AWARDS/CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS 12/08/08

10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF FRESHWATER

www.acc.commnet.edu/freshwater.htm.

Seeks imaginative, original, well-crafted poetry. Editors’ Prize: $200.
Send up to five unpublished poems with bio, contact info, e-mail, and
sase for notification only. Deadline: December 15. Payment: 2 copies.
Sample copy: $7. For complete submission guidelines visit website.

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FULTON PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION

http://theadirondackreview.com/FultonPrize.html

$10 ENTRY FEE
The winner will receive $400 and publication in The
Adirondack Review. Entrants whose stories receive honorable
mention will also have their stories published in The
Adirondack Review. In addition, they will be awarded an
honorarium of $30. Contest deadline: January 31, 2009.
Winners will be announced during the summer. Prizes will
be awarded in conjunction with the publication of Volume X,
No. 3 of The Adirondack Review (Fall, 2009).

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LIMNISA WRITING COMPETITION

http://www.limnisa.com/writing

ENTRY FEE £5
Entry must be the author’s original, unpublished work of
fiction of not more than 3,000 words. English only. Deadline
March 1, 2009. Optional extra fee of £15 (so £20 in total) for
an evaluation of your story by Philip Wooderson, 
(www.philipwooderson.com), published author and creative
writing tutor.

1st Prize: One week Holiday in self catering Seaview Apartment
with terrace and two double bedrooms, 3 minutes from the Beach
in Methana, Greece (2 hours by ferry from Piraeus).

2nd Prize: Free single place on one Week Creative Writing
Holiday at Seaside Location on Methana, Greece.

Five runners up will get a 25% discount on the same one Week
Creative Writing Holiday.

The winning stories will be published on our new writers’
website, starting this winter. Though all contest entries
will also be considered for publication (subject to permission
by authors). First 50 entrants to the competition are invited
to become founder members of the new creative writers’ site
with no first six months’ subscription.

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KATHY FISH FLASH FICTION FELLOWSHIP

http://smokelong.com/features/2008/11/announcing-2009-kathy-fish-fellowship.html

NO ENTRY FEE
The winner of the 2009 Kathy Fish Fellowship will be considered
a “writer in residence” at SmokeLong for each of the four
issues to be published in 2009. Each issue will include one
flash by the Fellowship winner. The winner of the Fellowship
will receive $500, to be paid as follows: $100 on announcement
of the winner, and $100 upon publication of each of the four
issues in 2009. The winner will be announced January 20, 2009.
Deadline December 20, 2008. This award is open to any writer
not previously published in SmokeLong Quarterly. Applications
should include five samples of your flash fiction (stories of
a thousand words or less). These samples may be unpublished or
previously published in venues other than SmokeLong Quarterly.  

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ROOMS OUTLAST US POETRY PRIZE

http://roomsoutlastus.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/chapbook-contest/

$15 ENTRY FEE
The winning submission, chosen by Rooms’ editors, will be
published by Articles Press, its parent non-profit
organization and publisher.  The chapbook will receive a
first printing of 200 copies to be sold for $5 each on the
Rooms and Articles websites. Each entrant receives a one-year
subscription to ROOMS. The winner of the contest will
receive half the proceeds from the contest and 25 copies
of the chapbook.  We keep a running tally of the number of
submissions received which you can see online. Deadline
March 15, 2009.

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PARADISE LOST OR FOUND CONTEST

http://www.gulfwriters.org/news/events/Writing%20Contest%202008_09%20GCWA.pdf

Entry Fee:
Members: $10 for 1st submission/ $5 for each additional
Non-members: $20 for 1st submission/$10 for each additional

FIRST PRIZE ($100 cash plus a $300 gift)
SECOND PRIZE ($50 cash plus assorted gifts)
THIRD PRIZE ($25 cash)
Deadline January 31, 2009. Writing Contest is open to GCWA
members and the public. Winners must be present, March
28, 2009, to accept awards. Fiction / Nonfiction – 800 to
2,000 words. Poetry – 40 lines maximum.

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HIBERNATING WITH WORDS

http://www.pandorascollective.com/contest.html

ENTRY FEES:
Adults – $5/poem
Teens (14 to 19) – $4/poem
Children (13 and under) – $3/poem

Deadline Jan 15, 2009. Winners announced Feb 15, 2009.
Poems can be of any theme or form as long as they do not
exceed the forty line max.

Prizes:
Adults – 1st: $100 & publication
2nd: $50 & publication, 3rd: publication.

Teens (ages 14-19) – 1st: $70 & publication
2nd: $35 & publication, 3rd: publication.

