Posts made in July, 2009

Serena McDonald Kennedy Award

www.snakenationpress.org/guidelines.html No more than 50,000 word novella or 200 page manuscript of short stories will be accepted. Any well written manuscript on any topic will be considered. Previously published works may be entered. An entry fee of $25 must accompany the submission. $1,000 award and publication Deadline: July 30, 2009 Mailing Address: Snake Nation Press 2920 North Oak Street Valdosta, Georgia...

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Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Competition 2009

www.comstockreview.org/nilescompetition.html Winner receives $1,000 and 50 copies of chapbook Each entrant also receives a copy of the winning chapbook. Entry Fee is $25 per Chapbook Deadline: Postmark September 30, 2009 Contest 2009 Final Judge: Kathleen Bryce Niles All chapbooks are screened by the editors of The Comstock Review Submit Manuscripts only between August 1 & September 30 to: Chapbook Contest, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. RULES 1. Submissions must be unpublished as a collection, but individual poems may have been previously published in journals. We will consider simultaneous submissions as long as the poet notifies us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. 2. Submit 25-34 pages of poetry, one single-spaced page equals 38 lines maximum, including spacing between lines. Poems may run longer than 1 page. 3. Do not count title page, acknowledgments, dedication, or bio in the page count Manuscripts either too short or too long will be disqualified. 4. Do not send illustrations, photos, or any other graphics attached to the poems. You may submit a table of contents, which may list the manuscript name only, not the poet’s name (not counted in page total for manuscript). Manuscripts should be paginated and secured with a binder clip; no staples or plastic covers. 5. Include 2 cover pages: 1 with manuscript title, poet’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address; second with title only. 6. List acknowledgments on a separate, removable page with same identifying information. Acknowledgement page is not sent to screening editors. 7. Poet’s name should not appear on poems. 8. Include #10 SASE for results only. NO manuscripts will be returned. GUIDELINES: & GENERAL INFORMATION: *Words of Explanation have been added due to numerous e-mail requests. We don’t mean to be confusing! * PAGE LENGTH: Poems may be more than one page but each page should not contain more than 38 lines & spaces. Title of poem is not counted in poem’s length on a page. Poems should not be double spaced. Total amount of pages of poetry should be between 25 and 34 pages. (Do not count title page, acknowledgements, dedication or bio in the page length. Do not send illustrations, photos or any other graphics attached to the poems.) Initial and final judging will be “blind.” The manuscript is judged on its own merits, not publication credits or name of author. Identifying cover sheet and acknowledgement page will be removed before submission to any of the judges. However, it is important that previously published poems are credited on the removable acknowledgement sheet. (*None of these pages will be counted in manuscript length) Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as the poet notifies us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere so his or her manuscript does...

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Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred

www.mertoninstitute.org/merton_prize.php What is poetry of the sacred? Poetry that expresses, directly or indirectly, a sense of the holy or that, by its mode of expression, evokes the sacred. The tone may be religious, prophetic, or contemplative. Contest Guidelines Deadline for submissions: Received by December 31, 2009. First Prize, $500; Three Honorable Mention Prizes, $100 each. Winning Poems will be published in The Merton Seasonal, a publication of scholarly articles about noted spiritual leader Thomas Merton and will be posted on the Merton Institute web site: www.mertoninstitute.org. Only ONE unpublished poem type written in English may be submitted. Please limit the poem to no more than 100 lines. Type your name, address, phone number, FAX number, email address, and the title of your poem on a cover page. Attach (1) one copy of your titled poem to the cover page. Submit your poem on a page with no identifying information. All identifying information should be on your cover page. Submit poem to: Merton Institute, 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206 or email to: vhurst@mertoninstitute.org as a Word 2003 document attachment. No Faxed entries will be accepted. No poems will be returned. Poems will be judged on literary excellence, spiritual tenor, and human authenticity. Winners will be announced by April 1, 2010. Please visit the Institute website for contest results. All contestants will be notified via email of the contest...

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The Paumanok Poetry Award

The Visiting Writers Program at Farmingdale State College is pleased to announce the nineteenth annual competition for The Paumanok Poetry Award www.farmingdale.edu/campuspages/ArtsSciences/AcademicDepartments/EnglishHumanities/paward.html One First Prize $1500 and expenses for a reading in our 2010 – 2011 series Two Second Prizes $750 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,...

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The Ledge 2009 Poetry Chapbook Competition

http://www.theledgemagazine.com/print%202009%20Poetry%20Chapbook%20guidelines.html 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 2010. 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 2010. POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 31, 2009. SEND ENTRIES TO: The Ledge 2009 Poetry Chapbook Competition, 40 Maple Ave., Bellport, NY...

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