Archive for July, 2008


22 July 2008

One $1,000.00 prize winner receives publication in the Spring 2009 Issue; two honorable mentions receive $100.00 each.

Judge: Nick Flynn

Deadline: September 10, 2008


A $15 entry fee, payable to “Hunger Mountain,” includes a copy of the Spring 2009 Issue of Hunger Mountain

Submit one work of creative nonfiction, not to exceed 10,000 words

Name or address should not appear anywhere on the manuscript

Must be an original creation, written in English, and previously unpublished

Do not send simultaneous submissions, artwork, or translations

Entries must be typed, one-side-only

Use a paper clip or send unbound (no staples or binding please)

Enclose a standard index card with title, name, address, phone number, and email address

Enclose a SASE for notification of winners

Enclose a postage-paid postcard for acknowledgement of entry (optional)

Once submitted, entries cannot be altered

Electronic or faxed entries will not be accepted

No entries will be returned, do not send your only copy

All entries will be considered for publication

Multiple entries allowed: each entry must be sent separately and include a separate entry fee

Entries must be postmarked by September 10, 2008

Late entries will be returned unread


CNF Prize
Hunger Mountain
Vermont College/UI&U
36 Coll
ege Street
Montpelier VT , 05602


First Annual SCR Fiction Prize

22 July 2008

Mandatory Entry Form

First Prize: $1,000
Second Prize: $200
Third Prize: $100


Send one story of up to 8,000 words with a $10 reading fee payable to Southern California Review. Multiple entries are permitted, but a separate check should be included with each entry. All entrants will receive a complimentary copy of Southern California Review.

All stories must be typed and previously unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please note this in your cover letter and notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere.

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for contest results.

Complete the cover sheet or type your name, address, email address, and day and evening phone numbers with the title of the story. No name or address should appear on the manuscript copy.

The winning entry will appear in the spring 2009 issue of Southern California Review.

Deadline: Postmarked by August 31, 2008.

Mail submissions to:
Master of Professional Writing
Southern California Review
Fiction Prize
3501 Trousdale Parkway
Mark Taper Hall, THH 355J
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0355


22 July 2008


Judge: Gerald Locklin


MANUSCRIPTS should include a title page with the author’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address; an acknowledgment page listing previously published poems; a table of contents, 48–64 pages of original poetry; and an SASE for reply or return of manuscript. Manuscripts should be unbound, typed, pages numbered, and name should appear on title page only. Clear photocopies and computer print-outs are acceptable. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

PRIZE: In addition to publication and the $1,000 cash prize, the winner also receives 25 copies and a foreword by the finalist judge.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all poets, with or without previous book publication. Students and friends of the judge are not eligible for this year’s competition.

$20 ENTRY FEE includes a copy of the winning book. All other proceeds go to the continuing publication of Pearl.

JUDGING: The selection of manuscripts for final judging will be made by the editors of Pearl. All entries are read anonymously.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: May 1 – July 15th postmark. The winner will be announced and manuscripts returned after the first of next year.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: Pearl Poetry Prize, 3030 E. Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803; checks made payable to Pearl

Black Warrior Review Poetry and Fiction Contests

21 July 2008

The Fourth-Ever Black Warrior Review Contest has begun!

Guest Judges this year are Tomaz Salamun (poetry) and Lydia Millet (fiction).

Send your entry to:
Fiction Contest OR Poetry Contest
Black Warrior Review
Box 862936
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

The Reading Fee is $15 per short story (up to 7500 words) and $15 per
group of up to 3 poems.
Contestants will also receive a complimentary one-year subscription.

All entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2008.

For more details and guidelines, please visit:

A Woman’s Write Novel Competition

7 July 2008

We are more interested in a good story well told than in attempts to sound literary or poetic. Send us your best, simplest work. Make us love or hate your characters by what you let them do and say. Get us involved in the plot by moving us skillfully from point A to point B.

This is a fiction contest. Memoirs, biographies, and other nonfiction are not eligible for this competition.

AWW is a resource for creative women. We want to encourage work by, for and about women, but stories about men will not be overlooked. Just be sure that your viewpoint rings true and the experiences you portray are authentic to the character and setting. Be natural.

Do not use special script for emphasis. Read rules for the use of italics and do not use italics for simple emphasis. Do not overuse the exclamation point. Books will be judged on objective standards and demerits will be assigned for: word repetition, incorrect grammar and syntax, incorrect punctuation, improper formatting of paragraphs, weak characterizations, contradictory or illogical plot development, unbelievable or inconsistent setting. It will also be judged subjectively by our editors, as nearly as possible to mimic the experience of a new enthusiastic reader who has picked your book off the shelf and is embarking on the adventure of involvement in the world you have created. What stops, bores, or confuses that reader/editor will stop, bore, and confuse a larger audience.

Read the instructions carefully and submit accordingly. Inattention to detail can result in disqualification. The editors of AWW are themselves contest entrants (and occasional winners) and are well acquainted with the frustrations of getting it wrong and kicking oneself for having gotten it wrong. Please, read. For questions, email us at:

Important: Contestants should be 18 or older. Submitting your entry certifies that you are eligible, and that all work submitted is your own. Entry fees are non-refundable and are payable through PayPal. Judge’s decisions are final. For complete rules, consult the website:

Reading fee is $25.00 for all submissions. If you want a critique of your work, you must pay an additional $50.00 fee (total of $75.00).

Good Read Competition Prize

One award of $500.00 will be awarded to the book judged best by our editors.