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ADULTERY, idolatry, and dismemberment! We want poems that explore the Bible’s sexy, gritty, glittery side for In the Biblical Sense: An Anthology of ApocryphalPoetry. Submit up to 3 poems to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission guidelines and prompts at http://inthebiblicalsense.weebly.com.
ARE YOU A grass roots poet? We define a grass roots poet as: one who is not necessarily educated or defined as a poet by traditional poetry societies. Diversity! Submit work to Green Fuse Poetic Arts Association’s anthology, chapbook, e-zine publications, contests, as well as the new “Grandmother Editions.” www.greenfusepoeticarts.org.
AUGUST 2013 Anthology from Sibling Rivalry Press seeks poetry submissions. “This Assignment Is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching.” Deadline is June 1. See website for complete guidelines: www.thisassignmentissogay.com.
CALL FOR POEMS for an Outdoor Poetry Anthology to be installed along the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, a mile-long ribbon of parks and green space that runs through the heart of Boston. This strollable anthology, artfully displayed, will be united by its Boston theme. Open to all. For guidelines, see www.i-poet.org.
CHUFFED BUFF Books seeks short fiction and poetry submissions for various themed anthologies. Current projects: Journey to Crone, poetry by women about all things maiden, mother, and crone; and Sense Five, a collection of shorts exploring the five senses. Visit website for details, no submission/reading fees, payment offered. www.chuffedbuffbooks.com.
ECHOOK DIGITAL Publishing publishes fiction, memoir, and essays on all platforms. Be read by thousands of readers in 95 countries, featured (with links) on Facebook, Twitter, and at echook.com. Learn techniques of classic authors: free writing tips from Tessa Smith McGovern, teacher at Sarah Lawrence College. Submissions open now. echook.com.
HOLY COW! PRESS seeks poetry and personal essays on the topic of Home (leaving home, myths of return, politics of home, displacement, yearning for home, et al). New work and previously published writings are welcome. Limit: 3 poems or personal essay, 2,000 words maximum. $10 reading fee. Deadline: June 30. SASE (no electronic submissions), send to: Editors, HOME Anthology, Holy Cow! Press, P.O. Box 3170, Duluth, MN 55803. www.holycowpress.org.
THE IMGINATION & Place Press headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas, seeks original essays, poetry, and fiction for an interdisciplinary publication on the theme of cartography. Deadline August 31. For a full description and submission guidelines, click on “Coming Up” at www.imaginationandplace.org.
INVITING WOMEN poets of all backgrounds and job descriptions to submit up to 5 poems for anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace. Deadline: Labor Day (September 3). Send hard copies with SASE to Carolyne Wright, 13741 15th Ave. NE, #C-7, Seattle, WA 98125. For full guidelines, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.losthorsepress.org.
KATTYWOMPUS Press Call for Anthology, Mercury Retrograde: Snarled Communications, Fried Electronics, Transport Mishaps. E-mail 2 text pages max, any genre. No fee. One submission per author. Make us shout with horror or delight, wince in pain, fall down laughing. Follow general sub-mission specs at www.kattywompuspress.com.
THE KIDS ARE back! Have your children left home, only to boomerang back after a few years? Tell us about it: Submit thoughtful, well-written essays for possible inclusion in a new anthology about kids who fill up a previously empty nest. Send your submission and brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE YOUR MARK Publishing is accepting submissions for an anthology titled Chickens Are Good People: True Stories from the Hen House. Payment is in the form of one book. Editors will award a “best story” to receive a monetary prize of $50. Make Your Mark Publishing is also open for submissions. Visit www.makeyourmarkpublishing.com.
OVER 60? Whether you’ve aged gracefully—or disgracefully—we want to hear about the insights age has brought you that will inspire and entertain readers. Seeking submissions for Wit and Wisdom of the Sages. Narratives and poems up to 3,500 words. 3 free books on publication. For manuscripts or guidelines, e-mail email@example.com or SASE to P.O. Box 4725, Santa Barbara, CA 93140.
SHORT HORROR Stories Needed. 1,000 words or less, for soon-to-be-published anthology. More info: www.apocryphile.org/short.html.
SPIRITUAL breakthroughs. Mad gifts. Visionary meltdowns. Do these themes resonate with you? We are publishing an anthology of creative nonfiction about what is called mental illness and mystical experiences, shifts in consciousness, and unexpected blessings. Deadline is June 21. Please see full details at www.thefirebook.org.
TELLING OUR Stories Press‚ an emerging press exploring how we tell the stories of our lives, seeks crafty Ultra Short Memoir (approx. 100 words) of all forms (e.g., narrative photography, lists, microessays, poems, dialogues, etc.) for memoir projects and publication. For Galley Review (examples) and guidelines, visit www.tellingourstoriespress.com.
WISING UP PRESS/Universal Table: Submissions for a Wising Up anthology, Daring to Repair: What It Takes, Who Does It, and Why. Poetry, fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction on the theme of repair in all kinds of relationships. Deadline: June 1. Full description
and guidelines: www.universaltable.org/wisingup.html.
ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian authors, is accepting poetry manuscripts from August 1 through November 30. Not a contest. No fees. Please visit the website for submission guidelines at www.arktoi.com.
THE BACKWATERS Prize is back! Submission period April 1–May 31. Prize: $1,000 cash, publication. Final Judge: David Clewell. $25 entry fee. Submit your manuscript online. No paper submissions accepted. Details: Visit website at www.thebackwaterspress.org.
CHAPBOOK (up to 35 pages) and Full-Length Poetry Book (45–80 pages) Contests. Reading April 1–May 30. Finalists will be considered for publication. Winners receive royalties escalating from 10% to 50%. Last year, Dorianne Laux and Betty Adcock judged. This year’s judges include a poet in the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry. Nominal entry fees. Information: www.jacarpress.com.
CIDER PRESS Review Editor’s Prize. Prize: $1,000 and publication of full-length poetry collection. All entrants will receive the winning book. Reading Period: April 1–June 30. Reading fee: $25. Judges: CPR Editors. Submit 48–80 page manuscript at www.ciderpressreview.com or mail to CPR, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. Guidelines: www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward.
8TH ANNUAL Burnside Review Poetry Chapbook Prize. Judge: Emily Kendal Frey. March 15–June 30. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies of the published chapbook. Send 18–24 pages of poetry. Complete details are available on our website www.burnsidereview.org or with a SASE to: P.O. Box 1782, Portland, OR 92707.
ACCENTS Publishing 2012 Poetry Chapbook Contest. Two winners—one selected by independent judge Lynnell Edwards, and one by founding editor Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. $250 prize, publication of perfect-bound chapbook, and 25 copies. All entries are considered for publication. Send manuscript, plus $10 reading fee, by June 30. www.accents-publishing.com.
ANNOUNCING the 1st Annual Bateau Press Keel Short Short Fiction Chapbook Contest. $15 entry. $250 prize and copies. 20–30 pages. Each piece around 600 words or less. Handmade, high-quality, well-designed, letterpress, environmentally conscious. May 31 deadline. Bateau Press: That little letterpress publisher in your mind. Full guidelines at www.bateaupress.org.
WORDRUNNER e-Chapbooks publishes 4 online collections annually of fiction, poetry, or memoir, each featuring one author, and the occasional anthology. Collections of poetry by one author will be considered from April 1–May 21 for the mid-June e-chapbook. No fee to submit. Payment: $65. Detailed guidelines at www.echapbook.com.
ANDERBO.COM, “Best New Online Literary Journal,” features writers in fiction, “fact,” and poetry. Always looking for new voices. For submission information and guidelines, visit www.anderbo.com.
ARROYO LITERARY Review is an award-winning national magazine with a West Coast orientation. We are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, and translation for our fifth issue. Open reading period through May 31. No e-mail submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines: www.arroyoliteraryreview.com.
ARS MEDICA: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts and Humanities is an international literary magazine exploring illness, the body, healing, and the culture of medicine. Fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and artwork are preferred. For submission/subscription info, see www.ars-medica.ca.
THE BLUE PENNY Quarterly/Blue Moon Review, one of the oldest literary journals online, seeks short, classy literary fiction under 6,000 words. Now publishing in e-book and web formats. Submit online: http://thebluepennyquarterly.com.
BLUELINE seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome creative nonfiction interpreting the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July through November. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. No simultaneous submissions or previously published works. Send manuscripts to Blueline, 120 Morey Hall, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 13676. For e-mailed submissions, please identify the genre of the work in the subject line. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files or as e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANGES IN LIFE monthly online newsletter is seeking personal essays from women of all ages. New writers are encouraged to submit their work. For details and submission guidelines, see www.changesinlife.com.
CHAUTAQUA now reading for the 2013 issue. The theme: Journeys and pilgrimages: Tales of travel and the open road plus those that explore what it means to encounter difference. The spring contest seeks flash fiction, micro-essay, prose poems. Prize $1,000 and publication. Visit the website for more information: www.ciweb.org/literary-journal.
EARTH'S Daughters—accepting submissions for issue #82 on the theme “One If By Land”—warnings, signals, premonitions, or transport. Maximum 3 poems, prose up to 500 words. Note theme on envelope, include SASE and e-mail address. Earth’s Daughters, P.O. Box 41, Central Park Station, Buffalo, NY 14215.
EMME MAGAZINE, an online journal of poetry, visual art, and cross-genre creations, seeks new voices. Send your poetry, prose, visual art, and/or experiences to email@example.com. Submissions information can be found here: emmemagazine.com.
EPIPHANY—epiphmag.com. A visually and creatively stimulating online magazine featuring prose and poetry—now in our third year! Fiction, creative nonfiction, columns, poetry, art, and photo submissions always welcome. We publish 6 issues a year. Visit us at our website and click on submission guidelines for more info: www.epiphmag.com.
THE EVENING Street Review is centered on the belief that all men and women are created equal. Reads poetry/prose submissions year-round. Replies in 2–3 months. Sometimes includes comments. Send 4–6 poems or 1–2 prose pieces. 7652 Sawmill Rd., #352, Dublin, OH 43016. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For contests and guidelines: www.eveningstreetpress.com.
