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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.
ARE YOU 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 up to 3,500 words. Three free books on publication. For manuscripts or guidelines e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or send SASE to P.O. Box 4725, Santa Barbara, CA 93140.
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.
THE LAW AND DISORDER short fiction anthology seeks submissions exploring the idea of law, whether written or unwritten, enforced or broken. Stories may range from realistic to fantastic, but popular genres must have original twists and high literary quality. Deadline September 15. For guidelines, click on Short Fiction Anthologies at http://www.mainstreetrag.com/How2GetIn.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.
CALL FOR NONFICTION MANUSCRIPTS—essay, memoir, or book-length treatise—of 200–300 pages. Send manuscripts, $20, and e-mail for notification by September 1 (no online submissions) to Will Hall Books, 611 Oliver Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701. For more information see website: willhallbooks.com.
FICTION ATTIC PRESS, a small, independent press dedicated to publishing exciting and thought-provoking fiction by new and established writers, is now accepting flash fiction, novellas, novels, and story collections. Annual flash fiction contest and the single story ebook series. Find a good home for your best work at Fiction Attic Press. http://fictionattic.com.
HUDSON WHITMAN/EXCELSIOR COLLEGE PRESS Call for Submissions: Hudson Whitman is a new press looking to publish high-quality nonfiction books and multi-media projects in American culture & society, health care, education, military issues, and business & technology. HW/ECP is currently seeking book-length manuscripts and accepts electronic submissions via Submittable. For information and guidelines: www.hudsonwhitman.com.
WORDRUNNER eChapbooks publishes online collections of fiction, poetry, or memoir, each featuring one author, and an annual anthology. No fee to submit. Authors are paid. For our September 2012 themed anthology, submit poetry, short stories, novel or memoir excerpts, from July 1 through August 21. Theme TBA. Details, guidelines: 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.
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.
BASEBALL BARD.Online literary magazine with annual printed book seeks poems up to 32 lines on subject of baseball. All properly submitted poems are published. Poets new to Baseball Bard are invited to submit on free trial basis. For guidelines, see “Poem Submit” at baseballbard.com. E-mail: email@example.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: For Volume 34, we want to feature several essays on the material and/or cultural history of the region. 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.
COMMON GROUND REVIEW seeks submissions for Fall/Winter 2012 issue. Send 3–5 poems, 61 lines max, and/or creative non-fiction (12 pages max) with SASE. See guidelines at www.cgreview.org. Deadline: August 31. Mail to Janet Bowdan, Editor, Common Ground Review, Box E-5309, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield, MA, 01119.
CREATIVE NONFICTION seeks your true stories, well told, on any subject or theme. Submissions should be 4,000 words or less, written in narrative form, with compelling scenes, descriptive characters and dialogue. Reading period open year-round. Also accepting query letters for magazine column ideas. For complete guidelines please visit www.creativenonfiction.org.
EDGE Literary Journal published annually by Tahoe Writers Works, seeks provocative fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and art. Please send up to 6 poems or 5,000 words of prose. EDGE, volume 7, reading period September 1–November 15. Electronic submissions only. Guidelines at http://tahoewritersworks.com/EDGE-submissions.html.
EKPHRASIS, a biannual journal, seeking poems, each based on a single work of art. Free or formal verse considered. No simultaneous submissions. Previously published OK if credited. Send 3 to 5 original poems, bio, e-mail, and SASE to: Ekphrasis, Laverne & Carol Frith, P.O. Box 161236, Sacramento, CA 95816. www.ekphrasisjournal.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: email@example.com. For contests and guidelines: www.eveningstreetpress.com.
FLOWERS & VORTEXES is accepting submissions. We also have a free haiku contest for members. Membership is free. At Promise of Light, www.promiseoflight.org, we seek to bring a poetic experience of sights and sounds to all writers and artists who seek a deeper meaning in life, a promise of light.
