Archive for March 10th, 2009

The Apple Valley Review Call for Submissions

10 March 2009

a semiannual online literary journal, will be accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, and essays for its Fall 2009 issue until August 14, 2009.

Submissions are accepted year-round via e-mail. We prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please do not submit genre fiction, explicit work, or anything particularly violent or depressing. Also, please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is considered for our annual editor’s prize.

The Spring 2009 issue of the journal featured fiction by Matthew Grice, Tai Dong Huai, Lydia Williams, Arrie Brown, and Jozefina Cutura; an essay by Suzanne Cope; poetry by William Robert Flowers, Leslie LaChance, Sarah White, Gregory Lawless, Roger Jones, Ruth Foley, Steve Klepetar, Linda King, Lyn Lifshin, James Richard Brown, Chris Anderson, and Asha Choubey; and artwork by Mikel Glass.

The Apple Valley Review would also like to congratulate Kathy Anderson–the recipient of the Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize for 2008, whose short story, “You Are the Bad Smell,” was published in our Spring 2008 issue–and two of the writers whose work appeared in the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 issues, respectively. “Jane Austen’s Toes,” a poem by Rob Hardy, and “Thanksgiving,” a poem by Pat Daneman, were selected by poet Dorianne Laux for the 2008 Best of the Net Anthology.

The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines for the Apple Valley Review are available at

Send submissions via e-mail to Leah Browning, Editor.
—Send one prose piece or two to six poems at a time.
—Include the word “fiction,” “poetry,” or “essay” in your subject line.
—Type or paste your submission in the body of the e-mail message. We will not open any unsolicited attachments.
—Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail
address, and a short biography.

Please expect to wait up to two months for a reply. Occasionally with e-mail, there are technical difficulties. We cannot be responsible for delay or loss of submissions. To submit, or to check on the status of your submission
after two months have passed, please send a message to our editor at

Tiger’s Eye Poetry Journal: Annual Contest

10 March 2009

Our annual poetry contest deadline has been extended until March 31st, 2009.

We look forward to reading your work.

Prizes: $500, $150, $50

Send 3 poems, bio, SASE, and $10 to: Tiger’s Eye Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 2935, Eugene, OR 97402.

Prairie Schooner Book Prize

10 March 2009

short fiction and poetry awards $3000 and publication (U of Nebraska Press). Runners-up receive $1000. New and established writers welcome. Mail manuscripts with $25 (Jan 15 to March 16): Prairie Schooner Prize Series (insert genre), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 201 Andrews Hall, PO Box 880334, Lincoln NE 68588-0334.

Bottle Tree Productions ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION

10 March 2009

First Prize $1,000
Second Prize $250
Third Prize $100

One Act Plays of any length may be submitted to Bottle Tree Productions at 126 Wellington Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L-3C8

Phone 613-542-0070 or email
Please have your copy bound and if you wish it returned, please include a manuscript-sized SASE. or check out for email submissions and Paypal options

The entry fee for each submission is $25. Please make cheque payable to Bottle Tree Productions.

Multiple submissions accepted
Plays can have previously been produced or work shopped but not professionally
The competition runs until November 30th 2009.
Winners will be announced in January of 2010.
If you want a critical analysis of your work please enclose a cheque for $50 made payable to Bottle Tree Productions.

The New Zealand Poetry Society’s 2009 International Poetry Competition

10 March 2009

Entries must be received by 31st May 2009

The New Zealand Poetry Society’s annual International Poetry Competition, Verse and Haiku, is now under way, with Open and Junior Sections. The Junior Open and Junior Haiku sections are open to students who are 17 years of age or younger on 31st May 2009. Please visit our website at for full competition details and to download the entry forms. Last year’s results, including winning poems, and judges’ reports are also on the website.

Prizes: Open Section – 1st $NZ500, 2nd $NZ200, 3rd $NZ100
Open Junior Section: 1st $200, with 2 runner-up prizes in each of 2 age gruops (junior and senior)
Haiku Section: 5 top prizes of $NZ100 each.
Haiku Junior Section: 5 top prizes of $NZ50 each

In addition, the winning poems and other selected entries will appear in the New Zealand Poetry Society’s annual anthology in November 2009. It is not necessary to purchase a copy of the anthology in order to have a poem published in it.

Further enquiries can be directed to:
Laurice Gilbert, Competition Secretary
PO Box 5283
Wellington 6145
New Zealand