Archive for April, 2009

2009 Red Hen Press Awards

28 April 2009

The Short Story Award is for an original short story with a maximum of 25 pages. Submission is open to all writers and themes, and this year’s judge is Judith Freeman. Award is $1,000 and publication of the awarded story by Red Hen Press in The Los Angeles Review. Entree fee is $20 for two stories with 25 page limits. Please name on the cover sheet only, and include a SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2009.

The Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award is for an unpublished poem. This year’s judge is Kate Gale. Award is $1,000 and publication of the awarded poem in The Los Angeles Review published by Red Hen Press. Submit up to three poems of no more than 120 lines and a $20 entry fee. Include name and title of each poem entered on cover sheet only, and send a SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2009.

The Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. This year’s judge is Nick Flynn. Award is $3,000 and publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press. Entry fee is $25, and there is a 48 page minimum. Name on cover sheet only, and send a SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2009.

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TNPR Contest

28 April 2009

www.nationalpoetryreview.com

All entries will be considered by the editor for publication. Submit up to three unpublished, uncommitted poems (10 pages maximum per group of three poems), cover letter with bio and contact information, including email address for results, with a $15.00 fee (personal check only, please; no money orders) to

C. J. Sage, TNPR, Post Office Box 2080, Aptos, California 95001-2080
IMPORTANT: Please make checks payable to “C. J. Sage” only.

Postmark deadline: April 30, 2009.

The winner will receive $500 plus publication in The National Poetry Review.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if the work is selected by TNPR for the prize or for publication, it must be withdrawn from elsewhere unless you have withdrawn it from us two weeks before our acceptance. Multiple submissions are acceptable with a reading fee for each group of three poems. Page limit per group: 10

Please note that close friends, relatives, and students of the judge or the editor are not eligible for the prize. The judge will be asked to send back to TNPR’s editor any poem that s/he recognizes; should this happen, the entrant’s fee will be refunded.

Second Annual Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

28 April 2009

www.gulfcoastmag.org

Named in honor of Gulf Coast’s founder, the Donald Barthelme Prize awards $500 and publication in the upcoming issue of Gulf Coast for one prose poem, micro-essay, or piece of flash fiction.

The 2009 prize-winning entry will be selected by Mary Robison.

Guidelines: Submit up to 3 previously unpublished prose poems, short stories, or micro-essays, each no more than 500 words in length. Your name and address should appear on the cover letter only. All entries will be considered for
publication, though only one will receive our $500 prize. Include an SASE for results. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Your $15 reading fee, payable to “Gulf Coast,” will include a one-year subscription.

Postmark deadline: August 31, 2009.

Send Entries to:

Barthelme Prize
Gulf Coast Journal
Department of English
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3013

Road Trip Writing Competition

28 April 2009

minispace.com/en_us/article/Airsteam-writing-competition/216/

With a swank and beach-ready new bod, the new MINI and Airstream designed by Republic of Fritz Hansen features furnishings and trappings for every beach bum both inside and out. Want to bring a little piece of this “rad” design into your own home? Participate in our writing contest to win a set of four Fritz Hansen Series SevenTM chairs.

Tell us: if you could go on a road trip with this set up, where would you go? What would you do? Who would you take with you?

Would you surf the beaches of Portugal, or camp out in the woods of southern Germany? Would you make a grand entrance driving into a Roman piazza, or tour the small villages of the English countryside? Maybe pack up your scuba gear and head to the Mediterranean for some under water adventure?

Send us a story about your adventure in 250 words or less and post it below. The winning entry will be selected by the MINI Space jury. Stories will be picked based on originality, and style.

To Enter:
1) Watch a video, check out the photo gallery, and read the article about the MINI and Airstream designed by Republic of Fritz Hansen to get inspired.
2) Write your story
3) Leave it as a comment on this contest page.
4) Wait to hear if your story is the lucky winner.

Competition will end on May 29th, 2009 at 11:59 GMT.

(There is no legal recourse. Winners will be selected by jury selection. The judges’ decision is final. Prizes are not transferable or refundable.)

Spire 7th Annual Spring Chapbook Contest

27 April 2009

$500 + 20 copies and standard publishing contract

www.spirepress.org/contest.html

Finalists may also be chosen for publication.

Please send manuscripts of 18-28 pages, double-spaced, a $15 entry fee, and a SASE.

