Archive for January 6th, 2009

Naugatuck River Review Call for Narrative Poetry

6 January 2009

The open submission period for the Summer 2009 issue is January 1st through March 1st. Submissions are currently open.

This is a literary journal founded in order to publish and in doing so to honor good narrative poetry. Naugatuck River Review is dedicated to publishing narrative poetry in the tradition of great narrative poets such as Gerald Stern, Philip Levine or James Wright. We are open to many styles of poetry, looking for narrative that sings, which means the poem has a strong emotional core and the narrative is compressed. So, make us laugh and cry, make chills run down our spines. Knock us off our feet!

Please send previously unpublished work. We do occasionally accept previously published poetry, but prefer unpublished. Publication rights will revert to the author of the poem. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will have two reading periods, Summer and Winter. We cannot pay our contributors, but will send one issue of the journal.

Send submissions of NO MORE THAN THREE POEMS in the body of an email
to naugatuck@aol.com.

Make sure you include a short cover letter with your contact information and a 20-30 word bio. We will publish twice a year, Winter and Summer.

Common Ground Review Contest

6 January 2009

www.cgreview.org/PoetryContest%20Announcement.htm

Common Ground Review announces a Poetry Contest

$150 First
$75 Second
$50 Third Prizes

and publication in the Common Ground Review
Send 1-3 unpublished poems (61 lines or under), a brief biography, and a check for $10 made out to Common Ground Review Poetry Contest

Mail to
Larry O’Brien
Common Ground Review
40 Prospect Street, Unit C1
Westfield, MA 01085

Enclose an SASE* for winners

Deadline is February 28, 2009

Contest Submission Guidelines
We look for well-crafted poems under 61 lines. If line length exceeds 50 characters, lines may be broken at the discretion of the editor.

Any poem should be single spaced indicating where the stanza breaks occur. Each poem must bear the poet’s name, address, e-mail address (if any), and telephone number somewhere on the page (front or back). *

Submit up to three poems in a #10 envelope.

*(an additional copy of each submitted poem should not contain reference to the author)

A brief biography must be included or poems will be set aside until one is submitted. No simultaneous submissions. We do not accept responsibility for incorrect guidelines (e.g. dates) or other information obtained from other websites or outdated sources.

Gannon High School Poetry Contest

6 January 2009

High school students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to participate in the English Department’s 31st Annual High School Poetry Contest.

www.gannon.edu/departmental/english/poetry.asp

Needed:

Your original poetry

Deadline:

February 1, 2009

Send Your Entries to:

Berwyn Moore
Poetry Contest
Department of English
Gannon University
University Square
Erie, PA 16541

Prizes Awarded:

First Prize: $100
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $50
Honorable Mention

How to Enter:

Type each entry separately on plain white paper

Include your name, home address, and phone numbers in upper left corner
Include high school name, address of high school, your grade, and teacher’s name in upper right corner
Send 1 to 3 poems (Do not send your only copies. Poems will not be returned.)

Zingology.com Call for Submissions

6 January 2009

Zingology.com, a literary zine, is now accepting submissions for its next issue in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, art, photography, and humor. Deadline is January 30, 2009. The theme is *BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS” and we seek your interpretation. Winners will be featured in Winter 2009 issue of the zine and will will also be eligible for selection for paperback volume of this issue which will sold on the website and on Amazon.com. Apply through the website, www.zingology.com/submissions.html. Submission fee is payable through PayPal as part of your submission process. The fee is $15 per submission, except for poetry which is $5 a poem. Once you apply, please email us an attachment of your work in the following formats:

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY
We are looking for the unusual – your evocative vision that says something unique and that creates visual impact with a solid design and strong use of color/shape/line/ texture. Please query with 3 jpgs small (approx 400 x 600 px) of your work with an artist statement, or point us to a url of an online gallery. Please fill out the form on the submissions page, which will take you directly to PayPal. You may then email your jpgs through the link provided on the submissions form: submissions@zingology.com.

Artwork will not be directly sold through Zingology. A $15 submission/review fee is required and three artists will be selected for the next issue.

Fiction/Poetry/Creative Non-Fiction/Humor
Please send work as an attachment in a word doc.
Flash Fiction – max 1000 words
Short Stories – max 4000 words
Creative Non-Fiction – max 4000 words

A $15 submission/review fee is required and three writers from each category will be selected for the next issue. If selected, your page will be featured on the site for three months and then as a link to past issues for the next year. if accepted, receive our 2008 anthology for free.

Poetry: First, second and third place and honorable mention
Enter up to three poems at $5 per poem, if accepted, receive our 2008 anthology for free.

All genres: If selected, your work will be featured/promoted on the site for three months and be considered for publication in a paperback issue, the Best of Zingology 2009, and will be sold on the site and Amazon.com.

We will require a short bio and a photo in addition to your work.

AKRON ART MUSEUM’S NEW WORDS CONTEST

6 January 2009

Open to adult (over 18) poets residing in Ohio. Entries of up to three poems must be postmarked (no email) between Jan. 2 and Feb. 27, 2009. Competition winners receive cash prizes of $125, $100 and $75. The top eight finalists will have the opportunity to read their poems (or have them read) at an awards ceremony during the New Words 2009 Poetry Reading on Sunday, April 19. Northeast Ohio poet Lynn Powell, author of The Zones of Paradise and Old & New Testaments, will judge. For more information on the New Words 2009 Poetry Contest and Reading, visit www.AkronArtMuseum.org or call 330-376-9186 x241.

Gertrude Press Chapbook Contests

6 January 2009

Each year Gertrude Press publishes two chapbooks; one fiction and one poetry. These attractive collections will include a unique cover in a limited press run.

www.gertrudepress.org/guidelines/chapbook.html

Writer Compensation:
$50 cash award
50 complimentary copies of the chapbook

Chapbooks will be distributed to subscribers, libraries, and bookstores carrying Gertrude, the Press’ annual literary journal.

Poetry Chapbook Guidelines:

Submit 16-20 pages of poetry via surface mail only.

Indicate which poems have been previously published and by whom. Unpublished poems are welcome.

Poetry may be of any subject matter and writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit.

Include a cover letter and SASE for notification. For manuscript returns, please include exact postage.

Indicate how you learned of the contest in your cover letter.

Include a $15 submission fee payable to Gertrude Press.

Submission fee includes copy of the winning chapbook.

Submissions accepted beginning September 1, 2008 until February 15, 2009 (postmark deadline).

Fiction Chapbook Guidelines:

Submit 16-20 pages of short fiction or a self-contained novel excerpt via surface mail only.

Indicate which selections have been previously published and by whom. Unpublished pieces are welcome.

Fiction may be of any subject matter and writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit.

Include a cover letter and SASE for notification. For manuscript returns, please include exact postage.

Indicate how you learned of the contest in your cover letter.

Include a $15 submission fee payable to Gertrude Press.

Submission fee includes a copy of the winning chapbook.

Submissions accepted beginning September 1, 2008 until February 15, 2009 (postmark deadline).

Please send all submissions to:
Gertrude Press
PO Box 83948
Portland OR 97283

Winners will be announced by May 1, 2009.