Archive for March, 2009

SAKURA REVIEW Call for Submissions

31 March 2009

SAKURA REVIEW has begun reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions for its next issue.

About Sakura Review:
Situated in the District of Columbia and run by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland,Sakura Review publishes poetry and prose; we are particularly interested in – though not limited to – work that in some way satisfies or reflects our own preoccupation with a city embodied in location temporary; the new surrounded by collections and artifacts; what is documented alongside what is ultimately forgotten.

In addition to publishing the most striking and exciting new material that we can get our hands on, Sakura Review is also an endeavor of design. In accordance with a strong aesthetic perspective, we aim to construct a physical item of interest and creativity that incites a response equivalent to the work it contains. Moreover, we see it as our obligation to surprise, entertain, and perplex (if possible) in any manner that we see fit.

Submission Guidelines:
The submission deadline for our Spring 2009 issue is April 15th.
· Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine, if noted (please notify us immediately if the work is accepted somewhere else).
· For prose, please submit only one manuscript at a time. The preferred maximum length is 2,500 words. For poetry, please submit no more than five poems at one time.
· Please submit your work as a Word attachment to

Your genre – poetry or prose – should appear in the subject field.

Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.


The Great River Writer’s Retreat

31 March 2009

When: Applications accepted no later than June 15, 2009
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Writers, how would you like to spend seven nights, all expenses paid, in an historic setting on the Mississippi River working on your manuscript? Midwest Writing Center is offering this opportunity to residents of Iowa or Illinois writing in any genre.

Please send a 10-page sample of your work (poets: 10 pages of poetry, one poem per page; fiction and nonfiction writers: 10 pages of a short story, essay, novel excerpt or other work, accompanied by a brief synopsis if necessary). The work sample should be taken from writing done in the last three years.

Include three copies of your resume (listing publications and any relevant work experience) and a statement describing the project you intend to work on while at The Great River Writer’s Retreat.

The winning writer will receive seven nights accommodation October 17-24, 2009 at Fulton’s Landing Guest House on the Mississippi River, plus travel and meal stipends, as well as an invitation to read at the Midwest Writing Center.

The application and full contest rules are available on our website at:

Entries must be postmarked by June 15. Include a $15 reading fee (nonrefundable) payable by check to Midwest Writing Center. Application fees may also be charged to VISA and MasterCard by contacting the center at (563) 324-1410.

Mail your completed application form, supporting materials, proof of Iowa or Illinois residency and manuscript (no more than 10 double spaced, typed pages) and a $15 reading fee by June 15 to:

Midwest Writing Center
The Great River Retreat
225 E. 2nd Street
Suite 303
Davenport, IA 52801

For further information about this program, or the Midwest Writing Center, contact Renee at 563-324-1410 or via email

Call for submissions: ANON

31 March 2009

ANON, a poetry magazine uses a blind review system.

We’re preparing our next issue but haven’t quite got enough high quality material and would like to invite submissions. As a rule, we don’t really publish poems longer than 40-50 lines, but other than that we’re happy to consider thoughtful and interesting poetry.

If you’d be interested in submitting to us for inclusion in ANON 6, please come along to – please be sure to follow the instructions there. Any attempt to include your name on your poems will result in our being unable to process your work. Once reviewed, though, we publish the names of all accepted poets. Names associated with rejected poems are never revealed to the editor.

Our deadline for the next issue is in the next couple of weeks, so if you’d like to be considered for publication, please submit soon.

Wag’s Revue Call for Submissions

31 March 2009

Wag’s Revue invites you to enter its inaugural contests in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Submissions of electronic writing are also encouraged in any of the above genres.
First prize in each category receives $500 and publication in Wag’s Revue, and all submissions are considered for publication.
There is no limit to the number of entries an author may submit.
The contest deadline is May 31, and winners will be announced June 20. The submissions fee is $20.

To view our complete submissions guidelines, visit our website at

Aspiring to marry the rigors of print with the freedoms of the internet, Wag’s Revue is an online quarterly of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Its first issue features new fiction from Brian Evenson, and interviews with Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Dave Eggers, n+1 co-founder Mark Greif, and author Wells Tower.