Include your name only on a cover sheet and not on the manuscript. Include the title of the entire collection on the cover sheet and each page of the manuscript.

Postmark Deadline is May 1, 2009.

All manuscripts will be recycled at the close of the contest.

This contest will be judged blindly.

Spire Press, Inc.
532 LaGuardia Place, Suite 298,
New York, NY 10012

tel: 646.736.7701

email: info@spirepress.org

The Bridge Poetry Contest 2009

27 April 2009

Entry Rules

First annual poetry contest and fundraiser.

Featured subject of poems: Homelessness or Humanitarianism.

Submit up to 3 poems.
Entry fee = $20 (US) for 1-3 poems.

Multiple subs okay with entry fee for each entry. Mailed subs only. Checks or money orders only, no cash. Free verse preferred. Experimental poems welcome. No porno or rough language will be considered.

Use a standard font such as: Times New Roman, limit 50 lines maximum for each poem. One poem per page with continued poem on 2 page only. Keep line length to no more than 50 – 60 (characters) per line. Use 8 1/2″ x 11″
letter page. Submit up to 3 poems total in a submission, limited to a maximum of 6 pages. Also include a sheet with your name, address, phone number, email (if available) and a short bio (half page max). Poems must be
original work. Unpublished poems preferred but will accept published with permission from publisher in writing accompanying the submission. 1st Place = $400, 2nd Place = $200, 3rd Place = $100

Honorable Mention winners will be posted on “The Bridge” webpage only. Make check or Money Order payable
to : The Bridge.

Mail to
The Bridge
c /o Judy Kirkley
P.O. Box 700383
Dallas, Texas 75370

Questions only: poeticfriends@mdhadallas.org

www.mdhadallas.org/poeticfriendsrules.aspx
Deadline: May 1, 2009

Tattoo Highway Call for Submissions

27 April 2009

Tattoo Highway, an online journal of prose, poetry and art, is now reading for TH/19: “Reflections/Refractions.” Deadline June 15, 2009.

www.tattoohighway.org

GENERAL GUIDELINES: Our tastes are eclectic. We like fresh, vivid language, and we like stories and poems that are actually about something — that acknowledge a world beyond the writer’s own psyche. If they have an edge, if
they provoke us to think or make us laugh, so much the better. We strongly suggest reading a previous issue or two before submitting.

While we particularly welcome poetry and short “screen-reader-friendly” prose or cross-genre pieces (+/- 1000 words), we do on occasion publish longer work. We encourage hypertext and new media (e.g., Flash .swf) submissions, also photographs and original graphics.

All readings are “blind” (authors’ names and other identifiers are removed). Writers may submit up to 5 poems, prosepoems or flash fictions (500 words max), or 2 longer prose pieces. While we prefer to see work that has not
been previously published, we do consider work that has appeared in small-circulation print journals. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know promptly if you place a piece elsewhere.

As always, we’re featuring our contest: “A Picture Worth 500 Words.” Details on website.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Email submissions to submissions@tattoohighway.org as Rich Text Format (RTF) attachments or as plain text in the body of your message, and with TH19 in the subject line. For hypertext and Flash submissions, provide us with an URL where we may view the work online. Send graphics in .jpg format.

The Broom Review 2009 CHAPBOOK CONTEST

27 April 2009

www.thebroomereview.com/Contest.html

Submissions for the yearly chapbook contest will be accepted from January 1, 2009 to April 30, 2009. Publication of the winning manuscript will take place in Summer/Fall 2009. There is the strong possibility of an Editor’s Choice Award being offered publication along with publication of the contest winner. Scroll down for submission details and judge bio.

Requirements:

– Chapbook manuscripts should be between 24 to 28 pages in length.
*Please note that the page count minimum mentioned above is different than the one in the call for manuscripts found in Poets & Writers. Please use this higher page count to allow for perfect binding of the winning manuscript.
– The poems in the manuscript should have a cohesive structure.
– Poems within the manuscript may have been published in individual magazines, journals, e-zines, etc. but may not have been published together as a book/chapbook.
– A non-refundable entry fee of $18 must be included and made payable to The Broome Review. If the manuscript is simultaneously submitted and while under consideration by TBR is accepted for publication elsewhere, the entry fee will not be refunded.
– Please include two (2) title pages: one with the title of the manuscript and and the poet’s contact information including name, address, phone number and email; the second should include the title of the chapbook=2
0at the very top and the table of contents below that. The poet’s name or other identification should not appear on this cover.
– The poet’s name must not appear on any page of the actual manuscript.
– The poet must own the copyright to the poems in the work or be able to secure permission to reprint any copyrighted poem included.
– The winning poet must submit a copy of the poems in Word format as an attachment via email to TBR (as a .doc or .rtf file).
– Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification of manuscript receipt only.
– Winner will be announced via email.
– Manuscripts will not be returned.
– The editors reserve the right not to award a prize and publication if we do not receive a book we’d like to publish.

