Awards, Contests and Competitions for October 2009

American Poetry Review Honickman First Book Prize


Web site: www.aprweb.org
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $25
A prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review is given annually for a first book of poetry. The winning book will be distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Mark Doty will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
American Poetry Review, Honickman First Book Prize, 1700 Sansom Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (215) 496-0439. Elizabeth Scanlon, Editor.

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship


Web site: www.amylowell.org
Deadline: October 15, 2009
An award of approximately $50,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study abroad. Publication is not required, but recent winners have been published poets. Submit two copies of either 40 pages of poetry or one published book and 20 pages of poetry and a curriculum vitae. There is no entry fee. Call or visit the Web site for the required entry form by October 1; the deadline is October 15.
Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, Choate, Hall & Stewart, 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110. F. Davis Dassori, Contact.

Black Warrior Review Writing Contests

Web site: www.bwr.ua.edu
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a single poem and a short story. Larissa Szporluk will judge in poetry, and Brian Evenson will judge in fiction. Submit up to three poems of any length or a story of up to 7,500 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Black Warrior Review, by October 1. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, P.O. Box 862936, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0027. Katherine Lorenz, Editor.

Boston Review Seventeenth Annual Short Fiction Contest


Website: http://bostonreview.net/about/contest/
Deadline: October 1
Entry Fee:$20
The winning author will receive $1,500 & have his or her work published in Boston Review, the summer of 2010. Stories should not exceed 4,000 words & must be previously unpublished. Manuscripts should be submitted with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, & phone number; names should not appear on the stories themselves. Note that simultaneous submissions are not eligible. Any author writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, or close personal friend of the judge. A $20 entry fee ($30 for international submissions), payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order, must accompany each story entered. Entrants will receive a one-year print subscription to the Review beginning with the summer 2010 issue. Submissions must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2009. Manuscripts will not be returned. The winner will be announced no later than May/June, 2010, on the Boston Review Web site. Send submissions to: Short-Story Contest, Boston Review, 35 Medford St., Suite 302, Somerville, MA 02143.

Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts 2009 Joy Harjo Poetry & Rick Demarinis Short Story Prizes


Website:
www.cutthroatmag.com
Deadline: October 10
Entry Fee:$15
$1250 1st Prize &  $250 2nd Prize, plus publication.     Judges:  Dorianne Laux, Poetry & Alan Cheuse, Short Fiction. Send three poems (100 line limit/one poem per page) or   one short story  (5000 words),  cover  sheet  w/name,   phone, mailing  address  & email,  a list of titles submitted, a SASE  for announcement   of  winners  &  $15 reading  fee per  submission  made to Raven’s  Word  Writers.  Mail to: Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts, P.O. Box 2414, Durango, CO 81302.  Postmark:  October 10, 2009. Unpublished work only.  No author name may appear on the ms. Multiple submissions fine, but must inform us  if  work   is  accepted elsewhere.  Enter as often as you wish. No online submissions.   Announcement of winners published in Cutthroat, the AWP Chronicle & in Poets & Writers. For complete guidelines, visit the website.

Dana Awards Literary Competition

Web site: www.danaawards.com
E-mail address: danaawards@pipeline.com
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $15

Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for an unpublished group of poems, a short story, and a novel or novel-in-progress. Submit five poems of no more than 100 lines each with a $15 entry fee, a short story of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee, or the first 50 pages of a novel with a $25 entry fee.The deadline is October 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Dana Awards, Literary Competition, 200 Fosseway Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455. Mary Elizabeth Parker, Chair.

Dogwood Poetry and Fiction Prizes

Web site: www.faculty.fairfield.edu/dogwood
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Dogwood are given annually for a single poem and a short story. Marilyn Hacker will judge in poetry, and Stuart O’Nan will judge in fiction. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story of up to 25 pages with a $15 entry fee by October 15. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Dogwood, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, Department of English, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195. (203) 254-4000, ext. 2795. Kim Bridgford, Editor

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes

Web site: www.dorothyprizes.org
Deadline: October 17, 2009
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 each are awarded annually for lyric poems celebrating the human spirit by poets under the age of forty. Submit up to three poems (only one of the poems may be more than 40 lines) with a $10 entry fee by October 17. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg, Poetry Prizes, P.O. Box 2306, Orinda, CA 94563.

