Archive for February 21st, 2009

The Deep Bowl Prize for Short Fiction and Poetry

21 February 2009

www.deepbowlpress.com

Deadline: Postmarked by April 20, 2009

GUIDELINES

Send one copy of the manuscript (136-152 pages) in a plain envelope and a $20 entry fee, made payable to Deep Bowl Press, to:

Deep Bowl Press
P.O. Box 602
O’Fallon, IL 62269

via USPS only. Do not send via any other mailing service and please do not send using expedited delivery or in any form that requires a signature. Only mailed submissions can be accepted. Provide an email address on your cover letter for verification of receipt of manuscript. The manuscript should be in Times New Roman font, 12 point. Author’s name and address should appear on the Cover Page only and the manuscript should include an acknowledgments page, a table of contents, and an author biography of 75-100 words.

The manuscript should not be bound in any way. Simultaneous submissions are discouraged. We are not responsible for lost manuscripts. If you wish to track your manuscript, we suggest using delivery confirmation. All manuscripts must be submitted in English. No manuscripts will be returned, so be sure to send a copy of the original only. All manuscripts will be shredded at contest conclusion. Notification of results will be posted in July 2009 at www.deepbowlpress.com.

ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be at least 18 years old, female, legal citizens of the United States, and able to
accept the honorarium in the form of a US bank check.

WINNER RECEIVES

The winner receives honorarium of $1,000: half payable upon signing of contract and half payable upon publication in January 2010, publication of a paperback edition, and ten copies.

Questions should be directed to: shortfiction@deepbowlpress.com

The Deep Bowl Prize for Poetry

Deadline: Postmarked by April 20, 2009

GUIDELINES

Send one copy of the manuscript (48-72 pages) in a plain envelope and a $20 entry fee, made payable to Deep Bowl Press, to:

Deep Bowl Press
P.O. Box 602
O’Fallon, IL 62269

via USPS only. Do not send via any other mailing service and please do not send using expedited delivery or in any form that requires a signature. Only mailed submissions can be accepted. Provide an email address on your cover letter for verification of receipt of manuscript. The manuscript should be in Times New Roman font, 12 point. Author’s name and address should appear on the Cover Page only and the manuscript should include an acknowledgments page, a table of contents, and an author biography of 75-100 words.

The manuscript should not be bound in any way. Simultaneous submissions are discouraged. We are not responsible for lost manuscripts. If you wish to track your manuscript, we suggest using delivery confirmation. All manuscripts must be submitted in English. No20manuscripts will be returned, so be sure to send a copy of the original only. All manuscripts will be shredded at contest conclusion. Notification of results will be posted in July 2009 at www.deepbowlpress.com.

ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be at least 18 years old, female, legal citizens of the United States, and able to accept the honorarium in the form of a US bank check.

WINNER RECEIVES

The winner receives honorarium of $1,000: half payable upon signing of contract and half payable upon publication in January 2010, publication of a paperback edition, and ten copies.

Questions should be directed to poetry@deepbowlpress.com.

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Word & Sound Creative Writing Contests

21 February 2009

Sponsored by the Albert Anthony Foundation for Cultural Arts, Grants, & Scholarships

Post Office Box 5464, Columbus, Mississippi 39704-5464 / 662.240.0232

poetsnewsletter@netzero.net

AlbertAnthonyFoundation.googlepages.com

DEADLINE: JUNE 30

Word & Sound Creative Writing Contests are open to writers across the globe and judged by prominent writers (TBA) in the area of expertise. Winners selected/notified: September 30. Winnings disbursed: December 30. Prizes: $100, $75, $50, $25 with sponsorship/$50, $40, $30, and $20 without sponsorship for first place, second place, third place, and honorable mention awarded at judges’ discretion. Entries must be original work and neither be a previous contest winner nor previously published. Submit Cover Page, Titled Entry, Short Biography (50-75 words of most interesting aspects of writer’s creativity or most important points of writer’s life), and Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope (SASE) with a Check/Money Order in the appropriate amount payable to AAF, c/o Contest Coordinator, Post Office Box 5464, Columbus, MS 39704-5464.

JUDGES

Published writer Willie Williams: part owner of Broadside Press and others TBA.

SECTION 1 – POETRY CONTEST

Reading Donation: $3 per poem ($10 for up to 4 entries)

SUBJECTS (any style): (1.) Aging Gracefully (or Not). (2.) Animals, Pets. (3.) Childhood Memories (including False Memories). (4.) Children, Youth. (5.) Death=2
0& Dying. (6.) Earth, Nature, Seasons. (7.) Family (including honor to a deceased relative). (8.) Friendship, Courtship. (9.) Holidays. (10.) Jobs, Employment, Unemployment, Underemployment. (11.) Love, Togetherness, Marriage (or Betrayal, Breaking Up, Divorce). (12.) Patriotism, Politics, Government. (13.) Spiritual, Uplifting, Religious. (14.) Witty, Whimsical, Humorous, Satirical. (15.) All other subjects.

GUIDELINES: Submit a Cover Page, Titled Entry, Biography, SASE, and Entry Donation c/o Poetry Contest Coordinator.

· Submit up to one original Poem (60-lines maximum) in all 15 categories/areas, typed/computer generated, single-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheets with one-inch margins and no other markings. Each poem may only be entered in one category. Include line count at end. (NOTE: The first page of each poem contains the Category Number and Category Name in the upper left corner.)

· Cover Page contains (1.) Name of Contest in upper left corner; (2.) author’s Full Name, complete Mailing Address with Zip Code, Area Code & Telephone/Cell Number, and Email Address in upper right corner; and (3.) Category Number, Category Name, and Poem Title centered (or numbered and flush left, if more than one).

