Archive for August 13th, 2009

The Hub City Writers Project Call for Essay/Memoir Submissions

13 August 2009

The Hub City Writers Project is seeking submissions of personal essay/memoir (first-person, descriptive, reflective pieces) for a forthcoming book on the Upstate outdoors to be released in fall 2010. Works need to reference the Piedmont landscape of South Carolina in some way. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: birding, biking (mountain/road), climbing, fishing, hiking/camping, horseback riding, hunting, paddling.

Each submission must be typed with letter-quality printing in a standard 12-point typeface and should include a cover page with author’s name, address, phone number and email address. Authors whose work is selected will receive both a hardback and a paperback edition of the book. Previously published work will be considered as long as the author holds the copyright. We are seeking both long (12-20 pages) and short (3-8 pages) submissions. This anthology is edited by Michel S. Stone of Spartanburg and Lydia Dishman of Greenville. Its publication is a collaboration between Hub City and the Emrys Foundation of Greenville.Deadline is September 1, 2009. Please email your submissions or any questions to editor Michel Stone. Please type “Hub City Book” in the subject line of your email.

Zugenruhe Call for Poems

13 August 2009

Zugenruhe is now open for submissions of poetry. Zugenruhe is an online journal of international poetry, poetry of exile, and poetry of environmental memory. Please send 3-5 poems in an attachment to for our inaugural issue. We are looking for your best work on global themes, poetry that is rooted in the particulars of place, and poems that explore nature and environmental issues in a global context.

The Charles B. Wheeler Prize 2009

13 August 2009

The Ohio State University Press and The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University, invite submissions for the 2009 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award. Each year, a readers’ committee of OSU poets and a final judge select one full-length poetry manuscript for publication by The Ohio State University Press. The winner also receives The Charles B. Wheeler Prize, a $3,000 cash prize made possible by the generosity of the family of the late Professor Emeritus of the English Department.

Entries of at least 48 typed pages of original poetry must be postmarked during the month of September. Entries postmarked later than September 30 will not be accepted. Clear photocopies are acceptable. All identifying material is removed before manuscripts are passed to the Readers. Please supply two title pages: your name or other identification should appear on only one.

Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified on an acknowledgements page.

Include a nonrefundable handling fee of $25.00 (U.S. dollars) with each manuscript (check or money order payable to The Ohio State University). If you wish, include a stamped, self-addressed postcard to confirm receipt of your manuscript, and a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope so we can notify you of the results. OSU Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts. Manuscripts will not be returned.

All entrants will receive a one-year subscription (two issues) to The Journal. The winning entry will be announced during January 2010. For further information about the Contest and rules for submission, please visit The Ohio State University Press website –

Mail to:
Poetry Editor
The Ohio State University Press
180 Pressey Hall
1070 Carmack Road
Columbus OH 43210-1002

The Writers Workshop of Asheville Short Fiction Contest

13 August 2009

Ten Honorable Mentions

Deadline: postmarked by August 30, 2009.
* Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less. Multiple entries are accepted. All work must be unpublished.
* Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.
* Multiple entries are accepted. The entry fee per submission is $20 ($15 for Workshop members).
* Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not use Fedex, certified mail, etc.
* Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
* Electronic submission may be sent to, with “Short Fiction Contest” in the subject. Entry fee is payable online.

Best of the Best Ebook Contest

13 August 2009

First Prize: $250 USD

Second Prize: An audiobook version of your winning novel, produced by Distinctly Audible Productions (All rights revert to winner, prize awarded contingent on your contract with your publisher*)

Third Prize: Novel Planner Story-Planning Software

Visit Editor Jennifer’s Website ( for detailed information.

Enter soon – Contest closes August 31st.