Elixir Press Poetry Awards

Web site: www.elixirpress.com
E-mail address: info@elixirpress.com
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $25
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Elixir Press is given annually for a poetry collection. A second prize of $1,000 and publication is also awarded. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Elixir Press, Poetry Awards, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227. Dana Curtis, Editor

Georgetown Review Literary Prize

Web site: georgetownreview.georgetowncollege.edu
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $10
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Georgetown Review is given annually for a single poem, a short story, or an essay. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit a poem, short story, or essay of any length with a $10 entry fee ($5 for each additional entry) by October 1. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Georgetown Review, Literary Prize, 400 East College Street, P.O. Box 227, Georgetown, KY 40324. Steven Carter, Editor

Gerald Cable Book Award


Web site: www.silverfishreviewpress.com.
E-Mail: sfrpress@earthlink.net
Deadline: October 15
Entry Fee: $20
A prize of $1,000 & publication by Silverfish Review Press plus 25 copies of the book is given annually for a poetry manuscript by a poet who has not published a book-length collection. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $20 entry fee by October 15, 2009. Send an email, SASE or visit the web site for complete guidelines. Silverfish Review Press, Gerald Cable Book Award, P.O. Box 3541, Eugene, OR 97403. (541) 344-5060. Rodger Moody, Series Editor.

Glimmer Train Press Family Matters

Web site: www.glimmertrain.org
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story about family. Online submissions are encouraged. Submit a story of 500 to 12,000 words with a $15 entry fee during the month of October. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Glimmer Train Press, 1211 NW Glisan Street, Suite 207, Portland, OR 97209. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.

Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

Web site: www.graywolfpress.org
Deadline: October 31, 2009
An advance of $12,000 and publication by Graywolf Press is given annually for a work-in-progress of creative nonfiction by a writer not yet established in that genre. U.S. writers who have published at least one book in any genre are eligible. Robert Polito will judge. Submit an excerpt of at least 100 pages and a project description between October 1 and October 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Graywolf Press, Nonfiction Prize, 250 Third Avenue North, Suite 600, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Katie Dublinski, Editorial Director.

Grub Street Fiction Book Prize

Web site: www.grubstreet.org
E-mail address: chris@grubstreet.org
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Entry Fee: $10
A prize of $1,000 will be given annually to honor a book of fiction by a writer living outside New England who has published at least one previous book. The winning author will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Boston to teach a craft class at the Muse and the Marketplace Conference. Submit a book of fiction published in 2009 or 2010, a curriculum vitae, and a proposal for the craft class with a $10 entry fee by October 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Grub Street, Fiction Book Prize, 160 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 695-0075. Christopher Castellani, Artistic Director.

Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Website: www.ohio.edu/oupress
Deadline: October 31
Entry Fee: $20
Named after the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University & made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, this competition invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems. Competition open to both those who have not published a book-length collection & those who have. Postmark date: October 31. Those postmarked later will be returned unread. Mss of 60-95 pages should be typed on standard sized paper or be a clean photocopy. Do not send your only copy. Name, address, & phone number should appear on the title page. Acknowledgments should appear on a separate page. Individual collections must be the work of a single author. Translations not accepted. Multiple submissions to other publishers are acceptable provided we are informed if the ms is accepted elsewhere. The ms should be submitted in a plain 9 x 11.5” manila folder. Because we cannot guarantee the return of the mss, all entries become the property of Ohio University Press & those not chosen will be recycled. All contestants will be notified following the final selection. Include SASP if you wish acknowledgment of receipt. Submissions should include a check for $20 made out to Ohio University Press. The winning ms will be published by Ohio University Press the following year & will be awarded a cash prize of $1000. Send all materials to: Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, Ohio University Press, 19 Circle Drive, The Ridges, Athens, OH 45701. For further details, visit the website.

