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The 2013 Autumn House Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contests

2 May 2013

The 2013 Autumn House Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contests

Naomi Shihab Nye, Poetry Judge
Kathleen George, Fiction Judge
Phillip Lopate, Nonfiction Judge

Scroll down for separate contest guidelines for each genre.

Guidelines for the 2013 Autumn House Poetry Contest

Since 2003, the annual Autumn House Poetry Contest has awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $2,500 to the winner. For the 2013 contest, the preliminary judge is Michael Simms, and the final judge is Naomi Shihab Nye. The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2013. For further questions, feel free to email us, message us on Twitter, or ask us through our Facebook Fan Page.

The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel grant to promote his or her book.

The deadline is June 30, 2013.

We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.

All finalists will be considered for publication.

The final judge for the Poetry Prize is Naomi Shihab Nye.

All full-length collections of poetry 50-80 pages in length are eligible.

The results of the contests will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org.

Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.

All entries must be clearly marked “Poetry Prize” on the outside envelope.

Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.

MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:

Autumn House Press

PO Box 60100

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Electronic submission option: Poetry manuscripts may be submitted electronically by sending the entry by email attachment to autumnh420(at)gmail.com and paying the $30 entry fee through the “Donate” button on the Autumn House homepage.

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Guidelines for the 2013 Autumn House Fiction Contest

We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Autumn House Fiction Contest. For the 2013 contest, the preliminary judge is Sharon Dilworth, and the final judge is Kathleen George. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $2,500. The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2013. For further questions, feel free to email us, message us on Twitter, or ask us through our Facebook Fan Page.

The winners will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel grant to promote his or her book.

The deadline is June 30, 2013.

We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.

All finalists will be considered for publication.

The final judge for the Fiction Prize is Kathleen George.

Fiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages. All fiction sub-genres (short stories, short-shorts, novellas, or novels) or any combination of sub-genres are eligible.

Contest results will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org.

Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.

All entries must be clearly marked “Fiction Prize” on the outside envelope.

Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.

MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:

Autumn House Press

PO Box 60100

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Electronic submission option: Fiction manuscripts may be submitted electronically by sending the entry by email attachment to autumnh430(at)gmail.com and paying the $30 entry fee through the “Donate” button on the Autumn House homepage.

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Guidelines for the 2013 Autumn House Nonfiction Contest

We are pleased to announce the second annual Autumn House Nonfiction Contest. For the 2013 contest, the preliminary judge is Caroline Tanski, and the final judge is Phillip Lopate. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $2,500. The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2013. For further questions, feel free to email us, message us on Twitter, or ask us through our Facebook Fan Page.

The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel grant to promote his or her book.

The deadline is June 30, 2013.

We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.

All finalists will be considered for publication.

The final judge for the Nonfiction Prize is Phillip Lopate.

Nonfiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages. All nonfiction subjects (including personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, historical narratives, nature or science writing…) or any combination of subjects are eligible.

Contest results will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org.

Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.

All entries must be clearly marked “Nonfiction Prize” on the outside envelope.

Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.

MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:

Autumn House Press

PO Box 60100

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Electronic submission option: Nonfiction manuscripts may be submitted electronically by sending the entry by email attachment to autumnh440(at)gmail.com and paying the $30 entry fee through the “Donate” button on the Autumn House homepage.

(In 2012, Phillip Lopate chose Love for Sale by Clifford Thompson as the winner of the first annual Autumn House Nonfiction prize.)

Visit the website: http://www.autumnhouse.org/

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Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is now accepting entries!

2 May 2013

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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2013

All contest winners will be announced on September 9, 2013

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per short story, $5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

 

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

2013 Red Hen Press Short Story Award

2 May 2013

 

For publication in the Los Angeles Review    
$1000 Award
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Final Judge: Ron Carlson

The winner of the 2013 Red Hen Press Short Story Award will be announced in 2014

Established in 2001, in celebration of the new century and a new tradition of literature, this award is for an original short story with a maximum of 25 pages. Submission is open to all writers and themes.

Award is $1000 and publication of the awarded story by Red Hen Press in the Los Angeles Review. Entry fee is $20 for two stories, 25 page limit per story. Please include your name on the cover sheet only. Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by June 30.

Guidelines

Eligibility: The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions:

A) Authors who have had a full length work published by Red Hen Press, or a full length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press;
B) Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press;
C) Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors;
D) Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the manuscript, or where, for whatever reason, selecting a particular manuscript might have the appearance of impropriety.