SECTION 2 – ESSAY CONTEST

Reading Donation: $4 per essay ($10 for up to 3 entries)

GUIDELINES: Submit a Cover Page, Titled Entry, Biography, SASE, and Entry Donation c/o Essay Contest Coordinator.

· Submit up to 3 original Opinionated Essays on any subject (1,200 words maximum), typed/computer generated, double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheets with one-inch margins and no other markings. Include word count at end.

· Cover Page contains (1.) Name of Contest in the upper left corner; (2.) author’s Full Name, complete Mailing Address with Zip Code, Area Code & Telephone/Cell Number, and Email Address in the upper right corner; and (3.) Essay Title centered (or numbered and flush left, if more than one).

SECTION 3 – SHORT SHORT STORY CONTEST

Reading Donation: $5 per story ($10 for up to 3 entries)

GUIDELINES: Submit a Cover Page, Titled Entry, Biography, SASE, and Entry Donation c/o Short Short Story Contest Coordinator.

· Submit up to 3 original Short Short Stories on any subject (1,500 words maximum), typed/computer generated, double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheets with one-inch margins and no other markings. Include word count at end.

· Cover Page contains (1.) Name of Contest in the upper left corner; (2.) author’s Full Name, complete Mailing Address with Zip Code, Area Code & Telephone/Cell Number, and Email Address in the upper right corner; and (3.) Short Short Story Title centered (or numbered and flush left, if more than one).

SECTION 4 – SHORT STORY CONTEST

Reading Donation: $6 per story ($15 for up to 3 entries)

GUIDELINES: Submit a Cover Page, Titled Entry, Biography, SASE, and Entry Donation c/o Short Story Contest Coordinator.

· Submit up to 3 original Short Stories on any subject (1,500 words minimum), typed/computer generated, double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheets with one-inch margins and no other markings. Include word count at end.

· Cover Page contains (1.) Name of Contest in upper left corner; (2.) author’s Full Name, complete Mailing Address with Zip Code, Area Code & Telephone/Cell Number, and Email Address in upper right corner; and (3.) Short Story Title centered (or numbered and flush left, if more than one).

NOTE: Entries in 2 or more contests may be separated by a smaller envelope and packaged in one larger envelope; only one SASE is required.

Short Bio may be included at the bottom of the Cover Sheet. Entries are recycled after judging.

There must be at least 10 valid entries in each category for categorical judging else poems are judged with like subjects or altogether.

Questions/comments: contact W&S Contest Coordinator at poetsnewsletter@netzero.net

dA Center for the Arts 2009 Poetry Contest

21 February 2009

www.dacenter.org/poetry.htm

David St. John, Judge

First Prize: $250

Winner and Finalists will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony, reading, and reception at the dA Center for the Arts. The prize does not include publication.

Contest Rules

• Postmark deadline: April 30, 2009
• Entry fee $15.00 for up to six pages of unpublished poetry (multiple entries are permitted.)
• Manuscripts must be typed. No more than one poem per page.
• Author’s name, address, and phone number (and email address, if available) must appear on cover sheet only. Please include poem titles in addition to contact information. No names on poems, please.
• Simultaneous submission is permissible if we are notified when work is accepted elsewhere or awards received.
• For announcement of winners, include a SASE (self addressed, stamped envelope).
• Please, no email or fax submissions.
• Entries are screened and judged anonymously. Poems with which the judge has had prior contact are ineligible.
• Poems must not have received monetary awards or previous publication.
• Entries must adhere to all guidelines. Manuscripts will not be returned.

David St. John was born in Fresno, California, in 1949, and educated at California State University, Fresno, where he received his B.A. In 1974, he received an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. He is the author of six books of poetry, including Prism (Arctos Press, 2002), Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems (1994), No Heaven (1985), and Hush (1976). His awards include the Discover/The Nation prize, the James D. Phelan Prize, and the Prix de Rome fellowship in literature. He has also received several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. St. John currently teaches in the English Department at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Submit poetry and check or money order (no cash) with submission:

Poetry Contest: dA Center for the Arts, 252-D South Main St. Pomona, CA 91766-1630 (www.dacenter.org)

Fairy Tale Review Call for Submissions

21 February 2009

Complete guidelines may be found on the website, fairytalereview.com/about.html

The Red Issue, the sixth issue of Fairy Tale Review, will be the first themed issue ever, devoted to work hewn from “Little Red Riding Hood.” I will read from February 15, 2009 to June 15, 2009 for this issue. I welcome email submissions per the guidelines on the FTR website. The issue is forthcoming in Fall 2010. I can only consider unpublished work, though new translations of previously published work always are welcome (with the
appropriate permission to translate in hand from the writer or the estate for work not in the public domain). There are no length or form guidelines or restrictions. Reviewing a previous issue is the best way to get a sense of the journal. Work from Fairy Tale Review has been cited by Best American Short Stories (2005), included in Best American Fantasy (forthcoming 2009), and included in Best New American Voices (2007). Contributors receive two
free copies of the issue in which their work appears and a 40 percent discount on additional copies from the co-publisher and distributor, The University of Alabama Press; no monetary payment, sorry. FTR’s Advisory
Board of fairy-tale scholars and authors includes Maria Tatar (Harvard), Donald Haase (Wayne State Univeristy), Jack Zipes (Univ. of Minnesota), Lydia Millet (Tucson, AZ) and Marina Warner (Univ. of Essex, UK).