“GOT POEM?” Submit any subject, any style, any length, any number, any time by e-mail or by mail with sase. Previously published poems and simultaneous submissions are welcome.The Great American Poetry Show, P.O. Box 69506, West Holly-wood, CA 90069. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.tgaps.net.
HOSPITAL,an online journal at the University of Virginia, publishes original creative work that examines themes of health, illness, and healing. Submissions are open to anyone, preferably those involved with providing, teaching, studying, or researching patient care. All submissions are reviewed by outside reviewers and the editors. Poems, short fiction, personal essays, reviews, photography, and visual art will be considered. See http://hospitaldrive.med.virginia.edu.
IMITATION FRUIT Literary Journal is looking for fun and upbeat short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. Send up to 5 poems or 15 pages of prose. We are a bi-annual online-only publication. For more information, please see our submissions page at www.imitationfruit.com. E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
J JOURNAL: New Writing on Justice seeks submissions for 10th issue. Justice, approached from any angle, is journal’s theme. Send fiction, personal narrative (6,000 words max), or poetry (3 max) by August 31 to J Journal, English Dept., John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10019. Website: www.jjournal.org.
OBSESSION Literary Magazine. What is your obsession? Cheese? Dingos? Banana pudding? Our new online lit mag is dedicated to the ideas and actions that preoccupy our waking hours. We are looking for seriously written pieces of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that express, implicitly or explicitly, your obsessions. email@example.com.
PALABRA invites Chicano/Latino writers to submit work that stretches the boundaries of conventional literary form, content, and context. Small honorarium. Submission period: September 1–April 30. Guidelines at: www.palabralitmag.com. Queries: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit via USPS only to PALABRA, P.O. Box 86146, Los Angeles, CA 90086-0146.
PAPER NAUTILUS is looking for submissions of short fiction, poetry, and “Aphorisms.” All styles welcome. Submissions due August 15 for next issue, but accepted year-round. We encourage work from both emerging and established writers. See website for details: http://readpapernautilus.wordpress.com. Submit work: http://papernautilus.submishmash.com/submit.
THE PEDESTAL Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit the website for additional information and to read the work of our many contributors: www.thepedestalmagazine.com.
RED BOOTH REVIEW an online poetry / art journal is accepting submissions of poems and photos for volume 7 (Food) and volume 8 (Celebrity). Guidelines and more at redboothreview.com.
RATTLE seeks submissions of Speculative/Science Fiction Poetry for the December 2012 issue. Poems may be any style or length, but should feature otherworldly themes. Deadline: August 1. Send up to 5 unpublished poems or a relevant essay (plus SASE) to: RATTLE,
12411 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. E-mail submissions accepted: email@example.com. Website: www.rattle.com.
RHINO. Eclectic annual journal of more than 30 years seeks poetry, flash fiction (1,000 words max), and poetry-in-translation that experiments, provokes, compels, and/or sings. More than 100 poets showcased. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Call for submissions is from April 1 to October 1 and includes entry in our Editors’ Prize. For information, including our translation initiative and Founders’ Prize, visit www.rhinopoetry.org.
SLEET seeks poetry, fiction, flash, irregulars. For guidelines, please see www.sleetmagazine.com.
SUFI JOURNAL seeks poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that in some way addresses themes related to Sufism; other established spiritual traditions and paths; or a personal spiritual quest, discovery, or understanding. Contributors receive copies of magazine. Submissions accepted on an ongoing basis. Direct all inquiries and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE TEACHER'S Voice is still independent and free. We need strong work from established and emerging poets and writers right now. Read our “Race in American Education” anthology in progress. Consider our 2012 chapbook contest and other critical theme issues. Visit: www.the-teachers-voice.org. Mail: The Teacher’s Voice, P.O. Box 150384, Kew Gardens, NY 11415.
THEODATE, the new online poetry journal of Hill-Stead Museum (home of the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and Festival), is receiving submissions—online only—year-round for both its “New Works” and “Daily Ekphrasis” sections. Selecting the best of what we receive from young, emerging, and established poets: www.theodate.org.
THIRD WEDNESDAY, international arts journal, seeks unpublished poetry (5-poem limit), fiction to 1,500 words, and b&w art-work by experienced writers and artists. We pay a small stipend. Send to: email@example.com. (No snail mail, please.) Check us out at: thirdwednesday.org.
TRAVELLING Poets Society needs quality poems and prose in English and Spanish about love, relationships, vows, oaths, weddings and all members of weddings, to be placed on new website. If your work is used, you will be compensated. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWO HAWKS Quarterly is an online literary journal dedicated to exposing the world to prose and poetry that is challenging, edgy, or lyrical. Well-written, compelling works are currently being accepted in the following genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, memoir, and cross-genre. Submission guidelines can be viewed at external link: http://aulapress.com/submission-guidelines.
VISIIONS-International seeks impressive poetry and translations. Send 3–5 unpublished poems. Read sample first! $5.50. Important: New addresses for submission. E-mail preferred: email@example.com. Or send with SASE to: Visions-International, P.O. Box 142545, Austin, TX 78714-2545.
