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ANTHOLOGY ON INFERTILITY seeks non-fiction first person narratives from people who have struggled or are currently struggling to have a baby. Looking for emotionally provocative and honest writing (dramatic or humorous) about what you have been through while trying to conceive. Length: 2,000–5,000 words. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.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 narratives for “Wit and Wisdom of the Sages.” Up to 3,500 words. Send manuscripts to or request guidelines from email@example.com.
BORN TO BE WILD? Where were you in the 60s and 70s? Seeking women with telltale stories of that extraordinary era for: Times They Were A-Changing: Women’s Memoirs of the 60s and 70s. Contest prizes and publication opportunities (2,500 words max). Deadline: January 15. Submission guidelines: www.timestheywereachanging.com.
A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for a new anthology of poems dedicated to the work of members of the LGBT communities in Africa and LGBT Africans in the Diaspora. Poems on any topic are welcome, and in any form. Unpublished poems are preferred. Poems can be in any language; however, translations have to be provided in English. Please submit no more than 5 poems. Send e-mail submissions to Abayomi Animashaun (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 20. Please include “Poetry Submission” in the subject line.
COMMON VIRTUES. Virtue bridges the failure of politics to foster unity by encouraging work for the common good across individual differences. Poets are invited to reflect on justice, compassion, generosity, and mutual concern as virtues of committed citizenship. Deadline for submissions: November 30. For guidelines contact email@example.com or send a SASE to Victor Klimoski, 1025 S. Prior Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116.
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.
SOCCER MOM? Lacrosse Dad? True stories of sports parenting wanted. Focus on your experience as a parent, not your child’s. Diversity in sports, setting (urban/rural), ages, expectations, and outcomes appreciated. Honorarium and free copy of book for those published. More info: sportsparentanthology.com. Submit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TELLING OUR STORIES PRESS—dedicated to showcasing literary personal narratives, exploring how we tell the stories of our lives, and pushing the structure of memoir. Currently seeking short memoir submissions for an anthology on shoes; and also 100–300 word entries for UltraShort Memoirs. Visit www.tellingourstoriespress.com.
THEMED BOOK: 10 pieces of art by Virginia Dehn, each to be paired with poems/short prose pieces. Book will be published in April 2013 in conjunction with a showing of the artist’s work. Adults, teens, and children are encouraged to enter. $10 reading fee/piece for adults only (no fee for children or teens). Deadline is December 1. Winners announced in January. Winners receive 1 copy of the book. See images and guidelines at www.graysonbooks.com or www.creativeartscenter.us.
ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian authors, is seeking submissions of creative nonfiction manuscripts from February 1 through April 30. All manuscripts should be submitted as PDFs. For important submission guidelines, please visit www.arktoi.com.
BLUE LIGHT PRESS Book Award—Imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest poems that push the edge. Send 50–80 page manuscript, SASE, $20 reading fee to Blue Light Press, 1563 - 45th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122 by January 30. For guidelines, e-mail email@example.com or send SASE. Website: www.bluelightpress.com.
CIDER PRESS REVIEW Book Award. Prize: $1,500 and publication of full-length poetry collection. All entrants will receive the winning book. Reading period: September 1–November 30. Reading fee: $25. Judge: Gray Jacobik. 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.
THE COUNCIL FOR WISCONSIN WRITERS invites submissions of work published in 2011 by Wisconsin residents in categories including short and book-length fiction and nonfiction, poems, book-length poetry, children’s literature, outdoor writing. Winners each receive $500 and a week’s residency at Shake Rag Alley. Entry fee: $20. January 31 deadline. www.wiswriters.org.
HUDSON WHITMAN/EXCELSIOR COLLEGE PRESS Call for Submissions: Hudson Whitman is a new press looking to publish high-quality nonfiction books and multimedia projects on 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.
SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS, a shared-work publishing collective, seeks poetry manuscripts from greater Bay Area poets. No reading fee. All styles and forms welcome. Authors must become active members of the press for a 3-year period. Deadline: February 1. For guidelines, see www.sixteenrivers.org.
THEWRITEDEAL publishes and markets original e-books and digital book excerpts in English and Spanish. Manuscript submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays are free and open year-round. If accepted for publication, writers will need to sign a contract to be paid for book sales. Review submission guidelines at www.thewritedeal.org.
WISING UP PRESS: Writers Collective seeks well-written, thoughtful and big-hearted book manuscripts—novel, memoir, nonfiction, and poetry—that resonate with the mission of the press. For talented writers who want the synergy and support of publishing in community. Submissions: January 1–31. More information: www.universaltable.org/writerscollective.html.
WORDTECH COMMUNICATIONS LLC is holding its annual reading period for full-length poetry manuscripts. Dates: November 1–November 30 (MS in hand). We have published Frederick Turner, George Keithley, Rachel Hadas, Allison Joseph, Carolyne Wright, Barry Spacks, Mary Swander. Royalty contract/no reading fee. Publication in 2014. Guidelines: www.wordtechcommunications.com/deadline-list.htm.
