Archive for July, 2009

Scribeophile Computer Love Contest

20 July 2009

www.scribophile.com

Do you love writing science fiction? Then get your word processors ready for the Computer Love Contest! Write a science fiction short story (under 3000 words) featuring the theme “Computer Love.” Find a way to combine that warmest and fuzziest emotion, love, with something cool and mechanical, and the rest is up to you! 1st prize is a $100 Amazon.com gift card, and entries are due Sept. 30. Entry is free.

www.scribophile.com/contests/computer-love-contest/

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Be Your Art Writing Contest

20 July 2009

Deadline: September 20th, 2009

Submit your stories for the opportunity to win a free custom logo design by PhineArtDesigns.com (worth $500) developed specifically to promote the winner’s career. Limit stories to 500-4000 words. We are accepting all unpublished fiction including genre fiction, but no erotica. Three stories will be chosen by a jury to be published in the North Shoreian Magazine. The top story will be awarded a free artist logo design. You must be a member of BeYourArt.com to submit stories and to vote. Join BeYourArt.com (Free) You must be a member of BeYourArt.com to submit stories.

Send stories and a link to your BeYourArt.com profile to submissions@beyourart.com with the subject heading “Writing Contest.”

Mobile Phone Poetry Call for Entries

16 July 2009

Deadline 5pm 31st July, 2009

Here’s your chance to get your poem read by the thousands of people who attend the Melbourne Writers Festival, with selected poems Bluetoothed to their mobile phones. RMIT University is calling for poems that will be Bluetoothed to people’s mobiles during the Melbourne Writers Festival. Poems need to be 140 characters or less (including spaces), in any style or subject matter.

For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/news/poetry

The Second Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Writing Contest

14 July 2009

www.tennesseewilliams.net/contest

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

Eligibility: Short stories, written in English, up to 7,000 words

Deadline: November 16, 2009 (postmark)

Entry Fee: $25
* Unlimited entries per person
* Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Stories must be previously unpublished.
* Please include a cover page with only your TITLE, NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, and E-MAIL ADDRESS. Do not include your name on any other pages.
* No manuscripts will be returned.
* Winner and finalists will be announced on www.tennesseewilliams.net by March 1, 2010

Two ways to enter:
1. If entering by mail, make checks or money orders payable to Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and send your check and entry to:
Writing Contest
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113
2. If entering online, begin your online entry submission here: www.tennesseewilliams.net or see www.tennesseewilliams.net/contest.

2010 Tusculum Review Poetry Prize

14 July 2009

The 2010 Tusculum Review Poetry Prize offers a $1,000 (U. S.) purse and publication. There is a $15 (U. S.) entry fee, which includes one copy of the vol. 6/2010 edition of the The Tusculum Review and consideration for publication. We consider all works submitted for publication, but only works with entry fees are considered for the contest.

Submissions must be postmarked by March 15, 2010 for consideration.

Each submission is restricted to 1-5 poems, no more than 10 PAGES per submission. All entries must be typed. Poets may submit more than one submission, but each submission must include the required $15 (U. S.) entry fee.

Previously published poems, including web publications, are not allowed. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if our editors are notified immediately that the work has been accepted elsewhere.

Please send a cover letter with your name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title(s) of your work. Please do NOT include your name on your actual submission. For those entering more than one submission, you may designate a gift copy of The Tusculum Review vol. 6/2010. Please provide the name(s) and address(es) for where you want the journal(s) mailed.

Manuscripts will be numbered and all names on the manuscripts will be removed before they are presented to the judges. In the event that judges do not deem any submissions worthy of the prize, The Tusculum Review reserves the right to extend the call for manuscripts or to cancel the award.

The final judge this year will be Allison Joseph. Family, friends, and previous students of the judge, or those with a reciprocal professional relationship with the judge, will be disqualified from the contest. Submissions will be screened by the staff of The Tusculum Review, and finalists will be forwarded for judging.