THE WHIRLWIND Review is a new online literary journal focusing on the connections between writing and spirituality. We are now inviting submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Works by new writers are welcome. www.writingthewhirlwind.net.
THE WRITER'S Workshop Review publishes the best in creative nonfiction, fiction, and interviews. Send us narrative nonfiction, personal essays, short stories, short shorts, as well as travel, food, and wine, and writing with a strong narrative element. Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more, contact email@example.com. Websites: www.thewritersworkshop.net or www.thewritersworkshopreview.net.
9TH ANNUAL Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Delray Beach, FL—January 21–26, 2013. Six days of readings, lectures, craft talks, and poetry workshops in Delray Beach, Florida. An extraordinary opportunity to focus on your work with some of America’s finest poets. Workshop faculty includes B.H. Fairchild, Terrance Hayes, Jane Hirshfield, Tony Hoagland, Laura Kasischke, Thomas Lux, Tracy K. Smith, and Lisa Russ Spaar. Special guest poet: Billy Collins. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.
THE BOOKS IN Progress Conference will be held at the Carnegie Center in picturesque Lexington, KY, June 8–9. Featured authors include Barbara Kingsolver, A.J. Verdelle, Will Lavender, and George Ella Lyon. Immerse yourself in craft and business workshops with authors, editors, and agents. Topics include novel structure, revising nonfiction, finishing memoir, poetry, and more. One-on-one pitches with literary agents are available. Visit www.carnegiecenterlex.org.
THE HEALING ART of Writing conference will be held at Dominican University of California, July 8–14. Faculty include Alicia Ostriker, Marilyn Krysl, Molly Giles, Nina Schuyler, John Fox, Dawn McGuire, Susan Cornelis, and co-directors David Watts and Joan Baranow. Special guests to be announced. Daily workshops, talks, readings, and one-on-one sessions. For more information, visit www.dominican.edu/events/healingart.
KENTUCKY Women Writers Conference, September 21–22, in Lexington: Workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting. Ruth Reichl, Kim Addonizio, Tara Betts, Sallie Bingham, Debra Gwartney, Julia Johnson, Kelly Link, Naomi Wallace, agent Anna Sproul. $175 until August 1, $195 thereafter, $30 students. Registration is first come, first served. www.kentuckywomenwriters.org. Phone: (859) 257-2874.
MENDOCINO Coast Writers Conference, July 26–28, Fort Bragg, CA. Encouragement, expertise, and inspiration at the cool edge of the continent. Faculty: Kim Addonizio, Steve Almond, Elizabeth Rosner, David Corbett, Robin Hemley, Victoria Zackheim. Intensive workshops, panels, craft talks, readings, open mic, manuscript consultations with agents, editors, and publishers. Details: www.mcwc.org.
SAN MIGUEL de Allende is a magical setting for an unforgettable Writers’ Conference. Past faculty includes Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood, Tom Robbins, Naomi Wolf, Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros, Elena Poniatowska, John Berendt, Rebecca Walker, Erica Jong, Todd Gitlin, Sena Naslund, Josephine Humphreys. February 14–17, 2013. www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org.
UC BERKELEY Extension Summer Fiction Writing Intensive, San Francisco, July 9–13. Immerse yourself in daily writing workshops, lectures, and readings by guest writers; limited to 24 participants. Manuscript submission required; deadline is June 1. Contact the writing department at (510) 642-6362 or email@example.com.
A WRITER'S MAP. Eden Resorts, Lancaster, PA, May 18–20. Fabulous conference for writers at all levels/all genres. Agent/editor pitch appointments. Read and critiques with agents, editors, authors. Choose from 40 one-hour workshops. Optional pre-conference intensives. Keynote speakers Hank Phillippi Ryan, Maria V. Snyder. www.pennwriters.org. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 GOOD REASON to Enter Here: NMW has launched careers. Visit www.newmillenniumwritings.com for proof. Newcomers published alongside famous writers, in our anthology and online. Best poem—$1,000; Fiction—$1,000; Nonfiction—$1,000; Short-short fiction—$1,000. Enter at www.writingawards.com or follow these guidelines: No restrictions as to style, content, or number of submissions. Previously published pieces welcome if under 5,000 circulation or online only. Deadline: midnight, June 17. Include $17 check payable to NMW for each piece of fiction or nonfiction (6,000 words max, except for short-short fiction—1,000 max) or each set of 3 poems (5 pages max). Include name, phone, address, e-mail, and category on cover sheet or letter. Include SASE or e-mail for results only. “I found this to be one of the most powerful literary experiences I’ve ever had. For anyone who gives a whit about writing or the human condition, New Millennium Writings should be required reading.”—Kane S. LaTranz, Alibi. Address: “NMW,” Room A, P.O. Box 2463, Knoxville, TN 37901.
1ST ANNUAL Parkgate Prize for Fiction 2012 is now open! $2,000 of cash prizes, plus (print and digital) book contract for winner. Categories: short story (max 7,500 words), long story (max. 12,500 words), and novel opening (max. 20,000 words). $15 entry. Deadline: September 30. Good luck! Visit Parkgate Press: www.parkgatepress.com.