Hybrid Nonfiction Contest


Web site: www.thediagram.com/contest.html
E-mail address: editor@thediagram.com
Deadline: October 30, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,000 and publication in DIAGRAM is given annually for an essay that incorporates writing in other genres or unique textual or visual elements. Ander Monson and Nicole Walker will judge. Submit an essay of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee by October 30. E-mail or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
DIAGRAM, Hybrid Nonfiction Contest, ML 445, P.O. Box 210067, University of Arizona, Tucson, Az 85721. Ander Monson, Editor.

Inkwell Magazine Short Fiction & Poetry Contests


Website:
http://www.inkwelljournal.org/
Email:
inkwell@mville.edu
Deadline: October 30
Entry Fee: $10
Fiction: $1,500 grand prize & publication in Inkwell. Guidelines: previously unpublished stories up to 5,000 words; text typed, 12-point, double-spaced, one-sided; cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, titles, & word counts; no name or address anywhere on manuscripts; send SASE for contest notification only, manuscripts will be recycled; include $15 entry fee per story (limit three stories), checks (USD only) made out to Manhattanville-Inkwell. Poetry: $1,000 grand prize & publication in Inkwell. Guidelines: up to five unpublished poems, forty line limit per poem; only typed entries will be considered, twelve point; cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, titles, & line counts; no name or address anywhere on manuscript(s); send SASE for contest notification only, manuscripts will be recycled; $10 for first poem, $5 per each additional poem, checks payable to Manhattanville-Inkwell. NOTE: Indicate Poetry or Fiction Competition on envelope. If submitting to both Poetry & Fiction Competitions, please use separate envelopes. Submissions not adhering to the above guidelines will not be considered. Mail to: Inkwell, Poetry/Fiction Competition Editor, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577. Postmark deadline: October 30.

Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in Fiction, Essay, & Poetry


Website:
http://www.missourireview.com/
Deadline: October 1
Entry Fee:$20
$5,000 awarded in each category. Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2009. Please include no more than twenty-five typed, double-spaced pages for fiction & nonfiction. Poetry entries can include any number of poems up to ten pages. Each story or essay constitutes one entry. $20 for each entry (checks payable to The Missouri Review). Each fee entitles the entrant to a one-year subscription. Entries must be addressed to: Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, 357 McReynolds Hall, UMC, Columbia, MO 65211. For complete guidelines, visit website.

Kore Press Short Fiction Award


Web site: www.korepress.org
E-mail address: kore@korepress.org
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Kore Press is given annually for a short story by a woman. The winning story will be published as a chapbook. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $15 entry fee by October 31. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Kore Press, Short Fiction Award, P.O. Box 42315, Tucson, AZ 85733-2315. Shannon Cain, Fiction Editor.

The Ledge Press Poetry Chapbook Competition


Web site: www.theledgemagazine.com
E-mail address: tkmonaghan@aol.com
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $18
A prize of $1,000, publication by the Ledge Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 16 to 28 pages with an $18 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning chapbook, by October 31. Send an SASE or e-mail for complete guidelines.
The Ledge Press, Poetry Chapbook Competition, 40 Maple Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713. Timothy Monaghan, Publisher.

Margie Strong Medicine Poetry Award

Web site: www.margiereview.com
E-mail address: margiereview@aol.com
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Margie is given annually for a single poem. All entries will be considered for publication. Robert Nazarene will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than 60 lines each with a $15 entry fee ($5 for each additional poem) by October 31. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Margie, Strong Medicine Poetry Award, P.O. Box 250, Chesterfield, MO 63006-0250. Robert Nazarene, Editor.

Marick Press Poetry Prize


Web site: www.marickpress.com
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marick Press will be given annually for a poetry collection. Alicia Ostriker will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $15 entry fee by October 15. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Marick Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 36253, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48236. Elizabeth Myhr, Managing Editor.

