order in which they appear, with copyright attributions for published poems. Do not attach this cover letter to the manuscripts.

6. An entry fee of US$10.00 must accompany the submission. Please make checks (drawn on U.S. banks only) or money orders (in U.S. currency only) payable to the 92nd Street Y, and attach them to your cover letter. DO NOT SEND CASH.

7. All poems must be original and in English (no translations).

8. No contestant may submit more than one entry. No corrections can be accepted after receipt of the contest submission.

9. Entries must be received by Friday, January 18, 2008. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your manuscript, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard (not envelope) and allow several weeks for its return. Due to the large number of submission received, manuscripts cannot be returned. Winners will be contacted by telephone in March 2008; all contest entrants will be mailed the names of the winners and of the judges shortly thereafter.

10. No phone queries can be taken. If you wish to hear a recording of the guidelines, or to receive another set of these guidelines in the mail, call 212.415.5759. Mail contest submissions to:

“Discovery”/ Boston Review 2008 Poetry Contest
Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Montana Prizes, Goedicke Prize

10 January 2008

CutBank is pleased to announce the Montana Prize in Fiction, the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry.

We are honored to have three talented judges participating in the inaugural year of these contests. The Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry will be judged by Michele Glazer. Aimee Bender will select the winner of the Montana Prize in Fiction. The winner of the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction will be selected by Suzanne Paola. See bios for each of our judges at www.cutbankonline.org/contests_new/index.html.

Submissions are accepted December 1 through February 29. Winners receive $500 and publication in CutBank 69. All submissions will be considered for publication in CutBank.

The contests’ $13 entry fee includes a one-year, two-issue subscription to CutBank, beginning with the prize issue, CutBank 69.

Please send only your best work. With all three of these awards, we are seeking to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness.

Full guidelines available at http://www.cutbankonline.org.

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By the by, I apologize if any of you are receiving this email for the second time. I sent a similar one a couple weeks ago, but it appears quirks in the email software prevented it from reaching a good number of its intended recipients. Thanks again and happy holidays!

Cheers,
Brian Kevin

Managing Editor
CutBank Literary Magazine
University of Montana
www.cutbankonline.org

Sawtooth Poetry Prize: Ahsahta Press

10 January 2008

ahsahtapress.boisestate.edu/contest.htm

Call for Manuscripts
January 1, 2008 through March 1, 2008
$1,500 for a book of poems
Final Judge: C.D. Wright
The winning volume will be published in January 2009 by Ahsahta Press.

Ahsahta Press, a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, conforms to the CLMP Code of Ethics and participated in its drafting.

The Sawtooth Poetry Prize honors a book of original poetry in English by a single author; translations are not eligible for this award. The winning poet receives a $1,500 honorarium upon publication plus 25 copies of the published book. In addition to announcements in national publications, the winning book and author will be featured on the Ahsahta website, as will lists of finalists and semi-finalists.

The final judge for the competition is C.D. Wright. Entries must be postmarked between January 1 and March 1, 2008. Entries sent by e-mail or fax are not permitted and will be disqualified. A self-addressed stamped postcard is necessary if you’d like notification of
our receipt of your manuscript. Manuscripts should be 48 to 100 pages of poetry, single-spaced, printed on one side of an 8-1/2″ x 11″ or A4 page only. Include two title pages, one with and one without the author’s name, address, phone, and, if available, e-mail address. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript. Only the anonymous title page will be sent to the readers and judge. More about our judging process. Please number your pages consecutively. Include acknowledgments page and
biographical note, which will be removed before judging. Contain pages in a plain manila folder or bind manuscript with a secure clip. Please do not bind manuscript in a notebook.
Handwritten manuscripts are not accepted. Manuscripts will not be returned, so please do not send your only copy. Manuscript revisions are not permitted during the contest. Include $25.00 reading fee per manuscript (payable to Ahsahta Press). Entrants will receive a copy of the winning book when it is printed if they include a 7″ x 10″ self-addressed mailer with $4.60 postage. Because media mail packages are routinely opened by the U.S. Postal Service, we send the books by priority mail. Our books measure 6″ x 8″ and will not fit in
smaller-sized mailers. A self-addressed stamped #10 envelope must be included for notification of winners. Please note: About 10% of entries come to us without SASEs for notification. Until recently we have attempted to notify these entrants by e-mail or other means, but the time involved has become too burdensome. If you wish notification of the winners of the contest, you must include a standard, stamped, business-sized SASE with your entry.

Winner is expected to be announced in May 2008. All entries are eligible for publication by Ahsahta Press; separate submission of a Sawtooth entry during our open reading period is unnecessary.

Eligibility: Poets writing in English are eligible. Previous book publication is not a consideration. Students and former students of Boise State University and of this year’s judge may not enter; close friends of the judge are also not considered eligible. Simultaneous submissions are permissable, but entrants are asked to notify Ahsahta Press immediately if a manuscript becomes committed elsewhere.

The CLMP Code of Ethics: CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest
guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

Send Entries to:
Sawtooth Poetry Prize
AHSAHTA PRESS, MS1525
1910 University Drive
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725-1525
208-426-3134

2008 Janice Holt Giles Short Fiction Prize

10 January 2008

www.gilessociety.org

LEXINGTON, KYArts Across Kentucky magazine announces call for entrries to the third annual Janice Holt Giles Short Fiction Prize. The winning story will be published in Arts Across Kentucky and the author will receive a $500 prize and an invitation to read at the annual literary festival held each August at the homestead of Janice Holt Giles at Knifley, Kentucky.