FOURTH GENRE: Explorations in Nonfiction is seeking submissions for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 issues. Reading period: August 15–November 30. All manuscripts must be received by November 30. For complete guidelines, visit www.msupress.msu.edu/journals/fg. Submit manuscripts to Laura Julier, Editor; Fourth Genre; Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures; Michigan State University; 235 Bessey Hall; East Lansing, MI 48824. Submissions not accepted at MSU Press. Subscriptions: $42/yr (2 issues). Sample copy: $22. To subscribe, contact MSU Press Journals; ; P.O. Box 121; Congers, NY 10920; phone (845) 267-3054; fax (845) 267-3478.
FRONT RANGE REVIEW seeks literary short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for its 13th annual issue. Our reading period is August 15–December 1. Send all correspondence to: Blair Oliver, Faculty Advisor, Front Range Review, FRCC, 4616 S Shields, FT. Collins, CO 80526. For guidelines, see www.frontrange.edu/frontrangereview.
“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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.tgaps.net.
HOSPITAL DRIVE, 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.
MOUNT HOPE, a new literary magazine of fiction, photography, nonfiction, and poetry, welcomes submissions of original work for upcoming issues. Give us a spark of life that surprises, delights and uplifts, with short stories or nonfiction up to 5,000 words and up to 4 poems per author. www.mounthopemagazine.com.
NEBO is now looking for flash fiction and literary fiction no longer than 2,000 words. Payment is in contributor’s copy. Deadline: October 31. Submit to James Ritchie, Editor, NEBO, English Department, Arkansas Tech University, 407 W Q St., Russellville, AR 72801.
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND REVIEW seeks unpublished short fiction (2,500 word limit), creative nonfiction, and poetry from writers from or with strong ties to northern New England. For guidelines: email@example.com. Reading period, August–October. Send to Northern New England Review, Humanities Department, Franklin Pierce University, 40 University Dr., Rindge, NH 03461.
ONLINE PAYING magazine Cab accepting year-round submissions of poetry, creative nonfiction, literary fiction, and cross-genre work. Cab is a philanthropic literary journal: proceeds of sales go to schools and writing programs around the world as well as payment to writers. For more information (and to submit work), please visit www.conversationsacrossborders.org.
OYEZ REVIEW, award-winning journal established in 1965, seeks poems, short fiction, and especially creative nonfiction. Send best work only. Reading period: August 1—October 1. Sample copy: $5. For first time, accepting limited online submissions at oyezreview.submishmash.com/submit. Or send hard-copy submissions with SASE to Oyez Review, Department of Literature and Languages, Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. Attention: Janet Wondra. www.roosevelt.edu/oyezreview.
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.
PINYON invites high quality submissions of poetry and short fiction from emerging and established writers. Reading period is August 1 to December 1. Send short bio, including e-mail address, and SASE to Pinyon, Department of Languages, Literature, and Mass Communication, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.rattle.com.
RAY’S ROAD REVIEW, an online journal, is seeking creative nonfiction up to 3,000 words. We are looking for insights into the human experience that change the way we breathe, points of view that make us laugh, or cry, or poke the stranger sitting next to us at Starbucks and say Dude, you gotta read this. For guidelines, visit www.raysroadreview.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.
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. Please note Rhino accepts Founders’ Prize Contest submissions between July 1 and October 1. For information, including our translation initiative and Founders’ Prize, visit www.rhinopoetry.org.
ROCKHURST REVIEW seeks lively material for 26th Edition, Spring 2013. Submissions accepted September 15–January 15. Typed. SASE for acceptance. Maximum lengths for submissions: fiction/essay: 2,500 words; drama: 10 pages; poetry: 10 pages/5 poems; 5 b&w or color, glossy photographs. No return of materials. Send name, address, phone, e-mail, bio to Patricia Cleary Miller, Rockhurst Review, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110. Or submit to email@example.com in a Word document attachment or in e-mail body. In subject line put your name and the word Submission, e.g., John Smith – Submission.
SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW seeks poetry and flash fiction with an edge. Surprise us! No previously published work, please. SFLR accepts submissions year round, to be read in the fall. Send 4–7 pages and SASE for reply only to: Miriam Sagan, Santa Fe Literary Review, 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87508.
SLAB wants your on-the-cusp, interesting, and plain-out weird creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and text/image pieces. We love flash too. Reading period: late summer until December 1. All submissions read by actual Homo sapiens. Samples and loads more info at www.slablitmag.org.
SLEET MAGAZINE searches for submissions: poetry, fiction, irregulars, flash. Please see website for guidelines! www.sleetmagazine.com.
SPILLWAY wants poems, July and August only, for a themed issue: “Nature Red in Tooth & Claw.” Send us poems about both nature and human nature. Find unusual ways to interpret this. Surprise us. Editor: Susan Terris. Tebot Bach Publisher: Mifanwy Kaiser. Submit 3–5 poems. Website: http://tebotbach.org. E-mail submission only: Spillway2@tebotbach.org.
THE ST. SEBASTIAN REVIEW is an LGBTQ Christian literary magazine seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction essays, and visual art from among the LGBTQ Christian community and its allies. Topics of sexuality and faith are welcome, though they are certainly not required. For submission guidelines please visit: http://stsebastianreview.com/submissions.
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.
VISIONS INTERNATIONAL open for submissions of unpublished poetry and translations. Send 3–6 poems to: email@example.com. Our temporary snail-mail: C/O Melissa Bell, 6608 7 Locks Rd., Cabin John, MD 20818 for sample - $5.50. Thirtieth Anniversary issue featuring: Linda Gregg, Jack Gilbert, Marge Piercy, Eamon Grennan, Etc. $6.50. We now accept Paypal.
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.
WOMENARTS QUARTERLY JOURNAL (www.vivacepress.com/waq), published by Vivace Press at the University of Missouri–Saint Louis, is accepting submissions of essays, fiction, poetry, visual art, interviews, and reviews by women in the genres of music, fiction, poetry, visual art, dance, and drama. Please upload submissions to our submission manager at http://womeninthearts.submishmash.com/submit.
WORKERS WRITES, a literary journal of 9–5ers, loves good stories from the printed page to movies and the theatre. Accepting all genres for our inaugural issue: short stories, novellas, screenplay and play excerpts and comics. Fiction only please. Now accepting submissions. Guidelines at http://www.workerswrites.us.
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.
4TH ANNUAL BLUE FLOWER ARTS Winter Writers’ Conference, January 6–11, 2013 hosted by Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Join Master Writers Amy Bloom (fiction), Da Chen (memoir), and Marie Howe (poetry) for an intense week of writing that will push your creative borders. Class sizes are limited to just 13 participants with on-site housing available. Register before August 15, 2012 and receive $100 of the total conference fee. For more information visit www.blueflowerarts.com/wwc, or telephone (800) 393-6975 x16.
9TH ANNUAL PALM BEACH Poetry Festival—January 21–26, 2013—6 days of readings, lectures, craft talks, poetry workshops, and more in Delray Beach, FL. An extraordinary opportunity to focus on your work with some of America’s finest poets: B.H. Fairchild; Terrance Hayes; Jane Hirshfield; Tony Hoagland; Laura Kasischke; Thomas Lux; Tracy K. Smith; Lisa Russ Spaar. Workshops for qualified writers are limited to 12 participants and 3 auditors. Visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org to apply. Application Deadline: November 9, 2012. Special Guest Poet, Billy Collins. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or to apply online, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.
KENTUCKY WOMEN Writers Conference, September 21–22, in Lexington: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting. Ruth Reichl, Kim Addonizio, Tara Betts, Debra Gwartney, Karen Joy Fowler, Julia Johnson, Kelly Link, Naomi Wallace, agent Anna Sproul. $175 until August 1, $195 thereafter, $30 students. Registration is first come, first served. E-mail: www.kentuckywomenwriters.org. Phone: (859) 257-2874.
