Archive for June 8th, 2009

Elixir Press Tenth Annual Poetry Contest

8 June 2009

Elixir Press is sponsoring a poetry contest open to all poets writing in English. There will be a Judge’s Prize of $2,000 and an Editors’ Prize of $1,000. Both winning manuscripts will be published by Elixir Press. All entries will be considered for publication. An outside judge, to be announced later, will make the final decision for the first prize. The editors will make the final decision for the second prize.

Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the page and on standard paper. No dot matrix unless letter quality.

Send a business size SASE for reply only; manuscripts cannot be returned. An SAS postcard for receipt of manuscript is optional.

Please use a 12 to 14 point font.

Do not send the only copy of your manuscript.

Do not send biographical material, photographs, CDs, videos, or illustrations.

Enclose a cover sheet stating the name of the manuscript and the author’s name,address, and telephone number and a cover sheet with the title alone.

Manuscripts must be paginated and include a table of contents and and acknowledgments page if appropriate.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, so long as Elixir is notified immediately if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages in length.

Please secure your manuscript with either a binder clip or file folder. Do not otherwise bind your manuscript.

The entry fee is $25.
The postmark deadline for the contest is October 31, 2009.

Submit to:
Elixir Press
P. O. Box 27029
Denver, CO 80227

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Two Review 2009 POETRY CONTEST

8 June 2009


1ST PRIZE: $100 2ND PRIZE: $50 3RD PRIZE: $25

Prizes include publication in the 2010 issue of Two Review. All submissions considered for publication.

Sholeh Wolpé is a poet, visual artist and playwright. She is the author of Sin – Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad (University of Arkansas Press), The Scar Saloon (Red Hen Press), Rooftops of Tehran (Red Hen Press), Shame (a play in three acts), and has a Poetry CD featuring poems read by the author and set to traditional Persian music (Refuge Studios). She is the associate editor of The Norton Anthology of Modern Literature from the Muslim World (Norton, 2010), the editor of The Atlanta Review – Iran Issue (2010), and her poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in scores of literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide, and have been translated into several languages. Wolpé was born in Iran but spent most of her teen years in the Caribbean and Europe, ending up in the U.S. where she pursued Masters degrees in Radio-TV-Film (Northwestern University) and Public Health (Johns Hopkins University). She lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about Wolpé by visiting

Submission Guidelines: Send up to five (5) unpublished poems, bio-sketch, SASE, email address, and a $10.00 check made out to Cold Press Publishing to: Two Review Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 200639, Anchorage, Alaska 99520.

Deadline: July 31, 2009.

Two Review is a journal of international poetry and creative nonfiction published annually. Traditional and modern forms, lyrical and narrative approaches, and conventional or experimental styles are all welcome. All subject matter is considered as long as the attention to craft is high and the language is grammatically strong, syntactically unique, and illuminates in some way the human experience. Writing about the modern world, its inhabitants, and the events that shape them, from the personal day-to-day experiences of work and family life to worldwide events that affect us all, is preferred. During the course of 2008 the editors reviewed 7,000+ submissions from more than 1,000 poets and writers. The 2009 issue represents the work of poets and writers from 21 U.S. states and 6 countries.

Two Review is featured at select independent booksellers across the U.S. Copies are also submitted to non-lending libraries at national poetry centers including The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Richard Hugo House in Seattle, The Poetry Center of Chicago, The Stadler Center for Poetry in Pennsylvania, and Poets House in New York City.

Writers Alliance of Gainesville Bacopa Annual Literary Journal Contest

8 June 2009

Contest Submission Period: July 1 through October 31, 2009

Prizes (Each Genre)
First Place–$350.00
Second Place–$75.00
Honorable Mention–Authors and Titles listed in Bacopa.
First and Second Place winners and selected Honorable Mention winners will be published.
All authors whose work is published in Bacopa will receive one free copy.

First, Second and Honorable Mention winners will be notified via email.
All Winners will be posted on the WAG website as soon as selection is complete.

Categories and Word Limits
Fiction—3,300 words
Non-Fiction—3,300 words
Poetry—50 lines per poem
Poetry—Submit up to three poems per contest submission
Submissions that exceed the word or line count will not be considered.

No limit to the number of submissions a person may submit in any category
Each separate entry requires an Entry Fee
Each entry requires a separate Entry Form (see below)

Manuscripts in English and Unpublished at the time of submission
(Please notify Bacopa via email if your submission is accepted elsewhere.)
WAG Membership is not required

Method of Transmission
Email Attachment(s) ONLY—NO mailed, paper manuscripts
Subject Line should read: CONTEST Fiction, or Non-Fiction, or Poetry
Name the attached manuscript file with the GENRE/TITLE of the manuscript (e.g. Poetry/Love Note in the Snow)
Save the file in .rtf or .doc ONLY
Email the file as an attachment using our online Entry Form
Complete an Entry Form for each submission (See link below and follow instructions in the form.)

Manuscript Format—Fiction and Non-Fiction
One inch Margins, all sides, .05 Paragraph Indent, Right justified
12-point type in Arial or Times New Roman ONLY
Cover Page: The first page of our document should contain your Name, Address, Email, Phone, Title, Word Count
Page 1 and following: Title/Page Numbers Upper Right
Page 1: Word Count under Title/Page Number
Save the File in .rtf or .doc ONLY
(NOTE: Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.)

Manuscript Format—Poetry
You can send up to three poems per submission. Up to 50 lines per poem.
Poems need not be double-spaced
12-point type in Arial or Times New Roman ONLY
Cover Page: The first page of your document should contain your Name, Address, Email, Phone, and the Title and Line Count for each poem.
Subsequent Pages: Put line count in upper right corner for each poem.
Save the file in .rtf or .doc ONLY. Name the file “Poetry Contest Submission.”
(NOTE: Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.)

Entry Form available at

Fill out a separate Entry Form for each submission. Follow instruction on the Entry Form.

Entry Fees
Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG) Members in good standing, your first submission in any genre is FREE. You will also receive a Free copy of Bacopa.
WAG Members–Additional Submissions are $9 each
All Others–$11 each submission

You can remit payment by two methods: PayPal or Personal Check. After filling out the online entry form, you will have an opportunity to use PayPal to submit your payment. This is our preferred method.
To pay by Personal Check. Make your check payable to: Writers Alliance of Gainesville.

Mail to:
WAG Contest
PO Box 358396
Gainesville, FL 32635

Submissions not following all the above guidelines will not be considered.

Payment must be received by the contest submission deadline, 10/31/09, in order for entries to be considered.