THE 2ND ANNUAL Jeanne M. Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award in fiction and graphic narrative is accepting manuscripts up to 35 pages through December 1. Winner receives $1,000 and chapbook publication. All submissions considered for publication in the Florida Review. Blind read, judge TBA. $25 per entry. For guidelines and to submit, visit http://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu.
2012 BURNSIDE REVIEW Fiction Chapbook Contest. Runs September 15–December 31. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies of first print run. Submit up to 10,000 words in any manner (1 story or multiple stories). Submit online or via post. $15 entry fee. Complete details at www.burnsidereview.org.
ANNOUNCING THE 20TH ANNUAL Tennessee Chapbook Prize. 20–24 page manuscripts of poetry and/or short plays welcome. Winner published in Poems & Plays #20, March 2013 (to debut at the AWP Bookfair in Boston). Author receives 50 copies. All participants receive copy of issue. Send entries (with SASE, acknowledgments, and $15) postmarked by November 30 to: Poems & Plays, Gaylord Brewer, Editor, English Department, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.
CODHILL PRESS Chapbook Award: $1,000 plus 50 copies. Manuscripts read anonymously. Distribution by SUNY Press. Deadline: December 10. Submit 20–30 pages of poetry, acknowledgments, table of contents, and additional cover page (name, address, phone, e-mail) clip-bound plus SASE for contest results and $25 reading fee: Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award, P.O. Box 280, Bloomington, NY 12411. For complete guidelines: www.codhill.com.
CONSIDER MINICHAPBOOKS as a venue for publishing your work. This booklet has 8 pages for text plus cover-front for title and author’s name and picture; cover-back for bio. Request a free sample: firstname.lastname@example.org or write Bear House Publishing, 23 Bendwood Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478.
FLYING TROUT PRESS Poetry Chapbook Contest. $500 prize and publication. Contest open to new authors (without published book or chapbook). Finalists also considered for publication. Blind review, 3 independent judges, $18 entry fee. Submit 20–24 pages of poetry, deadline January 15. See former winners and details at www.flyingtroutpress.org.
THE FROST PLACE. $250 prize, publication of the winning chapbook, a fellowship at the 2013 Frost Place Poetry Seminar, featured reading, and a weeklong residency at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH, will be awarded in 2013 by Bull City Press and the Frost Place. Applications accepted through December 31. Apply online: www.frostplace.org.
GRAYSON BOOKS 2013 Chapbook Contest. $500 and 50 copies to winner. 16–24 pages poetry, $18 reading fee. Brian Clements to judge. Electronic or postal submissions by January 31 to Grayson Books, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127. For guidelines see www.graysonbooks.com.
GREEN FUSE POETIC ARTS ASSOCIATION is a nonprofit organization that connects writers with their communities by way of short publications, supportive readings, and writing groups and workshops. We publish short works by members as well as short works by women of the wisdom years—our GrandmotherEditions. Visit www.greenfusepoeticarts.org or e-mail email@example.com.
POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION. Slapering Hol Press. Reading period: February 15–May 15. Submissions accepted from authors who have not previously published a poetry book or chapbook. $1,000 first prize. Submissions must be postmarked within the reading period and include a $15 reading fee. For complete, official guidelines visit www.writerscenter.org/shpcompetition.html.
TOADLILY PRESS, for eighth volume of the Quartet Series, will publish 4 chapbooks in 1 perfect-bound book. Submit 16–18 pages of poetry (2 copies) and $15 reading fee (waived for students with current photo ID) in January, only. Selected poets receive $100, 25 copies of the book. Guidelines: www.toadlilypress.com.
WORDRUNNER ECHAPBOOKS publishes quarterly online collections of fiction, poetry or memoir, each featuring 1 or 2 authors, and an annual anthology. No fee to submit. Authors are paid. For our December 2012 issue, submit memoir (personal narrative) excerpts or essays, from October 1 through November 21. Details, guidelines: www.echapbook.com.
ADVENTUM, a biannual literary magazine of outdoor adventure writing, photography and haiku, seeks creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir pieces that explore some aspect of personal experience in the outdoors. Submit your best work by November 10 to be considered for issue 4 (January 2013). For details, see www.adventummagazine.com.
AJN, the American Journal of Nursing (circ. 120,000), seeks poems, “flash” fiction, and visual art related to health or health care for its Art of Nursing department. Authors need not be health care professionals. Original perspectives and clear, unsentimental writing are preferred. $150 honorarium paid upon publication. Query Art of Nursing coordinator before submitting (use ‘‘Art of Nursing” in subject line): firstname.lastname@example.org.
AJN, the American Journal of Nursing, seeks personal essays (850-word limit) describing experiences related to health and health care for its monthly Reflections department. Authors do not have to be health care professionals. We prefer clear writing with strong details and vivid characterization; $150 honorarium paid upon publication. Go to this website for guidelines and examples: http://edmgr.ovid.com/ajn/accounts/authorguidelinesreflections.doc, or query the Reflections coordinator, Madeleine Mysko: email@example.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.
