Archive for February 23rd, 2009

Fawlt Magazine Apathy Issue

23 February 2009

Fawlt magazine ( is now accepting submissions for its Apathy issue!

Each issue of the magazine focuses on a single, undesirable characteristic, exploring such issues as: who is affected by it, its impact on individuals, in which circumstance it can be especially bad (or actually good), and any other aspect of the flaw that that may be worth investigating.

We seek previously unpublished prose, poetry, art, and photograph that incorporate these characteristics in funny or sobering ways. Ultimately Fawlt hopes to offer an entertaining look at human frailty and a serious consideration of some of our more unpleasant traits. Please do not send more than three prose pieces or five poems at a time.

We’re now actively taking submissions for our next issue


Issue will be launched online June 1, 2009.

However, as we are planning to release the last issue in a later quarter, our response to submissions in those categories might be slightly long in coming.

While we have no problem with simultaneous submissions, please notify us immediately if your submitted work is published elsewhere.


DEADLINE: For Apathy: May 1, 2009.

EMAIL: Please send to submissions to (replace (at) with @)

ATTACH: A cover letter.

IMAGES: May be sent via email as JPG or TIF files.

PAYMENT: While we’re working on acquiring the funds necessary to pay our contributors, as of now, we can’t offer any of that precious, precious lucre. Sorry.

We look forward to reading and viewing your work. Thank you for submitting to Fawlt Magazine.


Robert Frost Poetry Contests

23 February 2009

Adult Poetry Contest

Postmarked Deadline: March 23rd, 2009

1st Prize – $150 * 2nd Prize – $75 * 3rd Prize – $50

plus 2 honorable mentions

Entry fee: $10 per poem

Previously unpublished work

Open to style and theme

40 lines maximum, each poem

typed copy.

Two copies of each poem, with your name, address, phone and/or e-mail on one copy only.

Mail to:
Robert Frost Poetry Contest,
Heritage House Museum,
410 Caroline Street,
Key West, FL 33040.

Make checks payable to Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival

Adult Haiku Contest

Postmarked Deadline: March 23rd, 2009

1st Prize – $100 * 2nd Prize – $50 * 3rd Prize – $25

plus 2 honorable mentions

Entry fee: $10 for 3 haiku

3-line format of up to 17 or fewer syllables.

All haiku must contain a seasonal or nature image.

Two copies of each poem, with your name, address, phone and/or e-mail on one copy only.

Mail to:

Robert Frost Haiku Contest,
Heritage House Museum,
410 Caroline Street,
Key West, FL 33040.

Make checks payable to Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival

Stone’s Throw Magazine Call for Submissions

23 February 2009

Stone’s Throw Magazine ( welcomes submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art as well as review queries. Prose should be submitted one story or essay at a time, limited to 10,000 words. Poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems. We’re also interested in receiving brief accounts of daily life from around the world. Deadline for the spring issue is March 1.

Please paste your submission into the body of your email rather than sending an attachment and include a bio of no more than 100 words. The subject line of your email should read: Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Art, or Review Query and it should include the title of the piece and your last name. Please send submissions to

Authors retain copyright and there is no compensation for publication. However issues will be archived and available online.

2009 Robert E. Lee Wilson & Ruth I. Wilson Poetry Book Award Contest

23 February 2009

Postmark Deadline: February 28th, 2009

Grand Prize: $1,000 for Best Poetry Book
PLUS…100 Complimentary Author Copies!


Judge: ROBERT NAZARENE, Founding Editor of MARGIE / IntuiT House Poetry Series

A portion of each entry fee will be donated to our contest beneficiary:



Submit an unpublished book manuscript of between 48 – 64 pages of poetry. If applicable, include an “Acknowledgements Page” where poems first appeared. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Only submit copies as manuscripts will notbe returned

Include a $25 entry fee payable to MARGIE, Inc.

Include 2 title pages; one with only the title of the manuscript–and the 2nd title page with manuscript title, author’s name, address, phone, & email (if possible)

Multiple manuscripts may be sent at $25 for each additional manuscript. All manuscripts will be considered for publication

End pages, meaning: Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, Dedication and Notes do NOT count in 48-64 page poetry content

Mail manuscript(s) and entry fee POSTMARKED no later than February 28th, 2009

Include a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope to receive notification of contest results

Send contest submissions & entry fee to:

MARGIE, P.O.B. 250, Chesterfield, MO., 63006

Questions? Please email us at:

The Queen City Review Call for Submissions

23 February 2009

The Queen City Review is a yearly journal of art and literature and accepts the work of new and established writers and artists in the areas of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, photography, and fine art, as well as essays and criticism on all aspects of the aforementioned. We seek to publish high quality work that ranges broadly in topic and genre.

All submissions and queries should be emailed to: by April 20, 2009.

Our submission period is rolling and accepted writers and artists will be notified by email. All submissions must be in English, formatted in WORD or RTF, and previously unpublished. Please submit no more than three poems at a time, fiction and screenplays under 5000 words, and photography and artwork in JPEG format. Simultaneous submissions are also acceptable as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript or artwork is accepted for publication elsewhere. Be sure to include phone, address, and e-mail contact information.