8TH ANNUAL Gival Press Novel Award for best original previously unpublished literary novel in English, approximately 30,000 to 100,000 words. Prize $3,000, copies, and publication. Reading fee $50 per novel submitted. Deadline: May 30. For complete details, e-mail email@example.com or visit website www.givalpress.com. Mail: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.
9TH ANNUAL Gival Press Short Story Award for best original previously unpublished literary short story in English, approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words. Prize: $1,000 and publication online. Reading fee $25 per novel submitted. Deadline: August 8. For complete details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit website www.givalpress.com. Mail: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.
11TH ANNUAL Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award for best previously unpublished poem in English that best relates GLBT life. Prize $100 and publication on website. Reading fee $5 per poem submitted, any form, style, length. Deadline: June 27. For complete details, e-mail email@example.com or visit website www.givalpress.com. Mail: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.
THE 16TH ANNUAL Blue Lynx Prize is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems by a U.S. resident or citizen. The prize carries a $2,000 award and publication. Send manuscript of at least 48 pages, a $25 entry fee plus SASE (for notification). Postmark deadline: May 15. Make checks payable to Lynx House Press. Poems included may not have appeared in full-length, single-author collections. The 2011 winner was Thomas Brush for his collection Last Night. Final judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Robert Wrigley, Dara Wier, Dorianne Laux, and David Wojahn. Mail submissions to: Lynx House Press, P.O. Box 940, Spokane, WA 99210.
$200 PLUS publication—Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize. Judge: Susan Rich. Submit up to 3 poems for $10. E-mail submissions only. All entries considered for publication. Winner and finalists will be published in Crab Creek Review. Deadline: May 31. For full guidelines, visit: www.crabcreekreview.org/contest.htm.
$500 PRIZE PLUS publication awarded for 20–28 page chapbook manuscript. The Annual Dream Horse Press Poetry Chapbook Prize. All entries considered for publication. Deadline: June 30. Reading fee: $16. Dream Horse Press, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001. Include e-mail for results; bio; acknowledgments. Complete guidelines: www.dreamhorsepress.com.
$1,000 PLUS publication in Peregrine. Second annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest sponsored by Amherst Writers & Artists. To enter, send 5 unpublished poems (no more than 2 pages each), a separate sheet with the poet’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and the titles of the poems (as they are being judged anonymously), and check or money order for $18 payable to Amherst Writers & Artists to Pat Schneider Poetry Contest, c/o Amherst Writers & Artists, P.O. Box 1076, Amherst, MA 01004. Postmark deadline is July 1. Final judge is Pat Schneider. Poems will not be returned. Full contest details available at www.amherstwriters.com.
$1,000 PRIZE: The National Poetry Review Book Prize. Submit 45–80 pages of poetry, $25 reading fee, bio, acknowledgments, and e-mail address. All entries considered for publication. Winner receives $1,000 plus copies. Postmark deadline: June 30. Electronic entries strongly preferred. Follow instructions at www.nationalpoetryreview.com. Mail: TNPR, Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001-2080.
2012 DAVID Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction. $1,000 plus publication. Open to writers who have not published a book of fiction. Deadline: May 1. Entry fee: $25 per story. Mail entries to: The David Meyerson Fiction Prize, Southwest Review, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275-0374. Contest details at www.smu.edu/southwestreview.
2012 MASON'S ROAD Literary Award—$1,000. Masonsroad.com, a new online literary journal dedicated to the writing craft and sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, is running a fee-less contest on the theme of “characterization.” Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, multimedia, and more. Contest closes May 15. masonsroad.com.
2012 NEW American Fiction Prize. $1,000 award and book publication. Please send 100–500 pages of fiction (short stories, novellas, or novel) with $20 entry fee to New American Press, c/o David Bowen, 2606 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53211. Final judge: Kyle Minor. Deadline: June 1. For online sub-mission, visit: www.newamericanpress.com/contests/current.php.
2012 SOUTHWESTWriters Contest. Entries judged by editors and agents. Cash prizes up to $1,000. Entry fee. Early deadline: May 1. Info: www.southwestwriters.com or call (505) 265-9485.
ANABIOSIS PRESS announces its 2012 Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest. Send 16–20 pages, $12 reading fee by June 30 postmarked deadline. For contest guidelines and the Albatross poetry journal online, go to www.anabiosispress.org. For more information, contact Anabiosis Press, 2 South New St., Bradford, MA 01835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASEBALL BARD Poetry Contest. Poems on baseball. $150, $100, $50 prizes. Winners published in hard-copy Best of Baseball Bard. All properly submitted work published online at baseballbard.com. 32-line limit per poem. $5 per poem fee. To request guidelines, e-mail email@example.com.
BELLEVUE Literary Review’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Fiction Prize (Judge: Jane Smiley), $1,000 Nonfiction Prize (Judge: Mary Roach), $1,000 Poetry Prize (Judge: Mark Doty). Deadline: July 1. Entry fee $15 ($20 includes subscription). Submit online. www.blreview.org.
