Archive for March 19th, 2009

2009 Holland Prize Guidelines

19 March 2009
Logan House announces the fifth annual Holland Prize for the best unpublished book of poetry in American English.

The author will receive $500, and the winning manuscript will be published in 2009.

Each entrant will receive a copy of Disciples of an Uncertain Season and Other Poems by Larry Holland, for whom the Prize is named, as well as a copy of the winning book.

Manuscripts should be 60-80 pages and should be submitted with a $25 reading fee and SASE for prize announcement to

Logan House
Holland Prize
205 ½ South Douglas
Wayne City, NE 68787
Deadline is August 1.

Manuscripts will be recycled.

The Holland Prize is dedicated to publishing the best manuscript that comes across our desks, irrespective of the poet’s subject, style or geography.

Friends and close associates of Logan House are not eligible for the contest.

For additional questions email us at

2009 Midnight Sun Chapbook & Fiction Contests

19 March 2009

Permafrost, the farthest north literary journal for literature and the arts, announces the deadlines for the 2009 Midnight Sun Chapbook & Fiction Contests.

For 30 years, Permafrost has been publishing high quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art from established, recognized writers and artists, as well as relative newcomers to the field. Permafrost is published annually and holds two contests each year:

2009 Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest Guidelines:

Submissions for the poetry contest should consist of a chapbook-length manuscript of no more than 36 pages, an SASE, and a $10 entrance fee. The deadline for entries is March 31. All entrants will receive a year’s subscription to Permafrost. First place winner receives $100, publication of one or more chapbook poems in the issue of Permafrost, and 30 copies of the chapbook.

2009 Midnight Sun Fiction Contest Guidelines:

Entries to Permafrost’s fiction contest must be sent individually (one story per submission) and should include an SASE and the $10 fee. The deadline for entries is March 31. Entrants without the reading fee will be considered general submissions. Submissions must be double-spaced and limited to 30 pages. All entrants will receive a year’s subscription to Permafrost and are eligible for publication, but only the first place winner receives the $100.

Submissions can be sent to:

Permafrost – Contest Division (specify Chapbook or Fiction)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department20of English
P.O. Box 755720
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-0640


Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your writing. Questions? Please contact us at or visit our website:

The Honey Land Review Call for Submissions

19 March 2009

The Honey Land Review an online literary journal of poetry and photography, is extending its call for poetry submissions through the end of April for the upcoming spring issue.

Please submit today to

Octopus Books Call for Poetry Manuscripts

19 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 on the Octopus Books website on the “Submit” page, 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 your email address and a $10 check written to “Octopus Books.” We will still notify you by email. Also, include your name on the packaging, but not on the manuscript itself.