Posts made in December, 2007

THE THIRD GLASS WOMAN PRIZE

As before it will be awarded for a piece of short fiction or creative non-fiction (prose) written by a woman. Length: between 50 and 5,000 words. The prize for the third award is US $550 and online publication. Thanks to word of (cyber-) mouth, I no longer need to pay for advertisement! www.sigriddaughter.com/GlassWomanPrize.htm Subject is open, but must be of significance to women. My criterion is passion, excellence, and authenticity in the woman’s writing voice. Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are OK. Copyright is retained by the author. There is no reading fee. Submission deadline: March 21, 2008 (receipt date; anything received after that date will be considered for a future prize). Notification date: June 21, 2008. The winner will be announced on this website. Submissions will not be returned, rejected, or otherwise acknowledged except for the winner announcement. I promise that every submission will be read with respect and with my commitment to the voices of women in this world. One submission per person, by email, with “Glass Woman Prize Submission” in the subject line and the text pasted in the body of the email, to: soleilmadera@aol.com or in hard copy and via regular mail, to: Beate Sigriddaughter 333 East 16th Avenue, #517 Denver, CO 80203 IMPORTANT: If submitting by email: – “Glass Woman Prize” in subject line – Text in body of email I will regretfully ignore submissions of anything other than specified above, for example: attachments, more than one piece of writing, more than 5,000 words, poetry, or submissions without “Glass Woman Prize” in the subject line of an email. SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Who judges the contest? At the moment I am sole judge. If the prize grows, I hope to be able to invite other women writers to judge. How is the prize funded? The prize is funded with ten percent of my personal income. It therefore has a chance of increasing in the future. Why? Because this is something I would have liked to have received for myself. Since I haven’t, at least not recently, and in order to make things right with the world all the same, I feel I have to offer it to someone else. Why the name Glass Woman Prize? I’ve been playing with the glass woman concept for a while. I want women to be able to acknowledge, transparently, who we are, and that who we are is not trivial and unimportant, despite the fact that it is not typically rewarded in a man-made and money-motivated world. Here’s my original description of a glass woman as I would depict her if I were a visual artist: a woman of glass, with a blood system and gut system visible...

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Colorado Prize for Poetry: Submission Guidelines

coloradoreview.colostate.edu/CPP/sub.html 1. Manuscripts will be accepted from October 1, 2007, through the postmark deadline of January 11, 2008. The winner will be announced in May 2008. 2. The winning book-length collection of poems will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing and distributed by the University Press of Colorado in the fall of 2008. 3. There is a $25 reading fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review (subscription normally costs $24). Make checks payable to Colorado Review. VISA/Mastercard also accepted. (Include card number, expiration date, and name as it appears on the card.) 4. This year’s final judge is Martha Ronk. Former students and close friends of the final judge are not eligible to compete. 5. Colorado State University employees, students, and alumni are not eligible to compete. 6. Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published, but the manuscript as a whole must not have been previously published. 7. If individual poems have been previously published, you may include an acknowledgments page, though screening and final judges will not see that page. 8. Include two title pages: top page with manuscript title and author name, address, and phone number; and second page with manuscript title only. The poet’s name should NOT appear anywhere else in the manuscript. 9. Manuscripts may be double- or single-spaced. 10. Manuscripts must be securely bound (for example, with binder clips). 11. There is NO minimum or maximum number of pages; most manuscripts, however, are between 40 and 100 pages. 12. DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS: manuscripts will NOT be returned. Do not enclose stamped envelope for the return of your manuscript as manuscripts cannot be returned. 13. No submissions accepted via e-mail. 14. The theme and style are both open. 15. Writers must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for contest results and a self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of the manuscript’s safe arrival. 16. Send your manuscript to: Colorado Prize for Poetry – Center for Literary Publishing 9105 Campus Delivery Dept. of English Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 17. Questions? Please call us at (970) 491-5449 or send an e-mail to...

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The Annual Tiger’s Eye Poetry Contest