Mid-American Review Literary Awards


Web site: www.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $10
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Mid-American Review are given annually for a poem and a short story. Submit three poems or a story of 6,000 words or less with a $10 entry fee by October 1.
Mid-American Review, Literary Awards, Department of English, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. (419) 372-2725. Karen Craigo and Michael Czyzniejewski, Coeditors.

Mississippi Review Poetry and Fiction Prizes


Web site: www.mississippireview.com
E-mail address: rief@mississippireview.com
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Mississippi Review are given annually for a poem and a short story. Current or former University of Southern Mississippi students are not eligible. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a short story of no more than 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by October 1. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Mississippi Review, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, 118 College Drive, #5144, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001. (601) 266-4321. Rie Fortenberry, Managing Editor.

Missouri Review Editors’ Prize


Web site: www.missourireview.com
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $20
Three prizes of $5,000 each and publication in Missouri Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Missouri Review, by October 1. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Missouri Review, Editors’ Prize, 357 McReynolds Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. (573) 882-4474. Speer Morgan, Editor.

National Federation of State Poetry Societies Stevens Poetry Book Manuscript Competition


Website:
http://www.nfsps.com/stevens1.htm
Email:
eberry@wvi.com,
Deadline: October 15
Entry Fee: $25
A prize of $1,000, publication by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press, & 50 author copies are given annually for a poetry manuscript. Submit 48 to 70 pages of poetry with a $25 entry fee ($20 for NFSPS members) by October 15 (postmark). For complete guidelines, send an e-mail message to eberry@wvi.com, visit the NFSPS Website www.nfsps.com, or send an SASE to: Eleanor Berry, Chair, Stevens Poetry Book Manuscript Competition, 22614 North Santiam Hwy, Lyons, OR 97358.

New Rivers Press MVP Competition

Web site: www.newriverspress.com
E-mail address: carlsond@mnstate.edu
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Entry Fee: $20
Two prizes of $1,000 each and a standard royalty contract are given annually for book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging writers. The winning works will be published by New Rivers Press and distributed nationally through Consortium. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 80 pages; a collection of short stories, novellas, or personal essays of 100 to 200 pages; or a novel or memoir of up to 400 pages with a $20 entry fee between September 15 and October 15. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
New Rivers Press, MVP Competition, 1104 Seventh Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563. Donna Carlson, Managing Editor.

The 2009 New Southerner Literary Contest


Website:
http://www.newsoutherner.com/
Deadline: October 1
Entry Fee: $10
The 2009 New Southerner Literary Contest is open to poetry, fiction & nonfiction. Send us your best work for a chance to win one of three $200 prizes. 5,000-word limit for prose, 50-line limit for poetry. Entry Fee: $10 for one prose entry or up to three poems (each no longer than 50 lines); make checks or money orders payable to Swallowtail Press. Multiple entries accepted in all categories. Postmark deadline: October 1, 2009.

North American Review James Hearst Poetry Prize

Web site: www.webdelsol.com/NorthAmReview/NAR
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $18
A prize of $1,000 and publication in North American Review is given annually for a single poem. Submit up to five poems with an $18 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription to North American Review, by October 31. Judith Cofer Ortiz will judge. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
North American Review, James Hearst Poetry Prize, 1222 West 27th Street, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0516. J. D. Schraffenberger, Assistant Poetry Editor.

PEN/Faulkner Foundation Award for Fiction


Web site: www.penfaulkner.org
E-mail address: jneely@penfaulkner.org
Deadline: October 31, 2009
A prize of $15,000 is given annually to a U.S. writer to honor a work of fiction published in the previous year. Additional prizes of $5,000 each are awarded to four finalists. Rilla Askew, Kyoko Mori, and Al Young will judge. Publishers, agents, or authors may nominate novels or short story collections published in 2009 by submitting four copies of each book (or bound galleys) by October 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Award for Fiction, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. (202) 898-9063. Jessica Neely, Executive Director.

