Posts made in January, 2009

Six Word Memoir Contest

Can you sum up your love life in six words? Send us your submissions, and we’ll pass them on to six-word experts Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, who are creating Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak by Writers Famous & Obscure, who’ll select their three favorites, and award free copies of the book to those three. But wait! There’s more! They’ve also agreed to include their favorite in the next published installment of Six-Word Memoirs. So, here’s your chance to vent all of that frustration over failed relationships, or shout from the hilltops about how totally awesome your beloved is. For more info on this contest, visit:...

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The Camber Press Fiction Chapbook Award

Camber Press is pleased to announce our Fiction Chapbook Award. Our ethos is to publish contemporary fiction exhibiting lucid delivery while not sacrificing emotional depth, mastery of craft, or originality. First Prize: $1,000 and publication of chapbook Judge: Ron Carlson Deadline: April 30, 2009 Submission guidelines: The winning fiction writer will receive $1,000 and have his or her manuscript published by Camber Press, Inc. The winner will also receive ten copies of the book. Only typed manuscripts no greater than 10,000 words of original English-language fiction will be considered. Manuscripts must include a cover page listing the author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title. Names should not appear anywhere else. A title page with no biographical information should follow. Simultaneous submissions are allowed if Camber Press is immediately notified of acceptance elsewhere. Submissions will be recycled, not returned. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if you wish acknowledgment of receipt. A $15 entry fee payable to Camber Press must accompany all submissions. International submissions are $15 provided they are in US funds. Submissions must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2009. The winner will be announced on or before July 1, 2009. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish to receive a print announcement of the winner. E-mail us at info@camberpress.com for more information. Send entries to: Fiction Award Camber Press 1160 Midland Avenue Suite 3F Bronxville, NY 10708 Other details: • If your story has been previously published in a literary journal or review, please include this information in an acknowledgments page. Any manuscript previously published as a whole in book form is not eligible. • Multiple manuscripts by the same writer will be accepted if submitted with a corresponding entry fee for each work. • If the writer’s name is present anywhere on the manuscript aside from the cover page, the entry will be disqualified. • If the writer needs to refer to his/herself in the story, a pseudonym must be used. • Please do not send corrections or additions. The winner will be allowed to make revisions before publication. • Submissions postmarked after April 30, 2009, will not be considered for the competition. • At 10,000 words maximum, this award could qualify for that much-neglected fiction form of a “long story” or “novelette.” This award isn’t limited to that genre. Word counts for short stories (generally considered up to 7500) will also be accepted. • Using the industry standard of approximately 250 words per page, your manuscript should not be over 40 pages. Line length, chapter sections, type size, margins, and other factors affect the number of pages both a manuscript and a finished book will be. Please rely on...

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The Cathy Washington Prize

sacramentopoetrycenter.org/bookcontest.htm —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 with 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 made 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 acknowledgements page for magazine 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 Center. 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...

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U. Buffalo High School Writing Contest

The University at Buffalo invites current high school students to showcase their writing talents in a FREE poetry contest. All are invited to attend, particularly aspiring poetry students and their teachers. Winning poets will be invited to UB’s Center For The Arts for a celebration of their abilities at the Poetry Awards Ceremony and Poetry Workshop that will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008, when winning poems will be read and prizes will be awarded. Michael Basinski will award the prizes and lead the Poetry Workshop. Dr. Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University at Buffalo Libraries. He has published 33 books of poetry and numerous related publications. He also performs his sound poems and poetric scores with BuffFluxus, his performance ensemble. PRIZES First Place Winner $200 Second Place Winner $100 Third Place Winner $50 4 – Fourth Place Winners $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble or Chapters Honorable Mentions will also be awarded All winners will receive a book of poetry selected by Dr. Basinski POETRY AWARDS CEREMONY AND POETRY WORKSHOP Saturday, March 29, 2008 University at Buffalo North Campus Center For The Arts Program Begins: 1:00pm Program Ends: 2:30pm CONTEST RULES Entries must be postmarked by the close of business Tuesday, February, 5, 2008 All contestants must be current high school students Entry must be in English, twenty-five lines or fewer, and typed in a 10 or 12 point font on a single sheet Only one poem per contestant may be submitted Completed entry form (in PDF or MSWord format) must accompany poem download entry form at humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/initiatives/poetry-contest.shtml No email or fax submissions accepted Winners will be notified by mail Judges regret that they cannot return poems or offer comments on individual entries MAIL TO UB Poetry Contest University at Buffalo CAS Dean’s Office 810 Clemens Hall Buffalo, New York 14260 DEADLINE Entries must be postmarked by the close of business Tuesday, February, 5, 2008 Winners will be notified by mail no later than Friday, March 7,...

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Awards and Contests from New Millennium Writings

Final deadline in our Winter Contest is midnight Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 (postmark OK) or enter online (see below). $4,000 in Prizes, plus publication in NMW and on the Web at www.NewMillenniumWritings.com $1,000 for best Fiction; $1,000 for best Poem; $1,000 best Nonfiction; $1,000 best Short-short Story (Nonfiction includes humor, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel, opinion, essay, interview, features, investigative reporting, etc.) Winners of NMW Awards are showcased along with interviews, profiles and tributes to writers such as J. D. Salinger, Julia Glass, Kurt Vonnegut, Shel Silverstein, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite-Runner), George Garrett, Ken Kesey, John Updike, Lee Smith, Cormac McCarthy, Lucille Clifton, Shelby Foote, Paul West, Norman Mailer, Sharyn McCrumb, William Kennedy, Walker Percy, Robert Penn Warren, Faulkner, Hemingway, Dickinson, Keats and many others. Also, prize-winning stories, poems & articles, humor, graphic arts & more. To Enter, follow these Guidelines, or enter on-line at www.writingawards.com. 1. No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Enter as often as you like. 2. Winners and selected finalists—including all poetry finalists—will be published in our 2009-10 issue and/or on-line at www.writingawards.com. 3. Send between now and midnight of Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009. 4. Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome. 5. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words). 6. Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry. All 20 poetry finalists will be published. 7. Include name, phone, address, email & category on cover page only. 8. Manuscripts not returned. Include email address or SASE for list of winners. 9. Include $17 check payable to NMW with each submission. 10. Enter online at www.writingawards.com or send by U.S. Mail or other carrier to: “NMW” Room EM, PO Box 2463, Knoxville, TN, 37901. To order a sample issue, add...

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