Posts made in April, 2010

2nd Annual: Go! Magazine Writing Contest 2010

2nd annual Go! Writing Contest 2010 Magazine   (special prize for best entry by student writer age 13 through 18)   $500 prize for best short story (fi ction) ~ $500 prize for best article (nonfi ction)$500 prize for best short story (fi ction) ~ $500 prize for best article (nonfi ction) (special prize for best entry by student writer age 13 through 18)   Go! transportation magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org), published by Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation. Its our 2nd annual writing contest; you can see last year’s entries here: http://www.go-explore-trans.org/2009/june/index.cfm. Both students and professional writers are encouraged to submit pieces to the nonfiction and fiction categories. We offer $500 prizes for both categories. Students can win an additional $500 bookstore gift certificate (which can be used by anybody regardless of location, as purchases can be made through the Iowa State bookstore website — http://www.isubookstore.com — or by phone). The flyer with contest rules is available at http://www.go-explore-trans.org/writing-contest-flyer-2010.pdf. The entry deadline is May 28,...

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Experience Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2010 Contest

Contest Deadline: May 4th Prize: A set of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2010 shortlisted books and a jeroboam of champagne. Details: Pen a spiffing title for a ‘new’ Wodehouse novel (either on twitter or via the comments area) by 4th May. The winner will be announced on the 7th May. Website:...

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The ‘High Prairie Poets New Mexico State Poetry Society Bi-Monthly Contests’

Next Contest is: MAY 20, 2010 ELIGIBILITY: All Poets; U.S. and Worldwide. Poems must be in English, aligned on left margin of paper, (Do Not Center Poem on Page). 12 point font is a must. Titles of Poems Should Look like this: “Life as a Jelly Bean”; Not Like: “LIFE AS A JELLY BEAN”. DEADLINE: Postmarked by the 20th of the month. LINE LIMIT: At this time there is a 25 line limit. ENTRY FEE: $2.00 entry fee for the first poem and $1.00 for each additional poem. No email entries. PRIZES: $20.00 WINNER…TWO HM’S…NO POEMS PUBLISHED. SUBMISSION: Please send two (2) copies of each poem (poet‘s choice), ONE BLANK and the other with NAME, ADDRESS and TITLE OF POEM. Do not send cover letter or biography. One poem on a page, 66 characters per line. No Themes. No Obscene language. NOTIFICATION: By the tenth of the following month, IF you include an SASE. Always include a “SASE”. JUDGING: Qualified, blind judging; Judge’s decisions are final. NEXT CONTEST: MAY 20, 2010. Send all entries to: CAROL DEE MEEKS Silver Arrow Estates 2601 South Elm Place, Apt. #108 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012 Any entries not following these Guidelines will be...

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2010 Codhill Press Poetry Chapbook Award

Contest Deadline: November 30, 2010 This year’s prize: $1000 cash and 50 copies of the winning submission. This year’s judge: Pauline Uchmanowicz Manuscripts are judged anonymously. Codhill Press will consider all finalists for publication. Please visit http://www.codhill.com/award2009.html for a list of last year’s winner and finalists. Here are the contest guidelines: The competition is open to any poet who writes in English. Previously published poems with proper acknowledgment are acceptable. Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible. Poets should submit twenty to thirty pages (no more than one poem per page) plus SASE for contest results and $25 reading fee. Manuscripts should be on good quality white paper, paginated consecutively, with a table of contents and acknowledgments and bound with a clip. Include two cover pages, one with the title of the manuscript alone, and a second with your name, address, phone number, and email address, together with the title. Your name must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript. Entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2010. No UPS or FedEx. You may include a SASE postcard for confirmation. Manuscripts will not be returned. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but Codhill Press must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Mail manuscript and entry fee to: Pauline Uchmanowicz Codhill Poetry Chapbook Prize P.O. Box 280 Bloomington, NY 12411-0280 Contest Procedures and Ethical Concerns: Codhill Press is committed to safeguarding the integrity of its contest. You should not enter if you have studied with the judge or received her help in shaping a manuscript. Similarly, in order to avoid any impropriety, the judge is instructed to set aside any manuscript she has had a hand in creating. Codhill subscribes to the CLMP contest code of ethics, and agrees to 1. conduct our contest as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2. provide clear and specific contest guidelines–defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3. make the mechanics of the selection process available to the public. Other things to consider: Before you submit a manuscript to the Codhill competition, please read the work of the poets we publish. We publish a diversity of approaches, from the formal to the openly experimental. Codhill has published books by poets in academe and by poets having no connection to academics. We have published books that are accessible and ones that are abstract and demanding–and the range between. All publications rely on vivid language use, a musicality, technique, importance of content, and a willingness to take risks. Visit the website:...

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Get your poem published by Frontenac House in *Extravaganza*!

CALGARY, CANADA –(PR.com)– Do you have a poem pacing about in the confines of your computer or your mind? Is it wild? Gentle? Hilarious? Tragic? Insane? Serious? Abstract? Concrete? All of the above? Or is it something completely different? Submit it to Wattpad and you may get published! Be sure to include the tag poetrycontest. The winners will be determined by Frontenac House. Submissions must be original, in English, and may not have been previously published anywhere else. Contest deadline July 31, 2010. Winners will be announced on September 15, 2010. The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Frontenac House and the Quartet poetry series. To celebrate, Frontenac extended its usual quartet to ten books – Dektet 2010 – released this April. But that’s not all. Frontenac has joined forces with Wattpad to create *Extravaganza!*, a unique poetry competition that invites young poets from all over the planet to upload and share their best poem. The winning poems will be published in *Extravaganza!*, a Frontenac House poetry book to be released towards the end of 2010. The book will be published in digital formats as well as a limited edition print version. About Wattpad Founded in 2006, Wattpad’s vision is to revolutionize the way we publish and read written works. The material on Wattpad is created by the community of users. Anyone can publish what they have written – a romantic story, a fan fiction, poetry or a novel – and read by anyone. All the content is easily accessible on Wattpad’s website (www.wattpad.com), mobile site (m.wattpad.com) or through the Wattpad application available on all mobile devices including Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and more. About Frontenac House Frontenac House (http://frontenachouse.com) is a dynamic Calgary-based literary press that publishes poetry, aviation history, political satire and fine art books. Frontenac House made its debut as a poetry press in 2001 with the publication of its first four poetry books, Quartet 2001. The Quartets have become an annual event; Quartet books and poets have won or been nominated for most of the major poetry prizes in the country, including the Stephan Stephansson Award, the Trillium Poetry Prize, and the Griffin Poetry Prize. For further information, contact Lyn Cadence at lyn@cadencepr.ca or Tel.# 403.465.2345....

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