Children (13 and under) – 1st: $40 & publication
2nd:  $20 & publication, 3rd: publication.

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ACROSTIC STORY CONTEST

http://www.bmts.com/~brucedale/contest.htm

$5 ENTRY FEE
Theme: According to my boss…

Anyone who writes can enter this contest. Bosses, workers,
unemployed, self-employed, students, as long as they create
a narrative with beginning, middle, and end, using the
sequence of the English alphabet. Careful! Do limit your
story to 26 sentences. Entries must ARRIVE at The Brucedale
Press by Canada Post on or before January 31, 2009.

First prize Twenty-five per cent of the entry fees.
Second prize Fifteen per cent of the entry fees.
Third prize Ten per cent of the entry fees.
The judges may award up to three honourable mentions.
Authors of all published stories receive a one-year
subscription [two issues] to The Leaf.

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CHILDREN’S WRITER NONFICTION SPORTS CONTEST

http://www.childrenswriter.com/contests.htm

0 to $10 ENTRY FEE
A nonfiction article on a sports topic for age 9, to 750
words. Convey the excitement and appeal of a sport, along
with some educational aspect–such as history, strategy,
people, or equipment. Winners will be selected on age-
appropriateness, use of language, clarity, originality,
and the overall quality of writing. Entries should be fun
and informative. Publishability is the ultimate criterion.
Entries must be received by February 28, 2009. Current
subscribers to Children’s Writer enter free. For all others,
the entry fee is $13, which includes an 8-month subscription.
Winners will be announced in the July 2009 issue. Prizes:
$250 for first place plus publication in Children’s Writer;
$100 for second place; and $50 for third and fourth places.

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ELIZABETH CURRY PRIZE

$500/$350/$100 poetry prizes for the 4th annual ELIZABETH
CURRY PRIZE published by SLAB literary magazine. Deadline:
December 1. Submit up to 3 poems for each $10 reading fee
(includes a 2-year subscription) to: SLAB, English Dept., 314 SWC,
Slippery Rock, PA 16057. View guidelines and past winners at http://slablitmag.org.

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$4,000 PLUS PUBLICATION BY NEW MILLENNIUM WRITINGS

(www.newmillenniumwritings.com). Best Poem: $1,000; Fiction:

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$1,000; NONFICTION: $1,000; SHORT-SHORT FICTION: $1,000.

 Enter online at www.writingawards.com or follow these guidelines:
No restrictions on content or style. Send between now and midnight
November 17 (postmark OK). Include $17 check payable to NMW for
each story or nonfiction piece (6,000 words max, except in the short
-short fiction category-1,000 words max) or set of 3 poems (5 pages max).
Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome. Include name, phone,
address, e-mail, and category entered on cover page or letter.
Send to: NMW, Room A, P.O. Box 2463, Knoxville, TN, 37901.
Provide e-mail address or SASE for results. Deadline may be extended one-time only.

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3RD ANNUAL BURNSIDE REVIEW FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST.

Judge: Charles D’Ambrosio. Contest runs September 15-December 31.
Submit up to 10,000 words. Winner receives $200 and 25 copies.
Entry fee of $15. Complete details are available on our Web site,
www.burnsidereview.org or by mail: P.O. Box 1782, Portland, OR 97207.

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3RD ANNUAL SMITH COLLEGE POETRY PRIZE FOR MASSACHUSETTS HIGH SCHOOL

Girls in 10th and 11th grades. Award: $500 plus opportunity
to read poem at Smith College. Judge: Paul Muldoon. No entry fee.
Submissions: October 1-December 15. For complete guidelines,
eligibility, required entry form: www.smith.edu/poetrycenter/highschoolprize.html.
Sponsored by the Poetry Center at Smith College.

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10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF FRESHWATER

Seeks imaginative, original, well-crafted poetry. Editors’ Prize: $200.
Send up to five unpublished poems with bio, contact info, e-mail,
and sase for notification only. Deadline: December 15.
Payment: 2 copies. Sample copy: $7.
For complete submission guidelines, visit www.acc.commnet.edu/freshwater.htm.

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11TH GIVAL PRESS POETRY AWARD.

 Deadline: December 15 (postmarked); prize: $1,000 plus author’s copies
for best original poetry manuscript in English of at least 45 pages;
reading fee $20 per entry (by check or credit card).
Visit Web site: www.givalpress.com; e-mail: givalpress@yahoo.com;
call (703) 351-0079 for complete guidelines.

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13TH ANNUAL PAVEMENT SAW CHAPBOOK AWARD.