ANNOUNCING Freshwater’s 14th annual edition. We seek only original poetry. Deadline: December 15. Payment: 2 copies. Send 5 unpublished poems with bio, name, address, phone, e-mail, plus SASE for notification: Freshwater, Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm St., Enfield, CT 06082 or Word attachment by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
BASED IN THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST, Otis Nebula is a clutter-free online literary magazine and publishing project. We seek brash, initiatory writing for our seventh issue. Otis is also pleased to announce our first annual poetry book contest, to be judged by Donald Revell. For more information and complete guidelines, please visit us at www.otisnebula.com.
BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW plans a special theme issue on Multiculturalism (Fall 2013). Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that explore health, illness, and healing through a cross-cultural lens. Prose (up to 5,000 words), poetry (up to 3 poems). Deadline February 1. For details and submission guidelines, visit http://blr.med.nyu.edu/.
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, 125 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 email@example.com.
BRYANT LITERARY REVIEW, a journal of poetry and fiction, seeks quality submissions for its May 2013 issue. Work may be of any style or subject matter. See poetry samples at www.bryantliteraryreview.org. Deadline: December 1. Send submission with cover letter, brief bio, and SASE to: Bryant Literary Review, Faculty Suite F, Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.
CALIFORNIA STATE POETRY SOCIETY seeks poems year-round for its California Quarterly, its monthly contests and its Poetry Letter. Poems are accepted for CSPS annual contests March 1–June 30. Send SASE for submission requirements, contest rules, sample CQ ($10) and/or Poetry Letter ($1) to: CSPS, P.O. Box 7126, Orange, CA 92863.
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.
CHAUTAUQUA reopens submissions in February. We will be seeking poems, stories, and essays for the 2014 issue. This issue will explore “the wonders of the world.” We treat themes broadly. Submission period February–April. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted. No previously published works. For more information, visit www.ciweb.org/literary-journal.
COLERE, a journal celebrating explorations of cultural experiences, welcomes thought-provoking fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork for its 2013 issue. Please limit submissions to 8 poems or 20 pages on experiences abroad or at home. Submissions (deadline: January 15) or subscriptions ($5 annually) to Colere, Coe College, 1220 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
COMSTOCK REVIEW: Interested in well-crafted, unique poetry. Open reading period January 1–March 15. No e-mail, no simultaneous submissions. Replies by June, often with constructive comments. Special offer: Mention this ad to order 25th anniversary issue (2011) featuring Jennifer MacPherson (11 unpublished poems) and 2012 (both double issues, outstanding poetry including previous judge’s poems) for $36. Web has guidelines, sample poems, reviews and more. Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/comstock-review/186488898068352?ref=ts. Address: Comstock Review, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. Website: www.comstockreview.org.
DARE. RISK. DREAM. SHARE. The Clockhouse Review seeks submissions for its Summer 2013 issue. Published by the Clockhouse Writers Conference, the literary journal of Goddard College accepts genres taught within Goddard’s MFA in Writing program: poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, dramatic works for stage or screen, and literary comics/graphicnarrative. We encourage submissions from both established and emerging writers. Deadline December 15. Visit the journal’s website for submission guidelines, www.clockhousereview.com.
DARK MATTER: a journal of speculative literature accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and musings year round. Selected pieces appear on the blog. Online issues are published in summer and winter. Submit now for the 2012 Winter issue. For guidelines and to submit your work, go to www.darkmatterjournal.org.
DASH, an annual journal published by California State University, Fullerton, seeks works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and criticism that are short and emphatic. Poems: 33 lines max. Prose: 2,000 words max. Deadline: March 1. Waste not. Want not. Submit. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. See website for complete guidelines: www.dashliteraryjournal.com.
EARTH’S DAUGHTERS, the oldest feminist literary magazine in the U.S., invites submissions. The first issue of year 43 will be themed “Dancing on the Edge,” creatively interpreted. Submit up to 3 pieces—poems up to 40 lines—prose up to 500 words—include SASE. Send, between January 15 and March 15, to: Earth’s Daughters, P.O. Box 41, Central Park Station, Buffalo, NY 14215. Guidelines at earthsdaughters.org.
EPIPHANY—epiphmag.com. A visually and creatively stimulating online magazine featuring poetry and prose since 2010. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, photos, filler and column submissions always welcome. Please visit us at www.epiphmag.com to get a feel for our publication. 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: email@example.com. For contests and guidelines: www.evening streetpress.com.
FEILE-FESTA, an online journal, needs poetry or micro-fiction, somehow evoking cultures of Mediterranean and Celtic societies, especially Irish and Italian/Sicilian, whether found in the native country of origin or the diasporas to America or Canada. We are also interested in any writing about life in New York City. Deadline: January 1. Send submissions only by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete guidelines, visit www.medcelt.org/feile-festa/index.html (Submissions).
