Archive for September 18th, 2008

Emory Creative Writing Fellowship

18 September 2008

Emory University. Two-year Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction in lively undergraduate English/Creative Writing Program, beginning fall 2009. Load 2-1, all workshops; $26,000 salary, and health benefits. Required: MFA or PhD in last five years, with Creative Writing teaching experience. Desirable: record of publication, with a first book underway; interest in secondary genre, especially creative nonfiction and screenwriting. Send dossier, including cover letter discussing teaching experience and philosophy, c.v., two letters of recommendation and a 25-page writing sample to: Creative Writing Program, Emory University, 537 Kilgo Road, Room N209, Atlanta, GA 30322, by November 14, 2008 deadline. We actively seek applications from women and minority candidates. AA/EOE.

Special Prose Chapbook Contest

18 September 2008

$200 + 20 copies and standard publishing contract

This contest is new and offered for the first time. We are looking for a memoir, long short story, a small collection of flash fiction, or other innovative prose for a prose chapbook.

The Prose chapbook, if a collection, should have an original theme binding the pieces together.

Please send manuscripts of 18-28 pages, double-spaced, and a $10 entry fee.

Include your name only on a cover sheet and not on the manuscript. Include the title of the entire collection on the cover sheet and each page of the manuscript.

Deadline is September 30th, 2008.

The editors reserve the right to return all manuscripts and fees if we do not find a manuscript we fall in love with.

This contest will be judged blindly.

Spire Press, Inc.
532 LaGuardia Place, Suite 298,
New York, NY 10012

tel: 646.736.7701


The Ledge 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition

18 September 2008

PRIZE: Winning poet will receive a $1,000 cash award and 25 copies of the published chapbook.

SUBMIT: 16-28 pages of original poetry with title page, biographical note and acknowledgements, if any. Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number (optional). Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Poets may enter more than one manuscript.

ENTRY FEE: $18. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning chapbook upon its publication in the fall of 2009.

NO RESTRICTIONS on form or content. The Ledge Press is open to all styles and forms of poetry. Excellence is the only criterion.

PLEASE include a SASE for the competition results or manuscript return. The winner will be announced in March 2009.

POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 31, 2008.

The Ledge 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition,
40 Maple Ave.,
Bellport, NY 11713


18 September 2008

Entries Due: November 1, 2008
Winners Announced: December 2008

1st Prize – $125 + Publication
2nd Prize – $75 + Publication
3rd Prize – Honorable Mention + Publication

Contest Judge:
Ever Saskya, Author of “The Porch is a Journey Different From the House”

Entry Fee: $7 (USD)

What We’re Looking For:
This contest seeks work that speaks to the mission of Dante’s Heart: A Journal of Myth, Fairytale, Folklore, and Fantasy. Dante’s Heart ( is an online venue looking for creative work that explores how myth and fairy tale define and are defined by the human experience(s). We want to celebrate the shock, wonder, bewilderment, suffering, and enchantment of myth, of the fantastic; we want to hear about rivers running with wine and ghosts jumping the Mississippi on motorcycles. We’re concerned with the neglect of myth, with the blindness of a culture determined by myths it hasn’t thought about; we demand (beg, entreat, scream) that myths be thought about, made and remade, handled with a delicate & angry/sad/ desperate/joyous exuberance.

Contest Rules:

Submit poems by e-mail to

Submit entry fees using the “Giving” page on our website (, and e-mail us to specify that the funds are for the contest entry fee.

Entries & entry fees must be received by November 1 in order to be considered for the contest.

Submit one entry only. An entry may consist of any of these:
1 poem of up to 7 pages
A series of 2-3 inter-related poems up to 10 pages
A series of 4 or more inter-related poems up to 15 pages

Send your best work. Please peruse our journal prior to submitting.