Archive for March 18th, 2009

2009 Poetry Contest dA Center for the Arts

18 March 2009

David St. John, Judge

First Prize: $250

Winner and Finalists will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony, reading, and reception at the dA Center for the Arts. The prize does not include publication.

Contest Rules

Postmark deadline: April 30, 2009

Entry fee $15.00 for up to six pages of unpublished poetry (multiple entries are permitted.)

Manuscripts must be typed. No more than one poem per page.

Author’s name, address, and phone number (and email address, if available) must appear on cover sheet only. Please include poem titles in addition to contact information. No names on poems, please.

Simultaneous submission is permissible if we are notified when work is accepted elsewhere or awards received.

For announcement of winners, include a SASE (self addressed, stamped envelope).

Please, no email or fax submissions.

Entries are screened and judged anonymously. Poems with which the judge has had prior contact are ineligible.

Poems must not have received monetary awards or previous publication.

Entries must adhere to all guidelines. Manuscripts will not be returned.

David St. John was born in Fresno, California, in 1949, and educated at California State University, Fresno, where he received his B.A. In 1974, he received an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. He is the author of six books of poetry, including Prism (Arctos Press, 2002), Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems (1994), No Heaven (1985), and Hush (1976). His awards include the Discover/The Nation prize, the James D. Phelan Prize, and the Prix de Rome fellowship in literature. He has also received several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. St. John currently teaches in the English Department at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Submit poetry and check or money order (no cash) with submission:

Poetry Contest: dA Center for the Arts, 252-D South Main St. Pomona, CA 91766-1630 Phone: 909.397.9716 (www.dacenter.org)

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LifeBytes Non-Fiction Call for Submissions

18 March 2009

“LifeBytes…Real Stories of Online Dating” (US) seeks non-fiction stories for an anthology of true stories about the online search for Prince (or Princess) Charming. Invites submissions of “evocative stories that can be funny, poignant, provocative, scary, weird, edgy, sexy or happy” with a unique voice and point of view. Payment: US$50-100. Deadline: June 15 2009. See full submission guidelines at www.lifebytesbook.com/guidelines.html

Maternal Spark Falsh Fiction Call for Submissions

18 March 2009

MATERNALSPARK.COM/WP/?PAGE_ID=336

MATERNAL SPARK IS NOW ACCEPTING FLASH FICTION SUBMISSIONS. PIECES SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS AND MUST BE A COMPLETE STORY FROM BEGINNING TO END WITH CHARACTERS AND A PLOT. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE MATERNAL SPARK IS ALL ABOUT CREATIVE MOTHERHOOD – YOUR FLASH FICTION CAN BE ABOUT WHATEVER TOPIC YOU LIKE. IN FACT, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN MOTHERHOOD.

Please copy and paste your flash into the body of an email and send it to: heddy.e@gmail.com

Include: Name, email address, link to your blog or website and short, 50 word bio.

Use the subject line “Flash Fiction“.

maternalspark.com/wp/?page_id=336

At this time, Maternal Spark is only accepting the writing of Moms. If you are not a mom (or pregnant) – I’m sorry you’ll have to try again later.

You will receive a response to your submission within 30 days. Please don’t worry about technical details too much. I’m really just looking for great stories.

I look forward to reading your work. Submit away!

Dos Gatos Press Call for Submissions

18 March 2009

Texas Poetry Calendar 2010
www.dosgatospress.org/submissions.html

Guidelines:
Submit 1-3 typewritten poems, 35-line limit per poem, including title and spaces.
No email submissions; no previously published poems.
Do not place your name or other identifying information on the poems themselves.
Poems with a Texas connection preferred.
Submit a cover letter that includes:
the title of each poem (first line for an untitled poem, although we strongly prefer titled poems)
your email address and phone number
a writer’s bio of 100-200 words, including information about your publication history and achievements as a writer
If you do not have an email account, include an SASE for contact. Poems willnot be returned, so do not send your only copy!

NOTE: We strongly prefer to communicate by email. If you change your email address, please let us know immediately.

Contributors published in the calendar will receive one complimentary copy of the Texas Poetry Calendar 2010. Decisions will be made by May 2009.

All submissions are eligible for the 2010 Texas Poetry Calendar Awards.

Include a check for $5.00, payable to Dos Gatos Press.

Submissions to the Texas Poetry Calendar 2010 are now OPEN.

All submissions must be postmarked by March 20, 2009!

Mail submissions by March 20, 2009, to:
Dos Gatos Press
Texas Poetry Calendar 2010
1310 Crestwood Road
Austin, Texas 78722