Archive for March 2nd, 2009

CERISE PRESS Call for Submissions

2 March 2009

CERISE PRESS is an international online journal of literature, arts and culture based in the U.S.A and France. The journal is published three times a year (Summer, Fall/Winter, and Spring). It includes poetry, poetry in translation, interviews, reviews, essays, art, photography and more.

Please visit our website for more specific guidelines: www.cerisepress.com.

We read year-round on an ongoing basis.

Contact: Greta Aart, Sally Molini, Karen Rigby
editors@cerisepress.com

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Bloodroot Poetry Contest

2 March 2009

Three prizes of $200, $100, $50, three honorable mentions and publication in 2010 Bloodroot Literary Magazine edition.

www.bloodrootlm.com/contest.html

CONTEST GUIDELINES:

* The competition is open to any poet who writes in English.
* Manuscripts should be typewritten or computer-printed on white 8-1/2″ X 11″ paper.
* We can only accept hard copies.
* Electronic submissions will not be accepted.
* Submit original, unpublished, free verse, 10 lines to 2 pages.
* Entry fee: $15.00 for three poems, $5.00 each additional poem.
* Final judge: Kirk D.Glaser.
* Your name must not appear on the manuscript.
* Please provide name, address, email address, titles of poems in a cover letter.
* You may include SASE for results and SAS postcard for confirmation (Optional).
* Entries must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2009.
* Manuscripts cannot be returned.
* Please no simultaneous submission to other publications.

Mail manuscript and entry fee to:

The Editors
Bloodroot Literary Magazine
PO Box 322
Thetford Center, VT 05075

PRAIRIE SCHOONER BOOK PRIZE SERIES

2 March 2009

$3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press for one book of short fiction and one book of poetry. One runner-up in each category will receive a $1000 prize.

Dates: Submissions will be accepted between January 15 and March 16, 2009 (postmark)

What to send:
Full manuscript (the author’s name should not appear on the manuscript)
Two cover pages: one listing only the title of the manuscript, and the other listing the title, author’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
$25 entry fee payable to Prairie Schooner
SASE for notification of results; all manuscripts will be recycled.
Optional: A self-addressed postage-page postcard for confirmation of manuscript receipt.

Address:
Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series
Attn: Fiction or Poetry
201 Andrews Hall, PO Box 880334
Lincoln, NE 68588-0334

For more information, please see our website: prairieschooner.unl.edu or email psbookseries@gmail.com

The Dentyne “Realationships” Playwrights Contest

2 March 2009

Dentyne® and Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a leading not-for-profit professional theatre company which produces plays and musicals on and off-Broadway, are supporting the original face-to-face entertainment form by inviting budding playwrights from across the country to write short plays about sustaining personal relationships in the age of technology – all for a chance to have their works performed by professional actors in front of a live audience in New York City!

Who Can Enter?

The contest is open to all other amateur playwrights who are legal residents of the 50 US states and DC and who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.

Entry Requirements & Timeline

Entrants must submit original, two-person plays that take place in a contemporary setting on the theme of sustaining personal relationships in the age of technology. One grand-prize winner will be chosen in the general public contest to receive a $7,500 prize plus a trip to New York City to have his/her play produced and performed live by MTC!

Entries must be postmarked by 3/9/09 and received by 3/16/09. Click here for more details.

Dylan Days seeks poems, stories and plays for 2009 contest

2 March 2009

www.dylandays.com/writers.htm (go to this URL to enter contest)

The Dylan Days Creative Writing contest is issuing its 2009 call for entries. The annual contest based in Bob Dylan’s hometown includes poetry, short fiction and our wildly successful new one-act play category. The deadline is 11:59 p.m., March 15, 2009. Poetry and Short fiction will be accepted through an online entry system. One act plays are accepted only through the mail.

First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded to writers in poetry and short fiction categories, in both open and student divisions. First Prize wins $100, Second Prize wins $50 and Third Prize wins $25. Honorable mentions will also be named. All winning entries appear in the Dylan Days literary journal, “Talkin’ Blues,” providing many first-time publication credits for emerging writers and poets.