Winner receives $500 and 50 chapbooks. Deadline: December 31.
All entrants are mailed two chapbooks or one full-length book.
Submit up to 32 pages of poetry and $15 to Pavement Saw Press,
321 Empire St., Montpelier, OH 43543.
Guidelines and online submissions: www.pavementsaw.org.
Questions: info@pavementsaw.org.

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2008 LAUREATE PRIZE FOR POETRY:

Postmark deadline: December 31. 3 poems, address for results (no SASE, please),
contact information, a brief bio, and $15 reading fee. Winner receives
$300 plus publication in the National Poetry Review.
C. J. Sage, TNPR, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, California 95001-2080.
See www.nationalpoetryreview.com for complete guidelines.

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2008 ORPHIC PRIZE FOR POETRY,

 48-80 pages and $25 reading fee. Winner gets $1,000, publication, 20 copies.
All entries will be considered for publication.
Send to: Dream Horse Press, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001.
Always before sending, please read full guidelines at www.dreamhorsepress.com.

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2009 BLODGETT WAXWING PRIZE

in fiction at the King’s English, an award-winning online literary journal.
Its authors have been selected for Best of the Web 2008 anthology and nominated for Pushcart Prize.
First prize: $500; second: $100. Entry fee: $15/story. No word limit.
Deadline: December 31. Guidelines at www.thekingsenglish.org.

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2009 BURNING BUSH POETRY PRIZE

 honors poetry that inspires us to work for social and economic justice.
First Prize: $200 and publication. Honorable mentions: published online.
Submit 3 poems, any style/length/form.
Send $10 contest fee, SASE, name/address, titles on index card by June 1, 2009, to
BB Publications, P.O. Box 4658, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Web site: www.bbbooks.com.

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ANNOUNCING THE 16TH ANNUAL TENNESSEE CHAPBOOK PRIZE.

 20-24-page manuscripts of poetry and/or short plays welcome.
Winner published in Poems & Plays #16, March 2009. Author receives 50 copies.
All participants receive copy of issue. Send entries (with SASE, acknowledgments, and $15) by November 30.
To: Poems & Plays, Gaylord Brewer, Editor, English Dept., Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.

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ANOTHER CHICAGO MAGAZINE, CHICAGO LITERARY AWARDS:

 Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Another Chicago Magazine are given annually for a poem and short story.
Submit up to 3 poems or 1 short story with a $12 entry fee, payable to Chicago Literary Awards, by December 31, 11:59 pm.
Additional poems may be submitted for $5 each, short stories for $10.
Matthew Zapruder will judge poetry, Michael Martone for fiction. Include a SASE for contest results.
Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL 60613.
Web site: www.anotherchicagomagazine.org.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES. SCRATCH: INNOVATIVE MONTHLY WRITING CONTEST

 itching to discover new talent for growing journal and international anthology.
Professional industry judges award $150 first place and publication.
Top 3 monthly winners considered for anthology. Small fee to enter. Deadline: 22nd each month.
For details, go to: www.scratchcontest.net.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LUMINA, SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE’S

graduate literary journal of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, is accepting submissions
for its 2009 issue and poetry contest, judged by Ilya Kaminsky.
Deadline: November 15. For more information, visit www.slc.edu/lumina.

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CERVENA BARVA PRESS FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST.

Winner receives $100 and 25 copies. Entry Fee: $12. Deadline: January 31, 2009.
Check guidelines at: www.cervenabarvapress.com/submissions.htm or send
SASE for guidelines to: Cervena Barva Press, P.O. Box 440357, West Somerville, MA 02144-3222.
Web site: www.cervenabarvapress.com.

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CERVENA BARVA PRESS POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST.

 Winner receives $100 and 25 copies. Entry Fee: $11. Deadline: January 31, 2009.
Check guidelines at: www.cervenabarvapress.com/submissions.htm or send
SASE for guidelines to: Cervena Barva Press, P.O. Box 440357, West Somerville, MA 02144-3222.
Web site: www.cervenabarvapress.com.

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CODHILL PRESS CHAPBOOK PRIZE.

 PRIZE: $500 and 50 copies. Final judge: Pauline Uchmanowicz. Entry fee: $20.
Deadline: November 30. Submit 20-30 pages (1 poem per page), table of contents,
2 cover pages (1 with title only),and SASE to Codhill Press Chapbook Prize,
P.O. Box 280, Bloomington, NY 12411-0280. For complete guidelines, see www.codhill.com.

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CONNECTICUT RIVER REVIEW POETRY CONTEST.