tigerseyepoet.blogspot.com/ $500, $100, $50 Judge: Carol Aronoff Carol Alena Aronoff, Ph.D. is a psychologist, teacher and writer whose poetry has appeared in Comstock Review, Potpourri, Poetic Realm, Poetica, Mindprints, Dream Fantasy International, Beginnings, Hawaii Island Journal, In Our Own Words, Theater of the Mind, Animals in Poetry, From the Web, HeartLodge, Out of Line, Sendero, Buckle&, Iodine, Asphodel, Tiger’s Eye, Nomad’s Choir, and The New Verse News. Dr. Aronoff received a prize in the 1999/2000 Common Ground spiritual poetry contest, judged by Jane Hirshfield and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She won the Tiger’s Eye blog contest on the writing life and has participated three times in Braided Lives, a collaboration of artists and poets. Her illustrated poetry book, The Nature of Music, was published by Pelican Pond in 2005, Cornsilk, in 2006, and Her Soup Made the Moon Weep will be published in 2007. Send up to three poems, no limit on length, subject, or form, along with a short bio, SASE and $10. We accept simultaneous submissions, but insist on original, unpublished works. Please note contest deadline as February 28th, 2008. To work well with Poet’s Market’s publication date and our own deadlines, we chose this later date. Anything mailed now will be held until then. The winning poems will appear in the Mid-Spring 2008 Issue. We always use independent...

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Literary Contests from the Fiddlehead

www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/Fiddlehead/contest.html Prizes $1,000 Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem $500 each for Two Runners-Up $1,000 for Best Story $500 each for Two Runners-Up Add it up that’s 4,000 Dollars Rules: General: No simultaneous submissions and no previously published (or accepted for publication) submissions. Do not include a SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned. No faxed or emailed submissions are allowed. The winning entries will be published in the Spring 2008 issue of The Fiddlehead (No. 235) and on our web site. The winning authors will be paid for publication in addition to their prizes. Vetting is blind. Do not put your name and address on your manuscript. Instead include a cover page with the title(s) of your submission, which genre (short fiction or poetry), and your name and address, phone number, and email address. One Fiction Entry is one story of up to 25 pages. One Poetry Entry is up to 3 poems with no more than 100 lines per poem Entry Fee $30 (CAD) for Canadian entries and $36 (USD) for U.S. and overseas entries. Make your cheque or money order payable to The Fiddlehead and enclose it with your entry. The entry fee includes a one year subscription to The Fiddlehead. You may enter multiple times, but only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription. Deadline: December 15, 2007 For Further Information email us at: fiddlehd@unb.ca Send Entries to: The Fiddlehead Contest Campus House, 11 Garland Court UNB PO Box 4400 Fredericton NB E3B 5A3...

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Main Street Rag’s Annual Poetry Book Award

www.mainstreetrag.com/PoBkCont.html Winner of the 2007 MSR Poetry Book Award: The Goodbye You Dream of by Heather Davis (Alexandria, VA). Finalists/Runners up: Apparition Wren by Maureen Alsop (Palm Springs, CA) Deadpan by K.A. Holt (Fort Worth, TX) The Dream of Leaving by Sharon Leiter (Palmyra, VA) Dreaming of a Dependable Force by Timothy Mayo (Putney, VT) The Flower Sermon by David Manning (Cary, NC) Game Theory by James Himelsbach (New York, NY) Living in Free Fall by Jan Wesley (Austin, TX) Riding Free in the Blue Studebaker by Janell Moon (Emeryville, CA) Tongue and Groove by Chuck Rybak (Oneida, WI) ALL finalists will be offered book publication. We thank everyone who chose to participate in this process since it is the way we prefer to select manuscripts for publication. Also being offered publication: The Death of the Poem and other paragraphs by Justin Courter (Astoria, NY) NEXT DEADLINE: January 31, 2008 Reading Fee: $20, $25 if you want to receive a copy of the winning book. Notification in April for Winter 2008/2009 publication. Winner receives 50 books and $1000. Runners up also considered for publication. Send between 48 and 80 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page, 12 point type in an easily readable font like Arial or Times New Roman. Do not include Table of Contents in page count and print/submit on a letter size sheet of paper. Include a separate cover letter with manuscript title, author’s name, and all pertinent contact information. Author’s name should not appear anywhere in manuscript. Our goal is “blind” judging. Do Not Include Dedication and/or Credits/Acknowledgments Pages in entry. For the purpose of fairness, it is important that judges know as little about the author as possible and these pages are not relevant to the judging process. If they should accidentally slip through the registration area, readers are instructed to disqualify manuscripts that arrive with credits, acknowledgments, or author’s name on them anywhere. FOUR MANUSCRIPTS were disqualified in 2005 for disregarding this guideline and all had gotten to the semi-finalist round before they were disqualified (so they were good manuscripts). We take anonymity in judging seriously, if you don’t and would prefer your work be judged on the basis of your reputation or credentials, there are thousands of other contests, surely one of them will accommodate you. For notification of receipt, entries can include a post card, but if they include an email address, we will send a verification of receipt via email the day it arrives. Entries should include a #10 SASE ( This is a standard business size: 4 X 10) for winner notification if they do not choose to be notified by email. Please not not waste...

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