Posts made in June, 2010

2010 RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest — 7th Year!

2010 RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest — 7th Year! For an unpublished short story (up to 5,000 words) Winner Receives: $500 cash Trophy Publication in Open City Judged by Rick Rofihe 2010 Contest Assistant: Carolyn Wilsey Carolyn Wilsey has read fiction for Esquire and Swink Guidelines –Stories should be typed, double-spaced, on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with the author’s name and contact information on the first page and name and story title on the upper right corner of remaining pages. –Submissions must be postmarked by October 15, 2010 –Limit one submission per author –Author must not have been previously published in Open City –Mail submissions to: RRofihe 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1412  New York, NY 10012 –Enclose self addressed stamped business envelope to receive names of winner and honorable mentions –All manuscripts are non-returnable and will be recycled. –Reading fee is $10. Check or money order payable to RRofihe Rick Rofihe is the author of FATHER MUST, a collection of short stories published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, Open City, Swink, Unsaid, and on epiphanyzine.com, slushpilemag.com, and fictionaut.com. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, SPY, and The East Hampton Star, and on mrbellersneighborhood.com. A recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award, he has taught MFA writing at Columbia University. He currently teaches privately in New York City, and is an advisor to the Vilcek Foundation for their 2011 prizes in the field of literature. Rick is the editor of the new online literary journal, anderbo.com. Visit the website for details:...

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2010 Anderbo Poetry Prize

2010 Anderbo Poetry Prize For up to six unpublished poems Guidelines: http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2010.html Guidelines: –Poems should be typed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper with the poet’s   name and contact information on the upper right corner   of each poem –Entries must be postmarked by December 15, 2010 –Limit six poems per poet –Poet must not have been previously published on   anderbo.com –Mail submissions to: Anderbo Poetry Prize 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1412 New York, NY 10012 –Enclose self-addressed stamped business envelope to   receive names of winner and honorable mentions –All entries are non-returnable and will be recycled –Reading fee is $10. Check or money order payable   to RRofihe   Winner receives: $500 cash Publication on anderbo.com Judged by Linda Bierds 2010 Contest Assistant: Anderbo Poetry Editor Charity Burns Linda Bierds’ eighth book of poetry, Flight: New and Selected Poems, was published in 2008 by Putnam’s. Her awards include four Pushcart Prizes, the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Emily Clark Balch Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill, the Guggenheim, and the MacArthur foundations, and twice from the NEA. She is a professor of English at the University of Washington. Charity Burns Contest Assistant Charity Burns, Anderbo’s Poetry Editor, earned her MFA in poetry from the University of Florida. Her poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, Madison Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and West Branch. Charity’s blog is The Beauty Works Project. She lives in New York City. Guidelines: http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2010.html...

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Canadian Tales Of The Fantastic Short Story Competition

Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2010 Canadian Tales of the Fantastic Short Story Competition. To be considered, a story must have two things. First, it must contain an element of the Fantastic; second, it must be identifiably Canadian. An element of the Fantastic is self-explanatory, but what is ‘Identifiably Canadian’? If the story is written by a Canadian, or written about Canadians, or takes place in Canada, then it meets the ‘Identifiably Canadian’ condition. Prizes and Publication: First place pays $500. Second place pays $150 and the third pays $100. Ten Honourable mention prizes of $25.00 will also be awarded. All winning entries will be published by Red Tuque Books in the upcoming anthology, ‘Canadian Tales Of The Fantastic’. Winners will receive a complementary copy of the anthology in addition to the prize money. Winners will be contacted by February 28th, 2011. Results will posted on the Red Tuque Books website by March 31st, 2011. Submission requirements: The contest closes December 31st, 2010. Entries post marked later that December 31st will not be considered. All entries will be read. Those received before October 31st, 2010, will have at least two opportunities to make the short list. Depending on the volume of entries, entries received after this date may only get one reading. The entry fee is $15 for one manuscript, $25 for two, or $30 for three. Three is the maximum number of manuscripts that can be submitted by any one author. The judging is blind, so it is possible for one author to have up to three winning entries. All manuscripts must be original, unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, between 1,500 and 5,000 words. The authors retain their copyright, but first-print rights are granted to Red Tuque Books for the anthology. All submissions must be sent via regular mail. Email submissions will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but Red Tuque Books must be notified in writing, prior to the February announcement, if a manuscript has been accepted for publication elsewhere. Entries will be judged anonymously. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet with the author’s name, complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, the title of the piece, and the word count. Manuscripts will not be returned and no entry confirmation will be given unless requested. Please provide a SASE or e-mail address when requesting confirmation. Entry fees must be submitted by mail with their accompanying manuscripts. Payment is in Canadian funds. Personal cheques, bank drafts, and money orders, should be drawn on a Canadian Bank. Please make payable to Red Tuque Books Inc. Send manuscript(s), along with the...