Note: No email submissions accepted.

The chapbook will be professionally printed with full color covers and perfect bound, unlike the typical saddle stitched (stapled) chapbook. The winning poet will receive $100 and 20 copies of the chapbook. Additional copies may be purchased at 40% off list price. A formal contract will be made available.

Mail submissions to:
2009 TBR Chapbook Contest
P.O. Box 900
Vestal, NY 13851

The Writer 2009 Short-Story Contest

25 April 2009

www.writermag.com

Prizes: $1,000, first place; $300, second place; $200, third place.

The first-place entry, along with the finalist judge’s comments, will be published in The Writer magazine. All three winning entries will be posted on The Writer Web site, www.WriterMag.com.

Finalist judge: Shelby Hearon

Entry fee: $10 per entry, payable to The Writer. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Payments must be in U.S. funds drawn from a U.S. bank.

Deadline: Postmarked by May 31, 2009.

Rules
1. Submit two (2) copies of your short story. Entries must be submitted with an official entry form, available below.Place the title only (not your name) on each page of the story.
2. All entries must be original and previously unpublished in a book, nationally distributed periodical or Web-based magazine. Entries must be in English and submitted by the author, who must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry.
3. Entries should not exceed 2,000 words. No graphic language, sex or violence.
4. Entries must be double-spaced in standard 10- to 12-point type, and each page must be consecutively numbered. Please paperclip pages together; do not staple or enclose in covers or binders.
5. A $10 nonrefundable entry fee, payable to The Writer, must accompany each entry. Please do not send cash in the mail. Submitted entries are final and will not be returned, so be sure to keep a copy for your records. We are unable to acknowledge entries.
6. You may submit more than one entry, but each entry must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee. No simultaneous submissions are allowed.
7. Winners will be notified by Sept. 1, 2009.
8. Family members and employees of The Writer and its affiliates are not eligible to enter the contest.

How to submit

Download the entry form at www.writermag.com
Send two (2) copies of your entry, along with the completed entry form and total entry fee ($10 per entry). Payment must accompany all entries.

Address entries to: 2009 Short-Story Contest, The Writer, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612.

Santa Barbara Poetry Workshop Poetry Contest

25 April 2009

Winner receives full scholarship to workshop

www.sbpoetryworkshop.com/SBSPW/Contest.html

POETRY CONTEST GUIDELINES:

Send 3 copies of each poem with your name removed. Include a separate cover sheet listing titles or first lines of each submitted poem, your name, address, phone number, email address, and any other relevant contact information. Line limit for each poem is 45 lines.

Contest entries must be postmarked by June 27, 2009.

Submit Poems to: SBSPW Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 30302, Santa Barbara CA 93130

Contest fee is $12 for each 3-poem entry. Checks should be made out to SBSPW.

Note: If the contest winner is not able to attend the workshop, the prize will be offered to the second place contestant. A refund will be given if the tuition has already been paid.

2009 Inspirit Poetry Contest

25 April 2009

www.gbgm-umc.org/baughmanumc/

THE FOURTH Annual National Inspirit Poetry Prize. $500 prize and publication in the journal Inspirit for the best unpublished poem (limit 100 lines, no translations) exploring issues of Christianity, culture, faith, and/or nature. Submit SASE, $10 reading fee drawn to Rabbit Press, and 3 copies of up to 3 poems (one set with author identification; one without). Deadline: August 15; winner announced September 15. Submit to Inspirit, c/o Baughman Memorial UM Church, 228 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070.

Call for Submissions: The Sylvan Echo

25 April 2009

Submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, critical writing, book reviews, and editorials by new and established writers will be accepted through June 20, 2009.The journal is also interested in original artwork and photography. Please read our submission guidelines carefully as we take them very seriously (sylvanecho.net/journalblog/submission-guidelines/). We do accept simultaneous submissions. As with all literary journals, we have an aesthetic; we suggest you read the journal prior to submitting.

