Posts made in September, 2007

Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Competition

www.comstockreview.org/nilescompetition.html Manuscripts accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2007 Winner receives $1,000 and 50 copies of chapbook Contest 2007 Final Judge: Kathleen Bryce Niles All chapbooks are screened by the editors of The Comstock Review Entry Fee is $15 per Chapbook Deadline: Postmark September 30th Submit Manuscripts only between August 1 & September 30 to: Chapbook Contest, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. 1. Submit between 25-34 pages of poetry. (One page = maximum 38 lines, including spacing between lines). (Manuscripts either too short or too long will be disqualified.) * Some words of explanation: See below. * 2. All contestants receive copy of winning chapbook. 3. No names are to appear on poems. 4. Send two cover pages: A. One cover page should contain title of manuscript, name, address, phone and e-mail. B. Second cover page should list TITLE ONLY. 5. Manuscripts should be paginated and secured with a binder clip. 6. Poems may have been previously published in journals. List acknowledgements on a separate, removable page with identifying information as above. 7. Manuscript, as a whole, must be previously UNpublished. 8. #10 SASE for results only 9. No manuscripts will be returned. GUIDELINES: & GENERAL INFORMATION: *Words of Explanation have been added due to numerous e-mail requests. We don’t mean to be confusing! * PAGE LENGTH: Poems may be more than one page but each page should not contain more than 38 lines & spaces. Title of poem is not counted in poem’s length on a page. Poems should not be double spaced. Total amount of pages of poetry should be between 25 and 34 pages. (Do not count title page, acknowledgements, dedication or bio in the page length. Do not send illustrations, photos or any other graphics attached to the poems.) Initial and final judging will be “blind.” The manuscript is judged on its own merits, not publication credits or name of author. Identifying cover sheet and acknowledgement page will be removed before submission to any of the judges. However, it is important that previously published poems are credited on the removable acknowledgement sheet. (*None of these pages will be counted in manuscript length) Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as the poet notifies us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere so his or her manuscript does not keep another from the finalists sent to the judge. You may choose to list the TITLE ONLY of the chapbook on all pages of your submission. (*This does not count in 38 lines of “poetry.”) You may submit a Table of Contents, which can list the manuscript name only — not the poet’s name. (*Again, not counted in length of anuscript.) We request a binder clip for ease...

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The Phoebe Winter Fiction Contest Guidelines

www.gmu.edu/pubs/phoebe/fiction_contest.htm Judge: Peter Orner Phoebe is sponsoring its annual Fiction Contest. The author of the winning story for the winter contest will receive $1,000 and publication in the upcoming Fall issue of Phoebe. Contest entries should include one story, not to exceed 7,500 words. Novel excerpts and non-fiction will not knowingly be considered. All entries should include a cover letter with your name, address, the title of the story to be considered, and a brief biography. Your name and address should not appear anywhere on the story. Please enclose the $15 entry fee (check or money order payable to Phoebe/GMU), and a SASE for contest results. Manuscripts will not be returned. All writers submitting to the contest will receive a copy of the Fall 2008 issue. All contest entries must be postmarked by December 1. Mail Entries to: Phoebe Winter Fiction Contest Phoebe MSN 2D6 George Mason University 4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 The Phoebe Winter Fiction Contest affords Phoebe the opportunity to read a diverse selection of stories from which the journal has each year selected pieces for publication. The editors of Phoebe thank you for your interest and look forward to reading your...

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The Ledge 2007 Poetry Chapbook Competition

PRIZE: Winning poet will receive a $1000 cash award and 50 copies of the published chapbook. SUBMIT: 16-28 pages of original poetry with title page, biographical note and acknowledgements, if any. Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number (optional). Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Poets may enter more than one manuscript. ENTRY FEE: $18. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning chapbook upon its publication in the fall of 2008. NO RESTRICTIONS on form or content. The Ledge Press is open to all styles and forms of poetry. Excellence is the only criterion. PLEASE include a SASE for the competition results or manuscript return. The winner will be announced in March 2008. POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 31, 2007. SEND ENTRIES TO: The Ledge 2007 Poetry Chapbook Competition, 40 Maple Ave., Bellport, NY...

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Pat Parnell Poetry Contest

The Department of Writing and Literature at Chester College of New England is pleased to host the Pat Parnell Poetry Contest. Named after the founder of Compass Rose, Professor Patricia Parnell, the contest is designed to bring work of the finest quality to the pages of our magazine. Each year, the winner of the contest receives $400 and publication in Compass Rose. All other entries will be considered for publication. The contest fee is $3 per poem with a limit of 5 poems per entry. Patricia Smith will judge the 2007 contest. Her most recent book of poetry, Teahouse of the Almighty, was a 2005 National Poetry Series winner, selected by Edward Sanders (Coffee House Press). A record-setting, four-time national poetry slam champion, Smith has been featured in the film Slamnation and on the HBO series Def Poetry Jam. Interested poets should mail their work to: Professor Jenn Monroe Parnell Prize in Poetry Chester College of New England 40 Chester Street Chester, NH 03036 Contest entrants are asked not to include their names on poems; instead, please enclose a cover letter listing titles and contact information, as well as SASE for notification of the results. All entries must be postmarked by November 1 of each year. No email submissions or previously published work will be accepted. Relatives, friends, and colleagues of the judge are not eligible....

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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to everyone whether experienced or not. This competition welcomes anyone who loves to arrange words into beautiful art or to write a short story that is worth telling. And to all who have the ability to dream. Write your best short story or poem for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. (www.dreamquestone.com) Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject or style or form, single or double line spacing, neatly hand printed or typed. Or (2) Write a short story five pages maximum, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, creative writing, fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Must also be neatly hand printed or typed. Multiple poem and story entries are accepted. Deadline: December 31, 2007. Winners will be announced on January 31, 2008. Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize: $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100. Poetry Contest First Prize: $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50. Entry fees: Writing Contest entry fee is: $10 per short story. Poetry Contest entry fee is: $5 per poem. To send entries by mail: Include title and story or poem, your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself) on the coversheet, add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Mail entries/fees payable to: Dreamquestone.com. Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest P.O. Box 3141 Chicago, IL 60654 Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for further details, to print out an entry form or to enter online. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do. It’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” – Dream Quest...

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