2009 SER Contests General Guidelines

23 January 2009

southeastreview.org/contests.php

Any previously unpublished short-short story, poem, or narrative nonfiction piece is eligible for our contests. All manuscripts must be typed (fiction & nonfiction entries should be double-spaced) and accompanied by a cover letter. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript itself. Reading fees vary according to category. Make checks or money orders out to The Southeast Review. Postmark deadline: March 20, 2009.

Friends and current or former students of the judge and those who have been affiliated with Florida State University within the last five years are ineligible.

It is not necessary to send an SASE. Winners will be announced on the website in late spring. All contestants will receive the issue in which the winning submissions appear.
Send submissions, marked “WBSSSC”, “SER Poetry Contest”, or “SER Nonfiction Contest” to:

The Southeast Review
Department of English
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
World’s Best Short Short Story Contest

Send up to three short-short stories, no more than 500 words each, per $15 submission fee. Include no more than one short short per page. Include your name and contact information on a very brief cover letter. Do not include personal identification information anywhere on the stories. Robert Olen Butler will judge. One winner will be chosen and awarded $500. The winning short short and nine finalists will be published in spring 2010. Label envelope: WBSSSC.

The Southeast Review Poetry Contest

Send up to three poems, no more than 10 pages total, per $15 submission fee. Include no more than one poem per page. Include your name and contact information on a very brief cover letter. Do not include personal identification information anywhere on the poems. Julianna Baggott will judge. One winner will be chosen and awarded $500. The winning poem and nine finalists will be published in spring 2010. Label envelope: SER Poetry Contest.

The (2nd ever!) Southeast Review Narrative Nonfiction Contest

Send one essay, no more than 5,000 words, per $10 submission fee. Include your name and contact information on a very brief cover letter. Do not include personal identification information anywhere on the essay. David Vann will judge. One winner will be chosen and awarded $250. The winning nonfiction piece and two finalists will be published in spring 2010. Label envelope: SER Nonfiction Contest.

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