· With the exception of poetry, artwork, and photography, you may submit 1 piece per genre. Should you submit more than one piece per genre, we will ignore your second and subsequent submissions (and will look less than favorably on your first submission, as well).
· Submit your work by email to editor@sylvanecho.net.
· All work should be sent as an attachment in the following formats: Poetry and prose as 12pt doc or rtf attachments; artwork and photography as the highest resolution bmp, tif, or jpg.
· List the genre in your subject line, e.g. Submission: poetry.
· Each submission must be accompanied by a brief (50-150 word) bio, written in the third person.
· By submitting to The Sylvan Echo you are acknowledging that all creative work is original and that you own all rights.

The Memoir (and) Prizes: Prose, Poetry, and Graphic Memoir

24 April 2009

The Memoir (and) Prize for Memoir in Prose and Poetry
The Memoir (and) Prize for Graphic Memoir

Four prizes awarded up to $500.

Memoir (and) reading period for Spring+Summer 2010 (Issue 6): 5/1/09 – 8/15/09. Accepting traditional and experimental prose, poetry, graphic memoir, narrative photography, lies, and more. All submissions eligible for contest entry. Submit online or mail to: Memoir (and), P.O. Box 1398, Sausalito, CA 94966. Guidelines at www.memoirjournal.com.

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ADDITIONAL CONTEST INFO

The Memoir (and) Prizes for Memoir in Prose or Poetry are awarded to the most outstanding prose or poetry memoir—traditional, nontraditional or experimental—drawn from the reading period.

Grand Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry
* $500 cash award
* Publication in print and online
* Six copies of the journal

Second Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry
* $250 cash award
* Publication in print and online
* Six copies of the journal

Third Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry
* $100 cash award
* Publication in print and online
* Three copies of the journal

The Memoir (and) Prize for Graphic Memoir is awarded to the most outstanding graphic memoir drawn from the reading period.

Prize for Graphic Memoir
* $100 cash award
* Publication in print and online
* Six copies of the journal

Split Oak Press 2009 Chapbook Contest

24 April 2009

Final Judge: Joe Weil

www.splitoakpress.com/Contests.html

Prize $250 and 20 copies

Submissions for the yearly chapbook contest will be accepted through May 30, 2009. The winning manuscript will be published in Summer/Fall 2009. There is the strong possibility of an Editor’s Choice Award being offered publication along with publication of the contest winner. Scroll down for submission details and judge bio.

Requirements:
– Chapbook manuscripts should be between 24 to 28 pages in length.
– The poems in the manuscript should have a cohesive structure.
– Poems within the manuscript may have been published in individual magazines, journals, e-zines, etc. but may not have been published together as a book/chapbook.
– A non-refundable entry fee of $15 must be included and made payable to Split Oak Press. If the manuscript is simultaneously submitted and while under consideration by Split Oak Press is accepted for publication elsewhere, the entry fee will not be refunded.
– Please include two (2) title pages: one with the title of the manuscript and and the poet’s contact information including name, address, phone number and email; the second should include the title of the chapbook at the very top and the table of contents below that. The poet’s name or other identification should not appear on this cover.
– The poet’s name must not appear on any page of the actual manuscript.
– The poet must own the copyright to the poems in the work or be able to secure permission to reprint any copyrighted poem included.
– The winning poet must submit a copy of the poems in Word format as an attachment via email to the editor (as a .doc or .rtf file).
– Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification of manuscript receipt only.
– Winner will be announced via email.
– Manuscripts will not be returned.

*Publisher reserves the right not to publish if a suitable manuscript is not found. In that case, submission fees will be returned to the writers.

2009 Judge: Joe Weil is a good piano player, half way decent singer, and a fraud as a guitarist. Most recently he has been hawking two new collections of his work: What Remains (Nightshade press) and Painting The Christmas Trees (Texas Review Press). He has read both in Opera houses and in laundry mats, the latter under a bare bulb that swung through the air and cast eerie shadows across the room. He presently works as an instructor in the creative writing department at Binghamton University, and is trying, with middling success, to learn both Italian and the Irish tin whistle.

Note: No email submissions accepted.

