Archive for February 28th, 2009

2009 Tiferet Journal Writing Awards

28 February 2009

Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature invites your submission for our 2009 Writing Awards in Poetry and Prose. Prizes are $500 in each genre.

Entry fee is $15 for one story or essay … or up to six poems. The deadline is April 1, 2009. Visit and click Writing Awards for details and to enter.

TIFERET publishes writing from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions. Our mission is to help reveal spirit through the written word and to promote peace within the individual and in the world.

You may also choose to up your entry fee to $29 and receive a one-year subscription (two print and two digital issues) plus one FREE ISSUE of the magazine (176 pages, $14.95 value)

This is truly your best value for the money.

You will receive:
A one-year subscription (worth $29)
A free back issue (worth $14.95)
Your contest entry fee (worth $15)
Pay just $29 for a $58.95 value

Enter online at

Or mail your check and submission to TIFERET, 211 Dryden Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.

Judges are Elisabeth Murawski for Poetry, Peter Selgin and Ilan Stavans for Prose. Winners will be announced Summer 2009.


Platte Valley Review Call for Submissions

28 February 2009

The Platte Valley Review is an international journal of Poetry, Prose, Photography, Artwork, Environmental and EcoCritical Essay. The magazine is currently within auspices of the Reynolds Endowed Chair of Poetry and the Creative Writing Emphasis in the English Department of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Reynolds Chair and Creative Writing Emphasis hosts the Platte Valley Review, Reynolds Review, Reynolds Reading Series, and the Honoring the Sandhill Crane Migration Literary Retreat and Festival. Sandhill Cranes migrate to their spring apex just outside Kearney, Nebraska annually in March. This largest migration of any earthly species has occurred an estimated 45 to 60 million years. The Kearney area apex numbers 600,000 arriving birds. Traditionally, numerous Indigenous philosophies and languages, including written, were influenced by these cranes over thousands and thousands of generations. UNK’s English and Creative Writing disciplines honor this migration, pattern of life and landscape, and tribute the literary and philosophical grace given our geographic home and history by this impressive seasonal visitation.

Language and Migration

Platte Valley Review is publishing a special issue for Spring 2009 with focus on Language and Migration. Poetry, Prose, Photography, Artwork, Environmental and EcoCritical Essay with relative themes of language and migration are welcome as general submissions. The Platte Valley Review is edited by Allison Hedge Coke, Reynolds Chair. Distinguished UNK Sandhill Crane Literary Fellows, including Wang Ping and LeAnne Howe will jury and contribute to this edition.

Mail submissions labeled by genre to:
Platte Valley Review
English Department, 202A TMHL
University of Nebraska at Kearney
905 West 25th Street
Kearney, NE 68849-1322

Deadline for this edition is April 1, 2009.

Or submit online!

An online Submission Program is open:

Call for Submissions: Canary online environmental literary webpage

28 February 2009

Seeking poems, short fiction and essays (prose not to exceed 1500 words) on Nature and the current dangers to it.

Please look at Canary before submitting: to see what we use.

Email submissions to

The 2009 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

28 February 2009

With guest judge Ann Patchett

The winning submission selected by Ann Patchett will be read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on May 20, 2009. The story will be recorded for possible later broadcast as part of the public radio series. The winner will receive $1000.

Story requirements

·Submit a single short story that contains a surprise.
·Your story must have a title.
·Your story must be no more than three double-spaced typed pages in length (we recommend 12pt., Times New Roman font.)
·Your name and contact information must appear on the first page. Include page numbers.
·One entry per person.

All submissions must be received by March 6, 2009. Online submissions must be received by 5 pm EST. Mailed submissions must arrive at the address below no later than March 6.

Entrance Fee
A fee of $10 should be included with your manuscript. If submitted online, fees must be paid with a credit card. Postal mail submissions should include a check made out to “Symphony Space.”

Where to submit your story
Online entries can be submitted at

Mail to:
CONTEST, Selected Shorts
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Please do not send duplicate copies (email or postal mail is sufficient). We cannot allow revisions to your story once we have received it. Due to the high volume of submissions and our small staff, we will not be able to notify you when we receive your story. The winner will be selected by Ann Patchett and notified by the end of April. As soon as the winner is selected, his or her name will be posted to this page.

Contestants who submit by email or provide their email address will be added to the Selected Shorts email list. Contestants who submit entries by postal mail will be added to the Selected Shorts mailing list.

The Prize
$1000 and two tickets to the May 20th closing night of Selected Shorts series at Symphony Space, when the prizewinning story will be read.

About this year’s guest judge
Ann Patchett’s most recent novel is Run and her newest book is What Now? She is the author of The Patron Saint of Liars, which was named a New York Times Notable Book for 1992. She is also the author of Taft, which received the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for the best work of fiction in 1994; The Magicians Assistant, which earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship; and Bel Canto, winner of both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in 2002. She was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2004, Patchett published Truth & Beauty, a memoir of her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize.

Litchfield Literary Review Call for Submissions

28 February 2009

The Litchfield Literary Review, a writer’s resource on line, seeks works in any genre. We have a preference for works written by New Englanders. We accept e-mailed submissions only. Writers are welcomed to submit up to three pieces at one time. We respect writers and will reply to all submissions in a timely manner. Honest.

Authors are invited to include a bio and a photo, which will be published with their work, if they choose.

Please send work to:

2009 Southern Illinois Writers Guild writing contest

28 February 2009

Three categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Prizes: $100 – 1st, $50 – 2nd, $25 – 3rd, in each category.
Entry fee: $5
Deadline: May 1, 2009
Complete info:
Direct inquiries to Roger Poppen