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Women in Judaism’s First Annual Fiction and Non-fiction Competition

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary is now accepting submissions for its 2010 annual writing competition. The e-journal is looking for unpublished submissions of short fiction, poetry, and essays on Jewish themes that touch the lives and experiences of Jewish women. www.womeninjudaism.org   PRIZES:   Short Fiction First Place: $250 Second Place: $100 Third Place: $50   Poetry First Place: $250 Second Place: $100 Third Place: $50   Essays First Place: $250 Second Place: $100 Third Place: $50   Winning entries will be published in the two yearly issues of the journal.   GENERAL GUIDELINES: We accept only electronic submissions. Send submissions to the journal’s editor-in-chief, Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon: dina.eylon@utoronto.ca Submit one short story/poem/essay per entry fee. Multiple submissions are allowed. All styles and forms are accepted. No simultaneous submissions are allowed. Submissions should arrive by email before the set deadline.   DEADLINE: September 1, 2010.   FORMAT: All entries should be in Word or RTF with author’s full name, address, phone number, and email address, appearing on the first page of each entry.   ENTRY FEE: $10 (US/CAD) fee for each short story or essay. $5 (US/CAD) for each poem. Form of payment: Use PayPal on the journal’s website (see the Donate button at the bottom of each webpage), or mail a money order payable to Women in Judaism at the following address: Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal 1136-3 Centre St., Ste. 246 Thornhill, ON L4J 3M8 Canada   Contact: Dr. Dina Ripsman Eylon Email: dina.eylon@utoronto.ca  Visit the website:...

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Free Writing Contest – “Summer Nights”

What do the words summer nights conjure up for you? Besides the famous Grease musical, there’s so much more that summer nights are good for. Full of romance, adventure, freedom from school and running around with friends, summer nights are what we look back on fondly and look forward to with longing. Share your summer nights –whether real or not – with other members! For this writing contest, all genres are welcome! There are no page limits in this contest – so feel free to write as long or as short as you like. You may enter more than one book in the contest, but an author can only have one book in the top ten. Get ready quick because this contest is only one month long! Of course, we have wonderful prizes to give out: $800 for first place; $500 for second place; and $300 for third place. Timeline: Community Voting – June 7, 2010, to July 7, 2010 Jury Voting– July 7, 2010, to July 21, 2010 Not ready to join in? You can still help your fellow BookRixers by reading their contest books and voting for your favorite stories. Our readers choose the top ten stories, which then will be reviewed by our independent jury. In addition, we will have a certain number of wildcards in this contest. That means that not only the top ten stories with the highest amount of votes will be given to the jury, but also some good books (without as many votes as the top ten) will go to the jury. You also could win prizes for voting — when you vote, you enter into a raffle to win one of ten Amazon gift cards worth $20. $1,600.00 in cash prizes for authors. 10 Amazon gift cards each worth $20 for 10 randomly-selected readers. Visit the website for contest details:...

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