Posts made in June, 2008

2008 Juked Fiction and Poetry Prizes

We are now accepting entries for our 2008 Fiction and Poetry Prizes. Submission Guidelines: First prize for each genre: $500 and publication in our upcoming print issue, Juked #6. Final judges: Mark Winegardner (fiction) and Angela Ball (poetry). Current and former students of the final judges are not eligible to compete. Fiction: send one story per entry. There is no length requirement. Poetry: send up to five poems (no more than ten pages total) per entry. Entries must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are just fine, but please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. Fee is $10 per entry, by cash or check or money order, payable to Juked; there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Include a cover sheet with your name, address, e-mail, telephone number and the title(s) of your story or poems. Please do not put your name anywhere else on the manuscript. Every entry will be read blind. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification. Manuscripts will not be returned; instead they will be gently placed in the recycling bin. Postmark deadline is August 1st, 2008. Indicate “Fiction” or “Poetry” on the front of the envelope. Results will be announced in October 2008. Please send all submissions to: Juked 110 Westridge Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32304 Questions? Write us at...

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THIRTEENTH ANNUAL DANA AWARDS 2008

POSTMARK DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2008 3 AWARDS: Novel, Short Fiction, Poetry // $3,000 in awards Important change: A fourth award, the $3,000 PORTFOLIO AWARD, offered from 2003-2007, HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. OTHER SOURCES WHICH LIST THE PORTFOLIO AWARD ARE NOT CORRECT (UNAVOIDABLE, NOT THEIR ERROR) SINCE THEY WERE PUBLISHED BEFORE WE SUSPENDED THE AWARD (SOME SOURCES MUST GATHER INFORMATION AND PRINT 2-3 YEARS IN ADVANCE). RESULTS LETTERS by May, 2009 by e-mail if you include e-mail address, or by snail-mail if you include a SASE WEBSITE www.danaawards.com E-MAIL danaawards@pipeline.com Questions only. No e-mail submissions. IMPORTANT: ALL WORK MUST BE UNPUBLISHED WHEN SUBMITTED TO US AND NOT PROMISED FOR PUBLICATION, EITHER IN PRINT OR ONLINE. POEMS OR STORIES ALREADY PUBLISHED INDIVIDUALLY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE, EVEN IF SENT FROM PART OF A LARGER BOOK WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED. MAY SIMULTANEOUSLY SUBMIT since we publish only in very rare years when we have an agreement with a literary journal. If your work is accepted elsewhere meantime, you can still win our monetary awards. IMPORTANT: FOR ALL AWARDS, THE TERM MANUSCRIPT DOES NOT MEAN A FULL BOOK.: We mean first 50 pages for a Novel ms., 1 short story for a Short Fiction ms., and 5 poems for a Poetry ms. OUR 3 AWARDS DANA AWARD FOR THE NOVEL is $1,000 for the first 50 pages ONLY of a novel either completed or in progress (in-progress submissions should be as polished as possible). All types of novels accepted (NO MEMOIRS). No novels for or by persons under 16. Typed, double-spaced only. DANA AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION is $1,000 for the best short fiction (NO MEMOIRS). No stories for or by persons under 16. Typed, double-spaced only. DANA AWARD FOR POETRY is $1,000 for the best group of 5 poems, judged on the overall excellence of all 5. 5 poems per entry. No light verse or verse for or by persons under 16. Poems may be thematically related but need not be. Poems longer than 100 lines are discouraged. Typed, single-spaced preferred. READING FEES $15 per 5 poems $15 per short story $25 per novel entry MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: “DANA AWARDS” From outside U.S., send INTERNATIONAL money orders, traveler’s checks, or bank checks (all must be formally stamped by the issuing bank as “U.S. funds” AND must be drawn on U.S. banks only). COVER SHEET: Include SEPARATE COVER SHEET with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title(s) of work(s) submitted. NO AUTHOR’S NAME ON MANUSCRIPT. SASE FOR RESULTS ONLY. NO MSS. RETURNED. MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: MARY ELIZABETH PARKER, CHAIR DANA AWARDS 200 FOSSEWAY DRIVE GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA USA 27455 FOR QUESTIONS ONLY, E-MAIL AT THIS ADDRESS...

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The Ledge 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition

PRIZE: Winning poet will receive a $1,000 cash award and 25 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 2009. 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 2009. POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 31, 2008. SEND ENTRIES TO: The Ledge 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition, 40 Maple Ave., Bellport, NY...

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The Paumanok Poetry Award

One First Prize $1000 and expenses for a reading in our 2009 – 2010 series Two Second Prizes $500 and expenses for a reading in our series Interested writers should send the following items to Margery L. Brown, English Department, Knapp Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735: a cover letter a one-paragraph bio 3-5 of their best poems (no more than 10 pages, total) the required $25 entry fee Poems may be published or unpublished, and there are no restrictions on style, subject matter, or length of poems submitted: quality is the single criterion. Please note that the writer’s name, address, and phone number should be clearly indicated on the cover page. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Entries from previous winners will not be considered. Make checks payable to Farmingdale State College, VWP. Poems will not be returned, but writers who want to know the results of the competition via snail mail should enclose a business-size SASE for results (notification by late December). Results are also published on this website. Deadline: Postmark no later than September 15, 2008. Please direct any questions or requests for clarification via email to Margery...

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The Cathy Washington Prize

The Sacramento Poetry Center (established 1979) presents The Cathy Washington Prize, its annual poetry book contest. —Submit a manuscript of 48-70 numbered pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published previously in book form, although individual poems appearing in print or on the web are permitted. Simultaneous submissions OK, but please let us know ASAP if your manuscript has been placed with another publisher. —Entries will be judged blind. Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information (including email address, if possible) should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript. —Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound wiith a clip. —The Sacramento Poetry Center will also consider publishing additional manuscripts from this competition. —Check for $20.00 US per entry (multiple entries OK) should be madee out to The Sacramento Poetry Center. Paid-up members of the Sacramento Poetry Center may enter the contest for a reduced fee of $15. Please note that members of SPC will not receive preferential treatment in the judging process. —Include a table of contents page and an acknowledgments page for mmagazine or anthology publications. —Will read entries postmarked between January 1, 2009 and March 31,, 2009. —Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner. —Winning manuscript will be published by The Sacramento Poetry Centter. Winner will receive a prize of $1000.00 and 50 free copies of the winning book. —Staff, volunteers, or executive board members of the Sacramento Poetry Center (or their relations) may not submit manuscripts for consideration in this contest. —Manuscripts cannot be returned. —Entries should be mailed to The Sacramento Poetry Center, Poetry Book Contest, P.O. Box 160406, Sacramento CA 95816. —SPC supports the CLMP Code of Ethics and will adhere to its precepts regarding contests. —For updated information on SPC, or on the book contest, please vissit our website at...

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