BEST NEW POETS 2012, an anthology of emerging writers, will accept submissions from April 1 to May 20. Entry fee: $4. Entrants cannot have a book-length poetry collection in print before November 2012. Fifty winning poets receive 2 copies of anthology. For full details and eligibility, see www.bestnewpoets.org.
BEULLAH ROSE and Erskine J. Poetry Prizes. Six winners and finalists published in Smartish Pace. First Prizes: $200 each. Fee: $5 for 3 poems, $1 each additional poem, payable to “Smartish Pace.” Deadlines: BR (October 1), EJ (September 1). Submit at www.smartishpace.com or with SASE to: Smartish Pace, P.O. Box 22161, Baltimore, MD 21203. E-mail: .
BEYOND BAROQUE'S 3rd annual poetry competition, this year open to all. Prizes $1,000, $500, $250, plus reading at BB, L.A.’s famed literary center. Judge: Suzanne Lummis. ID info on cover sheet only, not on poems. No SASE. Deadline: September 1. Send 1–3 poems, 40-line limit (snail mail only), with $15 check payable to Beyond Baroque to Contest, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.
BLOODROOT Poetry Prizes. $200/$100/$50. Three honorable mentions. Winners published in 2013 Bloodroot. Final Judge: Juan Velasco. Deadline: September 15. Entry fee: $15 for 3 poems, $5 each additional poem. Send manuscript and entry fee to: Bloodroot Literary Magazine, P.O. Box 322, Thetford Center, VT 05075. For guidelines: www.bloodrootlm.com.
BONA FIDE BOOKS, the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. An award of $500, publication, and a reading at Lake Tahoe is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit manuscript of 48–100 pages with $20 entry fee by August 31. For complete guidelines, see www.bonafidebooks.com/contests.
BRIGHT HILL PRESS 18th Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. Winner receives $300, publication, 25 cc. and national distribution. Reading fee: $15, $10 BHP members. Deadline: July 31. Last year’s winner was Richard Levine for “A Tide of a Hundred Mountains,” published in 2012. Submit electronically only. For full details and rules, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.brighthillpress.org.
THE BYRON Herbert Reece Society announces its 2011–2012 poetry contest, open to poets living in NC, KY, GA, TN, VA, and WV. Final judge is Val Nieman. $300 first prize. Details here: http://byronherbertreecesociety.wordpress.com/news.
CALYX JOURNAL 2012 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize. $300 plus publication in an upcoming issue of CALYX. Emily Warn, final judge. Submit 3 poems (up to 6 pages). Accepting electronic and postal submissions. $15 entry fee. Contest dates: March 1–May 31. Visit website for complete guidelines: www.calyxpress.org/cranstonprize.
CARVE'S MAGAZINE 2012 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest open May 15–June 30. Prizes $1,000, $750, $500, and 2 Editor’s Choice $250 each. All 5 winners published in Fall 2012 issue and considered by lit agencies. Entry fee $17 online/$15 mailed. No limit to number of entries. Max 6,000 words. www.carvezine.com/contest.htm.
COMSTOCK REVIEW: Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award. First prize $1,000. Deadline: postmark July 1. 40 lines max/poem. No simultaneous or e-mail submissions or any previous publications, including electronic. Entry fee $5/poem. Special subscription offer with entry. Complete rules must be followed. Check website/send SASE for guidelines. Comstock Review Contest PW2012, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Website: www.comstockreview.org.
CONNECTICUT Poetry Award. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems, 80-line limit each, by May 31. Two copies each, one only with contact info. Prizes of $400, $100, and $50. Winning poems to appear in Connecticut River Review. Include SASE for results and $15 check made out to CPS. See www.ct-poetry-society.org. Mail: Connecticut Poetry Award, CPS, P.O. Box 270554, W. Hartford, CT 06127.
COPPERDOME Poetry Chapbook Award. Winner receives $300, 25 copies. Send 20–32 pages and cover sheet with title and author info. $15 fee includes copy of winning chapbook. Deadline October 1. Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. More at www6.semo.edu/universitypress/copperdome.htm.
CREATIVE Nonfiction seeks essays about “Southern Sin”—whether deadly or just something to make your mama blush. Essays must be true and incorporate both sin and the South in some way. 4,000 words max. Deadline: May 28. Winner receives publication and prize. $20 reading fee; $25 includes subscription. Guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org.
ENCIRCLE Publications (publishers of The Aurorean poetry journal) Second Annual Chapbook Contest. Winner each year receives $100, 50 copies, discount on additional copies, royalties. Downloadable PDF guidelines: www.encirclepub.com/chapbookcontest. Follow guidelines precisely. Nonrefund-able $15 online entry fee. Deadline: September 1. To view/order the2011 winning chapbook, Nectar, by LisaBellamy: www.encirclepub.com/store/product/nectar.
FIRST ANNUAL Saranac Review Writing Contest. $500 prize each for best story and best poem, plus publication. Judges: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Poetry; Jo-Ann Mapson, Fiction. Entry fee: $ 15. Deadline: December 15. Submit 1 story or up to 3 poems to: Writing Contest (indicate Fiction or Poetry), Saranac Review, Dept. of English, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Guidelines: http://research.plattsburgh.edu/saranacreview.