All contestants will receive a letter announcing the winner and finalists with their copy of The Tusculum Review vol. 6/2010. The winner and finalists will be listed on The Tusculum Review website in April 2010. The new issue will be mailed in May 2010.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

Mark all envelopes, “Poetry Contest.”

Send all work to:

The Tusculum Review
60 Shiloh Road
P.O. Box 5113
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743.

We accept checks and money orders payable to The Tusculum Review.

For more information, contact the editors at review@tusculum.edu or 423.636.7300 ext. 5285.

2009 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award

13 July 2009

www.usi.edu/RopeWalk/WilhelmusAward.asp

Guidelines

RopeWalk Press will award a prize of $1000 and 20 complimentary copies 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. Acknowledgements are not required (but will, of course, be addressed once the winning chapbook is selected).

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

Consist of no more than 35 manuscript 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.

For more information, email ropewalkpress@usi.edu or phone 812/461-5202.

Call for Submissions: Rougarou

13 July 2009

Rougarou is the online literary magazine edited by graduate students of the Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. We seek submissions of fiction,poetry, nonfiction and book reviews. We are interested in original, resonant, well-crafted work. Check out our first two issues to get a sense of what we like.

We accept submissions year-round. Simultaneous submissions are fine, assuming you will notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work. For our full guidelines, please visit our website at:

www.louisiana.edu/Rougarou

E-mail all work as a Word document or RTF attachment, with the appropriate genre as the subject line of the e-mail.

Send fiction to: rougaroufiction@gmail.com
Send poetry to: rougaroupoetry@gmail.com
Send nonfiction to: rougarounonfiction@gmail.com
Send book reviews and all other queries to: rougaroueditors@gmail.com

Tilt Press Chapbook Call for Submissions

13 July 2009

Tilt Press is proud to announce its second open reading period for poetry chapbook manuscripts by emerging poets only – poets who have not yet published a chapbook or full length collection of work.

If you are an emerging poet looking to publish your first chapbook manuscript, please read our guidelines.

www.tiltpress.com

Open Reading Period: July 13th, 2009—September 1st, 2009

Submission Guidelines:

We only take electronic submissions. Please email your manuscript as a .doc attachment to submit@tiltpress.com

Include your full name in the subject line followed by the title of your manuscript, e.g. – Jill Smith—Bridges Under Water
¨ Send between 15-27 pages of poetry, numbered.
¨ Include two title pages: One with the title of your manuscript, full name, and contact information. One with only the title of your manuscript.
¨ Include a table of contents and an acknowledgements page. We do accept individual poems within the manuscript that have been previously published in journals, but please acknowledge those publications.
¨ In the body of your email, please include a cover letter and biography.
¨ Simultaneous submissions are welcome, as long as we are notified immediately if your manuscript has been selected for publication elsewhere.
¨ Response time will vary. We intend to inform our shortlist of 10 that their manuscripts
are under consider for the three spots. We estimate a final decision by mid-October of 2009.
¨ We do not have a reading fee!

editors@tiltpress.com

2009 Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize

13 July 2009

$2000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press
Final Judge: Garrett Hongo
Postmark Deadline: 9/30/09

Previous Winners: Shane Seely, Neil Aitken, Lynn Chandhok, Roxane Beth Johnson, Steve Gehrke, Fleda Brown.

2009 Guidelines

Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-80 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts are screened and judged anonymously. Multiple submissions are fine as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere.

All poets are eligible except: faculty, current students and graduates of the MFA Program at California State University, Fresno and close friends, family or recent students of the judge.

Entry fee is $25. Checks should be made out to “CSU Fresno Levine Prize.” Poets can submit more than one manuscript, but each will be considered a separate entry and must be accompanied by the $25 fee.