The Fall 2008 issue is on sale now. The 2009 issue is slated to come out in early autumn.


23 February 2009

Open to all poets.


Submit poems: Dec. 1- Feb. 28th 2009 (postmark)

Prizes of $400, $200, and $100.

Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit each. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact info and one with NO contact info. Both copies should be marked CRR Contest. Include SASE for results only (no poems will be returned). Winning poems must be submitted by disc or electronically following notification. Send fee of $15 for up to three poems; make check out to Connecticut Poetry Society. Prize winning poems will be published in Connecticut River Review.

CPS is pleased to announce that the judge for the 2009 Connecticut River Review Contest will be Brian Clements, Professor of Writing at Western Connecticut State University and coordinator of WestConn’s MFA in Professional Writing. He edits Sentence: a journal of prose poetics and Sentence’s parent press, Firewheel Editions. His most recent books are Disappointed Psalms (Meritage Press) and And How to End It (prose poems from Quale Press).

Send submissions to CT River Review Poetry Contest, CPS, PO Box 270554, West Hartford, CT 06127.

Manorborn 2009 Call for Submissions

23 February 2009

Manorborn is an annual print journal published by the Harford Poetry and Literary Society (MD) ( The anthology features poetry, fiction, memoir, essay, and black and white art and photography.

Call for 2009 Submissions
Deadline: April 15, 2009
Theme: Water

Manorborn is now accepting submissions for its 2009 issue on the theme of WATER. The theme is deliberately broad, intended to allow you maximum room for creative expression.

E-mailed submissions are accepted and should be sent to: with work sent in a Word or Rich Text Format attachment.

Send postal mail submissions to:
c/o M. Mullins
2121 Cox Rd
Jarrettsville, MD 21084

Your name and email address should appear above each poem or piece of prose in the attachment. USPS-mailed submissions must be typed on unlined paper using 12 point Times New Roman or similar font; your name and address should appear on each page. Digital artwork and photo images at 300 dpi should be no larger than 8.5″ x 5.5″. Original artwork or photos should be no larger than 8.5″ x 11″.

In your email or cover letter, please include the following information: Name, City and State, Email address, Description of attached or enclosed work(s), and brief biographical sketch. Simultaneous submissions and previously published work are accepted, but must be identified as such. Submissions will not be acknowledged, but if your work is selected for publication, you will be contacted before June 30. Manuscripts and artwork
will not be returned, so do not send your only copy.

You may submit up to five (5) poems, one (1) fiction or non-fiction piece, and up to three (3 ) pieces of artwork or photography. All submissions should focus on the theme of WATER. There is no submission fee, but neither
is there compensation for accepted work. Copies of Manorborn will be available for purchase upon publication; discounts will be given for purchase of multiple copies. Manorborn is available at and is distributed and sold locally.

Poetry: Poetry in any style or form is welcome. Poetry must be single spaced, maximum 40 lines per poem, 5 poems maximum.

Fiction, memoir, essay: Work should be typed double spaced; maximum word count per piece is 1,500 words, 1 piece per contributor.

Artwork, photography: Submit up to 3 pieces in 300 dpi no larger than 8.5″ X 5.5″.

Please check your work carefully before submission; all work submitted should be polished and free of errors. Manorborn does not publish all submitted works.

36th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest

23 February 2009

Poems should be typed with no identifying information on the page. Include a separate cover sheet with author’s name, address, email address, and poem titles. Poems may be more than one page, but only one poem per page. Include a SASE for results if you do not wish to receive notification via email. No previously published poems.

Email submissions or questions about the contest should be sent to

Email submissions should include all poems in one (.doc or .rtf) document and one document for the cover page.

Submissions must be postmarked January 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009.

Prizes will be given in two categories: “National” and “Regional” (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). Please note on your cover letter which category you would like to be considered for. First, second, and third prize in each category are as follows: $200, $150 and $75; winner of the regional contest will also receive an award in honor of Max J. Molleston, long-time coordinator of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest.

Entry fee is $7 for up to three poems; $2 for each poem over three. Make checks payable to the Midwest Writing Center. Send a SASE ($2.50) for a copy of our anthology, which will include poems from the top 25 finalists and the contest winners.

Credit card payment for email submissions only; please note in your email that you are paying by credit card, and you will be contacted with further instructions. Or, you may send a check to the address listed below.

Submissions and entry fees should be mailed to:

Midwest Writing Center
Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest
225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303
Davenport, IA 52801

This year’s national judge is F. Daniel Rzicznek, author of Neck of the World, winner of the May Swenson Award.

This year’s regional judge is Rebecca Wee, author of Uncertain Grace, and Poet Laureate of the Quad Cities from 2003-2005.

Friends, relatives, and/or past or current students of judges may not enter. Employees and board members of the Midwest Writing Center are also ineligible.