29 March 2009

You are invited to submit senryu and/or kyoka for the next issue of Prune Juice, Summer 2009. Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu and Kyoka is a biannual journal—a print literary journal, an ebook, and a digital online magazine—dedicated to publishing and promoting fine English senryu and kyoka. Selection Criteria: Senryu generally emphasize human foibles and frailties, usually satirically, ironically, humorously. Season words are not necessary nor usual in senryu. Kyoka have a different history than senryu; nevertheless, for modern kyoka in English, the definition is similar: a poem in the tanka form but with the satirical, ironic, humorous aspects of senryu. We are looking for fresh works, not clichéd poems. Wit is highly appreciated, as well as insight. We appreciate a wide range of both genres, from the gently humorous to the most wicked satire. Our tastes run towards the wicked end of the scale, but all sorts are welcome, with these exceptions: No pornographic, gross, scatological, bigoted, or hateful poems; no personal attacks on private or public persons. All selection decisions will be made at the sole discretion of the editor.

Submissions for Prune Juice 2, Summer 2009 are open from now until June 15, 2009. The Summer issue publishes July 1, 2009. Submissions do not close before the announced date. The=2
0digital issue will be posted online just before the print and ebook editions go to press. We publish in the print edition, that is, 4.25″ x 6.87″ paperback pocket book, in a PDF ebook format, and in the online digital edition.

NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: Please do not submit anything on offer anywhere else. We are not in the market for works under consideration for publication elsewhere.

NOT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED: We primarily seek to publish fine senryu and kyoka that have not been previously published. Each poet is personally responsible for noting in the submission any previous publication of any submitted work.

HOW TO SUBMIT FOR PRUNE JUICE. You may submit up to ten senryu and/or ten kyoka at one time. We may publish as few as 1 or 2 poems or a larger number. Please do NOT send us works that are still in work. Please send us polished works, error-free. Make your submission by sending your poems in to Prune Juice in the body of an email. Do NOT send any attachments. Emails with attachments will be deleted. If you need clarification, or have a special situation you want to discuss, please feel free to write to the Editor at


WHAT TO SUBMIT. Prune Juice needs the following information: 1. Contributor Note: include your full name and your residential location (city, State/Province, and country). 2. Your email address (will not be routinely included in the published Contributor Note). 3. If you are younger than 16 years of age, tell us so that we may comply with the U.S.A. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (the COPPA applies to children under 13; our minimum age limit is 16 as a matter of editorial policy – you must be 16 or older to submit anything to Prune Juice). 4. The submission itself.

THERE IS NO PAYMENT FOR CONTRIBUTORS. No payment will be made. No contributor copies are furnished free.

CONTRIBUTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES. If you choose to submit any work(s) for publication in Prune Juice, please read and familiarize yourself with the complete Submission Guidelines available online at: , as well as our Copyright, Privacy, and Editorial Policies. By submitting any work(s) to Prune Juice, you are representing to Prune Juice and its editor and publisher that you have the copyright to the work(s) and you are permittingPrune Juice copyrights in accordance with Prune Juice’s published Copyright Policy, and that you hold Prune Juice and its editor and publisher harmless in all respects from any copyright infringement caused by your submission.

Please send us your best senryu and kyoka!

Anthology on the Corporate Academy Seeks Short Story and Poetry Submissions

29 March 2009

In his recent article “The Last Professor” (NY Times, Jan 09), Stanley Fish outlines the current state of affairs in the Academy. Drawing on the recently published The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities (Fordham UP, 2008) by Frank Donoghue, Fish writes of the promotion of corporate values in learning, the shrinking number of tenure-stream positions within the Academy (currently 35% in the US), and the expendability of professors who, within the model of the for-profit university, are simple “delivery people” rather than individuals who, after many years of study and research, inspire students and foster insight. Hidden Academics: Contract Faculty in Canadian Universities (University of Toronto Press, 2002) by Indhu Rajagopal paints a similar picture within the Canadian context. “Rooms Without A View”, the working title for an anthology exploring the experience of working on contract within Academia in the current historical moment, seeks creative submissions in the forms of short stories, poetry, or creative essay. This collection of creative writing documenting and describing the current social and historical moment of the Academy will be accompanied by a critical introduction which analytically frames the collection.