THE NORTH COAST Redwoods Writers’ Conference will be Friday and Saturday, September 21–22, Crescent City, CA. More information: ncrwc.org or SASE to Ken Letko, North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference, College of the Redwoods, 883 W Washington Blvd., Crescent City, CA 95531.
OCEANSIDE PARAJO DUNES, CA, near Steinbeck’s Monterey & Henry Miller’s Big Sur. Launch Your Book Weekend September 7–9. ALP Literary Agency’s approach is personal & motivating. Full manuscript proposal feedback. Tips for current publishing climate. Small group! Send book idea & register early for a place! E-mail: email@example.com. More info at www.literaryalp.com.
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 13–17, 2013. www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org.
WRITING MASTER CLASSES in legendary Mexican village. January 4-12, 2013. Fiction, memoir, poetry, vocal art, food writing and writing to witness, with Paul Muldoon, Jessica Hagedorn, Magda Bogin, Betty Fussell, Catherine Filloux Elena Poniatowska and resident composers. Past faculty: Sandra Cisneros, Grace Paley, Maureen Howard, Russell Banks, Carolyn Forché, Breyten Breytenbach & others. Visit www.underthevolcano.org.
1 GREAT REASON to Enter Here: NMW has launched careers. Visit www.NewMillenniumWritings.com for testimonials. Best Fiction–$1,000; Poem–$1,000; Nonfiction–$1,000; Short-short Fiction–$1,000, plus publication alongside famous writers in our anthology and online. Judges include William Pitt Root (poetry), David Madden (fiction) and Don Williams (nonfiction). 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 extended once only to midnight July 31. 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. Address: ‘NMW,’ Room A, P.O. Box 2463, Knoxville, TN, 37901. 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.
1ST POETRY CONTEST. Prize $150. The first early-bird entry receives $50. Entry fee only $10, any type of poem, published or unpublished. Deadline: August 31. Sponsored by Creative Endeavors MFTS. For guidelines e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or SASE to Rebecca Urrutia, P.O. Box 20231, Long Beach, CA 90801.
2012 CALYPSO EDITIONS Translation Contest. Deadline: December 1. Poetry: submit translations of poetry to 80 pages. Prose: submit translations of short fiction, memoir, or novella up to 25,000 words total. Manuscript length will encompass original and translated text. Your submission must include a letter from the original author or publisher granting permission for the translation, no exceptions. The fee for entry is $20. The winner receives $1,000 and publication by Calypso Editions in 2013. Submit work via the Calypso Editions website, www.calypsoeditions.org/contest.
2012 ORPHIC PRIZE for Poetry. Deadline: August 31. 48–80 pages and $25 reading fee. Winner gets $1,000, publication, 20 copies. All entries will be considered for publication. Send to: Dream Horse Press, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001. Before sending please read full guidelines at dreamhorsepress.com.
3RD ANNUAL CROSSROADS Irish-American Writing Contest. First prize: $400. Submit 3–5 previously unpublished poems (10 pages max.) about Irish-America. Deadline: September 30. Fee: $20. Submit online only. Contest and submission details: www.irishamericancrossroads.org.
4TH ANNUAL MONKEY PUZZLE PRESS Flash Fiction Contest! First Prize: $300 plus publication. Second and Third Prizes plus publication. Submit one story per entry, 1,000 words or less. $10 entry fee. All entries considered for publication. Deadline: August 15 (postmarked). For detailed information, see Submission Guidelines at: www.monkeypuzzlepress.com/magazine-submissions.
5TH ANNUAL LITTORAL PRESS Poetry Prize! First place: 50 letterpress-printed broadsides of the winning poem. 3 honorable mentions: earlier broadsides. Judge: Elizabeth Robinson. Entry fee $10 1–2 poems; $5 each additional. Mail to P.O. Box 3226, Berkeley, CA 94703 by August 15. View complete guidelines and broadside examples at www.littoralpress.com.