In the one act playwright competition, one winner will be named along with honorable mentions. The top work will be produced and performed on the Hibbing Community College stage during Dylan Days as the featured entertainment for our annual Literary Showcase. The grand prize winner will receive $100. The play will be cast with experienced actors and directed by Michael Ricci, the award-winning director of the HCC theatre program whose acclaimed work has included “Tommy,” “Hair,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Amadeus,” and many more.

Scroll down for rules and entry information on the five divisions: Open Short Fiction, Open Poetry, Student Short Fiction, Student Poetry and Open One-Act Play

Original one-act play competition (open to all playwrights)

All submissions should be plays that have not been produced in any other theatres. They can be of any genre except musicals, or puppet theatre.

Scripts should be between 30 and 60 minutes in length, and contain 3-6 characters. Settings should be fairly modest, staying away from extravagant set pieces and special effects. Content and subject matter are completely open, but should reflect what Bob Dylan came to be known for – an original voice who embraced a new direction, a unique vision with the power to move people. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and the winning entry will be given a fully mounted production on the Hibbing Community College Theatre stage.

Entrants in the playwright contest only should submit via mail only:

Dylan Days One Act Playwright Contest
C/O Mike Ricci
Hibbing Community College
1515 E. 25th St.
Hibbing, MN 55746

(All entries for fiction and poetry must be electronically submitted. No entries in fiction or poetry categories will be considered unless they are submitted following the electronic submission guidelines listed in each category’s rules listed below).

For more information on the one-act competition, contact Mike Ricci at 218-262-7377.

Open Division Poetry

Poems limited to 1,000 words on any subject. Because of overwhelming interest in our small contest, limit yourself to entering your best unpublished poem. Multiple entries will not be considered.

Deadline is March 15, 2009; Enter through electronic submission only by clicking on the ENTER link at the bottom of this page and properly filling out the online submission form.

Open Division Short Fiction

Short story in any genre, 1,000-4,000 words, limit one story per person.

Deadline is March 15, 2009; Enter through electronic submission only by clicking on the ENTER link at the bottom of this page and properly filling out the online submission form.

Student Division Poetry

Must be currently enrolled in high school or undergraduate college and have no professional literary publication.

Poems limited to 1,000 words on any subject. Because of overwhelming interest in our small contest, limit yourself to entering your best unpublished poem. Multiple entries will not be considered.

Deadline is March 15, 2009; Enter through electronic submission only by clicking on the ENTER link and properly filling out the online submission form.

Student Division Short Fiction

Must be currently enrolled in high school or undergraduate college and have no professional literary publication.

Short story in any genre, 1,000-4,000 words, limit one story per person.

Deadline is March 15, 2009; Enter through electronic submission only by clicking on the ENTER link at the bottom of this page and properly filling out the online submission form.

In all divisions, entries need not be about Bob Dylan or use his style of writing; but they should strive for creativity, originality and literary theme.

All prizewinners are invited to take part in a literary reading and reception at Hibbing Community College during Dylan Days 2009. We will also offer a free creative writing workshop (to be announced). This year, the Literary Showcase is one of several Dylan Days activities including the Saturday night “Bob’s Birthday Bash” songwriter’s contest, a visual art contest, weekend bus tours of “Bobby Zimmerman’sHibbing” live music, Dylan documentaries and displays, and an exciting concert event on the stage Dylan used by Dylan back when he was Bobby Zimmerman (also to be announced).

NOTICE ON RIGHTS AND PRIOR PUBLICATION: We ask that only original, unpublished works be submitted to our contest. Entering the contest grants us one time rights to publish and winning works in the Dylan Days literary journal and program. In the playwright contest, entering grants Dylan Days and its assigns to stage and perform the play once during Dylan Days, but does not include publication. After publication or performance, rights revert to the authors.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ALL CATEGORIES: 11:59 p.m., March 15, 2009

You will be asked to provide your20name, the title of piece, your phone number, address and your e-mail address along with the text of your work. Students will be asked to list the school or college they are enrolled in at the time of entry. Any special formatting must be done in HTML, otherwise entries should be submitted text only (Please indent paragraphs or separate them with one space). Be sure to select the correct division in the online submission form. You must be a registered high school or college student at the TIME OF ENTRY to be eligible for the student divisions. Previous winners are eligible to enter. We strictly enforce word counts for poetry and short fiction.