The chapbook will be professionally printed with full color covers and perfect bound, unlike the typical saddle stitched (stapled) chapbook. The winning poet will receive $250 and 20 copies of the chapbook. Additional copies may be purchased at 40% off list price. A formal contract will be made available.

Mail submissions to:
Split Oak Press
Chapbook Contest – 2009
James R. Stafford – Editor and Publisher
P.O. Box 700
Vestal, NY 13851

Skysaje Enterprises 5th annual poetry contest

24 April 2009

poeticconversations.blogspot.com

$250.00 grand prize and three $25.00 Honorable mentions

Submission guidelines:
1. submit up to 5 pages per submission.
2. all works must be typed in 14 points font or greater.
3. Author contact info must appear on every page
4. a $15.00 non refundable entry fee must be included with each submission.
5. submission deadline 4/30/09

Make checks payable to L. Berger and mail submissions to:

Skysaje Enterprizes
50 amesbury Rd.
rochester, NY 14623

2009 Ethnographic Poetry Competition

24 April 2009

www.aaanet.org/sections/sha/2009Poetry.pdf

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any of those associated with the fields of anthropology: Archaeological, Biological, Linguistic, Sociocultural and Applied.

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Fall 2009, and will be published in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The winner(s) will receive a certificate and award of $100. All entries will be considered for publication in the journal.

*** There is no entry fee for members of the American Anthropological Association. ***
*** If you are not a member, there is a $10 fee. ***

Judges will be Misha Cahnmann Taylor, Kent Maynard, and Dorine Jennette.

Submissions must be unpublished and include:

* one copy of a cover letter, with home and institutional addresses & a short bio,
* three copies of no more than three poems, of any length totaling no more than 10 pages in all (please do not include your name/address on the poems)
* a self-addressed stamped envelope, for contest results, to be posted by Fall 2009, and
* proof of AAA membership, or a $10 check made to the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. Send unpublished poems only.

Electronic or faxed submissions will not be accepted except by request from ethnographic poets working outside the U.S. and Canada. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, 125 Aderhold Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; (office) (706) 583-8127; email: cahnmann@uga.edu

The deadline for RECEIPT of submissions is 1 May 2009.

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adults and Children’s Writing

24 April 2009

Calling all YA and children’s writers! Hunger Mountain is thrilled to present the inaugural Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing!

Hunger Mountain, the arts journal of Vermont College of Fine Arts, will launch our new online arts journal early this summer. Our new site will include YA and Children’s Literature; we’ll feature articles on hot topics and trends in YA and children’s literature, interviews with publishing industry insiders, and fiction selections by well-known and up-and-coming YA and children’s authors. Upcoming issues will feature pieces by Katherine Paterson, Carrie Jones, Cynthia Leitich Smith, K.A. Nuzum, Rita Williams-Garcia, Sara Zarr and many others!

Writers of Young Adult Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, and Picture Books are encouraged to enter the Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing. Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Paterson will judge. One winner will receive $1000.00 and publication in Hunger Mountain online, and two honorable mentions will receive $100.00 each.

Entries may include:
Young Adult Fiction (novel excerpt or short story)
Middle Grade Fiction (novel excerpt or short story)
Picture Book (text only)

Submission Fee: $20 per entry

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by June 30th, 2009

Contest Guidelines:

Your packet should include four items:
A one-page cover sheet that includes: Your name, address, email and phone number, The title of your manuscript, The category of your manuscript (YA, MG, PB), A brief (one to two paragraph/200 word) bio of yourself, A brief (one to two paragraph/250 word) synopsis of your manuscript

Your manuscript: Up to 5,000 words of middle grade/young adult fiction, or one picture book manuscript (text only). Entries must be double-spaced, with margins of at least 1”. Please number the pages of your entry, and label each page with the title. Please DO NOT label the manuscript with your name (entries will be judged anonymously). Please paperclip (do not staple) your entry.

Entry Fee: Check or money order for $20, payable to Hunger Mountain

Self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of award winners

A self-addressed, stamped postcard for us to acknowledge receipt of your entry (optional)

Packets should be mailed to:

Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing
Hunger Mountain
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

The Bard Fiction Prize (39 and younger only)

23 April 2009

www.bard.edu/bfp/

The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded to a promising, emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of application. In addition to the monetary award, the winner receives an appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester, without the expectation that he or she teach traditional courses. The recipient gives at least one public lecture and meets informally with students.

