POSTMARK DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2013
$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)
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions only.
NO E-MAIL OR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS.
WE ASK THAT ALL WORK BE UNAWARDED AND UNPUBLISHED WHEN SUBMITTED TO US AND NOT PROMISED FOR AWARD OR FOR PUBLICATION, EITHER IN PRINT OR ONLINE.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.
$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
200 FOSSEWAY DRIVE
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA USA 27455
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