Arts Across Kentucky magazine offers the only fiction prize in honor of one of Kentucky’s most prolific and beloved authors. For information on Janice Holt Giles, see Arts Across Kentucky, Fall, 2005 or visit www.artsacrossky.com to read the article.

The 2008 Janice Holt Giles Short Fiction Prize contest judge is Lee Smith. Smith has written a number of highly acclaimed novels and short story collections including the New York Times best-seller, The Last Girls and her most recent novel, On Agate Hill. Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award and two O. Henry Awards, Smith recently retired from teaching creative writing at North Carolina State University.

Prize
The winner of the Janice Holt Giles Short Fiction Prize will receive $500, publication in Arts Across Kentucky and an invitation to read at the annual literary festival on the grounds of the Janice Holt Giles Home in August 2008.

Eligibility
The Janice Holt Giles Short Fiction Prize is open to all fiction writers. Only an original unpublished short story in English may be submitted. Any subject matter or writing style is welcome. The winning story must be suitable for a general audience. If a submitted story is published elsewhere during the judging process, the author is asked to contact Arts Across Kentucky so their story can be withdrawn from consideration.

Deadline
Manuscripts must be postmarked by January 1, 2008. The winner will be announced on the magazine’s website by the end of April. The winning story will run
in the summer issue of Arts Across Kentucky. The winner will be announced at www.artsacrossky.com. No phone calls please.

Manuscript Format
Send two copies, typed, double-spaced on white, 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Photocopies are acceptable. Do not send an original copy as manuscripts will not be returned. One entry should not exceed 3,000 words. One entry per writer. Entry should include a cover page with the story name, writer’s name, address, and other contact information. Each page of the manuscript should have a header with the story title and page number. Writer’s name or other identifying information should appear only on the cover sheet, not on the manuscript to ensure blind reading. The winning author will be asked to submit an electronic copy for publication in Arts Across Kentucky.

Submission Information
Entry deadline: January 1, 2008
Send two copies of manuscript and cover page along with a $10 entry fee payable to Arts Across Kentucky to:

Arts Across Kentucky
Attn: Fiction Prize
385 Codell Drive
Lexington, KY 40509

For more information contact Nancy Bronner at nancy@artsacrossky.com.

Affiliates or employees of the Janice Holt Giles Society and Arts Across Kentucky are not eligible. The magazine reserves the right not to choose a winner should no suitable manuscript be found.

THE IOWA REVIEW AWARD

7 January 2008

A contest from The Iowa Review
www.uiowa.edu/%7Eiareview/mainpages/iowaaward.html

POETRY, FICTION, & NONFICTION
$1,000 to each winner / $500 to runners-up
Plus publication in our December 2008 issue
Submit during January 2008
Heather McHugh, Ethan Canin, and Abigail Thomas, judges

Submit up to 20 pages of prose (double-spaced) or 10 pages of poetry (double or single; one poem or several). Work must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are fine assuming you inform us of acceptance elsewhere. All submissions will also be considered for the Tim McGinnis Award, given for the most surprising and unusual work of the year. Manuscripts must include a cover page listing your name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone number, and the title of each work, but your name should not appear on the manuscript itself. Enclose a $15 entry fee (checks payable to The Iowa Review). Add $10 (for a total of $25) to receive a yearlong subscription to the magazine. Label your envelope as a contest entry. For example: “Contest: Fiction.” Postmark submissions between January 1 and January 31, 2008. Enclose a #10 SASE for final word on your work. Enclose a SAS postcard if you wish confirmation of our receipt of your entry. No electronic submissions.

Dislocate Poetry Contest

7 January 2008

dislocatemagazine.blogspot.com/2007/10/exclusive-dislocate-poetry-contest_30.html

Dislocate, a literary journal at the University of Minnesota, announces its first Dislocated Poetry Contest: Poems on the theme of Dislocation.

The Winner will receive $500 and publication in the 4th print issue of Dislocate.

All entrants will receive a copy of Dislocate and be considered for publication.

Entry fee: $10
Page Limit: 5 pages
Deadline: January 31, 2008

We welcome both experimental and traditional forms which stretch the boundaries of poetry.

Each contest submission must include an entry fee. Submissions must also include a self-addressed stamped envelope and cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail, and entry title. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities English department students and faculty are ineligible for this contest.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted; previously published work or e-submissions are not.

Manuscripts will not be returned without a SASE and correct postage. Make entry checks payable to Dislocate Magazine.

Send all entries to:

Dislocate—Attn: Dislocated Poetry Contest
Department of English
222 Lind Hall
207 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0134

*Please note that non-contest submissions for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction do not require an entry fee and are welcome from September 15 – December 15 every year.

Contact us at dislocate.magazine@gmail.com with questions. To view previous issues, visit our website at www.dislocate.org.

Women Writers Worldwide 2008 Essay Competition – 4th Annual

5 January 2008

“Freeing Freedom of Expression”

Is our right to express ourselves as writers … as people … being seriously threatened? An election year special essay contest.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2008 ~ Open to ALL writers (female & male)

1,500 word maximum

1st Place – $200 cash prize & $500 publishing package sponsored by Infinity Publishing

10 lucky entrants receive FREE mini-critique in a fun Critique Lottery

$15 entry fee

Register online or by mail. Open to International entries in English (U.S. dollars only).

www.WomenWritersWorldwide.com/wwwcontests.html
write@womenwritersworldwide.com