FOR A SPECIAL “SUSTAINABILITY” ISSUE and book, Creative Nonfiction is looking for true stories/essays that illuminate environmental, economic, ethical and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future. Deadline: January 15. Best essay prize awarded by guest editor Donna Seaman. For more information: www.creativenonfiction.org.
FOUND POETRY REVIEW invites submissions of found poetry —including erasures, blackouts, cut-ups and other experimental texts—for our Fall/Winter 2013 print issue through December 31. Check out past editions and submit up to 5 poems at www.foundpoetryreview.com.
GLASSWORKS LITERARY JOURNAL, publishing digitally and in print, seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, craft essays, hybrid forms, and new media (photography, video, audio, multimodal, etc.) for general issue. Also accepting work for themed issue: “utility and beauty.” General deadline: December 15. Themed deadline: March 1. Read guidelines at www.rowanglassworks.org.
“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 Hollywood, CA 90069. E-mail: email@example.com. 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.
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 biannual 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 11th issue. Justice, approached from any angle, is journal’s theme. Send fiction, personal narrative (6,000 words max) or poetry (3 max) by January 15 to J Journal, English Department, John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10019. Website: www.jjournal.org.
LITTLE PATUXENT REVIEW is reading for the Winter 2013 issue, “Doubt.” To ensure the broadest range of high-quality work, writers have leeway in interpreting the theme. Submit to “Doubt” through November 1. Submissions for Summer 2013, “Music,” are open December 1 through March 1. Full guidelines are available at www.littlepatuxentreview.org.
THE MAD HATTER, America’s premier journal of creativity by pre-college students, seeks poetry as well as b&w photography and art for issue #16, due in April 2013. Contributors receive 1 copy. Deadline: February 28. Send work, school or homeschool affiliation, and SASE to The Mad Hatter, 320 S. Seminary St., Madisonville, KY, 42431 or e-mail to email@example.com.
MAIN STREET RAG is seeking short fiction, non-fiction and poetry for an anthology using “Porches” as its focal point. E-mail submissions only December 1–March 31. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details online at www.mainstreetrag.com. Main Street Rag, P.O. Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227, (704) 573-2516.
MOUNT HOPE, a literary magazine publishing fiction, photography, nonfiction, graphic storytelling and poetry, welcomes submissions of original work for upcoming issues. We seek short stories or nonfiction up to 5,000 words, up to 4 poems per author, and graphic novel and photo portfolios of 5–12 images. See us online: www.mounthopemagazine.com.
OZONE PARK online journal accepts submissions from emerging and established writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, short plays and play excerpts, literary translation, and comics. Deadline for the Fall 2012 issue is December 8. To read past issues and full submission guidelines, please visit ozoneparkjournal.org.
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.the pedestalmagazine.com.
PMS poemmemoirstory seeks submissions during our new reading period: January 1 through March 31. While PMS is a journal of exclusively women’s writing, the subject field is wide open. For guidelines, see: http://pms-journal.org/submission-guidelines. Send all submissions and correspondence to: PMS poemmemoirstory, HB 213 1530 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35294.
RATTLE seeks submissions from poets of the American South for the Spring 2013 issue. Poems may be any style, subject, or length. Deadline: December 1. Send up to 5 poems and/or a relevant essay (plus SASE) to: RATTLE, 12411 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. E-mail submissions accepted. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.rattle.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SEEKING POETRY, short fiction, and CNF for Spring 2013 issue of MUSE, literary journal at Riverside City College. Simultaneous submissions OK. Mail up to 3 poems or 1 prose piece (1,500 words max), along w/ SASE & cover letter. Deadline: January 31. Include contact info & short bio: Attn. Jo Scott-Coe, Editorial Advisor, Riverside City College, Department of English, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506.
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.
SOLSTICE: A MAGAZINE OF DIVERSE VOICES, a 2012 Best of the Net award winner in nonfiction, calls for submissions. Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We publish established writers (Stephen Dunn, David Huddle, Richard Hoffman, Martha Collins, Afaa Weaver) to writers on the margins. www.solsticelitmag.org.
SOUTH LOOP REVIEW: Creative Nonfiction + Art publishes essays and memoir, lyric and experimental forms, nonlinear narratives, blended genre, photography and art. We look for personal essays and memoir (no longer than 15 pages), with fresh voices and new takes on presentation and form. We publish established and emerging authors. We do not accept previously published work. Submissions accepted September 1 through January 11, published in the Fall. Submit work electronically to Tell It Slant http://tellitslant.com/home/journal_details/9 or by hard copy with brief bio and full contact info to South Loop Review, Columbia College Chicago, English Department, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. Please enclose a SASE. Visit our website: http://cms.colum.edu/southloopreview/.
