Archive for June 9th, 2009

2009 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award

9 June 2009


RopeWalk Press will award a prize of $1000 for a poetry chapbook written in English submitted under the following guidelines.

Each submission must:

Be available for exclusive book-length publication by RopeWalk Press. Poems published individually in journals or magazines may be included. Previously self-published chapbooks and translations are not eligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if the manuscript is published/accepted by another press while under consideration, the author must promptly notify RWP in writing to withdraw the entry.

Include an entry fee of $15 ($5 for each additional manuscript submitted). This non-refundable fee includes a copy of the winning chapbook. Make check or money order payable to RopeWalk Press.

List the author’s name, street address, phone number, email address (if applicable), title of manuscript(s), and individual poem titles (table of contents) on a cover page.

List only the title of manuscript and poem on each page thereafter.

Consist of no more than 35 pages (no more than one poem per page) per each individual submission.

Be addressed to Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award, RopeWalk Press, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN, 47712.

Be postmarked by July 15, 2009.

Include SAS postcard for receipt acknowledgement and/or SASE for contest results. All manuscripts will be recycled. Results will also be posted on the RWP web site.

All submissions will be considered for publication. All themes and/or subject matters are eligible. All rights revert to the writer upon publication.

Delfino Prize for Queer Genre Fiction

9 June 2009

Winner receives $50 and publication in the January issue Collective Fallout

Finalists will all be published in the January or following July issuesCollective Fallout

Eligible stories must be queer-themes, between 3,000 and 10,000 words and fit into one or more of the following genres: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, or Science Fiction.

Entry fee is $5 per story. Multiple submissions up to 3 stories are accepted. Make payments via Paypal to

Reading period is June 15 – October 15.

Finalists will be announced on the blog between November 1 & 15.

The winner (selected from those finalists) will be informed early in December, and announced in the January issue

Call for Submissions for Issue 3: Chickenpinata, a journal of poetry

9 June 2009

Inspired by a recent trip across the Mississippi River, the editors of Chickenpinata are accepting poems for the “Bridges” theme until Friday, June 26.

We want to see poems that take both literal and metaphorical approaches to bridges–what do they mean? What is crossed over? Where are you once you’ve crossed? Etc. Writers may interpret this theme broadly. Please indicate the theme in your subject heading: e.g. “Submission–Your Name–Bridges.”

Any poetry received that is not bridge-related in some way will be kept in the slush pile for consideration for Issue 4, due in October.

Please see the complete guidelines for submission at

Deadline: June 26
Publication: July 15

The First Annual Robert & Adele Schiff Prose and Poetry Prizes

9 June 2009

The Cincinnati Review will award a single poem and a prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) with publication and a prize of $300 each. Writers may submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 6,000 words of prose, per entry. Previously published manuscripts, including works that have appeared online (in any form), will not be considered. There are no restrictions as to form, style, or content; all entries will be Entry fee is $15, which includes one copy of the Summer 2010 prize issue. Checks should be made payable to The Cincinnati Review. Submissions will be accepted by mail from June 1st to July 31st 2009 (postmarked). Entries must include a cover letter with the writer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email, and the title(s) of the work(s) submitted. Please do not include the writer’s contact info on the manuscript, as submissions will be judged blindly.

Schiff [Poetry or Prose] Prize
The Cincinnati Review
P.O. Box 210069
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069

Winners will be notified October 1st, and an announcement will appear on our website and in the Winter 2010 issue.