Posts made in August, 2007

The 2008 (14th Annual) Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival & Contests

The 2008 (14th Annual) Key West Robert Frost Poetry Festival & Contests will be held April 9 – 13th, 2008. The festival, set in the Heritage House Garden, Robert Frost Cottage, and other select venues in Key West, again will feature poetry and haiku workshops, poetry and haiku readings, impromptu jazz and open mike, an art & film event, poetry on the water, a poetry slam, visual poetry exhibit, and international and Florida Key’s schools poetry and haiku contests. The festival concludes on Sunday afternoon with readings and contest award ceremonies. Featured are Dr. Michael Wyndham Thomas, England, Playwright, Author and Poet, Rosalind Brackenbury, Key West, Author and Poet, Dr. Lee Gurga, Editor of Modern Haiku Press, Dr. Charles Trumbull, Editor of Modern Haiku, Cricket Desmarais, Key West, Author, Dancer, and Poet, Catherine Doty, New York, Author and Poet, Barry George, Philadelphia, Haijin and Poet, Richard Grusin, Key West, Actor and Poet, Bob Muens, Bookbinder. I. KWRFPF Poetry Contest: 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50, and Honorable Mentions. Postmarked Deadline: March 24, 2008. Unpublished, open to style and theme, 30 lines maximum, typed copy. Two copies of each poem, with your name, address, phone and/or email on one copy only. II. KWRFPF Haiku Contest: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25, and Honorable Mentions. Postmarked Deadline: March 24, 2008. Entry fees are $10 for each three haiku; 3-line format of up to 17 or fewer syllables. All haiku must contain a seasonal or nature image. Two copies of each entry typed or neatly written, with your name, address, phone and/or email on one copy only. Mail entries to KWRFPF Poetry & Haiku Contests, Heritage House, 410 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040. Make checks payable to KWRFPF. SASE for results only. Chapbooks of winning poems and haiku from 1999-2005 and from 2006-2007 are available for $5.00 each, including S&H. Poem and haiku copyright is retained by the authors with the exception: Heritage House retains one-time rights to publish winning contest entries in KWRFPF announcements or in a chapbook of winning poems. Since rights revert to the authors, a poem may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement is made to the KWRFPF. For further information, please visit robertfrostpoetryfestival.org or write to the Heritage...

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Two Hawks Quarterly Call for Submissions

About Two Hawks: Two Hawks Quarterly is a literary publication brought to you by the Undergraduate Creative Writing program at Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA. We are dedicated to sparking debate and discussion through exposing the world to the most challenging, edgy and lyrical prose, poetry, memoir, and artwork available. Submission Guidelines: Currently we are accepting submissions for the Fall 2007 issue. We are looking for well written and compelling works in the following genres. Fiction Creative Non-Fiction Poetry Memoir Cross Genre E-mail submissions as follows: Do not send file attachments. Instead, send your story in the body of your e-mail. Send all submissions to: submissionstwohawks@yahoo.com In the subject line of your e-mail, include the genre to which you are submitting. Example: Attention Editor: Fiction Submission It is important to thoroughly review our Submission Guidelines prior to sending in your work. You can access our guidelines and preview our current issue at...

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Mimi Heitzmann Writers’ Contest

Gulf Coast Writers Association announces the Mimi Heitzmann Writers’ Contest Fiction with a strong female character! www.gcwriters.org/heitzmann_contest.htm Open: July 9, 2007 Deadline: October 1, 2007 Entry Fee: $10 per submission Maximum word count: 2500 words Genre: Fiction (mystery, romance, humor, etc.) Must have a strong heroine! $500 in cash prizes will be awarded at the October 25th GCWA General Meeting Submission Preparation: Page One COVER PAGE: Must include your: Name Address Phone E-mail address Title of submission Word count Page Two BEGIN YOUR CONTEST SUBMISSION: Put Title and page number in the upper right hand corner on each page of your submission DO NOT include your name on any page except the Cover Page Mail submissions and entry fees to: GCWA / Mimi Heitzmann Writers’ Contest PO Box 6445 Gulfport MS 39506 How to enter On-line go to www.gcwriters.org/heitzmann_contest.htm for online entry instructions. Contributions to GCWA should be made out to GCWA, Heitzmann Memorial Fund PO Box 6445, Gulfport MS...

