Posts made in May, 2007

Call for Submissions (Poetry)

Robert Johnson, Founder of Media Press in Minneapolis, seeks submissions for a book of poems in honor of James Wright. The book will be a standard trade edition of about 70 pages. Each contributor will receive two copies of the book, and a small number of poems in the book will also be printed in broadside format suitable for framing. Submissions should be no more than two pages of poetry in any form. Your name and contact information should appear in an upper corner. Poems may refer directly or indirectly to Wright’s work, to his themes, and to the regions he wrote about. It is not desirable that more than a few of the poems in the book mention Wright by name. No handwritten submissions please. Limit your cover letter to one page. Identify yourself and describe your publishing background, if any. Say something about your relation to Wright’s work, and explain how your poem honors that work. Please include an SASE. Submissions should be sent to: Bruce Hendricksen P.O. Box 3054 Duluth, MN 55803 E-mail submissions will not be read. The deadline is October 1, 2007 These guidelines are available at bhendricksen@charter.net. Please type James Wright on the subject...

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Alligator Juniper National Writing Contests in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction $10 Entry Fee $500 First Place Prize Postmark Deadline: October 1, 2007 Alligator Juniper, a publication of Prescott College in Arizona, awards $500 plus publication for the first place winners in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Additional winners selected for publication will be paid in copies (4). $10 entry fee, checks payable to Alligator Juniper. Every entrant receives one copy of the 2008 issue, a $10 value. The issue will come out in summer 2008. There is no theme for the 2008 issue. Work is selected upon artistic merit. By entering our contest you agree to allow us to select your work for publication even if it does not place first. We encourage submissions from writers of all levels, especially emerging or early-career writers. We accept simultaneous submissions; inform us in your cover letter and contact us immediately if your work is selected elsewhere. Submission Guidelines * Submissions accepted May 1st through October 1st, 2007 (postmark deadline). * Include a brief cover letter, including the statement below. * Include S.A.S.E for response only; manuscripts are recycled, not returned. * Include a $10 entry fee payable to Alligator Juniper for each story or essay (30 page limit per entry), or up to five poems. * Additional entries require additional fee. * Indicate category with a large F, NF, or P on cover letter and mailing envelope. * Manuscripts must be typed with numbered pages. Prose double-spaced. * Double-sided copies encouraged. No email submissions. * Send to: Alligator Juniper, Prescott College, 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott AZ, 86301 IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, due to recent problems with misinformed entrants and withdrawals, we ask that you include the following statement in your signed cover letter: “I have read and understand the guidelines for Alligator Juniper’s national writing contest.” Back issues are available for all but 1995 (the premier issue) and 2001. Send $8 to above address and request a copy from any year, 1996-2006. Selection Process All entries are read and discussed by Prescott College students in the Alligator Juniper practicum class. This class is overseen each fall by two faculty members, each of whom is a working writer in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. All entrants receive a personal letter from one of our staff regarding the status of their submission. We usually inform in late January. The individual attention we devote to each manuscript takes time. We appreciate your...

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Revolting Sofa’s Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions Revolting Sofas needs you, fiction and poetry writers! Send up to 5 pages of poetry or prose to starthamewart@gmail.com in a Microsoft Word Document or PDF file *only*, and risk being commissioned to create a very short piece to go along with a photograph of a horrible couch: www.revoltingsofas.blogspot.com Contributors have included: Cathy Park Hong, James Urbaniak, Lysley Tenorio, Ernest Hilbert, Jonathan Lethem, Susan Steinberg, Jeff Whitty, and _________________(insert your...

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The Edwin Markham Prize in Poetry 2008

www.sjsu.edu/reed/markham.htm Sponsored by Reed Magazine and San Jose State University. Reed Magazine announces the Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry. Writers are invited to submit poetry manuscripts of 3-5 original unpublished poems. The first place winner will be selected by the 2008 final judge, [To Be Announced] . The first-place winner will receive a $500 cash prize. The winning manuscript will appear in the 2008 issue of Reed Magazine, and runners-up also will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a complimentary copy of the 2008 issue of Reed Magazine. You can read about Edwin Markham here. All submissions must abide by the following competition rules and guidelines: 1. Address submissions to: Edwin Markham Prize REED Magazine SJSU English Department One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0090. 2. All submissions must be postmarked by November 1, 2007. 3. DO NOT include the entrant’s name or address on the manuscript itself. Do not send originals, as entries cannot be returned. Each poem must be typewritten, double-spaced and formatted with dark type, proper margins and numbered pages. The pages may be stapled. 4. Please include a cover letter with your name, the title of the poems, and contact information. 5. A reading fee of $10 is required for each manuscript submission of 3-5 poems. Checks should be payable to Reed Magazine. 6. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each must be submitted separately and accompanied by a separate entry fee. 7. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with notice. 8. The ten finalists will be sent to the judge. During that time, typically two weeks, the finalists will be required to withdraw their entries from other magazines. 9. A SASE should be sent with entry if entrant would like a copy of the contest results. 10. Employees and board members of REED Magazine are not eligible to participate in the competition. 11. The work submitted must be your own – no translations allowed. We will begin accepting Edwin Markham Prize submissions for the 2008 edition of Reed Magazine August 1st, 2007. Send Submissions to: Edwin Markham Prize Reed Magazine SJSU English Department One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0090 If you have any questions please contact us at: reed@email.sjsu.edu (Please note that at this time we do not accept submissions via...

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The MacGuffin 12th National Poet Hunt Contest

www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/poet.asp Judged by Thomas Lux First Place Prize: $500 Two Honorable Mentions* Contest Rules 1. Each entrant will receive one FREE issue of The MacGuffin including the Contest winners. 2. Staff members and their families are not eligible. 3. An entry consists of five poems. 4. Poems must be typed on sheets of 8.5×11 paper. Clean photocopies are acceptable DO NOT place name and address on submissions. Entries can also be made electronically on a 3” floppy or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. PC format recommended. 5. Each entrant must include a 3×5 index card with poem titles and the contestant’s name, address, and daytime telephone number. 6. There is a $15.00 entry fee/submission. Please send check or money order payable to Schoolcraft College. Please do not send cash. 7. Poems must not be previously published and must be the original work of the contestant. Poems may be under consideration elsewhere. The MacGuffin reserves the right to disqualify a work that is accepted elsewhere. 8. No entries will be returned. 9. Entrants wishing to receive a list of winners should send a S.A.S.E. 10. Entries must be postmarked between April 3, 2007 and June 5, 2007. Mail entries to: The MacGuffin/Poet Hunt Contest Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Road Livonia, MI 48152 Winners will be announced in September 2007. The First Place and the two honorable mentions will be published in a future issue of The MacGuffin *The MacGuffin reserves the right not to award any Honorable...

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