Alabama Writers Conclave Annual Competition
Deadline: April 30, 2009. Prizes: 1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50; 4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions.
For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel): $5 per entry if AWC member, $8 per entry if non-member. For First Chapter Novel: $10 if member, $12 if non-member. For Poem: $3 per poem if member, $5 if non-member. Categories: fiction, short fiction, juvenile fiction, nonfiction, humor,
traditional poem, free verse poem, first chapter of a novel.
American Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a short story. The winning work will be published in an anthology, along with stories by the finalists, by New Rivers Press in 2010. Clint McCown will judge. Submit a story of up to 7,500 words with a $12 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE or e-mail for complete guidelines.
American Fiction, American Fiction Prize, 5712 Briarwick Court, Hermitage, TN 37076.
Binghamton University Book Awards
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually to honor books of poetry and fiction published in the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages by a poet over 40. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2008, with a minimum print run of 500, by March 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for the required application and complete guidelines.
Binghamton University, Book Awards, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric, Library North Room 1149, Vestal Parkway East, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.
Campbell Corner Language Exchange
A prize of $3,000 is given annually for a group of poems that “treat larger themes with lyric intensity.” The winning writer is also invited to give a reading at Sarah Lawrence College. Phillis Levin and Vijay Seshadri will judge. Submit up to 20 pages of poetry with a $25 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Campbell Corner Language Exchange, Poetry Prize, Dean of Graduate Studies, Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708-5999.
Colorado Review Nelligan Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Colorado Review will be given annually for a short story. Robert Boswell will judge. Friends and current and former students of the judge are not eligible. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit a story of any length with a $10 entry fee by March 13. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. Colorado Review, Nelligan Prize, Department of English, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G’Schwind, Editor. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lunch Hour Stories annual Short Story Contest
The Lunch Hour Stories annual Short Story Contest is open for story submissions through June 30 of each calendar year. Entries must be postmarked by midnight, June 30, in order to be eligible for contest prizes. ALL stories submitted will be considered for publication. Stories must be previously unpublished, literary, or mainstream in nature, 4000-8000 words in length, and formatted in common manuscript format.
Genre Writers: Suspense, mystery, fantasy and sci-fi will be considered as long as the story is “genre-mild” and can still appeal to a general audience. Children’s, non-fiction, excerpts, religious, romance and erotica will not be considered.
A $10 non-refundable reading fee per story (check or money order made payable to Lunch Hour Stories), Limit 3 (please send us only your best work!). Note: The first contest entry fee is FREE to paid subscribers.
A letter-sized SASE ith adequate postage for list of winners (manuscripts
will not be returned).
Mail to: Short Story Contest, Lunch Hour Stories, PMB 1117, 22833 Bothell Everett Hwy, Ste 110, Bothell, WA 98021, USA.
Simultaneous submissions are okay, too, but please let us know if/when the story is accepted for publication elsewhere.
First Place: $150, publication in Lunch Hour Stories magazine, and five (5) printed copies of the issue in which the story appears.
Second Place: $100, probable publication in Lunch Hour Stories magazine, and five (5) printed copies of the issue in which the story appears.
Third Place: $50, possible publication in Lunch Hour Stories magazine, and five (5) printed copies of the issue in which the story appears.
In addition to the three contest winners, up to twelve (12) additional stories may be selected from contest entries for publication. The author of each story selected for publication will receive $50 and five (5) printed copies of their story upon publication.
Stories are judged by the editorial staff of Lunch Hour Stories magazine and/or a guest judge. Winning stories are selected solely on the basis of literary excellence and reader appeal, and not on the reputation of the author and/or their publishing history. New writers are encouraged to enter! See the website for more details. http://www.lunchhourbooks.com/shop/home.php?content=short_story_contest&osCsid=208475bfa6590538e1a0a4c0083fe907
Oberon Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Oberon, a literary journal published by the Oberon Foundation, is given annually for a single poem. Susan Astor will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $15 entry fee by March 14. Call or e-mail for complete guidelines.
Oberon, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 713, Stony Brook, NY 11790. (631) 584-5736. Claire Nicolas White, Editor.
So to Speak Contests
Summer/Fall 2009 SHORT FICTION CONTEST
Submit two copies of your manuscript: one with your name and contact information and one without. Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words; they should be typed and double-spaced with numbered pages. Include a cover letter and a SASE for response. The reading fee is $15. Please make checks or money orders payable to George Mason University. Contest entries are not returned. http://www.gmu.edu/org/sts/contests.htm
Deadline: March 15, 2009.
So to Speak Submissions
So to Speak has served as a forum for feminist writers and artists since 1993. Our journal provides a critical space for emerging feminist writers and artists to publish their work. We are a small journal run primarily on a volunteer basis. We need your support!
So To Speak considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art for every issue. Sample copies of the most recent issue are available at $7 each; one-year subscriptions (2 issues) are $12. We strongly encourage all potential contributors to read an issue before submitting.
Our READING PERIODS are from August 1 through October 15 for the Winter/Spring issue & from January 1 through March 15 for the Summer/Fall issue. All dates are postmark dates. Submissions received outside of our reading periods are returned unread. We respond to all submissions in one to four months.
We do not accept electronic submissions. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as we are notified if a submission under current consideration is accepted elsewhere. Please include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) and a cover letter with your submission that provides: See website for more details. http://www.gmu.edu/org/sts/submit.htm
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Tusculum Review will be given biennially for a short story. Michael Martone will judge. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit a short story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages with a $15 entry fee by March 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Tusculum Review, Fiction Contest, Campus Box 5123, Department of English, Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN 37743. (423) 636-7300, ext. 5285. Wayne Thomas, Editor.