THE SOUTHEAST REVIEW’S website features Q&As with emerging and established authors, reviews of recent books, podcasts, and original works of poetry and prose. Plus, visiting the website is the easiest way to join in our 30-Day Writer’s Regimen, learn about contests, and submit your work. Stop by to see what’s new! www.southeastreview.org.
SPLIT ROCK REVIEW seeks poetry, fiction, and graphic narratives for the Spring 2013 issue. Reading period: August 1–December 31. For more information and complete guidelines, visit www.splitrockreview.org.
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 .
THE TEACHER’S VOICE is still independent and free. We need strong work from established and emerging poets and writers. Read our “Race in American Education” anthology in progress. Consider our 2013 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 poetry journal of Hill-Stead Museum (home of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival), welcomes submissions year-round for both its “New Works” and “Daily Ekphrasis” sections. Browse our most recent issue and submit—online only—at 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.
TRANSFERENCE, a new journal published by the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University, invites submissions of translated poetry and accompanying commentary on the art of translation for upcoming issues. We publish translations from the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Classical Greek and Latin, Japanese, Russian. Reading period: October 1 to January 15. Submit up to 4 poems, preferably with a commentary speaking to the process and art of translating each piece, to: David Kutzko and Molly Lynde-Recchia, Editors, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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 http://twohawksquarterly.com/written-submission-guidelines/.
UNDER THE SUN is reading for its first online issue, beginning August 15 through January 2. Creative nonfiction and single submissions only via mail or e-mail and attachment. Sample print copies $2-7. Website: www.tntech.edu/underthesun.
UPSTREET: award-winning annual’s ninth issue seeks quality submissions with edge—fiction, poetry, CNF. Past issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Sue William Silverman, Dani Shapiro, Douglas Glover. Distribution: Ingram, Source Interlink, Media Solutions, Ubiquity, Disticor (Canada). Book chains: Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million. Payment: author copy. Deadline: March 1. To submit: www.upstreet-mag.org.
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 seeks essays, fiction, poetry, visual art, reviews, and interviews by women. For submission guidelines and more information, visit www.vivacepress.com/waq.
4TH ANNUAL Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference, January 6–11, 2013 hosted by Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. 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. 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. Special guest poet: Billy Collins. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or to apply online, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.
ADVANCE YOUR CRAFT and energize your writing at the 20th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, January 18–21, at the Jersey Shore. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback, and encouraging community. Choose from poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. Special guests: Stephen Dunn and Dorianne Laux. Register today: wintergetaway.com.
EXPERIENCE HAWAIIAN CULTURE and premier presenters at the Aloha Writers Conference, January 18–21 at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua during Maui’s whale season. Speakers include Kaui Hemmings, author of The Descendants and blockbuster New York Times best-sellers, John Lescroart and Jacquelyn Mitchard. Maui: Write-On! For details, visit the website at www.alohawritersconference.com.
GREAT LAKES WRITERS FESTIVAL November 1–2 at Lakeland College near Sheboygan, WI. Readings and workshops. Free and open to the public. Register with Karl Elder (email@example.com). Additional information at www.greatlakeswritersfestival.org.
LAS VEGAS WRITERS CONFERENCE 2013. Join writing professionals, agents, publishers, industry experts, and your colleagues for 3 days in exciting Las Vegas, NV as they share knowledge of all aspects of the writer’s craft. April 18–20, 2013. Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. Phone: (800) 634-6371. Website: lasvegaswritersconference.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 .sanmiguelwriters conferenceblog.org.
$1,000 PRIZE for best poem. DASH Journal welcomes submissions to its first annual poetry contest. Send up to 3 unpublished poems per entry (max 33 lines each). Include name and contact information on cover sheet only. Fee: $10 for contest, or $15 for contest plus one-year subscription. Check payable to DASH Journal. Deadline: February 15. All poems blind-reviewed by panel of editors. Finalists published in 2013 issue. DASH Journal, Department of English and Comparative Literature, California State University Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831. Details: www.dashliteraryjournal.com.
A $2,500 PRIZE and publication in Saturday’s Child Magazine will be given for an unpublished short story. Entries must be postmarked by November 30. Submit up to 25 pages and $25 online or via mail: Saturday’s Child L.L.P. Fiction Contest, 8 Woodmont Rd., Montclair, NJ 07043. For complete guidelines: www.saturdayschildpress.com/contest.html.
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1ST ANNUAL Slate Roof Press Poetry Contest. The winner will have a limited-edition, art-quality chapbook published by our press, a not-for-profit collaborative. Three-year work commitment and monthly meetings in western Massachusetts required. $20 reading fee. Deadline: January 4. For full contest guidelines visit: www.slateroofpress.com.
7TH ANNUAL Smith College Poetry Prize for New England high school girls in 10th and 11th grades. Award: $500 + opportunity to read poem at Smith. Judge: Aracelis Girmay. No entry fee. Submissions: September 1–December 1. Sponsored by Poetry Center at Smith College. Guidelines, eligibility, required entry form: www.smith.edu/poetrycenter/highschoolprize.html.
