Posts made in June, 2008

SEE THE VOICE: Visible Verse 2008 call for videopoems

Pacific Cinémathèque and curator Heather Haley are seeking videopoem submissions from around the world for the annual Visible Verse screening and performance poetry celebration, Nov. 6, 2008 Visible Verse is North America’s sustaining venue for the presentation of new and artistically significant videopoetry. Official guidelines: * Visible Verse seeks videopoems, with a 15 minutes maximum duration. * Either official language of Canada is acceptable, though if the video is in French, an English-dubbed or-subtitled version is required for consideration. Videos may originate in any part of the world, however. * Pieces will be judged on true literary merit. The ideal videopoem is a wedding of word and image, the voice seen as well as heard. * Please, do not send documentaries, as they are outside the featured genre. * Videopoem producers should provide a brief bio, full name, and contact information in a cover letter. There is no official application form nor entry fee. * Submission deadline is 1 September, 2008. Send, at your own risk, videopoems and poetry films/preview copies (which cannot be returned) in DVD format to: VISIBLE VERSE c/o Pacific Cinémathèque, 200–1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2L7, Canada. Selected artists will be notified by 1 October, 2008 and receive a screening fee. For more information contact Heather Haley at: heatherhaley.com or by email:...

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Three Candles Press Open Book Award

threecandlespress.com/OB2008.htm three candles press is pleased to announce the second Three Candles Press Open Book Award for the best book of poems by a poet in any stage of his or her career. The contest will be judged by Deborah Keenan, whose most recent book is Willow Room, Green Door (New and Selected Poems), winner of the Minnesota Book Award. Award: Winner receives $500.00 and 25 copies of the winning book. Deadline Oct. 15th (post-mark date). The winner will be notified at the end of December. Runners up and two alternates will be posted on the website by January 15th, 2009. The book will be available on the three candles website, through online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and at fine booksellers in America and Europe. The winner will receive a standard royalty contract. Guidelines: Manuscripts of 60 – 95 pages should have one cover page containing the poet’s name, address, phone number, email address and title of manuscript, and another with only the name of the manuscript. Please include only one acknowledgements page. How the Contest Works: Three Candles Journal editor-in-chief Steve Mueske will read all submitted manuscripts and forward the finalists to the judge (around 12 manuscripts). The final round of materials will be judged anonymously (without coversheet or acknowledgements page). To avoid conflicts of interest, the following manuscripts will be ineligible: those from former students of the judge or from family members or friends of the judge; those who have workshopped with Steve Mueske or received comments from any poems contained in the manuscript; and those who have worked with the editor in some business capacity prior to the opening of the competition. Manuscripts should be printed on one side only and bound with a sturdy clip. Contest entry fee is $22.00. Make checks payable to “three candles press”. Send materials to: three candles press open book award PO Box 1817 Burnsville MN...

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Bakeless Literary Prizes

www.middlebury.edu/academics/blwc/bakeless/ Overview and Current Guidelines Judges for the year 2009 Prizes Percival Everett, fiction; Sue Halpern, creative nonfiction; Linda Gregerson, poetry. Rules of Eligibility The Bakeless Prizes require that poetry manuscripts contain at least 50 pages of text; fiction, which includes novels and short-fiction collections, 150-450; creative nonfiction, 150-300. The competition welcomes manuscripts from all authors, including non-US citizens, writing in English who have not yet published a book in their entry’s genre. Scholarly, critical, and historical works will not be considered in the creative nonfiction category. Manuscripts may contain stories, poems, chapters, and essays that have already been published individually in magazines, anthologies, and periodicals, but the manuscript itself cannot have been published previously as a whole, commercially or privately. Multiple submissions of manuscripts are allowed but contestants are asked to notify the contest coordinator immediately if a manuscript has been accepted for publication elsewhere. Guidelines for Manuscripts Please observe the following standards when submitting manuscripts: # Typed and double-spaced pages on letter-size (8 1/2 x 11) paper # Poetry manuscripts may be single-spaced # Good-quality photocopied or letter-quality printed manuscripts are acceptable. # Include 2 cover pages: one containing the author’s name, address, Phone number, manuscript title, and genre, the other containing only title and genre. # The author’s name must not appear on any page of the manuscript, except for memoir. # Do not include an author’s note or biographical information. # Do not include a publication acknowledgments page. # Revisions and additions will not be accepted once manuscripts have been received. The above guidelines will help to insure efficient handling of the manuscripts as well as the process of judging them anonymously. In the case of a manuscript not conforming with the above guidelines, the manuscript becomes ineligible for consideration and the entry fee will be returned. Requirements for Submission # Send one copy of each submission. # Include: a $10 processing fee for each submission, payable to Middlebury College; # a self-addressed postage-paid postcard for confirmation of manuscript receipt; # An SASE for receiving announcement of the judges’ decisions (optional). # Manuscripts, even if accompanied by an SASE, cannot be returned. Dates for Submission and Notification Manuscript submissions accepted September 15 to November 1, 2008. Manuscripts received with postmarks after November 1 cannot be considered. Winners announced in May, 2009. Please send manuscripts to Ms. Jennifer Bates, contest coordinator The Bakeless Contest c/o Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Middlebury College Middlebury VT 05753 E-mail: bakelessprize@middlebury.edu Phone: 802...

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FINISHING LINE PRESS Chapbook Competition

www.finishinglinepress.com/submissionguidelines.htm PRIZE IN POETRY OPEN CHAPBOOK COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2008 A prize of $1,000 and publication will be awarded by Finishing Line Press for a chapbook-length poetry collection. Open to all. All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication. Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a $15 entry fee by Deadline: JULY 15 , 2008 (POSTMARK). Thomas Brush will final judge. Open Chapbook Competition Finishing Line Press P.O. Box 1626 Georgetown, KY...

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The New Anonymous Call for Submissions

Announcing The New Anonymous, a print journal whose contributors and editors will remain forever nameless. Indeed, The New Anonymous will publish all work anonymously. And all submissions will be blindly screened and edited, i.e., the submission, editorial, and publishing process will be anonymous from beginning to end. Our goal is to serve as a safehouse where writers—both up-and-coming and well established—can not only question the creative process but also, in the words of Freud, “play.” We are now reading submissions in all genres for our upcoming debut issue and hope you’ll join us in this unique endeavor. For submission guidelines and more information, visit our website at:...

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