The creation of the Bard Fiction Prize, presented each October, continues Bard’s long-standing position as a center for creative, groundbreaking literary work by both faculty and students. From Saul Bellow, William Gaddis, Mary McCarthy, and Ralph Ellison to John Ashbery, Philip Roth, William Weaver, and Chinua Achebe, Bard’s literature faculty, past and present, represents some of the most important American writers of our time. The prize is intended to encourage and support young writers of fiction to pursue their creative goals and provide an opportunity to work in a fertile and intellectual environment.

Bard College invites submissions for its annual Fiction Prize for Young Writers.

To apply, candidates should write a cover letter explaining the project they plan to work on while at Bard and submit a C.V., along with three copies of the published book they feel best represents their work. No manuscripts will be accepted. Applications for the 2010 prize must be received by July 15, 2009.

Arroyo Literary Review Call for Submissions

23 April 2009

Arroyo Literary Review seeks poetry and fiction for our second issue. We welcome submissions between January 15, 2009 and May 31, 2009.

Submissions should be sent by mail to:

Arroyo Literary Review
Department of English – MB 2579
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542

Please include SASE. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, though notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere. We only consider previously unpublished work. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Further questions may be directed to: arroyoliteraryreview@gmail.com

Howard Frank Mosher Prize in Short Fiction

23 April 2009

The sixth annual Howard Frank Mosher Prize in Short Fiction awards one $1,000.00 prize and two honorable mentions. The first prize winner also receives publication in Hunger Mountain, the VCFA Journal of the Arts. 15 finalists receive a signed Stinehour Press Award Series Broadside.

JUDGE: Andre Dubus, III
DEADLINE: Postmarked by June 30, 2009

www.hungermtn.org/hfm.asp

ENTRY FEE: $20.00

GUIDELINES:
– $20 entry fee, payable to “Hunger Mountain”
– Submit one short story, not to exceed 10,000 words
– Name or address should not appear anywhere in the text, nor anywhere on the manuscript
– Story must be original, written in English, and previously unpublished
– Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and one-side-only
– Enclose a standard index card with short story title, name, address, phone number and E-mail address
– Enclose a SASE for notification of winners
– Enclose a postage-paid postcard for acknowledgement of entry receipt (optional)
– Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2009
– Multiple entries allowed—each entry must be sent separately and include a separate entry fee
– No simultaneous submissions, artwork, or translations
– One submitted, entries cannot be altered
– Electronic or faxed entries will not be accepted
– Late entries will not be read
– No entries will be returned
– All entries will be considered for publication
– E-mail hungermtn@vermontcollege.edu if questions arise.

MAIL TO:

Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize
Hunger Mountain
Vermont College
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Winners announced Fall 2009

Santa Barbara Writers Conference Contests

23 April 2009

The Santa Barbara Writers Conference announces its first annual Writing Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. Winners in each category will receive a scholarship for tuition to the 2010 Santa Barbara Writers Conference and a grand prize winner will get a scholarship and the opportunity to have lunch with a top agent during the conference.

www.sbwriters.com/contest_2009.php

Fiction entries can be in any genre. Nonfiction can be essay, article or memoir. Fiction and nonfiction entries must be no more than 3,000 words. Poets may submit up to five poems, no more than 15 pages total. Each category will be judged by a team of SBWC workshop leaders and the winners will be chosen from among the finalists by a noted author. You can enter as many times as you like in all the categories. If these guidelines aren’t followed, your entry will be disqualified. The cost is $25 per entry, and the deadline is June 1. The winners will be announced July 20 and celebrated at a special event later this summer.

For fiction and nonfiction, include a cover sheet with author’s name, address, phone number, email address and the title of the submission. For poetry, please include a cover letter with author’s name, contact information and the titles of all the poems submitted. Stories, articles and poems should have no identifying information on them except titles.

Submission deadline June 1

Mail entries along with a check payable to SBWC to:

SBWC Writing Contest,
P.O. Box 6627
Santa Barbara, CA 93160

Teresa A. White Literary Award

23 April 2009

Quiddity international literary journal and public-radio program (www.sci.edu/quiddity) is pleased to announce the Teresa A. White Literary Award. The 2009 award is affectionately referred to as the “buck-a-word” contest.