Submission Guidelines:

Short stories and creative essays: 3000-5000 words
Poems: any length
Format: word file with the genre of your submission in the entry line

Please submit by June 1st to Rita Gagliano and Lisa Fiorindi at and

LA Review Call for Submissions

29 March 2009

The Los Angeles Review is looking for poetry that really kicks. If you just happen to have some you’d like to share in the 2009 issue, please send it to For more information and full guidelines, go to


28 March 2009

JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of MOBIUS, THE POETRY MAGAZINE, announced the first Dr. ZYLPHA MAPP ROBINSON INTERNATIONAL POETRY AWARD (2009). THEMES: Global Warming, Effects of the economy or any topic in Mobius’ 8 categories. READ contest guidelines at

Submit via EMAIL ATTACHMENT three A List poems only to
DEADLINE: May 20, 2009. Snail mail entry fee $15 U.S. check or money order payable to Mobius, The Poetry Magazine, Dr. Zylpha Mapp Robinson International Poetry Award, P.O.Box 671058, Flushing, NY 11367-1058. FIRST PRIZE $300, 2nd prize $50 plus audiobook, “Poetry Among the Flowers: Queens Meets Asia” by Juanita Torrence-Thompson & 25th Anniversary Mobius. 3 Honorable Mentions receive audiobook. All 5 winners receive Mobius 2009. ALL POETS LIVING IN THE U.S. are eligible to enter the Dr. Zylpha Mapp Robinson International Poetry Award & poets abroad mailing U.S. $15 checks or money order on U.S. banks. (NO PAY PAL). SASE for winner notification. IF YOU’VE SENT POEMS for 2009, READ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES on website.

MOBIUS CATEGORIES: Family & Relationships, Science & Nature (includes Global Warming), Conflicts & Disagreements, Emotions & Escapades, Spirituality, Art & Culture, The World About Us. (The Effects of the Economy could be in ANY of the above categories.)

50-line LIMIT, 56-Character line width, including spaces

No previously published poems. No simultaneously submissions,

Include BIO of credits up to 35 words. Email 4 separate attachments for 3 poems & bio.
ALL POEMS CONSIDERED for publication. Mobius acquires first rights. Rights revert to poet upon publication. PLEASE CREDIT MOBIUS, THE POETRY MAGAZINE as first publisher. ALL POETS PUBLISHED in MOBIUS, THE POETRY MAGAZINE/ 2009 will be considered for PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATION. Mobius staff and immediate relatives are not eligible to enter the contest nor for a Pushcart Prize nomination by Mobius. MOBIUS editorial staff will judge Dr. Zylpha Mapp Robinson Poetry Award. All decisions by the judges are final.

WINNERS NOTIFIED by September 30, 2009. Winners announced and published in MOBIUS 2009 in Editor’s Letter and on MOBIUS website Mail SASE if you want winner notification. MOBIUS, THE POETRY MAGAZINE will be distributed NOVEMBER, 2009. Mail SASE if you prefer postal mail winner notification.

If you have already sent Regular Submission poems for Mobius 2009 and want to enter the contest instead, please email us at to say which poems you are entering in the contest then snail mail $15 and list names of poems. If you prefer to send different poems for contest from what you sent, we will return them if you sent SASE with adequate postage. Otherwise, we will recycle them here.

Contest to Win a House! Win 10K!

28 March 2009

Enter to win a house or cash prizes. Submit your short essay or video along with $75 contest entry fee, for the opportunity to win a beautiful family home. Also cash prizes to be awarded.

Poets Contest Corner Poetry Competition

28 March 2009

Deadline for submissions: May 3, 2009

1st Place winner will receive $200 cash prize. For submission and guidelines visit

Winter Story Contest: Narrative Magazine

25 March 2009


The contest is open to short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction.

$3,000 First Prize
$1,500 Second Prize
$750 Third Prize
Ten finalists receive $100 each.

All entries will be considered for publication.

Redbook and Adams Media Silver Lining Contest

25 March 2009

Current times got you down? Who couldn’t use a Cup of Comfort to make it through?

Share what you do when the going gets rough and inspire others. Enter to win $1,000 for your Silver LiningStory – brought to you by REDBOOK and Adams Media

To enter the Silver Linings Contest, write a 1,000- to 2,000-word personal essay about finding comfort in today’s tough times. By entering the contest, you represent and warrant that you are the sole and original author of your entry and that your entry does not infringe upon the copyrights or other proprietary rights of any third party. All submissions must be made though the website by May 15. Submissions are not accepted by mail, fax, or any other delivery method. For the complete rules, visit

Hip Mama Fiction Contest

24 March 2009 (go to this URL to pay entry fee online)

It’s time to make something up! ~~~ For all of you beautiful liars out there- Hip Mama is gonna be breaking some fresh ground and doing a Short Story Contest judged by Kerlin Richter and Ariel Gore.

