Archive for July 26th, 2009

Writer’s Digest Poetry Contest

26 July 2009

To read the rules and to enter go to

Enter the only WD competition exclusively for poets, the Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! Regardless of style—rhyming,
free verse, haiku and more—if your poems are 32 lines or fewer, we want them all. Submit your entries by the December 15, 2009 deadline … and your words could be worth cold hard cash!

First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $25
Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place:
$50 gift certificate to Writer’s Digest Books

Plus, the names and poem titles of all First- through Tenth-Place
winners will be printed in the August 2010 issue of Writer’s Digest,
and all winners will receive a copy of the 2010 Poet’s Market.

LOVE POEM CONTEST and Fundraiser

26 July 2009

First Prize – $50.00
Second Prize – $30.00
Third Prize – 20.00
Fourth Prize – 1 year subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE
Fifth Prize – 6 month subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE
Sixth Prize – 3 month subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE

$5.00 entry fee up to 3 poems

“ALL” writers welcomed

DEADLINE: November 30, 2009

Email entries and queries to:

PayPal users go to the CONCEIT MAGAZINE Website


Snail mail entries and reading fees to:
Perry Terrell, Editor
Love Poem Contest
P. O. 761495
San Antonio, TX 78245


Perry Terrell, Editor
Love Poem Contest
P. O. Box 884223
San Francisco, CA 94188-4223

Call for Submissions: The Sylvan Echo

26 July 2009

Submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, critical writing, book reviews, and editorials by new and established writers will be accepted through October 20, 2009.The journal is also interested in original artwork and photography. Please read our submission guidelines carefully as we take them very seriously ( We do accept simultaneous submissions. As with all literary journals, we have an aesthetic; we suggest you read the journal prior to submitting. Our newest issue is online at

With the exception of poetry, artwork, and photography, you may submit 1 piece per genre. Should you submit more than one piece per genre, we will ignore your second and subsequent submissions (and will look less than favorably on your first submission, as well).

Submit your work by email to

All work should be sent as an attachment in the following formats: Poetry and prose as 12pt doc or rtf attachments; artwork and photography as the highest resolution bmp, tif, or jpg. We do not accept work submitted in the body of an email or in a docx file format.

List the genre in your subject line, e.g. Submission: poetry.

Each submission must be accompanied by a brief (50-150 word) bio, written in the third person.

By submitting to The Sylvan Echo you are acknowledging that all creative work is original and that you own all rights.

The Consequence Prize in Poetry

26 July 2009

The prize will be awarded for the best poem addressing current war or armed conflict. It will be presented at a poetry event sponsored by CONSEQUENCE magazine at the 2009 Massachusetts Poetry Festival on October 17, 2009.

The winner will receive $100, have the selected poem published in both print and online editions of Consequence, be invited to read at the launch of Consequence Magazine’s next print edition, and receive a three years subscription to the magazine.

All poems submitted will be considered for publication in both print and online editions.

Our Judge this year is poet and translator Kevin Bowen who will also present the award.

Submission Guidelines
o No entry fee is required.
o Entry deadline is September 1, 2009.
o All poems must be in English: no translations please.
o Submit up to three original and unpublished poems.
o The total number of pages submitted should not exceed 6 pages.
o Submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter with biographical information, address, phone number and email address.

Email submissions
o Send to: Poetry Editor,
o Email submissions should be in the form of a Microsoft Word document.

Mailed submissions
o Send to: Poetry Editor, Consequence Magazine, P. O. Box 323, Cohasset, MA 02025-0323
o Please include a SASE for notification of results and returns.

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