2009 Poetry & Flash Fiction Contests: Many Mountains Moving

12 March 2009


* Open to all poets and writers whose work is in English.
* Entries may not be previously or simultaneously published.
* All MMM staff members and family of staff members areineligible.

* $250 cash prize for the best poem & $250 cash prize for the best flash fiction.
* Publication in the 2009-2010 MMM print annual.
* Finalists in each genre will also be considered for publication.

Postmark deadline— May 16, 2009.
Winners announced by September, 2010.

Anonymous judging:
* Do not put your name on your work(s). All entries will be read anonymously.
* Include in your cover letter: (i) your name, (ii) e-mail address and phone number(s), (iii) mailing address, & (iv) the title(s) and genre of your submission.
* If you enter in both categories, please send them in separate envelopes.
* Mark “poetry contest” or “fiction contest” on the envelope.
* Mss. cannot be returned; do not send your only copies.
* Include an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) to receive the announcement of the winners.
* NEW REQUIREMENT: paper entries must be sent in duplicate.

Entry Fees:
$15 for as many as 5 poems per entry (total submission cannot exceed 10 pages).
$15 for as many as 2 flash fictions (or short-short story under 1,000 words, typed double-spaced).

Entrants get a free subscription!
Make checks payable to: Many Mountains Moving.

Final Flash Fiction Judge: TBA
Final Poetry Judge: Patricia Smith

Send to:
Many Mountains Moving
(Poetry or Flash Fiction) Contest
1705 Lombard St.
Phila. PA 19146

Or via e-mail, send an attachment (RTF, Word, WordPerfect or PDF) to editors@mmminc.org without any identification in the ms. itself. Then send a paper cover letter along with a check for $15 exactly as you would with a regular paper submission. (See above). Ms. will be acknowledged as received as soon as the check arrives.

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