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Ventura County Writers Club 8th Annual Short Story Contest

www.venturacountywriters.com/short-story-contest07.html Deadline for entries: September 1, 2007 Grand Prize: $500.00 PLUS Publication in the Arts & Living section of the Ventura County Star on Sunday, November 11, 2007. Second prize: $250.00 Third Prize: $125.00 Contest Rules Previous first-place winners are not eligible. No person may win more than one prize. Submissions may be in any genre, but must be a short story with all of the elements defined below. All stories must be original and may not have been previously published in any newspaper, magazine, or book, whether for pay or not. Each entry must be typed (typewriter or word processor) and double-spaced, using 12-point font. Use standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. Do not use legal size. Use standard formatting for pages: 1 ?-inch margins on both sides, 1-inch margins top and bottom. All stories must be 10 pages or less. (Allows approximately 3,500 words.) Indent the first line of each paragraph, and number all pages, top or bottom. Put the story title at the top of each page. On a separate cover page, include the title of the story along with the writer’s name, address, and telephone number. Do not put the writer’s name on any other pages. Submit three copies of the story. Entries will be judged on the basis of plot (25 pts.), character development (25 pts.), intent/focus (15 pts.), reader interest (15 pts.), style/voice (10 pts), grammar/punctuation (5 pts), and title (5 pts). You may enter as many stories as you like, as long as each story is accompanied by a separate entry fee. For members of VCWC, the entry fee is $15.00. For non-members, the entry fee is $25.00. Please make checks payable to VCWC. Please do not send cash. Entries must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2007 to be eligible. All decisions of the judges are final. Entries not following contest rules will be disqualified. No entries will be returned. Winners will be notified by telephone prior to November 11, 2007. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the general meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club on November 13, 2007 Mail all entries to: Gerry Schiller P.O. Box 246 Newbury Park, CA 91319-0246 For information call: William Vietinghoff, Short Story Contest Chairperson, (805) 358-7762,...

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Indiana Review’s 2007 Fiction Prize Guidelines

$1000 Honorarium and Publication Final Judge: Lan Samantha Chang Go to: www.indiana.edu/~inreview/general/prizes/fictprizeguidelines07.html to get entry form (scroll down) Lan Samantha Chang is the author of Hunger: A Novella and Stories (1998) and Inheritance: A Novel (2004). Her work has been published in Ploughshares, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Best American Short Stories. She has taught creative writing at Stanford University, Harvard University, the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, and The University of Iowa, where she is professor of English and Creative Writing and Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. POSTMARK DEADLINE: OCT. 14, 2007 Reading Fee: $15 Includes a one-year subscription All entries considered for publication. All entries considered anonymously. Send only one story per entry, 35 double-spaced pages maximum, 12 pt. font. Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered. Simultaneous submissions okay, but fee is non-refundable if accepted elsewhere. Multiple entries okay, as long as a separate reading fee is included with each entry. Further, IR cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University or the prize judge. Entry form must include name, address, phone number, and title. Entrant’s name should appear ONLY on the entry form. If desired, include a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification. Manuscripts will not be returned. Make checks payable to Indiana Review. Each fee entitles entrant to a one-year subscription, an extension of a current subscription, or a gift subscription. Please indicate your choice and enclose complete address information for subscriptions. Overseas addresses, please add $12 for postage ($7 for addresses in Canada). Please note that we cannot accept checks or money orders from foreign banks. For our printable entry form, go to www.indiana.edu/~inreview/general/prizes/fictprizeguidelines07.html SEND ENTRIES TO: Fiction Prize Indiana Review Ballantine Hall 465 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN...

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