First Prize is $100, your Short Story as the feature in issue 44, the Creativity issue, along with a profile and picture of your brilliant self, AND a Lifetime Subscription to Hip Mama (we don’t even sell lifetime subscriptions anymore).

Ten runners up will get a four issue subscription, their names and story titles in the zine and their full stories will be published online.

** what about?**
Write any short story you want. Just make sure there is a Mama in there somewhere. It can be any genre, any style, from any ol’ point of view. The only rule for content is: THERE MUST BE A MAMA IN THE STORY.

** how long?**
Keep it under 2500 words.

** where to?**
The best way is to attach your story as a word document and e-mail it to In the subject line write ‘Short Story Submission’ and your name.


Mail it old school to P.O Box 12525, Portland OR 97212.

** how much?**
$25 per story entry fee, or splurge and for $60 and I will mail back your story with comments.

Room Magazine Annual 2009 Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-fiction Contest

24 March 2009

It’s that time of year again—sharpen your pencils or fire up your laptop and send us your fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction contest entries.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2009.
Entry Fee: $27 per entry (includes a complimentary one-year subscription to Room). Payment by cheque or money order made out to Room.
Non-Canadian entries: $39 Canadian dollars
Prizes: 1st prize in each category – $500, 2nd prize – $250. Winners will be published in a 2010 issue of Room. Other manuscripts may be published.

Creative Non-Fiction: Deborah Campbell
Fiction: Mary Borsky
Poetry: Sachiko Murakami

Rules & Details:

Send entries to:
Room Contest 2009
P.O. Box 46160, Station D
Vancouver, BC V6J 5G5

More than one entry will be accepted as long as fee is paid for each entry. No manuscripts will be returned. Only winners will be notified.

Poetry: max. 3 poems or 150 lines | Fiction: max. 4,000 words

There will be blind judging, therefore, do not put your name or address on entry submission, but enclose a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number and title(s) of entry. Entries must be typed on 8.5 X 11 white paper. Prose must be double-spaced. Each entry must be original, unpublished, not submitted or accepted elsewhere for publication and not entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition.

EVENT Non-Fiction Contest 2009

24 March 2009


Three winners will each receive $500 plus payment for publication in Event 38/3. Other manuscripts may be published.

Final Judge: John Burns

John Burns is executive editor of Vancouver magazine. Previously, he was managing editor and books editor of the Georgia Straight. He has worked as an editor, reporter, and freelance reviewer and broadcaster, and is currently working on this third book, a novel for teens. He teaches Writing for Magazines at Capilano and Kwantlen universities.

Our past judges include: Timothy Taylor, Keath Fraser, Myrna Kostash, Andreas Schroeder, Sharon Butala, Tom Wayman, Di Brandt, Terry Glavin, Karen Connelly and Charles Montgomery.

Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. Check your library for back issues of Event with previous winning entries and judges’ comments. Contest back issues are available from Event for $9 (CAN$13 for overseas residents). Postage and GST included.

Note: Previously published material, or material accepted elsewhere for publication, cannot be considered. Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced. The writer should not be identified on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, address, phone number / email, and the title(s) of the story (stories) enclosed. Include a SASE (Canadian postage / IRCs / US$1). Douglas College employees are not eligible to enter.

Entry fee: Multiple entries are allowed, however, each entry must be accompanied by a $29.95 entry fee (includes GST and a one-year subscription; make cheque or international money order payable to Event). Those already subscribing will receive a one-year extension. American and overseas entrants please pay in US dollars.

Deadline for entries: Postmarked by April 15, 2009.

Send entries to:

The Douglas College Review
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada V3L 5B2
Phone: 604-527-5293 Fax: 604-527-5095


Call for Submissions for New Poetry Anthology on Collecting

24 March 2009

post added October 4th, 2008
Muse with us about the why and how of what we collect.