7TH YEAR! The 2012 Anderbo Poetry Prize has an entry fee of $10 for up to 6 unpublished poems, and the winning poet will receive $500 and publication on anderbo.com. Judged by Sidney Wade. Contest assistant: Anderbo Poetry Editor Charity Burns. Deadline December 31. Complete guidelines here: www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2012.html.
9TH YEAR! The 2012 Open City Magazine RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest @ Anderbo. No entry fee. For an unpublished story of 3,500 to 5,000 words, the winning author will receive $500, a trophy, and publication on anderbo.com. Deadline: December 31. Complete guidelines here www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/no-fee-rrofihe-trophy2012.html.
13TH ANNUAL Spokane Prize for Short Fiction: $2,000 plus publication. All U.S. authors eligible. Postmark deadline: April 15. The 2011 winner was Sherril Jaffe for You Are Not Alone. 2012 winner to be announced in late October. Previous winners include Edith Pearlman, Jonathan Penner, Ann Joslin Williams and K. L. Cook. Previous judges: Rick Bass, Jess Walter, John Keeble, and Bill Kittredge. Send manuscript (98 page, 3 story minimum), $25 entry fee (check or money order to Willow Springs Editions), and SASE (for notification only) to: Spokane Prize, Inland NW Center for Writers, EWU, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 425, Spokane, WA 99202.
14TH ANNUAL Gival Press Poetry Award for best MS of original poetry in English, 45 pages or more in any style or form. Prize: $1,000 plus publication. Deadline: December 15; entry fee: $20. E-mail for complete guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.givalpress.com. Call (703) 351-0079, or SASE. Gival Press, Robert L. Giron, Editor, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.
16TH ANNUAL Pavement Saw Chapbook Award. Winner receives $500 and 50 chapbooks. Deadline: December 31. All entrants are mailed books and chapbooks. Submit up to 32 pages of poetry and $15 to Pavement Saw Press, 321 Empire St., Montpelier, OH 43543. Online submissions: $21 worldwide. Guidelines and submissions: www.pavementsaw.org. Questions: email@example.com.
2013 MAIN STREET RAG Poetry Book Award. Deadline: January 31. Length: 48–84 pages. Reading fee: $25. Prize: $1,200, publication (and more). ALL entries considered for publication. Detailed guidelines at: www.mainstreetrag.com. Send manuscripts to: Main Street Rag, P.O. Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 SELECTED SHORTS Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize. Winning story selected by Jim Shepard, $1,000 prize, and read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space in NYC, on June 12, 2013. Theme: “Complicated Families.” No more than 750 words. Fee: $25. Deadline: March 15. Details: www.selectedshorts.org.
ANNOUNCING the 2013 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest. $10 entry fee for 2 poems or 1 short story. $1,000 total awards. Deadline February 15. Application, fee, and typed entry sent together for consideration. Send SASE to WAHF, 252 Twin Lakes Rd., Latrobe, PA 15650. Phone: (724) 834-7474. Website: www.artsandheritage.com.
BASED IN THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST, Otis Nebula is a clutter-free online literary magazine and publishing project. We seek brash, initiatory writing for our seventh issue. Otis is also pleased to announce our first annual poetry book contest, to be judged by Donald Revell. For more information and complete guidelines, please visit us at www.otisnebula.com.
BAYOU MAGAZINE 2012 Fiction & Poetry Prizes: Submit October 1–December 31. James Knudsen Prize for Fiction. Judge: Michael Knight. Up to 7,500 words. Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry. Judge: Dawn Lundy Martin. Up to 3 poems per entry. Winners: $500, publication and subscription. Reading fee: $15. For more information visit www.uno.edu/bayou.
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BRIGHT HILL PRESS 19th Annual Poetry Book Competition, judged by nationally known poet. $1,000 and publication plus 30 copies for winner. Entry fee $25. MS 48-64 paginated pages (plus cover letter with bio) may be submitted electronically or via USPS. Results via e-mail. Complete guidelines: email@example.com or www.brighthillpress.org. Deadline for MS receipt at BHP: November 30; BHP Poetry, P.O. Box 193, Treadwell, NY 13846.
CARVE MAGAZINE’S newest contest, the Esoteric Awards, awards $1,000 and publication to 4 writers who pen an outstanding short story revolving around a specific theme. The current theme is “Natural Disaster”—both weather and human kind. Max 8,000 words. Entry fee: $23 online/$20 mailed. Deadline: December 31. For guidelines, visit http://carvezine.com/esoteric-awards.
COLORADO PRIZE for Poetry. $2,000 honorarium and book publication. Submit book-length collection of poems by January 14. Final judge is Stephen Burt. $25 entry fee includes subscription to Colorado Review. Complete guidelines at http://coloradoprize.colostate.edu or Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.