Pleiades Press Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series Award

Web site: www.ucmo.edu/englphil/pleiades
E-mail address:  pleiades@ucmo.edu
Deadline: October 1, 2009

Entry Fee: $20
A prize of $1,000 and trade paperback publication by Pleiades Press with distribution by Louisiana State University Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a North American poet. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $20 entry fee by October 1. Send an SASE, call, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Pleiades Press, Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series Award, Department of English, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. (660) 543-8106. Kevin Prufer, Director.

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom National Poetry Competition


Web site: www.poetrysociety.org.uk
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $8
A prize of £5,000 (approximately $8,230) and a second prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,645) are given annually for a poem written in English. Daljit Nagra, Ruth Padel, and Neil Rollinson will judge. Submit one poem with a £5 (approximately $8) entry fee and £3 (approximately $5) for each additional poem by October 31. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, National Poetry Competition, 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX, United Kingdom.

Quercus Review Press Poetry Series Book Award


Web site: www.quercusreview.com
Deadline: October 19, 2009
Entry Fee: $20
A prize of $1,000, publication by Quercus Review Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $20 entry fee by October 19. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Quercus Review Press, Poetry Series Book Award, English Department, Modesto Junior College, 435 College Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350. Sam Pierstorff, Editor.

R. Rofihe Trophy / Open City Short Story Contest


Website:
http://opencity.org/rrofihe.html
Deadline: October 15
Entry Fee: $10.
Postmark deadline October 15. The award is for an original, unpublished short story of up to 5,000 words.  Top prizewinner receives $500, a trophy, & publication in Open City magazine. Entry fee $10.

Shenandoah Flannery O’Connor Issue Contest


Web site: shenandoah.wlu.edu
E-mail address: rodsmith@wlu.edu
Deadline: October 1, 2009
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the 60th anniversary issue of Shenandoah will be given for a poem, a short story, or an essay honoring Flannery O’Connor. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit poems, short stories, or essays of any length by October 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Shenandoah, Flannery O’Connor Issue Contest, Mattingly House, 2 Lee Avenue, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450-2116. R. T. Smith, Editor.

Sonora Review Poetry Contest

Web site: w3.coh.arizona.edu/sonora/contest.htm
E-mail address: sonora@email.arizona.edu
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Entry Fee: $14
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Sonora Review will be given annually for a group of poems. Caroline Bergvall will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $14 entry fee, which includes a copy of the fall issue, by October 15. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Sonora Review, Poetry Contest, Department of English, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Jake Levine, Coeditor.

South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowships


Web site: www.southcarolinaarts.com
E-mail address: sgoldstein@arts.sc.gov
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Two fellowships of $5,000 each are given biennially to a poet and a writer of fiction or creative nonfiction. Residents of South Carolina may submit three copies of up to 20 pages of poetry or prose and a resumé by October 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
South Carolina Arts Commission, Artist Fellowships, 1800 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201. (803) 734-8694. Sara June Goldstein, Program Director.

Southern Indiana Review Mary C. Mohr Award


Web site: www.southernindianareview.org
E-mail address: sir@usi.edu
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Southern Indiana Review is given annually for a poem, a short story, or a work of creative nonfiction. This year’s award is given for a work of fiction. Alan Cheuse will judge. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $15 entry fee ($5 for each additional story) by October 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Southern Indiana Review, Mary C. Mohr Award, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1855. Ron Mitchell, Editor.

Truman State University Press T. S. Eliot Prize


Web site: tsup.truman.edu
E-mail address: tsup@truman.edu
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $25
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Truman State University Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Truman State University Press, T. S. Eliot Prize, 100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221. (660) 785-7336. Nancy Rediger, Coordinator.