Proposed anthology looking for poems that draw us out of the expected and into the anthropology of collecting: Take us from the universe of small things to universal themes. Dazzle us!

bottle of dress buttons santos or bultos
spongeware bowls basket of mushrooms
heirloom seeds microscopes and maps
dreams & stars pioneer diaries

Please send up to 3 poems, each no longer than 32 lines, with a 3-5 line bio and SASE, to A. Watson, P.O. Box 370627, Denver, CO 80237. Deadline: March 31, 2009.

The First Annual Marick Press Poetry Prize Competition

24 March 2009

The First Annual Marick Press Poetry Prize competition will open for submissions on March 1, 2009. The award consists of a $1,000 cash award and publication by Marick Press.

Manuscripts must be between 48 and 80 pages in length. Poems must be original, but may have appeared in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks. Translations are not eligible for this competition. The competition is open to all poets writing in English.

Manuscripts must be postmarked by October 15th. They must be typed and should include a table of contents. The author’s name, address, email address, and telephone number should appear on the cover sheet only. Manuscripts will not be returned and will be recycled at the end of the competition. Please include a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope with your submission if you wish to be notified of the results.

Manuscripts must include a $15 entry, reading, and processing fee. Checks should be made out to Marick Press. The manuscript, along with a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification that it has been received, if so desired, should be sent to:

Marick Press Poetry Prize
P.O. Box 36253
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48236

If you send the manuscript via express mail services, the manuscript should be sent to:

Marick Press Poetry Prize
1342 Three Mile Drive
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230

Manuscripts are screened by the editorial staff, and the Marick Press Poetry Prize 2009 will be judged by Alicia Ostriker. The winner of the Marick Press Poetry Prize will be announced March 15, 2010.


24 March 2009

Contest entries accepted October 1—March 31 of each year (postmark dates).

$1000 in annual prizes
$500 and publication for both first place prose and poetry winners
$10 Reading Fee per entry

Unpublished work only.

One entry = Maximum 5,000 word prose piece or up to three poems.

Judged blindly. Place contact information on cover sheet only.

Current students, faculty and staff of CSU or NEOMFA or former students or friends and family of the judges are not eligible.

Winners announced by June 1. Enclose SASE for results; no entries are returned.

Label envelope: WI Contest, Poetry or Fiction.

Please make $10 check payable to Whiskey Island Magazine, and mail to:

Whiskey Island Magazine
English Dept.
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115

Tammy Call for Submissions for Issue II

23 March 2009

A new print journal, Tammy, arising from the Midwest, has begun its second reading period and is currently taking open submissions up until until June 15th, 2009.

A little about Tammy: Tammy is a print journal of poetry and prose published biannually. Tammy’s editors write and work out of Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Saint Louis. Stemming from the urgency to create a physical home, Tammy features writing from the esteemed fringes and unguarded egresses of American letters.

Although not exclusively, Tammy especially looks forward to reading the work of writers who have continued honing their craft within MFA programs throughout the states.

Tammy submissions can be mailed to the following address: for poems, please send only one attachment, entitled with your last name (ex. Joyce.doc) and no more than five poems to; for prose, please send no more than two stories or essays to

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please inform us as soon as possible upon acceptance elsewhere.

For ordering information, please query

Octopus Books Call for Submissions

23 March 2009

Octopus Books will hold an open reading period for full-length poetry manuscripts in April of 2009. Manuscripts must be submitted between April Fools day and April 30, 2009. We prefer you submit your manuscripts electronically. To submit, purchase the $10 reading fee through paypal from the button at then attach your manuscript in an email to

In the subject line of the email write your name and “Manuscript Submission.” There is no need to introduce yourself in the body of the email. Your email will be handled anonymously by an intern. Your manuscript will be forwarded in a different file without any identifying markers and read blindly by the editors and other readers. Do not include your name on the manuscript at all.

If you choose to submit by mail, send manuscript to:

Octopus Books
1031 SE 21st
Portland, OR 97214

Include a $10 check made to Octopus Books and your email address. We will still notify you by email. Also, include your name on the packaging, but not on the manuscript itself.


23 March 2009

Submit your nursing story to Kaplan Publishing’s newest anthology: Beyond Borders: Nurses’ Stories about Working Abroad.

We want nurses from all over the world to reveal what it’s like to practice nursing outside of your home countries. Whether confronted with unfamiliar cultural norms, new medical language, or greater or fewer resources than you would experience at home, your story will open a window into the commonalities and cultural differences in how the art and science of nursing is practiced around the globe.