First Prize: $500 and publication in the Spring/Summer 2010 print issue of Quiddity as well as broadcast feature in Quiddity’s public-radio program (via WUIS, NPR member and PRI affiliate)
Honorable mentions may also be offered publication and broadcast.

Contest begins March 1, 2009, and ends August 1, 2009 (postmark deadline).

* Submit one work of prose totaling no more than 500 words (title included) as well as $12 payable to Quiddity.
* U.S. submissions should include both an email address and a self-addressed, business-size (#10), stamped envelope (SASE). International submissions should include an email address to which an electronic reply may be sent.
* Work should be previously unpublished; simultaneous submissions with immediate notification are okay, but the contest awards only for FNASR, so works accepted elsewhere will be withdrawn from consideration, and please note: the entry fee will not be returned.
* All entries must be typed and must include a cover letter with author’s name and contact information (address, telephone, and email address) as well as the title and word count of the work submitted. The author’s name or any identifying information should not appear on the manuscript itself.
* Entries that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered, and entry fees are not refundable.
* All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in the journal.
* Winners will be announced by September 1, 2009.
* Mail entries to
2009 Teresa A. White Literary Award
Quiddity
1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702
U.S.A.

Cake Call for Submissions

22 April 2009

CaKe, journal of poetry and art, would like to invite all to submit any work of poetry, visual art, shoot book reviews/critiques, and essays to cakesubmissions@hotmail.com.

We’re coming up with different concepts for these issues right now.

For now, the summer issue will be an issue focused on Women of color. Feel free to submit any work to our email for us to review. Also, our third issue is now available for $4.

To get a copy, please email us at cakesubmissions@hotmail.com

Moon Poem Broadside Contest

22 April 2009

Do you have a poem about the Moon? Moonlight? Phases or effects of the moon? What waxes or wanes? Clever personifications? Something new under the moon?

Twin Cranes Press is sponsoring a free Moon poem broadside contest. The winning entry will be produced in a limited, numbered edition of 100 copies, of which 25 go to the author and 75 will be sold to raise funds to support Moonlit, a Chicago-based literary journal edited by Lisa Janssen and Claire McMahon. In the event of a tie, the press may publish co-winners.

The fundraising event for Moonlit will be held in Cleveland on June 13th, and the winning poet will be invited to attend and read the winning entry. Twin Cranes Press of Canton, Ohio publishes occasional projects to raise funds to support journals, literary centers, and causes it deems worth. Winner(s) will be selected by the editors, Robert Miltner and Lisa Vargas.

The guidelines are simple and are as follows:

All forms of poetry considered

Include author contact information—name, address, phone number, email—on each submission

Poets should submit no more than three entries

Limit poems to approximately 30 lines

12 point font, please

Previously published poems considered if poet holds copyright and publication information (journal, issue, year, page or website) is provided
Poems may be co-authored

Rights revert back to author upon printing

Electronic submissions only.

Send submissions to twincranespress@gmail.com

Put your last name in the subject line. Attach your poem(s) in a word file AND paste the poem(s) in 12 point font in the body of the email.

Deadline is midnight, May 31, 2009

Results of contest will be sent electronically after decisions are made

For questions, contact editors at twincranespess@gmail.com. Put “Question” in the subject line.

LifeBytes Online Dating Stories Call for Submissions

22 April 2009

We are accepting submissions for “LifeBytes…Real Stories of Online Dating” (est. publication date spring 2010)

Who doesn’t love sitting around with friends and family over coffee or a cocktail sharing stories about life, work and love? LifeBytes is interested in YOUR Online dating story. Make a cup of coffee or stir up a cocktail and tell us your cyber dating adventures – the good, the bad and the ugly! “LifeBytes…Real Stories” will be a compilation of the true stories that singles love to share with one another about the ups and downs of searching for Prince (or Princess) Charming.

We are looking for evocative stories that can be funny, poignant, provocative, scary, weird, sexy, edgy or happy. We’re looking for the full range of experiences that make online dating such an adventure. Writers whose work is chosen for publication will receive payment for their story in the market range of $50-$100 (word count dependent).

Our initial deadline is June 15, 2009.

For complete submission guidelines please visit our website at: www.lifebytesbook.com

Also, stop by our blog at lifebytesrealstories.wordpress.com to put your digital feet up and chat for a while.

And don’t forget to join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=67366205943

Let us know who you are through your unique voice. We’re looking forward to meeting you.