8TH ANNUAL CALVINO PRIZE. Sponsored by the University of Louisville. Final Judge for 2012: Michael Wood, Film/Literary Critic, Charles Barnwell Straut, English Professor at Princeton University. First prize, $1,500 plus publication in the Salt Hill Journal. Second prize, $300. For short story, short story collection, novel or novella in the fabulist, experimental vein of Italo Calvino. First place winner invited, expenses paid, to read winning entry at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture held in February at the University of Louisville. Fee: $25. Deadline: October, 15. Submission details: louisville.edu/english.
9TH ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS Short Story Award for best original previously unpublished literary story in English, approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words. Prize $1,000 and publication on website. Reading fee $25 per story submitted. Deadline August 8. For complete details, e-mail email@example.com or visit website: www.givalpress.com. Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.
BEYOND BAROQUE’S third 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 copies 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.
CAKETRAIN PRESS 2012 Chapbook Competition. Genre: Fiction. Final Judge: Michael Kimball. Prize: $250 and 25 copies. Both winner and runner-up published. Previous Winners: Tina May Hall, Sarah Rose Etter, Matt Bell. Reading fee: $15. Deadline: October 1. Guidelines at www.caketrain.org or send SASE to Caketrain, Box 82588, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.
CREAM CITY REVIEW announces contests in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Submit from June 1 to December 31. Fee: $15/story (20-page limit) or 3–5 poems, payable to cream city review. Prize: $1,000 plus publication and contributor’s copy. Send to (genre) Contest, cream city review, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. See www.creamcityreview.org/submit.
DANA AWARDS: New!! Essay Award, $1,000! And $1,000 each for Novel (first 40 pages only), Short Fiction, and Poetry. Postmark deadline October 31. No e-mail submissions. Crucial guidelines: Website: www.danaawards.com or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or SASE to 200 Fosseway Dr., Greensboro, NC 27455.
ENTRIES for the Great River Shakespeare Festival Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest must be postmarked by July 15 to GRSF Maria W. Faust Sonnet contest, c/o Emilio DeGrazia, 211 W. Wabasha St., Winona, MN 55987. Winners announced August 4 at GRSF.org. Entry fee $5 for up to three sonnets. Submissions will not be returned. Include a separate sheet with your name, age, address, e-mail, phone number and titles of the poems. No names on the poems. Cash prizes up to $100 in teen and adult categories.
EUGENE PAUL NASSAR Poetry Prize Annual competition presented by Utica College celebrating upstate New York poets. $2,000 cash prize for winning English language poetry collection published between January 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012 by upstate author. Vanity press and self-published works excluded. Must be single-author collections. No works in translation. Submission deadline: August 31. No entry fee. For detailed guidelines and entry form, visit www.utica.edu/nassarprize.
FREE POETRY CONTESTS—Free poetry & writing website with free writing contests, paid writing opportunities, publishing, blogging, workshops & more fun! All for free. “2008–2011 Best Writing Website Winner from Writer’s Digest.” Visit us today at: www.MoonTownCafe.com.
GRIBBLE PRESS Poetry Chapbook Contest. Winner receives $250 plus 25 copies of book. Send 16–25 pages plus $15 reading fee by October 31 to Iris Gribble-Neal, Gribble Press, P.O. Box 10307, Spokane, WA 99209. Previous winner Carol Frith/Elegiacs in a Closed Room. For complete guidelines see www.greymaredit.com.
INDIANA REVIEW 2012 Fiction Prize. $1,000 Honorarium and publication. Final judge: TBA. Contest reading period opens September 1. Postmark deadline: October 31. Reading fee: $20 (includes a 1-year subscription). For more information, visit www.indianareview.org.