Mail submissions to:
Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize
c/o MFA Program in Creative Writing
California State University, Fresno
5245 North Backer Avenue M/S PB 98
Fresno CA, 93740-8001

www.csufresno.edu/english/philip_levine

Email: connieh@csufresno.edu

Sponsored by: MFA Program at California State University, Fresno

Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest

13 July 2009

NEWPORT REVIEW, established online journal of writing and photography, announces its 2009 Flash Fiction Contest, with prizes of $150, $100, $50 and publication. 2009 guest judge is fiction writer Hester Kaplan. Contest fee: $7 per story, 3/$20. Postmark deadline: September 1. Send stories of up to 1,000 words to: Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 65, Warren, RI 02885. For complete guidelines, 2008 winners, and updates, newportreview.org.

The Lakeview Review’s Fall 2009 Writing Competition

13 July 2009

http://www.lakeviewreview.com

* All manuscripts for the competition must be submitted online.
* Manuscripts are due September 30, 2009 for the Spring 2009 Writing Competition. Make sure you register for an account to make the submission.
* Manuscripts must be double spaced and include your name on each page.
* Due to security only word, text and PDF documents will be accepted.
* We limit manuscripts to 5,000 words maximum.
* We buy First North American Publication rights.
* There will be a $20 reading fee for each manuscript submitted to the competition.
* The First Place Winner will receive $500, publication, and three (3) copies of the journal.
* The Second Place Winner will receive $250, publication, and three (3) copies of the journal.
* Four honorable mentions will be chosen to receive publication and a leather bound journal.
* No mysteries, children’s stories, or romances.
* Additional copies of the journal are at a 25% discount for winners.
* A sample Author Contract is available here to view.

2009 Quick Lit Challenge

13 July 2009

Abbey Hill Literary invites entries for its 3rd Quarter 2009 Quick Lit Challenge. Visit www.ahliterary.com for details, review the writing challenges posted there, and write a story incorporating those challenges. Prize List ($US): 1st-$250, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$50, and Evolving Talent-$25. Electronic entries preferred, current deadline August 31, 2009. Entry fee: $10 OR $20 for entry fee PLUS critique to be returned within 30 days of contest close. Most genres accepted. Contest open to both published and unpublished authors. Winners notified late September; winning entries will be posted for up to 180 days beginning first week of October. Questions? Contact Editor@ahliterary.com.

Black Warrior Review Contest

12 July 2009

The Fifth-Ever Black Warrior Review Contest has begun! Send us that work you’ve been perfecting all summer…

Guest Judges this year are Larissa Szporluk (poetry) and Brian Evenson (fiction).

Send your entry to:
Fiction Contest OR Poetry Contest
Black Warrior Review
Box 862936
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

The Reading Fee is $15 per short story (up to 7500 words) and $15 per group of up to 3 poems.

Winners in each genre will receive $1,000 and publication in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue.

Finalists in each category will receive notation in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue, and are also considered for publication.

Contestants will receive a complimentary one-year subscription.

All entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2009.

For more details and guidelines, please visit: www.bwr.ua.edu

Wilderness House Literary Review Call for Fiction

7 July 2009

www.whlreview.com

The submission period for this issue closes Aug. 30, 2009.
whlrfiction@gmail.com

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be in electronic form. Our preference is an MS Word file sent as an attachment.
Short fiction may be submitted in three formats:
1. very short stories less than 500 words in length
2. short stories less than 1000 words in length
3. Short stories that do not fit the above should be less than 5000 words.

Published works are welcome with proper attribution. We nominate for awards such as the Pushcart and like anthologies.

Please submit all works electronically whlrfiction@gmail.com

Sweet Call for Submission

7 July 2009

Sweet seeks only poetry and creative nonfiction and anything in between. (Sorry fiction writers!)

www.sweetlit.com

Past contributors include: Lee Martin, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Stephen Kuusisto, Anne Panning, and many more.

We read submissions all-year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work has been taken by another literary journal. (We would like to be the first to congratulate you!). Along with your attachment, please include a brief cover letter in your email with complete contact information.

Poetry
Please attach no more than 3 poems to poetrysubmissions@sweetlit.com in one Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) document.