Procedures and Ethical Considerations

To be certain that every manuscript finalist receives the fairest evaluation, all manuscripts shall be submitted to the judges without any identifying material.

Bios, acknowledgments, and other identifying material shall be removed from judged manuscripts until the conclusion of the competition.

Red Hen Press shall not use students or interns as readers at any stage of its competitions.

Red Hen Press is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of our awards. Judges shall recuse themselves from considering any manuscript where they recognize the work. In the event of recusal, a manuscript score previously assigned by the managing editor of the press will be substituted.

Please submit materials to:

Attn: Red Hen Press Short Story Award
Red Hen Press
P.O. Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114
http://www.redhen.org

Red Hen Press will only accept submissions that have been mailed to the above address; please no email attachments or faxes.

Visit the website:

http://redhen.org/awards-2/rhpssa/

PEARL SHORT STORY PRIZE

2 May 2013

PEARL SHORT STORY PRIZE
$250 & PUBLICATION IN PEARL

Postmark deadline: May 31, 2013

GUIDELINES

MANUSCRIPTS should typed, double-spaced, with name and address on the first page. Clear photocopies and computer print-outs are acceptable. Please include an SASE for reply or return of manuscript. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us if your story is accepted elsewhere. Previously unpublished stories only.

LENGTH: 4000 words maximum (about 15-16 manuscript pages).

PRIZE:In addition to the $250 cash prize, the winner also receives 10 copies of the issue the story appears in.

ENTRY FEE:$15 per story, payable to Pearl Magazine.

JUDGING: The winning story is selected by the editors of Pearl. Although we are open to all types of fiction, we look most favorably upon coherent, well-crafted narratives, containing interesting, believable characters and meaningful situations. All submissions are considered for publication in Pearl’s annual fiction issue.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: April 1 – May 31, 2013 (postmark). The winner is announced and manuscripts returned in September 2013.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: Pearl Short Story Prize, 3030 E. Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803

Visit the website: http://www.pearlmag.com/contests.html

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2013 PEARL POETRY PRIZE

2 May 2013

2013 PEARL POETRY PRIZE
$1,000 & BOOK PUBLICATION
Judge: Fred Voss

Postmark deadline: June 30, 2013

GUIDELINES  MANUSCRIPTS should include a title page with the author’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address; an acknowledgment page listing previously published poems; a table of contents, 48–64 pages of original poetry; and an SASE for reply or return of manuscript. Manuscripts should be unbound, typed, pages numbered, and name should appear on title page only. Clear photocopies and computer print-outs are acceptable. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

PRIZE: In addition to publication and the $1,000 cash prize, the winner also receives 25 copies and a foreword by the finalist judge.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all poets, with or without previous book publication. Previous winners, as well as students, friends, and associates of the judge are not eligible.

ENTRY FEE: $25 per manuscript, payable to Pearl Editions.

JUDGING: The selection of manuscripts for final judging will be made by the editors of Pearl. All entries are read anonymously.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: May 1 – June 30th, 2013 postmark. The winner will be announced and manuscripts returned after the first of next year.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: Pearl Poetry Prize, 3030 E. Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803.

The Idaho Prize for Poetry

2 May 2013

The Idaho Prize is an annual, national competition offering $1,000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press for a book-length poetry manuscript. Manuscripts are accepted for review before May 15 of each year, and on 15 August, a winner is announced. In addition to announcements in national publications, the winning book and author will be featured on the Lost Horse Press website, along with a list of the finalists, as well as in the catalog of our distributor, the University of Washington Press.

Submission Guidelines

  • Contest Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or submitted online (http://losthorsepress.submittable.com/submit) by May 15th, 2013.
  • Winners will be announced on August 15th
  • $1,000 cash prize, plus publication by Lost Horse Press
  • Entry fee: $25 check or money order for hardcopy submissions; $27.50 PayPal payment with Submittable.com submission
  • The Judge for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2013 is poet and publisher, Sam Hamill

To submit a hardcopy:

Mail manuscripts of 48 or more pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page, no smaller than 12 point type in an easily readable font. Poems may have appeared in journals and chapbooks, but not in full-length, single-author collections.

Name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and title of poetry collection may appear on the cover letter only. The goal is “blind” judging. Author’s name should not appear anywhere in manuscript except the cover letter.

No restriction on content, style, or subject—we’re looking for the best manuscript.

