Archive for June 4th, 2013

2013 DANA AWARDS – Ficiton, Poetry, Novels

4 June 2013

POSTMARK DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2013

3 AWARDS:

$1,000 each for Novel, Short Fiction,  Poetry // $3,000 in awards


RESULTS LETTERS by MAY 1, 2014 (to your email address or via SASE) 

WEBSITE:     www.danaawards.com 

E-MAIL:     danaawards@gmail.com   for questions only.

NO E-MAIL OR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS. 

PLEASE  NOTE: 

WE ASK THAT ALL WORK BE UNAWARDED AND UNPUBLISHED WHEN SUBMITTED TO US AND NOT PROMISED FOR AWARD OR FOR PUBLICATION, EITHER IN PRINT OR ONLINE. YOU 

YOU MAY SIMULTANEOUSLY SUBMIT.  IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED ELSEWHERE , PLEASE TELL US IMMEDIATELY. BUT BECAUSE WE DON’T PUBLISH (WE OFFER MONETARY AWARDS ONLY), IT WILL STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR MONETARY AWARDS. 

POEMS, STORIES, OR NOVEL EXCERPTS ALREADY PUBLISHED INDIVIDUALLY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE, EVEN IF SENT FROM PART OF A LARGER BOOK WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED.

IMPORTANT:  FOR ALL AWARDS, THE TERM MANUSCRIPT DOES NOT MEAN A FULL BOOK. We mean first 40 pages for a  Novel ms., 1 short story for a Short Fiction ms.,  and 5 poems for a Poetry ms.

                            OUR 3 AWARDS:

DANA AWARD FOR THE NOVEL is $1,000 

for the first 40 pages ONLY of a  novel either completed or in progress (in-progress submissions should be as polished as possible).  All types of novels accepted (NO MEMOIRS).  No novels for or by persons under 16.  Typed, double-spaced only.

DANA AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION is $1,000 

for the best short fiction (NO MEMOIRS for this award.  Instead, submit under ESSAY category below).  Maximum 10,000 words per short story.  No stories for or by persons under 16.  Typed, double-spaced only.

DANA AWARD FOR POETRY is $1,000

for the best group of 5 poems, judged on the overall excellence of all 5. 5 poems per entry.  No light verse or verse for or by persons under 16.  Poems may be thematically related but need not be. Poems longer than 100 lines are discouraged.  Typed. Single-spaced preferred.

READING FEES:
$15 per 5 poems

$15 per short story 

$25 per novel entry

          
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:  “DANA AWARDS”

From outside U.S., send INTERNATIONAL money orders, traveler’s checks, or bank checks (all must be formally stamped by the issuing bank as “U.S. funds” AND must be drawn on U.S. banks only).

COVER SHEET:  Include SEPARATE COVER SHEET with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title(s) of work(s) submitted.  NO AUTHOR’S NAME ON MANUSCRIPT.

SASE FOR RESULTS ONLY.   NO MSS. RETURNED.

MAIL BY OCTOBER 31, 2013 (POSTMARKED) TO:


MARY ELIZABETH PARKER, CHAIR

DANA AWARDS

200 FOSSEWAY DRIVE

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA USA 27455

Visit the website: www.danaawards.com

QUESTIONS ONLYEMAIL: danaawards@gmail.com

2013 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest

4 June 2013
Deadline: July 1, 2013
Entry Fee: $5

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review is given annually for a poem. Submit poems of up to 40 lines each with a $5 entry fee per poem by July 1. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Comstock Review, Muriel Craft Bailey Award, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215.  (315) 488-8077 . Georgia Popoff, Managing Editor.

E-mail address: 

poetry@comstockreview.org

University of Pittsburgh Press Drue Heinz Literature Prize

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 30, 2013

NO ENTRY FEE

A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. The prize is open to writers who have published a book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30, 2013. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Eureka Building, 5th Floor, 3400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

4 June 2013

Individual Artist Grants for Women

Deadline: June 30, 2013
Entry Fee: $20

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.

Pearl Editions Pearl Poetry Prize

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Entry Fee: $25
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Pearl Editions is given annually for a poetry collection.
Fred Voss will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30.
Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Pearl Editions, Pearl Poetry Prize, 3030 East Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803. Marilyn Johnson, Editor.

RopeWalk Press Editor’s Fiction Chapbook Prize

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 15, 2013
Entry Fee: $20

A prize of $1,000, publication by RopeWalk Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a fiction chapbook. Submit a manuscript of up to 45 pages with a $20 entry fee ($5 for each additional entry) by June 15, 2013. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

RopeWalk Press, Editor’s Fiction Chapbook Prize, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712.  (800) 464-1916 . Nicole Louise Reid, Editor.

Glimmer Train Press – Fiction Contest

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Entry Fee: $19

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 20,000 words with a $19 entry fee by June 30, 2013. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Glimmer Train Press, 4763 SW Maplewood Road, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280.  (503) 221-0836 .

Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.

Then and Now – Anthology Contest – (Michigan Residents Only)

4 June 2013
THEN AND NOW Anthology Contest
MIFIWriters is currently accepting submissions for their 3rd annual Anthology of speculative fiction. 
The contest is open to Michigan residents only. 
YA-Adult short stories, up to 12,000 words on their 2014 theme, time travel. 
There is no reading fee. 
Winners receive publication and 1 cent per word up to $50 for first time publication rights. 
Deadline is November 1, 2013
Guidelines and submission information is found on their website:  www.mifiwriters.org.
It is suggested that submitters review the previous two anthologies for an idea of the type of work most likely to be accepted.