Creative Nonfiction
Please attach one piece of creative nonfiction (lyric essay, nature, travel, memoir, photo essay) to cnf@sweetlit.com in a Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) document. Essays should not exceed 3,500 words.

NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW FIRST ANNUAL NARRATIVE POETRY CONTEST

7 July 2009

Contest Submission Period: July 1st through September 1st

Judge for 2009 Contest: Lesléa Newman

First prize is $1000 and publication in Naugatuck River Review
Second prize $250 and publication
Third prize of $100 and publication

Winners will be published in the Winter 2010 Issue of Naugatuck River Review.

All entrants will receive one issue of Naugatuck River Review.

All poems will be considered for publication in the Winter 2010 Contest issue (Issue 3).
Contest deadline is September 1st, 2009.
Electronic submissions ONLY will be accepted through our Submission Manager.

Contest submission fee of $20 includes an issue of the journal.

Electronic submissions ONLY of 3 poems per poet of no more than 50 lines each.

GO TO to our Submission Manager to pay the submission fee and

submit your 3 poems in ONE .rtf or .doc file. Click on:

www.naugatuckriverreviewsubmissions.com/index.php?page=kill_session

The paypal/credit card button for the $20 contest fee is on the front page of the Submission Manager (Poetry MUST be submitted electronically), but you may send a check instead of going through Paypal to:

Naugatuck River Review Contest
P.O. Box 368
Westfield, MA 01085

Karen Fredericks and Frances Willitts Poetry Prize The 3rd Annual Hotmetalpress Chapbook Contest

7 July 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: July 15.

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 sea7@comcast.net. 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, acknowledgements, and pages. Anything with more pages will be eliminated.

www.hotmetalpress.net/PoetryPrize.html

BibleDude.net Compassion Writing Contest

7 July 2009

bibledude.net/2009/06/now-accepting-creative-writing-submissions-compassion/

Use any of the listed forms of creative writing (or photo journaling) to share what you want to on this topic, and email your submissions to dan@bibledude.net. Submissions on the topic of compassion will be accepted through the end of July, and will be posted on bibledude.net. Please include a short (2-3 sentence) bio that includes links to your website/blog (if you have one) and other social networking profiles (Twitter, etc.)

Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize

4 July 2009

americanbookreview.org/contest.asp

The 2009 contest will be open from August 15 – November 1.

Eligibility

The Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Contest is open to any writer of English who is a citizen of the United States and who has not previously published with Fiction Collective Two. Submissions may include a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, or a novel. There is no length requirement. Works that have previously appeared in magazines or in anthologies may be included. Translations and previously self-published collections are not eligible. To avoid conflict of interest, former or current students or close friends of the final judge for 2009, to be announced, are ineligible to win the contest. Employees and Board members of FC2 are not eligible to enter.

Judges

Finalists for the Prize will be chosen by the following members of the FC2 Board of Directors: Kate Bernheimer, R.M. Berry, Noy Holland, Lance Olsen (Chair), Susan Steinberg, and Michael Martone.

The winning manuscript in 2009 was chosen from the finalists by Lidia Yuknavitch, a member of the FC2 Board of Directors.

Selection criteria will be consistent with FC2’s stated mission to publish “fiction considered by America’s largest publishers too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commercial milieu,” including works of “high quality and exceptional ambition whose style, subject matter, or form pushes the limits of American publishing and reshapes our literary culture.”

For contest updates and full information on FC2’s mission, history, aesthetic commitments, authors, events, and books, please visit the website at: fc2.org.

Deadlines

Contest entries will be accepted beginning 15 August 2009. All entries must be postmarked no later than 1 November 2009. The winner will be announced May 2010.

Prize

The Prize includes $1,000 and publication by FC2, an imprint of the University of Alabama Press. In the unlikely event that no suitable manuscript is found among entries in a given year, FC2 reserves the right not to award a prize.

Manuscript Format

Please submit either TWO hardcopies of the manuscript, or ONE hardcopy and one Word file of the manuscript on a labeled CD.