If you have ever worked outside your own country,or worked in your own country within a cultural very different from your own we would like to read your story. Email for complete submission guidelines.

Thank you very much.


23 March 2009

Anthology of Contemporary Poetry
Edited by Maja Trochimczyk

Forthcoming in March 2010 to honor the 200th Anniversary of Chopin’s Birth.

Moonrise Press


§ Original poetry about any aspect of music and life of Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Polish pianist and composer
§ Deadline – August 1, 2009
§ Language – English
§ Length – maximum 39 lines per poem, 3 poems
§ Format – email with the poem both in the body of the message and attachment in MS Word or rtf
§ Address and contact information of the author included in the body of the message

1. The book will be published by Moonrise Press, with an ISBN number.
2. The authors will retain individual copyright, granting permission to print in the anthology only.
3. The book will be distributed by online print-on-demand company and available through a network of partners, including Bowkers Books in Print,, Amazon, etc.
4. The authors will receive an off-print of their submission, and a 30% discount on the book price.

Poetry Chapbook Contest: Gribble Press

23 March 2009

1. Send your chapbook manuscript of 20-30 pages of poetry.
2. Paginate ms. and include table of contents.
3. Individual pieces may have been published in literary journals, but the ms.has not been previously published before as a book. Include acknowledgment page for previously published pieces.
4. Send two cover pages, one with your name and contact information, one with the name of manuscript only.
5. Attach check or money order in the amount of $15.00 made to the order of Gribble Press.
6. Include an SASE for notification of winner
7. May be a simultaneous submission, but we want immediate notification if accepted by another press.
8. You may submit multiple submissions, but please include a $15.00 entry fee for each submission.
9. Manuscript must be postmarked by April 30, 2009 . Winner will be announced by June 1, 2009.
10. May submit ms.electronically at (replace (at) with @), sending check through regular mail to Chapbook Contest, Gribble Press, PO Box 10307, Spokane, WA 99209-0307. Send through regular U.S. mail. If you want notification of receipt, include a stamped postcard, no postal return receipts, please.
11. May also mail hardcopy to Chapbook Contest, Gribble Press, PO Box 10307, Spokane, WA 99209-0307. If you want notification of receipt, include a stamped postcard, no postal return receipts, please.

Note: We will run a contest with the intent to act ethically, provide clear guidelines, and make our process as transparent as possible. Our goal is to publish the most exciting and energetic literary work available.

Contact us at Gribble Press, PO Box 10307, Spokane, WA 99209-0307 or Gribble@greymaredit.


23 March 2009

$1000 Prize and 50 copies

Arthur Dawson and Rebecca Lawton will serve as judges for this competition.


Submit a manuscript of 16-24 pages of poetry with a strong sense of place, focusing on the natural world, culture, history, or personal experiences of a region. The theme will be broadly interpreted.

This will be a blind judging: Do not include your name on the poems.

Submission window: postmarks from January 2, 2009 to July 1, 2009.

Submit one cover page clipped to the manuscript with title only, and a separate title page with name, address and e-mail.

Manuscript should be paginated, secured with a clip and include contents and acknowledgments for previously published work (these and title page not included in 16-24 page count).

Simultaneous submissions accepted, but you must notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Include a reading fee of $16 with your submission. Checks only, payable to “Kulupi Press.”

Include a SASE for results only. No manuscripts will be returned.

Winner will be announced on or before September 1.

The winner will be invited to hold a poetry reading at a local venue of their choice. An honorarium for this reading will be given in addition to the above prize.

Avery Call for Submissions

20 March 2009

Short story submissions now open for Avery 5. Past issues have included stories by Hannah Tinti, Kevin Canty, Ander Monson, Stephen Dixon and many more.

We accept email submissions only, and all we ask is that you send us your strongest fiction, double-spaced, with all of your contact information on the first page of your story. One story per reading period, please.

Avery cannot accept paper submissions through the snail mail. Please know: if you send us a paper submission, it will not be read. In fact, it will be recycled. We truly want to read your stories, so please: submit electronically!

Send your submissions as a Word attachment to:

Please write “submission” in the subject line, followed by your story’s title. Otherwise, we might mistake your submission for spam and might therefore unintentionally delete it.

SMALL SPACES FICTION PRIZE still open for a few more weeks! More info on