The University of Arkansas Press’s Miller Williams Poetry Prize


Website:
http://www.uapress.com/geninfo/poetryguidelines.html
Email:
Deadline: October 31
Entry Fee: $25
The University of Arkansas Press invites submissions of manuscripts for its poetry series. We are committed to publishing diverse kinds of poetry by a diversity of poets. The only criterion is excellence. The series is open to all book-length manuscripts of 60 to 90 pages, except translations. Individual poems may have been published in journals & anthologies. No more than one manuscript per author, please. Manuscripts will be accepted during the months of September & October. The postmark deadline for entries is October 31. (Please do not send revisions once you have sent a manuscript.) Four books will be chosen for publication the following year. Manuscripts should be typed & single-spaced, with no more than one poem per page. Please include an acknowledgments page detailing the publication history of the manuscript’s poems. There is a reading fee of $25 payable by check or money order to the University of Arkansas Press. (Please do not send cash.) We accept simultaneously-submitted manuscripts provided we are notified promptly of acceptance elsewhere. Please attach two copies of an author information page at the front of the manuscript. Include the following data: title of manuscript; author’s name, address, telephone number & email address; & a paragraph-long biographical statement including any prior book publication. If you wish to be notified that your manuscript was received, please include SAS postcard.  We will announce our decisions by July 1.  Check our website in January for the Spring winners & in July for the Fall winners. If you wish to be notified, please include a #10 SASE. Manuscripts will be recycled rather than returned. Send your manuscript, reading fee, & other information to: Poetry Series, University of Arkansas Press, 105 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 7270. One finalist & three semi-finalists will be awarded in 2010.

University of Louisville Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction

Web site: coldfusion.louisville.edu/webs/a-s/english/undergrad.cfm?page=creative
E-mail address: jtskin01@gwise.louisville.edu
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Entry Fee: $25
A prize of $1,300, publication in Salt Hill Journal, and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the University of Louisville’s annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture is given annually for a work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. Submit up to 25 pages of a short story, novel, or novella with a $25 entry fee by October 15. E-mail or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

Wabash Prize for Poetry


Web site: www.sycamorereview.com/contest
E-mail address: sycamore@purdue.edu
Deadline: October 16, 2009
Entry Fee: $10
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Sycamore Review is given annually for a single poem. Mark Doty will judge. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit up to three poems with a $10 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem) by October 16. Send an SASE  or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Sycamore Review, Wabash Prize for Poetry, Department of English, Purdue University, 500 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Anthony Cook, Editor in Chief.

The Writing Site Arthur Edelstein Prize for Short Fiction


Web site: www.writingsite.com
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Entry Fee: $10
A prize of $1,000 and publication on writingsite.com is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 6,000 words with a $10 entry fee during the month of October. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
The Writing Site, Arthur Edelstein Prize for Short Fiction, P.O. Box 93, Pomfret Center, CT 06259. (860) 928-7627. Tima Smith, Contact.

Wyoming Arts Council Blanchan/Doubleday Memorial Awards


Web site: wyoarts.state.wy.us
E-mail address: mshay@state.wy.us
Deadline: October 30, 2009
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually by the Wyoming Arts Council for works of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The Neltje Blanchan Memorial Award is given for the best work inspired by nature, and the Frank Nelson Doubleday Award is given for the best work by a Wyoming woman. For both awards, Wyoming residents who have published no more than one book in any genre are eligible. Full-time students and faculty members are ineligible. Submit a poetry manuscript of no more than 10 pages or a prose manuscript of no more than 25 pages by October 30. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or e-mail for complete guidelines.
Wyoming Arts Council, Blanchan/Doubleday Memorial Awards, 2320 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002. (307) 777-5234. Michael Shay, Literary Arts Specialist.

Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest


Web site: www.all-story.com/contests.cgi
E-mail address: contests@all-story.com
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the journal’s Web site is given annually for a short story. The winner, two runners-up, and seven finalists will be considered for representation by the William Morris Agency, International Creative Management, Regal Literary, the Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency. Yiyun Li will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee by October 1. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.For the latest news from the world of literary contests, including awards statistics, tips on entering competitions, and interviews with frequent winners, check out G&A: The Contest Blog.
Zoetrope: All-Story, Short Fiction Contest, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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