The manuscript must be:
— anonymous: the author’s name or address must not appear anywhere on the manuscript (the title page should contain the title only); include a separate cover page with your name and contact information;
— typed on standard white paper, one side of the page only; paginated consecutively; bound with a spring clip or rubber bands; no paper clips or staples, please.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification that manuscript has been received, and a self-addressed, stamped, regular business-sized envelope for contest results.

We strongly advise that you send your manuscript first class.

Please retain a copy of your manuscript; FC2 cannot return manuscripts. Submission of more than one manuscript is permissible if each manuscript is accompanied by a $25 reading fee. Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered; the winner will be given the opportunity to make changes before publication. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but FC2 must be notified immediately if manuscript is accepted elsewhere. FC2 will consider all finalists for publication.

Submission Address

Full manuscripts, accompanied by a check made out to the American Book Review for the mandatory reading fee of $25, should be sent to:

Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize
American Book Review
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901-5731

2009 SPC Poetry Contest

4 July 2009

Entry fee: $3 per poem

Prizes: First, second and third prizes will be awarded — $100, $50, $25. 10 honorable mentions will receive $10 gift certificates.

Poem Requirements: Please send two copies of each poem, one with your name and contact info, another without any identifying information on it. No restrictions on length, subject or style.

Judges: to be announced

Deadline: July 15th, 2009

Send poems to:
Sacramento Poetry Center Poetry Contest
The Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Narrative Magazine Poetry Contest

4 July 2009

Deadline: July 15, 2009

Entry Fee:$15

Web site: www.narrativemagazine.com

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative Magazine will be given annually for a poem or group of poems. All entries will be considered for publication. The poetry editors will judge. Submit up to five poems with a $15 entry fee by July 15. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

Narrative Magazine, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 29272, San Francisco, CA 94129.
Tom Jenks, Editor.

Bright Lights Big Verse Contest

4 July 2009

Four Winners will receive $750 each, plus a trip to New York City to read their winning poems at an event in Times Square on September 17th, 2009.

Submission period: June 15 – July 15, 2009

The Poetry Society of America and the Times Square Alliance

Help celebrate Times Square, and the qualities that Times Square represents—diversity, desire, dynamism and the marriage of commerce and culture—through poetry.

For rules and entry information, visit
poetrysociety.org/bright/rules.php

About the PSA: The Poetry Society of America was founded in 1910 for the purpose of creating a public forum for the advancement, enjoyment, dissemination, and understanding of poetry. PSA programs foster our mission “to place poetry at the crossroads of American life” by raising public awareness of poetry, deepening the understanding of it, and encouraging more people to become readers and writers of poetry. The PSA continues to bring diverse poetry programming that is accessible, engaging, vital in concept and broad in scope to myriad audiences.

About the TSA: The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square—cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. In addition to providing core neighborhood services with its Public Safety Officers and Sanitation Associates, the Alliance promotes local businesses; encourages economic development and public improvements; co-coordinates numerous major events in Times Square (including the annual New Year’s Eve and Broadway on Broadway celebrations); manages the Times Square Information Center; and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues.

GRANDMOTHER EARTH XVI NATIONAL WRITING AWARDS

4 July 2009

DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2009 (POSTMARK)

GRANDMOTHER EARTH XVI NATIONAL WRITING AWARDS
PO Box 2018, Cordova, TN 38088

PHONE: 901-309-3692; E-mail: gmoearth@aol.com

www.grandmotherearth.org

Work can be unpublished or published. Money award entries (and selected finalists if permission is given) will be published in Grandmother Earth XIV. Rights to previously published work must belong to the author. No profanity or new age material will be accepted.

