Posts made in December, 2007

2008 Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship (Undergrads Only)

www.writermag.com Award $500 and a year’s subscription to The Writer Judges The Writer editors Deadline March 1, 2008 Description The Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship is a writing contest for full-time college students. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor-in-chief and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors. Requirements You must be 18 or older and a full-time undergraduate student at a university or college in the U.S. or Canada at the time of entry. The winner will be asked to provide proof of enrollment. Rules 1. Submit a 600- to 800-word personal essay in English on the experience that most changed your life. 2. Include a cover page with the essay title and word count, as well as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Contact information must be valid through July 2008. (See rule 8 below.) Also include the name and address of your school. Place only the title (not your name) at the top of each page of the essay. Entries must be typed and double-spaced on standard letter-size paper. Number each page. Paperclip the pages together. 3. The award is open to students in the U.S. and Canada enrolled full time in an undergraduate college or university at the time of entry. (Do not send transcripts with entries.) Employees of Kalmbach Publishing Co. are not eligible to participate. 4. Only one entry per student will be accepted. 5. Send entries to: Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship, The Writer, 21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612. 6. Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2008. 7. Entries will not be returned. Do not send originals. 8. If the winning entrant cannot be reached by July 1, 2008, the runner-up will be awarded the scholarship. 9. The winner will be announced in July 2008 and will receive $500 and a year’s subscription to The...

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2008 BRENDA UELAND PROSE PRIZE

INFORMATION & GUIDELINES www.waterstonereview.com/contests.html $1,000 PRIZE & PUBLICATION Water~Stone Review announces the 2008 Brenda Ueland Prose Prize. Ueland’s If You Want to Write (Graywolf Press) is a best-selling classic that has inspired thousands to find their own creative centers. All submissions should be original, unpublished work. Submissions accepted November 1 – January 5, 2008. Fiction and creative nonfiction. Excerpts from larger works must be able to stand on their own. Manuscripts must be typed or printed on proper format on white paper, in English, one side only. Cover letters should be brief. The author’s name, address, phone, and e-mail should not appear on the manuscript. Please send three copies of each submission. Maximum length: 5,000 words. Also include SASE with all submissions for notification of results. Manuscripts will not be returned. An entry fee of $10 (check made payable to Water~Stone Review) must accompany each manuscript. Entry fee includes a one-year subscription. SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: Prose Prize Water~Stone Review Graduate School of Liberal Studies Hamline University MS-A1730 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284 www.waterstonereview.com PROSE PRIZE JUDGE: ROBIN...

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2008 Julia Peterkin Award

The winner of the 2007 Julia Mood Peterkin award is Sharon May of Paradise, California. Eligibility The 2008 Julia Peterkin Award is open to all poets. Works previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion in the submission. Only original works in English may be submitted. Manuscript Format Guidelines Entries must be typed on quality paper, 8 1/2 by 11. Photocopies or copies from letter-quality printers are acceptable. Each entry should include up to 10 pages of poetry (blind submissions ), along with a cover page including the writer’s name, address, daytime phone number, and titles of submission. Also include a one- paragraph biography. Entry Requirements A handling fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department. Deadline: February 15, 2008. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like direct notification of contest results. Results will be mailed in May of 2008. No manuscripts can be returned. Send one copy of the manuscript prepared according to format guidelines. The winner will receive $1,000 and travel expenses for a reading at Converse College. Winner should be willing to read at Converse during Fall 2008. Send entries to: The Julia Peterkin Award Converse College Department of English 580 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC 29302 For more information, call (864)...

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Andres Montoya Poetry Prize

www.nd.edu/~latino/poetry_prize/guidelines.htm To Apply Only submissions following these guidelines will be considered Eligibility Latino/a poets who have not had a book professionally published. Authors of chapbooks and self-published works are eligible, but the manuscript submitted should not have been published as a whole in any form. Manuscripts may be submitted elsewhere simultaneously, but authors must notify the Institute for Latino Studies immediately if a manuscript becomes committed to another press. It is understood that, in the absence of such notification, the winning author is committed to publishing his/her manuscript with the University of Notre Dame Press. A manuscript committed to another press is not eligible for the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. There is no entrance fee. Employees and students of the University of Notre Dame are not eligible. TWO copies of your manuscript must be submitted. Manuscripts must be of original poetry, in English, by one poet who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. There are no restrictions on the style of poetry or subject matter. Translations are not eligible. The manuscript must be a minimum of 50 numbered pages and a maximum of 100 numbered pages in length. All manuscripts must be paginated. Each new poem must start a new page. The manuscript should begin with unnumbered frontmatter: a title page that shows the book’s title and your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if you have one); a table of contents; and (if applicable) a list of acknowledgments. Begin paginating the manuscript after the frontmatter. If your book is divided into parts or has an epigraph, Page 1 will be the first part title or the epigraph. Otherwise, Page 1 will be the first poem. In formatting the manuscript, please make legibility your first priority. If you use a word processor, choose a standard typeface (such as Garamond or Times New Roman) in at least 10-point type. Manuscripts should be single-spaced, or 1.5 spaced. Manuscripts may be prepared on a typewriter instead of a word processor. Handwritten manuscripts will not be accepted. A brief biography may appear at the end of the manuscript. This information is not required and, if submitted, need not be included in the page count. Each manuscript should be fastened with a binder clip; staples, report covers, and other bindings should not be used. Authors who wish the ILS to acknowledge receipt of their manuscripts must enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard. A self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope must also be enclosed in order to receive notification of the winner. Manuscripts submitted to the contest will not be returned. Please keep a copy of the manuscript. The winner will receive $1000 and publication at the University of Notre Dame Press under...

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Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, 2008 Contests in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

$500.00 will be awarded to the best entry in each category. Judges: Amy Hempel, fiction Jo Ann Beard, nonfiction Major Jackson, poetry Winning entries will be published in Columbia; runners-up will also be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of Columbia. Deadline: January 15, 2008 Entry fee: $12.00 Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit up to 20 double-spaced pages. Poetry entrants may submit up to five poems. HOW TO SUBMIT Electronic entry only at...

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