All checks or money orders for entry fee—$25—should be made payable to Lost Horse Press. Submissions without a reading fee enclosed will not be considered. A $50 fee will be charged for returned checks.

Include SASE (number #10 business envelope) with sufficient postage for notification of finalists and winner. Manuscripts will be recycled. We are sorry but manuscripts cannot be returned.

If manuscripts arrive postage due, they will be returned.

Use white, lightweight paper. Quality paper won’t impress readers the way a quality manuscript will.

Typed and printed on one side of the paper only. No handwriting should appear anywhere on the manuscript.

Entries submitted by e-mail or fax are not permitted and will be disqualified.

Send submissions to:  The Idaho Prize, Lost Horse Press, 105 Lost Horse Lane, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864.

Visit the website for details: http://www.losthorsepress.org/the-idaho-prize/

M Writer Residencies Open to Applications 2014-15

2 May 2013

M Writer Residencies Open to Applications
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Applications for the 2014-5 M Writer’s Residencies are now open. The Programme funds three-month residencies in Bangalore, India and Shanghai, China for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or dramatic prose. (The residency in India is at Sangam House, which can also be applied to separately at http://www.sangamhouse.org )

The M Writer’s Residencies have been established to disseminate a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today and to foster deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links across individuals and communities.

Applications close on June 1, 2013.

Visit the website:

http://www.m-restaurantgroup.com/mbund/Ms_residency.html

Virginia Beach Writers’ Conference to Connect Writers with Literary Agents, Editors, and Publishers

2 May 2013

Hampton Roads Writers, Inc. (HRW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for writers to achieve publication success, will host its fifth annual conference in Virginia Beach, September 19-21, 2013, at the Westin Town Center hotel.  The multi-day conference will provide opportunities for attendees to hone their writing craft, pitch their book manuscripts to New York literary agents actively seeking clients, and network with writers and other writing professionals.
“We are proud of the expansive selection of workshops offered this year,” said Lauran Strait, HRW founder and President of the Board of Directors. “There’s something for all writers at the conference.”

In total, attendees will be able to choose from twenty-eight workshops, covering topics such as poetry, screenplays, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and the business of getting published.  “Since most of the craft workshops will be interactive, we expect that attendees will depart the sessions with short works-in-progress in hand,” said Strait.

The conference kicks off the evening of September 19 when attendees may choose from four workshops.  One workshop designed to help writers pitch their manuscripts to a literary agent is expected to fill to capacity as more and more writers take advantage of the free ten-minute agent pitch sessions that have come to be a popular feature of the HRW conferences.  “Last year, of the more than seventy-five conference attendees who pitched,” said Strait, “a few were subsequently asked to submit full manuscripts.”  This year’s agents include Ethan Vaughan, from Kimberley Cameron and Associates, and Jeff Ourvan, of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.

Friday’s keynote speaker will be Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the WAKE Trilogy, the VISIONS series, and the UNWANTEDS series.  Kevin Maurer, award-winning reporter and New York Times bestselling co-author of No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden will deliver the keynote on Saturday.  McMann and Maurer also will lead several one-hour workshops.

Other workshop presenters include fiction writers Clifford Garstang, Lydia Netzer, Jeff Andrews, and Chantelle Aimée Osman, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Mitch Weiss, author and Certified Public Accountant Jack Downs, and poet Jeanne Larsen.

Three writers’ contests offered as a free component of the conference allow attendees an opportunity to win cash prizes.  Anyone who registers for the conference on or before July 26 may submit a short story, a nonfiction piece, and/or a poem for competition.  Winners will be announced and awarded prizes at the conclusion of the conference on September 21.  Prizes range from $100 to $250, and it’s possible for entrants to win something in all three categories.

One of the most eagerly anticipated segments of past conferences, the First-10-Line Critique sessions, will occur again this year on Friday and Saturday mornings.  Agents and bestselling authors who make up the critiquing panel aren’t afraid to say what they think about the work and whether they would continue reading or not, and often they offer suggestions for improvement.

“Each year we lengthen the critique sessions to accommodate as many first-ten-line submissions as possible,” said Nancy Blumenberg, HRW’s Vice President and Publicity Director. “Since attendees aren’t told ahead of time if their work will be read, everyone who submitted something sits poised in anxious anticipation, wondering if their work will be picked for critique.”

A book store that features books on writing craft and the business of publishing and also books written by HRW members attending the conference will be available for attendees.