INTERNATIONAL LAWRENCE DURRELL SOCIETY announces the White Mice Poetry Contest. Submit 1–3 poems focusing on “The City;” prizes ($200, $100) and publication in Deus Loci. Entry fee: $10; $15 with subscription. Deadline: October 1. David Radavich, 6216 Glenridge Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211. Guidelines: www.lawrencedurrell.org.
JUDGE for this year’s May Swenson Poetry Award will be Edward Field. Winning manuscript receives $1,000 plus publication by Utah State University Press. Full-length poetry collection in English; no restrictions on form or subject. Postmark deadline: September 30. Guidelines available at www.USUPress.org.
LITERAL LATTE’S 18th Annual Short Shorts Contest (deadline June 30) and Poetry Awards (deadline July 15th). $2,000 in prizes and publication in Literal Latte. We are always hungry for delectable words. Taste the magazine and get guidelines at www.literal-latte.com. Get addicted.
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.
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NEW RIVERS PRESS, Many Voices Project. A prize of $1,000, publication, and ten complimentary copies are awarded to each of two authors, one for prose and one for poetry. Judges TBA. Submit a full-length, unpublished manuscript of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry postmarked September 15 through November 1, along with a $25 reading fee. See website for complete guidelines and recent winners. New Rivers Press, MVP Competition, 1104 7th Ave. S, Moorhead, MN, 56563. Alan Davis, Senior Editor. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.newriverspress.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.
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.
PHREN-Z online literary magazine invites you to enter the Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest: Submit up to 3 poems, none previously published. $1,000 prize. September 1 deadine. Entry fee $18. Free Marcus memoir with each submission. Winning poem read at MM Memorial Reading in November. Submit online at phren-z.org.
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.
RED BERRY EDITIONS Chapbook Contest. Submit up to 15 pages of poetry or prose on any subject. Winner will receive 20 chapbooks beautifully produced and hand bound. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: September 1. For complete details, see redberryeditions.com.
SALT HILL Philip Booth Poetry Prize. Guest Judge: National Book Award & Pulitzer Prize finalist Bruce Smith. Award: $500 plus publication in Salt Hill. Submit up to 3 poems. May 15– August 1. Entry Fee: $15, includes a copy of Salt Hill. All entries considered for general publication. Website: http://www.salthilljournal.com.
SLAB 2013 Curry Poetry Prize. First place: $600, and a limited edition, hand-bound chapbook of the winner’s poetry. Runner up: $400. Judge: Amy Catanzano, author of Multiversal, PEN Poetry Award recipient. All winners published in SLAB; all entries considered for publication. $10 reading fee. More details at www.slablitmag.org.
SLIPSTREAM Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition offers $1,000 prize plus 50 copies for winner. Deadline: December 1. Entrants receive copy of winner and 1-issue subscription. Send up to 40 pages and $20 reading fee to Slipstream, Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. You may also submit electronically through website. Details: www.slipstreampress.org.
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TEBOT BACH announces the 2013 Patricia Bibby First Book Award: $1,000 and book publication. Deadline: October 31, 2012 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. Complete guidelines: www.tebotbach.org.
TENNESSEE 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, Ste. 514, New Orleans, LA 70113. Guidelines and online submission: www.tennessewilliams.net/contests.
TOM HOWARD/John H. Reid Poetry Contest. Tenth 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.
WRITING CONTEST: deadline, July 31. Petra Eiko’s the-green-heart is collecting stories of people’s hearts to create an art piece of thoughts, dreams and ideas. The project asks, “What is in your heart? - the world is listening.” Winning entry: $1,000 + admission ticket to the Red Hen Press Anniversary Champagne Luncheon. http://www.thegreenheartcall.wordpress.com.
1 GREAT REASON to read New Millennium Writings…American Book Award Winner Pamela Uschuk, featured in our current issue. Also prize-winning fiction, short-short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Contest guidelines, profiles and interviews with famous writers, exciting cover art, provocative commentary by Don Williams, writing advice, testimonials, and more. www.newmillenniumwritings.com.
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