Submit up to 3 unpublished poems, 80-line limit each, by March 1, 2009.
Two copies each, one only with contact info. $15, check made out to CPS.
Prizes of $400, $200, and $100 and publication in Connecticut River Review.
CT River Review Poetry Contest, CPS, P.O. Box 270554, W. Hartford, CT 06127.
Web site: www.ct-poetry-society.org.

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THE CONVERSE COLLEGE

creative writing program announces the JULIA PETERKIN AWARD IN FICTION.
Prize of $1,000 plus expenses for a reading in fall 2009. To enter, send up to 18 pages
of fiction (one short story or novel chapter), cover letter with name and contact information,
and $15 handling fee payable to Converse College English Department.
Deadline: February 15, 2009. Send: Julia Peterkin Award, English Dept., Converse College, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
Guidelines: www.converse.edu/Academics/majors/PeterkinJuliaAward.html.

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CUTBANK

is pleased to announce three awards: THE PATRICIA GOEDICKE PRIZE IN POETRY,
THE MONTANA PRIZE IN FICTION, AND THE MONTANA PRIZE IN CREATIVE NONFICTION.
Submissions accepted December 1, 2008-February 28, 2009. Winners receive $500 and publication in Cutbank 71.
$13 entry fee includes subscription. For full guidelines and announcement of judges, please visit www.cutbankonline.org.

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FOURTH GENRE: EXPLORATIONS IN NONFICTION.

5TH ANNUAL EDITORS’ PRIZE. A prize of $1,000 is awarded annually for an essay or memoir;
winning and runner-up entries will be published in Fourth Genre, spring 2010.
The contest will be judged by Jocelyn Bartkevicius. 6,000-word limit; nonrefundable
$15 entry fee; submissions accepted January 15-February 15, 2009. All entries will be
considered for publication in Fourth Genre. Fourth Genre Editors’ Prize, Dept. of English, Michigan State University,
201 Morrill Hall Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036. E-mail: genre4@msu.edu.
For complete guidelines, visit our Web site: www.msupress.msu.edu/journals/fg.

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HEART POETRY AWARD, $500.

Winner, honorable mentions published spring 2009. Entry fee: $10, covers 3 unpublished poems, reserves issue.
Each page include name, address, phone, e-mail. SASE or Web site announces winners, poems discarded.
Deadline postmark December 31. Sample: $5. Nostalgia Press, 2003 Broughton St., Orangeburg, SC 29115.
Web site: www.nostalgiapress.com; e-mail: heart@sc.rr.com.

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LITERAL LATTÈ FOOD VERSE CONTEST.

 Looking for poems, all styles and subjects, with food as an ingredient. First Prize: $500.
All poems considered for publication. Entry fee: $10 for up to 6 poems.
Send to: Literal Latte FVC, 200 E. 10th St., Ste. 240, NYC 10003.
E-mail: Litlatte@aol.com. Web site: www.literal-latte.com.

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LYRIC FAMILY PRIZE,

 deadline January 15, 2009. One prize package of $300, a signed broadside from our series,
a lifetime subscription, and publication in Lyric will be given for a poem or group of poems.
Submit up to 3 poems with a $10 fee to Lyric Prize, P.O. Box 2494, Bloomington, IN 47402. Web site: www.lyricreview.org.

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MEMOIR (AND) LITERARY JOURNAL CONTEST.

 Memoir: essay, poetry, graphic memoir, lies, and more. Prize: $500.
Reading period November 1, 2008-February 15, 2009. Max 10,000 words.
Entry fee $10. Entries without fee are still considered for publication.
Mail to P.O. Box 1398, Sausalito, CA, 94966-1398.
Detailed guidelines and online submissions at www.memoirjournal.com.

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MERIDIAN,

 the semi-annual from the University of Virginia, is accepting online entries for its
EDITORS’ PRIZE CONTESTS IN POETRY AND FICTION. Deadline: midnight, January 7, 2009.
Winners receive a $1,000 prize and publication; all U.S. entries receive a 1-year subscription.
Entry fee: $16. For full details, visit www.readmeridian.org.

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NINTH ANNUAL CITY WORKS NATIONAL WRITER’S AWARD.

Winner is chosen by our editors, recognized in the journal and at a public reading.
Deadline: February 23, 2009. Prize: $250. Send up to 5 poems or 3 short stories (no more than 3,500 words),
SASE, e-mail address, and a check for $5 to City Works, San Diego City College, 1313 Park Blvd.,
San Diego, CA 92101-4787. Checks payable to: City Works.

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NOEMI PRESS 2009 CHAPBOOK AWARDS IN FICTION AND POETRY

judged by Roberto Tejada (poetry) and Rikki Ducornet (fiction). Deadline: February 15, 2009. Entry fee: $10.
Winner awarded $150 and 25 author’s copies. All manuscripts considered for publication.
For contest guidelines, please visit our Web site: www.noemipress.org.