An optional networking social with silent auction will occur from 5 – 7 PM on Friday, September 20.  Proceeds from the auction will be used, in part, to provide full and partial scholarships to HRW’s Traveling Pen Series workshops and to the conference.  New York Times bestselling authors, Michael Palmer and Lisa McMann, as well as a host of other local and not so local writers and businesses, have donated items to the auction.

Businesses interested in advertising, exhibiting, or distributing samples or premiums during the conference, or donating products or services for the silent auction are welcome to contact HRW at HRWriters@cox.net.  “The conference bags given to all attendees offer Blockbuster and Award-Winner sponsors the perfect opportunity for advertisement,” said Blumenberg.  “Their logos emblazoned on the bags will be seen throughout the conference and then beyond since the bag is perfect for carrying around books and other things.”

Early bird registration for the conference is $175 for HRW members and $215 for nonmembers and will conclude July 26.  The fee climbs to $215 for HRW members and $255 for nonmembers after that.  Conference fees include lunch both days, the conference bag filled with goodies, and a complete set of handouts from every workshop.  Annual HRW membership — which can be had for as little as $35 — confers substantial price reductions for all HRW fee-based activities.

Hampton Roads Writers, 150 members strong and growing, supports Virginia’s established and emerging writers.  For additional information about HRW or the conference, visit hamptonroadswriters.org or email Lauran Strait at HRWriters@cox.net, or call Donna at  757-639-6146 .

$10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award

2 May 2013

Deadline: May 31, 2013

Creative Nonfiction and Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability are looking for remarkable true stories that illuminate and present the human side of environmental, economic, ethical, and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future.

$10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award

We welcome personal essays or stories about extraordinary individuals or communities, and stories about innovative solutions to sustainability. We seek essays on topics that range from global to local, from “big” (e.g., Resilience after natural disasters; New technology solutions vs. common sense; Energy harvesting) to “small” (e.g., Personal decisions about consumption; Reuse, recycle, up-cycle, bicycle?; Green, clean—what does it mean?; What can we learn from past generations?). Whatever the subject, we want to hear about it in an essay that blends facts and research with narrative—employing scenes, descriptions, etc.

Your essay can channel Henry David Thoreau or Henry Ford, Rachel Carson or (a literary) Rush Limbaugh; but all essays must tell true stories and be factual and scientifically accurate.*

All essays submitted will be considered for publication in a special “Human Face of Sustainability” issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine. One writer will be awarded the $10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award.

The prize recipient will be invited to a special launch event hosted by Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction—U.S. submitters only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal).

You may submit essays online or by regular mail:

By regular mail Postmark deadline May 31, 2013
Please send manuscript, accompanied by a cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay and word count; SASE or email for response; and payment to:

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Sustainability
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Online Deadline to upload files: 11:59 pm EST May 31, 2013
To submit, please click the appropriate link:

Reading fee only ($20)
Reading fee + 4-issue subscription ($25; U.S. submitters only)

Visit the website: https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/human-face-sustainability

*A note about fact-checking: Essays accepted for publication in Creative Nonfiction undergo a rigorous fact-checking process. To the extent your essay draws on research and/or reportage (and it should, at least to some degree), CNF editors will ask you to send documentation of your sources and to help with the fact-checking process. We do not require that citations be submitted with essays, but you may find it helpful to keep a file of your essay that includes footnotes and/or a bibliography.

Summer Blockbuster Contest

2 May 2013

Summer Blockbuster Contest

Summer is the season of movie blockbusters. Action, speed, explosions, sequels. The more the better! For our summer writing contest, we would love you to pitch us your best idea for a summer blockbuster movie. But if you come up with an idea that’s really great, why would you give it to us for free?
 
So, instead, pitch us your worst idea for a summer blockbuster. Put your pitch in the form of a logline–a pithy one or two sentence description.
 
Some examples of loglines:
 
Jaws
When a man-eating shark terrorizes a small New England resort town, and the mayor refuses to close the beaches, the Police Chief sets out to slay the killer beast.
 
Die Hard
A New York cop visiting L.A. is the only one who can stop the terrorists who have invaded a high-rise and taken the people inside hostageincluding the cops wife. 
 
Heres an example of a bad blockbuster logline:
 
Going Nowhere
A Medieval Studies professor at Sarah Lawrence College tries to decide where to take a summer vacation, but he cant decide and so he stays home and watches television.
           