FIRST ANNUAL Women’s National Book Association Writing Contest. Award for Poetry and Fiction includes publication in “The Bookwoman,” the National Newsletter of the WNBA (circulation 3,000), and $250 in each category. Contest fee: $20 nonmembers, WNBA members $15. Deadline: September 15. Winners to be announced January 2013. Contest guidelines, judge’s bios, and submission information: www.wnba-books.org/contest.
GEMINI MAGAZINE Flash Fiction Contest. First place: $1,000. Word limit: 1,000. Absolutely no restrictions on content, style, or topic. Second place: $100. Three honorable mentions. All finalists published online in October 2012. Entry fee: $4 ($3 each additional) payable to Gemini Magazine, Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. Deadline: August 31. www.gemini-magazine.com.
INDIANA REVIEW 2012 “½ K” Prize. $1,000 honorarium and publication. Final judge: Michael Martone. Postmark deadline: June 1. Reading fee: $20 (includes a one-year subscription). For more information, visit www.indianareview.org.
INTERNATIONAL Poetry & Short Prose Contest, sponsored by Women Who Write. Cash prizes and publication in anthology. Deadline: June 30. $12 per entry. Rules and guidelines: www.womenwhowrite.com.
KENTUCKY WOMEN Writers Conference Gabehart Prize in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Three winners receive 2 conference passes each, an opportunity to read their winning work at the conference on September 21–22, and $200. Entry fee: $10/poem, $15/fiction or nonfiction. Deadline: July 1. Guidelines at www.kentuckywomenwriters.org or e-mail email@example.com or call (859) 257-2874.
LEAGUE OF Vermont Writers. The Vermont Literary Prizes. Three grand prizes of $1,000 each in fiction (3,000 words), personal essay (1,500 words), and poetry. Finalists will be published in the League anthology. The theme is “My New England.” Contest deadline May 15. Read full contest rules at www.leagueofvermontwriters.org/contest. Send entries with nonrefundable $15 fee to: The Vermont Literary Prize, P.O. Box 172, Underhill Center, VT 05490.
LITERAL LATTE'S 18th Annual Short Short Contest. Show off your shorts, all styles and subjects, 2,000 words max. First prize: $500. All entries considered for publication. $10 entry fee for up to 3 shorts. $15 for 6. Postmark by June 30. Send to: Literal Latte Short Short Contest, Attn: Lisa Erdman, 200 E. 10th St., Ste. 240, New York, NY 10003. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.literal-latte.com.
LOGAN HOUSE announces the eighth annual Holland Prize for the best unpublished book of poetry in American English. The winner will receive $500. Submit manuscript, $25 reading fee, and SASE to Logan House, 321 Logan, Wayne City, NE 68787, by July 4. For complete guidelines, visit www.loganhousepress.com.
MARGARET REID Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse. Ninth year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550. Top prize $3,000. Submit poems in traditional verse forms, such as sonnets and free verse. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: June 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant St., PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2005–2011). More information: www.winningwriters.com/margaret.
MAY SARTON NH Prize. $1,000 and book publication for a full-length poetry collection. Open to all poets. Initiated in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of May Sarton’s birth in 2012. Entry fee $25. Judged by Alice B. Fogel. Postmark deadline: August 31. Details: www.bauhanpublishing.com.
MIDWAY JOURNAL is accepting submissions now through May 31 for its “Monstrositiesof the Midway” literary contest. Entry fee is $15. Grand prize is $1,000. Amy King and Ana Bozicevic will judge. For complete contest details, please visit www.midwayjournal.com/contest.html.
MIGHTY RIVER Short Story Contest. Deadline: October 1. $500, publication in Big Muddy. Best short story. $15 fee includes copy
of Big Muddy with winning story. MRSS Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Website: www6.semo.edu/universitypress/mrss.
NILSEN PRIZE for a First Novel. Winner receives $1,000, publication, distribution. Authors must not have previously published a full-length fiction book. Postmark by November 1; $25 fee; blind judging. Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Full guidelines at www6.semo.edu/universitypress/nilsennovel.htm.nrr.
NAUGATUCK RIVER Review’s 4th Annual Narrative Poetry Contest. Submissions open July 1–September 1. Prizes: $1,000, $250, $100 plus publication in NRR. Our final judge this year is Pamela Uschuk. $20 fee includes a copy of the journal. For guidelines, go to http://naugatuckriverreview.com.
OMNIDAWN offers $1,000 prize for our first annual Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest. Jeff VanderMeer will judge. Electronic and postal submissions August 1–September 30. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $15. Entrants who add $2 shipping receive Omnidawn fiction book of their choice. For guidelines, see www.omnidawn.com/contest/fiction.
OMNIDAWN offers $3,000 prize for our annual First/Second Book Poetry Contest. Brenda Hillman will judge. Electronic and postal submissions May 1–June 30. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $25. Entrants who add $3 shipping receive Omnidawn book of their choice. For guidelines, see www.omnidawn.com/contest.
THE PARIS Literary Prize announces its second international contest for an unpublished novella on any topic. Winner receives 10,000 euros (approximately $13,500), a weekend in Paris, and a reading at the Shakespeare and Company Bookshop. Submission deadline: September 1. Fee to submit. Sponsored by Shakespeare and Company and The de Groot Foundation. Full updates, guidelines, and submission instructions at www.parisliteraryprize.com.