CONVERSE COLLEGE announces the Julia Peterkin Award in Fiction of $1,000 plus expenses for a reading in Fall 2013. To enter, send a maximum 16 pages of fiction (short story or novel excerpt), cover letter, and $15 handling fee payable to Converse College English Department. Deadline: February 15. Send: Julia Peterkin Award, Creative Writing Program, Converse College, 580 E. Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29302. Guidelines: www.converse.edu/academics/school-humanities-and-sciences/englishcreative-and-professional-writing/creative-writing/p.
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HEART POETRY AWARD, $500. Winner, honorable mentions published 2013, Heart #9. $10 covers 3 unpublished poems. Each page: name, address, phone, e-mail. SASE or website announces winners, poems discarded. Deadline postmark December 31. Nostalgia Press, 115 Randazzo Ct., Elloree, SC 29047. View winners and past editions at www.nostalgiapress.com; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I-70 REVIEW announces the annual Gary Gildner Poetry Award. $500 plus publication. $15 reading fee includes publication consideration. Submit up to 3 poems, no more than 40 lines each, and check payable to I-70 Review. Deadline: January 31. Include name and address on cover letter only. Must include SASE for response. Send 3 copies of each poem to: Gary Gildner Poetry Award, I-70 Review, 913 Joseph Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049.
INDIANA REVIEW 2012 Fiction Prize. $1,000 honorarium and publication. Final judge: Dana Johnson. 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.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY South Bend’s 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize will be awarded to an emerging or established poet for a book-length manuscript of at least 48 pages. Winner receives $1,000, 50 copies, and will be invited to give a reading in South Bend. Deadline is March 1. David Dodd Lee, Series Editor, will judge. Entry fee: $25. For complete guidelines, go to the Contest section of www.42miles.wordpress.com.
LITERAL LATTE Food Verse Contest. Looking for poems with food as an ingredient. All styles and subjects. Prize: $500 and publication. All poems considered for publication. $10 entry fee for up to 6 poems. Postmark by February 15. Send to Literal Latte, Food Verse Award, 200 E. 10th St., Ste. 240, New York, NY 10003. E-mail: Litlatte@aol.com. Website: www.literal-latte.com.
MASON’S ROAD Winter Literary Award: masonsroad.com, an online literary journal dedicated to the writing craft and sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, offers $500 for the best fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, craft or drama submission. General submissions are free. Contest entry is $10. Deadline is November 1.
MERIDIAN, the semiannual from the University of Virginia, is accepting online entries for its Editors’ Prize Contests in fiction and poetry. Deadline: midnight, December 29. Winners receive a $1,000 prize and 2013 publication; all entries receive a 1-year electronic subscription. Entry fee: $8. For full details, visit www.readmeridian.org.
OMNIDAWN offers a $3,000 prize for our annual Open Book Poetry Contest. Cole Swensen will judge. Electronic and postal submissions November 1–December 31. 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.
OUTRIDER PRESS/TALLGRASS WRITERS award $500 each in poetry (to 30 lines with spacing) and fiction/essays (to 2,500 words) for annual anthology. Theme: “Music in the Air,” all things musical including nature’s. Previously published, simultaneous submissions OK. Copy to published contributors. Deadline: February 25. Entry: $12/TGW member, $16/non-member. Complete guidelines: email@example.com.
PADDLEFISH announces the William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry. One winner receives $500 and publication in Paddlefish. Submission fee $12 (for up to 2 poems). All poets submitting to the contest receive a copy of the forthcoming journal. For more information, visit www.mtmc.edu/paddlefish.
PASSAGER contest for writers over 50. Five poems, 35 lines max each. Fee of $20 includes 1-year subscription. Send bio. SASE for results only. Deadline: February 15. First prize: $500. Honorable mentions published. Checks payable to UB. Passager, University of Baltimore, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Website: www.passagerbooks.com.
PERFUME RIVER Poetry Review is accepting submissions for our first issue, which will feature our poetry contest. First prize: $500. Deadline: December 15. For complete guidelines for our contest and general submissions, please visit our webpage: http://touranepoetrypress.wordpress.com/about-4.
POETRY CONTEST: Songs of the Soul, Second Annual Poetry Contest. Theme: “Love’s Eternal Melody.” Submissions open September 15 to December 1. Submit up to 2 unpublished poems. Winners receive cash awards. Entry fee: $15, payable to: International Association of Sufism. Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, white 8 1/2 x 11 paper, black ink. Send to: International Association of Sufism: Poetry Contest, 14 Commercial Blvd. #101, Novato, CA 94949. For complete submission guidelines and form, please visit: ias.org/poetry-contest.
PRISM REVIEW Poetry and Fiction Contest. Deadline: December 15. Now accepting online submissions of 1–3 poems or 1 story 1,500-8,000 words. Poetry and fiction winners will receive $200 and publication in our 2013 issue. $15 entry fee includes copy of 2013 issue. For full details, visit http://sites.laverne.edu/prism-review.