But you can probably do worse than this. We don’t just want bad. We want pitches so bad, they make us laugh. Winner won’t get a studio deal, but will get a free writing class.
 
All entries must be received by midnight July 16, 2013.

Visit the website:  http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/SummerBlockbuster.php

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The Return of the Miami University Press Novella Contest!

2 May 2013

After a brief hiatus, Miami University Press invites submissions to the 2014 Novella Contest. This award has been given annually since 2005 to a novella length manuscript of original fiction. The winning manuscript will receive $750 and publication.

Submissions are currently open. All entries will be reviewed blindly.

  • Deadline: October 14, 2013
  • Submission Fee: $25
  • Judge: Joseph Bates, author of Tomorrowland

For more information on how to enter, please visit the website, http://www.orgs.muohio.edu/mupress/

Summer Literary Seminars: call for submissions for an upcoming anthology

2 May 2013

A collection of your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite writers and photographers, courtesy of Summer Literary Seminars.

Hi, we’re Summer Literary Seminars –  www.sumlitsem.org  And we want to make a book. We want to make a book because, after years of hosting some of the world’s finest writers and so many phenomenally talented students, we’re restless and want to feel nostalgic. Because there is too much talent here not to make a book — our past faculty/students includes George Saunders, Adam Levin, Stephen Elliott, Dawn Raffel, Dave Eggers, Denis Johnson, Mary Gaitskill, William T. Vollman, Padgett Powell, Robert Coover, Eileen Myles, Sam Lipsyte, Chuck Klosterman, and others. We’re going to get ’em all to contribute (well, we’re going to try). They owe us. We bought them beer and plane tickets.

What is the book about? It’s about Lithuania, where SLS has been running its world-class writing workshops and seminars. It’s even about not-Lithuania. It’s about diaspora, about longing, about belonging; it’s about what the book ends up being about.  We know that’s not very precise. Apologies. But what we can promise you is loosely-themed but outstanding prose & poetry — a very, very special anthology — and exceptional photographs from Gregory Talas, who, with your help, we can finally bring to Lithuania to work his magic and teach our students.

We’ve reached out to many, many writers about contributing, and the response so far has been phenomenal. SLS has run some of the most popular writing contests in the country, and we are very excited about finally collecting those winners in one place. We’re going to update the table of contents as we go along, and even post excerpts of stories/poems/essay. (Donors will get previews of entire stories.)

Your money will help pay for design, printing, and marketing. (The editors and writers are contributing their time and material for free.) 

If you are interested in submitting to LITVAK: for a $15 donation (or more) we will read your work and consider it for publication.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • multiple submissions by an author accepted 
  • no minimum length 
  • please submit in Word (.doc, .rtf, or .docx) or PDF format
  • $15 donation fee (minimum)
  • maximum 20 pages per entry 
  • online submissions only, please send work to litvaksubmit@gmail.com

Visit the website:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/76650736/litvak

drawkcaB Fiction Contest

2 May 2013

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June 22 is National Flash Fiction Day in the U.K. and many places around the globe. To commemorate this auspicious day, Postcard Poems and Prose will sponsor a flash fiction contest based on the theme “Backward”. Since this is our second fiction contest and the deadline is June 22, the winning author will receive an Amazon gift card valued at $26.22 in US dollars. (2 & 6/22 — We like to be different.) We will publish three winning entries in July. Only one entry will receive the gift card though…we are starving authors too. As before, the gift card recipient will be chosen from the three winning entries by a staff game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

 

 

Our judges are practicing up for the big day. While the judges perfect their technique, authors should moonwalk directly to their laptops and get started on an entry. Our last fiction contest produced three winners and three honorable mention awards. Those stories were published in March and may be read in our home gallery.

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To submit an entry:
Entries need to be sent as a DOC attachment, preferably in Times New Roman 12 pt. Your name should NOT be on the attached document. (Blind judging. Stories will be judged on merit alone.) Authors should send an email to dave@postcardpoemsandprose.com with the words drawkcaB Fiction Contest in the subject line. Word count must be 153-194 (There we go being different again–some might even say odd.) Any entry needs to be inspired, at least loosely, by the theme “BACKWARD” and must be received before midnight in Michigan, June 22. Only ONE entry allowed per author.

Visit the website:

http://postcardpoemsandprose.wordpress.com/national-flash-fiction-day-contest/