Archive for June 18th, 2009

Slash Pine Press Chapbook Call for Submissions

18 June 2009

Slash Pine Press is pleased to announce our first call for chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry or mixed-genre. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our mission and submission procedures. If our aesthetic and philosophical ambitions line up with yours, please send us the best work you’ve got.

Slash Pine Press aims to publish two chapbook-length manuscripts a year. The press locates itself an as intellectual space where forms and intuitions make writing a process of risk and otherness—a space where the high stakes of creative inquiry make self-effacement impossible. Slash Pine fosters work that investigates the dimensions of place, whether construed as location or situation. Such work is, like the slash pine itself, able to survive in swamps and sandhills, to thrive in salt and heat, to occupy an imaginative landscape that is raw and abrasive and to expand its territory toward the interior. Neither cynical nor rhetorically meek, the work is concerned with but not limited by the map; its logic is global, written against the grain of history and biography. And where this a cut, a thick sap flows.

Submission Procedures:
DEADLINE: Postmark June 30, 2009.
Manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pp and be either poetry or mixed-genre. We are not soliciting fiction at this time.
No more than one poem or mixed-genre piece per page, please.
No electronic submissions; multiple submissions OK.
Include two title pages; one with title only; one with title, author’s name, and full contact information.
All manuscripts receive a blind reading.
Do not send SASE. Manuscripts will be recycled and results announced on this website.
Faculty, students, and graduates of the University of Alabama are not eligible for publication.
Decisions will be announced in September (sooner if possible).

Please send manuscripts to:

Slash Pine Press
Department of English
University of Alabama
PO Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244

Please feel free to contact the editor at if you have any further questions.

Fourth Annual Solas Awards

18 June 2009

Deadline for the Fourth Annual Solas Awards is September 21, 2009. The competition is year-round, however, so submit your stories any time.

Grand Prize for Best Travel Story of the Year:

$1,000 Gold
$750 Silver
$500 Bronze

Awards in Categories:

Certificates and bragging rights for Gold, Silver, and Bronze (no cash awards in categories) plus a copy of The Best Travel Writing 2009 or The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009.

Enter one or more categories and you’re automatically entered for the Grand Prize.

Stormfield Press Annual Literary Contest

18 June 2009

2010 CONTEST Submission Guidelines

Contest Submission Period
* July 1 through November 30, 2009

Prizes (Each Genre)
* First Place–$300.00
* Second Place–$75.00
* Honorable Mention–Authors and Titles listed on our website.
* First and Second Place winners will be given the option to publish (not required, no fees of any kind, and author retains all copyright for work).

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

Categories and word limits
* Fiction—5,000 words
* Non-Fiction—5,000 words
* Poetry—50 lines per poem
* Poetry—Submit up to ten poems per contest submission
* No limit to the number of submissions a person may submit in any category
* Each separate entry requires an Entry Fee

Additional Guidelines:

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest

18 June 2009

The Festival is pleased to announce the second annual Fiction Writing Contest. We are now accepting submissions by mail and online (see instructions below).

Grand Prize
* $1,500
* VIP All Access Festival Pass ($500 value) for the 24th annual Festival: March 24-28, 2010
* Publication in the New Orleans Review
* Domestic Airfare and Accommodations to attend the 2010 Festival in New Orleans
* Public Reading at the 2010 Festival

The top ten finalists’ names will be published on

Judge will be an established fiction writer. Last year’s judge was Richard Ford. This year’s judge TBA.

Eligibility and Guidelines: Short stories, written in English, up to 7,000 words. Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Only previously unpublished stories accepted. Unlimited entries per person. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your story is accepted elsewhere. Stories that won this contest in previous years are ineligible; their authors remain eligible but must submit new work. Stories submitted to this contest in previous years that did not place are eligible. Author’s name should not appear on manuscript. Include a separate page with story title and name, address, phone, and email of author.

Deadline: November 16, 2009 (postmark). Winner will be announced by March 1, 2010.

Entry Fee: $25

Manuscripts will not be returned.
To enter by mail:

Send your manuscript and check or money order for $25 (made out Tennessee Williams Literary Festival ) to:
Fiction Contest
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

To enter online:

To enter the Fiction Writing Contest, you must begin by paying your entry fee. After paying your $25 entry fee, you’ll be asked to confirm your contact information and submit your entry document. A payment fee and submission form must be completed for each entry. Go to contest to begin.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest

18 June 2009

The Festival is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our One-Act Play Contest.

Grand Prize
* $1,500
* Staged reading at the 24th annual Festival: March 24-28, 2010
* Full production at the 25th annual Festival: March 30-April 3, 2011
* VIP All Access Pass to attend both the 2010 and the 2011 Festival ($1000 value)
* Publication in the University of New Orleans’ literary magazine Bayou

Top Ten Finalists
* Names and play titles are published on
* Complimentary panel pass to attend the 2010 Festival ($60 value)

Guidelines The University of New Orleans produces the winning entry. Plays should run no more than one hour in length and must not have been previously produced, published or performed, including in a formal staged reading. “Workshopped” readings are accepted provided that the audience was limited to participants of that workshop. Production criteria include scripts requiring minimal technical support for a 100-seat theater. Casts of characters must be small, and it is suggested that characters range in age from approximately 20 through 40 years old. Play content is NOT limited to Tennessee Williams or New Orleans-related themes. The playwright’s name should not appear in the script. Send two title pages with the text: one affixed to the script with the play’s title only, another unattached with play title and name, address, phone number, and email of playwright.

Plays must be typed. Entries are judged anonymously. Please do not append professional resumes or biographies to your entry; the judges only consider manuscript quality.

Unlimited entries per person. Students and faculty of the University of New Orleans’ FTCA and Creative Writing Workshop are ineligible. Plays that won this contest in previous years are ineligible; their authors remain eligible but must submit new work. Plays submitted to this contest in previous years that did not win are eligible. Plays that have won any other playwriting contest are ineligible. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your play is accepted elsewhere.

Entry Fee: $25

Deadline: November 1, 2009 (postmark). Finalists will be published on this website by March 1, 2010.

To enter by mail, send your script(s) with separate title pages and your check or money order to:
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
One-Act Play Contest
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

Online Payment and entries coming soon.

If you would like confirmation that your manuscript has been received, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your submission materials. Do not send manuscripts certified mail, or signature-required. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Please Note
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival reserves the right to publish all winning contest entries in special edition Festival anthologies and/or collections. All entrants are entitled to student rates on theater tickets and panel passes at the 2010 Festival.

Bartleby Snopes Dialogue Only Writing Contest

18 June 2009

Create a story composed entirely of dialogue. No narration allowed. Keep it under 3000 words. Winner receives $250 and publication. $10 entry fee for unlimited entries.

For more details, visit the contest site: