Posts made in June, 2009

Calyx Poetry Prize (Oregon Women Only) & Call for Submissions

CALYX is hosting a poetry prize for Oregon women poets. The submission period is September 1-31, 2009. Applicants should send a complete unpublished book manuscript (75-125 pages) with biographical data and a $25 entry fee (payable in check or money order) to CALYX Poetry Book Prize, PO Box B, Corvallis, OR 97339. Manuscripts will be read blind—do not put your name and address on any pages, only on a separate cover letter. Final judge for the poetry book contest will be announced in July 2009. CALYX editors will read and select up to 10-15 finalists to send to the final judge who will select the prize winning manuscript. It is possible the judge could decide not to select a winner. The winning manuscript will be announced in February 2010. The winner will receive a CALYX Books contract for publication of the manuscript in Fall 2010 and a $500 award. Additionally, we are also open for poetry and prose submissions from women writers around the country from October 1 to December 31. We are open to art submissions and book reviews year-round. More information on all of these can be found at...

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Call for Submissions from Women Writers for Anthology

Press Pause Now™ is accepting submissions for its first anthology. Press Pause Now™ is a unique retreat, workshop, and coaching program whose purpose is to help successful women rethink, refocus, and reenergize their lives. Main Focus Life is about change. As human beings we’re always changing, growing, transforming, and transitioning our lives – whether we’re seeking a new job, new career, or new direction. Whether it’s our circumstances that lead us to take a new path or a desire to pursue a goal or dream, we learn that as women we have the power to choose who we want to be, what we want to do, and what kind of life we want to lead. This inspirational and motivational collection of essays and articles will focus on stories about women and their “press pause moments,” those points of transition when they have decided to take a different path, pursue a passion, or go after a goal or dream. The catalyst and outcome of the journey may be personal, professional, or both. Most importantly we are looking for diversity in the types of stories. We want to hear from all kinds of women doing all kinds of things. (In other words, don’t hesitate for fear your story won’t “fit!”) This anthology will celebrate the “go for it” spirit shared by women everywhere who define success on their own terms and find the strength within themselves and among their network of supporters to make it happen. Guidelines * Nonfiction essays and articles should be between 800 – 2500 words in length, double-spaced. * Only email submissions will be accepted and should be sent electronically as attachments (word or pdf format) to anne@presspausenow.com. Please put the word ‘Anthology’ in the subject line. * Please include a 65-70 word bio as you would like it to appear in the published anthology should your submission be accepted. You may include a website address for consideration. * You will greatly increase your chances of inclusion if you take care to proofread your work and run a spell check prior to submitting. * You may submit up to two essays or articles for consideration. Each submission should be sent in a separate email. * Deadline for submissions is midnight September 25, 2009. * Publication is anticipated by early 2010. * You can stay up-to-date about the anthology’s progress at www.ppnanthologyseries.wordpress.com. About the Editor Anne Witkavitch is currently president of C-Suite Communications, a strategic marketing and communications firm, and founder of Press Pause Now™, a life design and coaching program that helps successful women rethink, refocus, and reenergize their lives. She is a former Fortune 100 communications executive. Anne’s press pause story began when she decided to...

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Best of the Best Ebook Contest

Editor Jennifer’s first Best of the Best Ebook Contest is up and running! First Prize: $250 The Basics: Contest open to all self-published or independent e-press published novels. Your novel must be available to the public for purchase before you enter. Winner will receive $250 USD. Each of 30 semi-finalists will have their novels showcased for a day on the Editor Jennifer website – including their book’s image, a 250 word description, and a link to the site where it can be purchased. The Rules: 1. Deadline for entries: midnight, PST, August 31st, 2009. 2. Entries must be received directly from the author either in print form or as a PDF file. 3. Along with your novel, submit your name, a one-paragraph bio, a 250 word description of your novel and a link to the site where it can be purchased. 4. Thirty semi-finalists will appear, one per day, on the Editor Jennifer website, starting October 1st, 2009. 5. The winner will be announced November 1st, 2009. Send questions and submissions to: Email...

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Real Simple’s Life Lessons Essay Contest

I’m writing today to announce Real Simple’s second annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and to ask that you publicize this opportunity widely within your community. The Life Lessons column, which reaches more than two million readers monthly, has featured noted authors such as Mary Gordon, Jane Smiley, Ann Patchett, and many others. We invite all non-fiction writers to submit their work for consideration and potential publication in Real Simple, in the company of these distinguished authors. The topic of this year’s essay is: When did you first realize that you had become a grown-up? Whether the experience was difficult, funny, easy, or bittersweet, share your lesson and you could win. The winning essay is scheduled to appear in the April 2010 issue of Real Simple magazine. The winner will also receive a $3,000 cash prize; roundtrip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, and tickets to a Broadway play; and lunch with Real Simple editors. To enter, please send a typed, double-spaced submission of no more than 1,500 words, preferably as a Microsoft Word attachment, to lifelessons@realsimple.com. The contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. who are 19 or older at the time of entry. It began at 12:01AM this past May 1 and runs through 11:50PM on September 7, 2009. For complete contest rules, please visit...

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Gemini Magazine NO-FEE Flash Fiction Contest

Gemini Magazine (www.gemini-magazine.com) is pleased to announce its NO-FEE Flash Fiction Contest. Grand Prize is $100 and publication in the October issue of Gemini. Three (3) Honorable Mentions will also be published in the October issue. Stories must be 1,000 words or less and may be written in any style or theme as long as they are previously unpublished. Deadline is August 31, 2009. Send within body of email to contest@gemini-magazine.com. One entry per writer. Do not include bio. More info at www.gemini-magazine.com/contest. Gemini Magazine is an online journal of the arts highlighting a wide variety of fiction, poetry and more. We welcome creative fiction and nonfiction submissions from both new and established writers. Submissions other than contest entries should be sent to submissions@gemini-magazine.com. More info at...

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