Poetry Awards

Any subject, any form, 50-line limit

$100 First Prize
$75 Second Prize
$50 Third Prize
$25 Fifth Prize

Prose Awards

Any subject, fiction or non-fiction, 2000-word limit

$100 First Prize
$75 Second Prize
$35 Third Prize

Additional Awards: $50, 1st Place; $35, second place; $25, third place
1. Best Haiku, Senryu, or up to 6 lines short form
2. Best use of Humor, Poetry or Prose
3. Environmental theme, Poetry or Prose

RULES:

1. To enter general awards, submit one typed copy (standard font) of each poem (single space) or prose piece (double space) with no identification.
2. Send one copy with name and address in upper right corner. Both poetry and prose should be single spaced on this identified copy. Staple and number multiple pages.
3. Enclose an entry page with your name, address, phone number, email address, if applicable, and title of all entries and amount of fees enclosed. Include 25-30 words of biographical data. Indicate whether any or all entries are to be considered for publication if a non-money winner. All rights are returned to the author after publication. Send SASE for return of art or photo or for winners’ list.
4. In upper left corner of an extra copy indicate if your work is to be considered for a specific additional award—if entering same work for both general and additional awards there is no extra fee.
5. Place all entries with no identification in one stack and all with names in another stack. Staple multiple pages of prose and poetry and put the page number in the upper right hand corner of each copy.
6. Fees are $10 for 1-3 entries and $2 for each additional entry. (Make checks payable to Grandmother Earth and mail by July 15.) All entrants will receive one copy of Grandmother Earth .XVI–Retail: $9.95. All whose work is published will receive one extra copy. See Student Rules on website for new guidelines. Work previously published in any Grandmother Earth publication is not eligible for awards. There is no fee for art or photography and payment is a contributor’s copy. See our website for Christian Writers’ Conference and Poetry Society of TN’s Festival Contests (June) Notify us of any change in address after mailing entries.
7. Mail entries postmarked by July 15, 2008 to GEC NATIONAL CONTEST, PO Box 2018, Cordova, TN 38088.

Nirala Publications CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Chicago Anthology

4 July 2009

www.niralapublications.com

Nirala Publications (New Delhi/Kathmandu) has announced the forthcoming publication of Chicagoland Poets, the latest poetry anthology in a distinguished series that includes the poets of London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin.

The 300-page anthology, edited by Illinois poets Robin Metz and Nina Corwin, will be launched in Chicago, New York, London, New Delhi, and Kathmandu for worldwide distribution. The series editor is Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma.

Poets born or currently living in Chicago may submit up to five poems of any length on any subject (including, especially, poems about Chicago and environs or southeast Asia).

While unpublished poems are preferred, previously published poems are welcomed. A statement indicating that the poet retains reprint rights (as well as where the poem appeared) should accompany each submission of previously published poems.

A brief biographical statement (100 words) including the poet’s ties to Chicago area should also accompany the submission as well as complete contact info. Poets not born or currently living in Chicago may also submit up to five poems (as above, with accompanying rights/biographical statement(s)) on any subject related to Chicago.

Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2009 and should be emailed to: Nina at treehouse523@sbcglobal.net [email corrected 7/12/09.] in a SINGLE .doc or .rtf file or sent snail-mail addressed to: Chicagoland Poets c/o Nina Corwin 523 S Plymouth Ct. Chicago, IL 60605.

Please include SASE for reply only. MSS will not be returned. Poets included in the anthology will receive a complimentary copy.

Scripped Budget Crisis Script Contest

4 July 2009

Scripped Inc. is hosting its first annual “Write for a Cause” competition, and we want you to submit your short script! Write a 5-10 page script about the global financial crisis and the political complexities surrounding it. Be funny, be clever, and be relevant to the problems we face today. The winning script will be easy to produce, accessible to a broad audience, and say something original about the global recession. Financial crises can be comedic, dramatic, horrific, or even romantic. Make this topic yours!

Prize: $500 for exclusive rights to your script, an email to our 20,000 users, a message to our 2,000+ Twitter followers, and an email to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government with your script attached from our co-founder (and HKS alum) Ryan Buckley publicizing your work to HKS alums and current students

Deadline: August 1, 2009

More Info: scripped.com/submissions/contests?affiliate=WritingContestsBlog