Posts made in April, 2007

University of Akron Poetry Prize

www3.uakron.edu/uapress/poetryprize.html Information The Akron Series in Poetry has been founded to bring to the public writers who speak in original and compelling voices. Each year, The University of Akron Press will offer the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning poet will receive $1,000 and publication of his or her book. The final selection will be made by a nationally prominent poet. The final judge for 2007 is Stephen Dunn. Other manuscripts may also be considered for publication in the series. Guidelines for Submission 1. Manuscripts must be typed, preferably double-spaced, and consecutively numbered, for a total length between 60 and 100 pages. Clear photocopies are acceptable. Please, do not send manuscripts bound or enclosed in covers. 2. Manuscripts must include a cover page (with author’s name, address, phone number, and manuscript title), a title page (with no biographical information), and an acknowledgements page listing poems previously published in periodicals. Please do not submit manuscripts that have the author’s name on each page. Manuscripts go to the final judge blind. 3. Manuscripts must be postmarked between May 15 and June 30 of each year. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but The University of Akron Press must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. 4. An entry fee of $25 is required for each manuscript submission. Make check or money order payable to The University of Akron Press. The cancelled check will serve as notification of receipt. 5. Include with each submission a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope for notification of contest results in September. No manuscripts can be returned. 6. Books accepted for the Akron Series in Poetry must exhibit three essential qualities: mastery of language, maturity of feeling, and complexity of thought. The University of Akron Press is committed to publishing poetry that, as Robert Frost said, “begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” Send manuscripts to: The Akron Poetry Prize The University of Akron Press Akron, OH...

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Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry is an annual book contest sponsored jointly by the M.F.A. Program at California State University, Fresno and Anhinga Press. The final judge for the 2006 competition was Corrine Clegg Hales. The Judge for the 2007 competition will be Charles Hanzlicek. Submission Period: August and September 2007 Postmark Deadline: 9/30/07 Prize: $1500 and publication by Anhinga Press Entry fee $25: Checks should be made out to CSU Fresno Levine Prize. Guidelines: Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, and should be 48-80 pages. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information (include email address) and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts will be screened and judged anonymously. All poets are eligible except current or former faculty or students of California State University, Fresno. Please bind your manuscript with a binder clip only and mail by 9/30/07 (postmark deadline) to: Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, CSUF English Department, 5425 N. Backer Ave. MS PB98, Fresno, CA 93740-8001. For more information email: mfafresno@cvip.net, or call 559-278-1569; website:...

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Fairy Tale Review, Call for Submissons

FAIRY TALE REVIEW is now accepting submissions, and we look forward to your work. We will be reading for our fourth issue, The White Issue, from April 15, 2007 to September 15, 2007 (postmark dates). Please note that if you submit to The White Issue, you will be notified about the status of your submission no later than November 15, 2007. As always, we only read manuscripts submitted via regular mail, along with a brief cover letter and SASE (or let us know if you prefer to hear back electronically). Send your work to: Editor Fairy Tale Review Department of English University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 Please visit www.fairytalereview.com for more information about our submission policies (though the dates are wrong on the website right now). We still have no word limit. And of course, you can simultaneously submit. Just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please forward this email to anyone you think might have writing for The White Issue of Fairy Tale Review, and thank you, as always, for your support. If you have questions please contact fairytalereview@gmail.com *** The Violet Issue of Fairy Tale Review is forthcoming in Fall 2007, and features new writing by Kim Addonizio, Lucy Corin, Sarah Hannah, Jeffrey Levine, and many others. Back issues of The Blue Issue and The Green Issue are available too, and can now be ordered with a credit card on our website. Fairy Tale Review is housed in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, and receives generous support from the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English. Thanks to all for your cherished assistance. p.s. The Violet Issue will come with a limited edition hand-made broadside and The White Issue will be accompanied by a CD of original music produced especially for Fairy Tale Review by a number of bands. To contact us if you need the usual bookstore/academic/librarydiscount of course. Kate Bernheimer Assistant Professor Program in Creative Writing Department of English University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Cupboard

The Cupboard, an online and in-print literary pamphlet, is currently seeking submissions for our upcoming Love Letter volume. This special, double volume will consist entirely of literary missives, and we are seeking high-quality and creative interpretations of less than 400 words. We define ‘Love Letter’ broadly, and are open to reading real or fictional letters to a beloved person, thing, or idea. To see what The Cupboard is about, please see the latest volume at: www.thecupboardpamphlet.org. All submissions should be emailed to: cupboard@thecupboardpamphlet.org. Please submit by June 1st. The Cupboard is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, and seeks to publish innovative prose in a format that is broadly distributed by its editors, writers, and readers. All work published in The Cupboard is done so anonymously, but we can tell you that previous contributors have published work in Fence, Ninth Letter, Mid-American Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Indiana Review, Jubilat, LIT, Cutbank, Cream City Review, and many, many...

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Best of the Midwest Anathology

Dear Potential Contributors, I am editing a book anthology titled Best of the Midwest: Fresh Writing from Twelve States that will showcase the best previously unpublished prose and poetry from writers with strong connections to the Midwest. If you would like to submit work to this anthology, please see the attached (and pasted below) call for submissions. Contributors already include Dave Eggers, Stuart Dybek, Thomas Fox Averill, Bich Minh Nguyen, Lee Martin, Bob Hicok, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Scott Russell Sanders, Patricia Foster, Donald Platt, Kevin Stein, Jacinda Townsend, Ray Gonzalez, Amy Knox Brown, Robert Wrigley, John McNally, Amy Fleury, Philip F. Deaver, Michael Madonick, and more. I want to champion the Midwest and the writers who grew up there or now live there, and I intend for this anthology to prove that Midwest writing does rival all other regions when given the opportunity. The responses I have gotten back so far have been great! Stuart Dybek wrote, “There’s such a mix of writers and sensibilities that inhabit the literary Midwest as to make the term unpredictable.” I want this anthology to represent that same sentiment. Feel free to send this call for submission to anyone interested: students, colleagues, friends, group-list servers, English and Creative Writing Departments, etc. Sincerely, Jason Lee Brown ——– Best of the Midwest: Fresh Writing From Twelve States, an anthology featuring the best previously unpublished prose and poetry from Midwestern writers, is accepting submissions until August 4 (postmarked). General Guidelines We are open to work from new as well as established writers who live or have lived in the Midwestern United States, specifically Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Contributors already include Dave Eggers, Stuart Dybek, Bich Minh Nguyen, Lee Martin, Bob Hicok, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Scott Russell Sanders, Patricia Foster, Donald Platt, Kevin Stein, Jacinda Townsend, Ray Gonzalez, Amy Knox Brown, Robert Wrigley, John McNally, Amy Fleury, Philip F. Deaver, Michael Madonick, and more. Please include your name, email, address, phone number, titles of work, and bio stating connection to the Midwest on a typewritten cover letter. Manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with proper postage. Simultaneous submissions are considered, as long as we are notified immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please indicate genre on outside of envelope; please do not mix genres in the same envelope. Poetry Submit no more than four unpublished poems. We are open to traditional and experimental work and have no length limit. Poetry must be typewritten. Author’s name, address, and phone number should appear on the first page of each poem. Fiction Please send only one unpublished story (or up to...

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