POETRY CONTEST. Deadline: May 15. Winners read at California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Any subject, 40 line max, 51 cash awards. Three grand prizes choreographed. Send 2 copies, one with ID. One/$5, 3/$10, no limit. To: Judy Cheung, 704 Brigham Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Website: www.dancingpoetry.com.
POETRY CONTEST: Off The Grid Press will publish a full-length book of poetry by a poet over 60. Entry fee: $25. Award to winner: $1,000. Postmark deadline: August 31. For full submission guidelines, please visit: http://offthegridpress.net.
POETRYPORT PRESS 2013. First place $500, publication, and invitation to read in Sarasota, Florida. $20 entry fee includes a copy of
PoetryPort 2013. Deadline: December 1. Congratulations to Tom Boswell, 2012 first-place winner! Submission guidelines at www.bookstore1sarasota.com.
RIDGE TO RIVER Contest for creative nonfiction. $500 and MSR Pocket Rocket stove plus publication. Adventum, a biannual literary magazine of outdoor adventure writing, photography, and haiku, publishes creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir pieces that explore some aspect of personal experience in the outdoors. $15 entry fee. Deadline: May 15. www.adventummagazine.com.
RIVER STYX 2012 International Poetry Contest. A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for the best poem.
A. E. Stallings will judge. Three poems max, up to 14 pages per entry. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to River Styx. May 31 postmark deadline. Richard Newman, Editor. For complete guidelines, see riverstyx.org. Mail: River Styx, 3547 Olive St., Suite 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. Phone: (314) 533-4541.
SANTA CRUZ Actors’ Theatre announces its 18th Annual Ten Minute Play Contest and Festival. 8 winners receive productions in Winter 2013—8 runners-up, staged readings. Deadline: June 1. For details, see website: www.sccat.org.
SPORT LITERATE Contests. Drop $15 for a chance to win up to $200. We’re holding essay ($200 prize) and poetry ($100 prize) contests for our next issue. All entrants receive an issue of the journal. Deadline is June 30. Guidelines, along with back issues, are available online at www.sportliterate.org.
SPORTS POETRY & Prose Contest – New! Top prize for poetry: $1,500. Top prize for prose (fiction and nonfiction): $1,500. $5,000 in total prizes. Submit an entry of 1–2 poems or one work of prose on a sports-related theme, up to 6,000 words in all. Winning entries published online. Fee is $15 per entry. Submit online by May 31. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2005–2011). Final judge: Jendi Reiter. More information: www.winningwriters.com/sports.
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SUBITO PRESS of the University of Colorado announces its Annual Book Competition. We will publish 2 books of innovative writing, one each of fiction and poetry. Submit in July. All entries are considered for publication. For guidelines and information, visit www.subitopress.org.
SUNKEN GARDEN Poetry Prize. Final Judge: Patricia Smith. Submissions accepted September 1–December 1. Winner announced March 1, 2013. Prize: $1,000, includes chapbook publication and an introductory reading at the nationally renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT. Entry fee: $30. For guidelines, visit www.hillstead.org.
TEBOT BACH announces the 2013 Patricia Bibby First Book Award: $1,000 and book publication. Deadline: October 31 postmark. Winner announced April 2013. Send manuscript and reading fee of $25 for each manuscript submitted to Tebot Bach, Bibby, Box 7887, Huntington Beach, CA 92615-7887. Complete guidelines: www.tebotbach.org.
TENNESSE Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Contest. A single entry is 2–4 unpublished poems of any theme with combined length of up to 400 lines. Prize: $1,000, public reading, VIP Festival pass ($500 value) at 27th annual Festival (March 20–24, 2013), and publication. Deadline: August 15. $20 entry fee. Poetry Contest, 938 Lafayette St., Suite 514, New Orleans, LA 70113. Guidelines and online submission: www.tennessewilliams.net/contests.
TOM HOWARD/John H. Reid Poetry Contest. 10th year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550. Top prize $3,000. Submit poems in any style or genre. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: September 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant St., PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2005–2011). More information: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry.
WHIDBEY WRITERS MFA Alumni Association First Novel Contest. Grand prize: Seven-day retreat at a Smoky Mountain cabin ($2,000 value), plus $300 cash. Submissions February 15–May 15. Pulitzer Prizewinner William Dietrich is final judge. Top 3 finalists’ entries reviewed for possible agent representation. For full details and entries: www.whidbeymfaalumni.org.
WHISPERING Prairie Press 4th Annual Writing Awards. Cash prizes in 3 categories: poetry, flash fiction, personal essay. $100/$50/$25 plus HMs. Contest closes June 30. Entry fees: $10 each, 3 for $25. May mix categories. For complete guidelines, visit http://whisperingprairiepress.submishmash.com/submit.
WILDA HEARNE Flash Fiction Contest. Deadline: October 1. $300, publication in Big Muddy. Best short-short story, 500 words or less. $10 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Website: www6.semo.edu/universitypress/hearne.
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