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OUTRIDER PRESS/TALLGRASS WRITERS GUILD ANTHOLOGIES AWARD

 $1,000-$500 each in poetry and fiction/essays (to 2,500 words) on “Fearsome Fascinations: Paranormal & Otherwise.”
Broadly interpreted; can include reptiles, spiders, ghosts, seances, and irresistible bad boys.
Deadline: February 27, 2009. Copy to published contributors.
Entry: $12/$16, TallGrass members/nonmembers. Complete guidelines: outriderpress@sbcglobal.net.

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PINYON PRESS

 invites submissions for a POETRY BOOK CONTEST to emerging and established writers.
Winner receives publication, cash, and copies. Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages.
A reading fee of $20 includes a subscription to Pinyon. Manuscripts must be postmarked by February 1, 2009.
For a complete list of guidelines, send request to cchrist@mesastate.edu or
Pinyon Press Contest, Languages, Literature and Mass Communications, Mesa State College, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.

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PRISM REVIEW POETRY PRIZE,

$250, publication. Judge: Neil Aitken (The Lost Country of Sight, 2007 Philip Levine Prize).
$10 fee includes subscription; all submissions considered for publication.
Mail 3 poems by December 15 to Prism Review-Poetry Prize, Miller Hall,
1950 Third St., University of La Verne, La Verne, CA 91750. Web site: http://prismreview.blogspot.com.

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RIVER STYX SCHLAFLY BEER MICRO-FICTION CONTEST.

A prize of $1,500, two cases of Schlafly beer, and publication in River Styx is given annually for the best micro-fiction story.
The editors of River Styx will judge. 500 words maximum per story, up to three stories per entry. $20 entry fee.
All entrants receive a one-year subscription to River Styx, postmarked by December 31.
Send to: Richard Newman, Editor, River Styx, 3547 Olive St., Ste. 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. (314) 533-4541.
See Web site for complete guidelines: www.riverstyx.org.

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THE STROKESTOWN INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE-

offers prizes of  approximately $4,000, $2,000, $1,000 for an unpublished poem up to 70 lines. $5 entry.
Closes January 22, 2009. Info, rules, entry forms from Strokestown International Poetry Festival Office,
Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland; or www.strokestownpoetry.org.

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TAMPA REVIEW PRIZE FOR POETRY.

Award: $2,000 (plus royalties), simultaneous hardback/paperback publication, and
selections in Tampa Review for unpublished book manuscript by a new or established poet.
Entry fee: $25. Deadline: December 31 postmark. University of Tampa Press, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606. Web site: http://tampareview.ut.edu/tr_prize.html.

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TENTH ANNUAL NORTHWEST PERSPECTIVES ESSAY.

 Students and open category winners get cash prizes and publication in national publication.
Oregon Quarterly, the magazine of the University of Oregon, invites submissions that address
ideas affecting the Northwest. Entries should be nonfiction, should not have been previously published,
and should be no more than 1,500 words in the student category and 2,000 words in the open category.
Find complete guidelines at www.oregonquarterly.com (click on Essay Contest). Submission entry deadline: January 31, 2009.

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THOMAS MERTON PRIZE FOR POETRY OF THE SACRED.

 First prize: $500. Deadline: December 31. Judge: Wendell Berry. No reading or entry fees.
Submit 1 unpublished poem. Send entries to The Merton Institute, 2117 Payne St., Louisville, KY 40206.
For complete contest rules, call (502) 899-1991 or visit www.mertoninstitute.org.

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TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID SHORT STORY CONTEST.

 Seventeenth year. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $5,350. Top prize $2,000.
Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words.
Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted.
Fee per entry is $15, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: March 31. Judges: J.H. Reid, D.C. Konrad.
Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Short Story Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060.
Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2005-2008). More information: www.winningwriters.com/tomstory.

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WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST.

Eighth annual free contest with a special twist. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $3,336.40. Top prize $1,359. Submit one poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee. Winning entries published online. Judge: Jendi Reiter. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2005-2008). Guidelines and online submission at www.winningwriters.com/wergle.

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THE WRITERS’ CIRCLE, INC.,

a charitable, nonprofit center for writers, announces its poetry competition. Deadline: December 29.
Firstplace: $200. Secondplace: $100. Both winners published in anthology. Fee: $10 for up to 5 pages of poetry.
Traditional forms and free verse welcome. For full contest guidelines: www.riwriterscircle.com. Questions: thewriterscircle@aol.com.

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