Archive for May 15th, 2009

2009 RRofihe Trophy

15 May 2009

For an unpublished short story (up to 5,000 words)

Winner Receives:
$500 cash
Publication in Open City

Judged by Rick Rofihe

2009 Contest Assistant: Carolyn Wilsey
Carolyn Wilsey has read fiction for Esquire and Swink

–Stories should be typed, double-spaced, on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with the author’s name and contact information on the first page and name and story title on the upper right corner of remaining pages.
–Submissions must be postmarked by October 15, 2009
–Limit one submission per author
–Author must not have been previously published in Open City
–Mail submissions to RRofihe, 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1412, New York, NY 10012
–Enclose self addressed stamped business envelope to receive names of winner and honorable mentions
–All manuscripts are non-returnable and will be recycled.
–Reading fee is $10. Check or money order payable to RRofihe

The 3rd Annual Hotmetalpress Chapbook Contest

15 May 2009
Our prize is $350 and 20 free copies. We also want to send every entrant a copy of the winning collection.
Page Limit: 32 pages
Fee: $20.00
Deadline: end of May 2009

If you are looking for clues as to what we look for a winner, we wish you luck because our selections are unpredictable and eclectic. We like to take risks if the poems interest us. We do not know what poems will interest us either until we see the poems.

Please make out a check for $20 to Hotmetalpress.
Send it to Carole Towers; 1173 Sea Eagle Watch; Charleston SC; 29412.
Judged by the staff. Please send a copy of your manuscript in a word document to:
Your work will be read upon receipt of your check.
The entry rules:
Single spaced poems in 12pt Courier.
Attach title page with your name, address, telephone, and email.
32 page maximum limit including title, content page, acknowledgments, and pages. Anything with more pages will be eliminated.

The Vermont Studio Center International Residency Program

15 May 2009

The Vermont Studio Center is an international residency program open to all artists and writers. Year-round, VSC hosts 50 artists and writers per month, each of whom receives an individual studio, private room, and all meals. Residencies last from 2-12 weeks and provide uninterrupted time to work, a community of creative peers, and a beautiful village setting in northern Vermont. In addition, VSC’s program includes a roster of Visiting Artists and Writers (2 painters, 2 sculptors and 2 writers per month) who offer slide talks/readings and individual studio visits/conferences. Applications and information available at
Full fellowship deadline: due June 15, 2009
Download application at

Wag’s Revue Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Contests

15 May 2009

This is a reminder that the deadline for the Wag’s Revue inaugural contests in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction is May 31. First prize in each category receives $500 and publication in Wag’s Revue, and all submissions are considered for publication. There is no limit to the number of entries an author may submit. Winners will be announced June 20. The submissions fee is $20.

To view our complete submissions guidelines, visit our website at

Aspiring to marry the rigors of print with the freedoms of the internet, Wag’s Revue is an online quarterly of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Its first issue features new fiction from Brian Evenson, and interviews with Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Dave Eggers, n+1 co-founder Mark Greif, and author Wells Tower.

The second issue will feature an interview with T. C. Boyle, new nonfiction by Lauren Slater, new poetry by K. Silem Mohammad, and much more.


Perihelion Review Call for Submissions

15 May 2009

/Perihelion Review/ is now accepting submissions of poetry and reviews for upcoming issues.

All submissions will be considered for publication in Perihelion Review and are accepted year-round.

Please send 3-5 previously unpublished poems by emailing us at

—Please remember to include “Poetry Submission” or “Review Submission” in the subject line, in addition to the creative writing program with which you are affiliated.

—Type or paste your cover letter in the body of the e-mail, and remember to include all contact information.

—Send your work as a single attached Word document, either as a .doc or .rtf file.

We look forward to receiving your work.