Archive for April 27th, 2009

Spire 7th Annual Spring Chapbook Contest

27 April 2009

$500 + 20 copies and standard publishing contract

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


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 Unpublished poems preferred but will accept published with permission from publisher in writing accompanying the submission. 1st Place = $400, 2nd Place = $200, 3rd Place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:
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.

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 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

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.


– 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