A RIVER & SOUND REVIEW is accepting submissions for the Duckabush Prize for Poetry and the Nisqually Prize for Fiction. Entry fee is $15. Final judges are Rebecca Makkai (fiction) and Traci Brimhall (poetry). Winning entries receive $500 and publication. Deadline is November 30. For guidelines visit www.riverandsoundreview.org.
RIVER STYX Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest. A prize of $1,500, 1 case of Schlafly Beer, and publication in River Styx is given annually for the best micro-fiction story. The editors of River Styx will judge. 500 words maximum per story, up to 3 stories per entry. $20 entry fee, postmarked by December 31. All entrants receive a 1-year subscription to River Styx. River Styx, 3547 Olive St., Ste. 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. Richard Newman, Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 533-4541.
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, P.O. Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. For further details and new guidelines, visit: www.slipstreampress.org.
SOUTHERN WRITERS SYMPOSIUM Writers Contest is now accepting submissions in fiction and poetry. Each category’s first- and second-place writers will read from their winning work at the symposium and receive cash awards of $300 and $200, respectively. Deadline: January 7. Fee: $15 per entry. Online submissions and guidelines: http://southernwriters.submittable.com/submit.
SPIRITUAL MEMOIR CONTEST: 2,500 to 10,000 words. Topic: “How creativity has changed my life.” Cash prizes. $20 fee. Reading time October 1 through March 15. www.catharsisjournal.com.
STAGEOFLIFE.COM: Do you have a unique perspective on life? Submit your essays to our free, national writing competitions. New essay contests about students, singles, weddings, marriage, home ownership, having a baby, raising a family, grandparenting, empty nest, and retirement are released each month. To enter your essays, visit www.stageoflife.com/pw.aspx.
TAMPA REVIEW Prize for Poetry. Hardcover and paperback book publication, $2,000 (plus royalties), and portfolio in Tampa Review for unpublished manuscript by a new or established poet. $25 entry. Submit by December 31. See guidelines online or send SASE. University of Tampa Press, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606. Website: www.ut.edu/tampareview.
TENNESSE WILLIAMS/NEW ORLEANS Literary Festival Writing Contests: One-Act Play and Short Fiction. $1,500 prize each, plus VIP passes ($500 each), reading/staged reading at 27th Anniversary Festival (March 20–24, 2013), and more. $25 entry fee. Deadlines: November 1 and November 15 (postmarked). Writing Contest, 938 Lafayette St., Ste. 514 New Orleans, LA 70113. Guidelines and online submissions: www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests.
THIRD COAST 2013 Poetry & Fiction Contests. Prizes: $1,000 for best poem/$1,000 for best short story + publication. Postmark deadline: January 15. For complete details, visit: www.thirdcoastmagazine.com/contests.
THIRD WEDNESDAY Annual Contest: Send up to 3 unpublished poems with an entry fee of $10. Each poem should not exceed 2 pages. The top 3 winners receive $50 each, and their poems appear in Third Wednesday. Other entries will be considered for publication. Deadline: the last week of January. Send poems and check to: Third Wednesday Poetry Contest, 174 Greenside Up, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
THE TIME & PLACE PRIZE is an international literary competition open to all genres. The guaranteed first prize is an all expenses paid, monthlong stay to write in France. Independent, third-party judging. The deadline is November 30. For details visit: www.timeandplaceprize.com.
THE VERN COWLES Poetry Prize. $1,000 and publication in the Cape Rock for a trinityof poems. Maximum 120 lines each. $20 entry fee. Deadline April 1. Visit www6.semo.edu/universitypress/cowlesprize for complete guidelines. Send to: The Cape Rock Contest, Southeast Missouri State University, University Plaza, MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
WERGLE FLOMP Humor Poetry Contest. 12th annual free contest. 11 cash prizes totaling $2,000. Top prize $1,000. No entry fee. Submit 1 humor poem by April 1 deadline. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest, 2005–2012). Guidelines and online submission at www.winningwriters.com/wergle.
WEST END PRESS and University of Texas–El Paso inaugural prizes for multicultural, feminist, and working-class poets. West End Poetry Prize (first book) and Patricia Clark Smith Prize (for authors of at least 1 full-length collection). Prize: $500, publication, readings. Submit 48–80 page manuscript with $30 fee, January 15. Guidelines: www.westendpress.org.
WRITERS & BOOKS announces the sixth annual Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize competition. $1,000, publication with Big Pencil Press, and a weeklong residency at the rural Gell Center of the Finger Lakes will be awarded each year to the author of an outstanding, unpublished, book-length manuscript of poems. Laure-Anne Bosselaar will be the finalist judge for the prize to be awarded in March, 2013. Reading fee is $25. Manuscripts must be postmarked between September 1 and November 30. For guidelines and entry form, go to www.wab.org and click on Gell Poetry Prize.
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THE FROST PLACE. A prize of $2,000, reading series, and a 6 to 8 week residence at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH, is given annually to a poet who has published at least 1 poetry collection. Applications accepted through December 31. Apply online: www.frostplace.org.
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