Contests, Awards and Competitions for November 2009

2009 Anderbo Poetry Prize

Website: http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2009.html
Deadline:
November 1, 2009
Entry fee:
$10.

For up to six unpublished poems. Winner receives: $500 cash Publication on anderbo.com

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.
  • –Limit six poems per poet
  • –Entrant must not have been previously published on anderbo.com
  • –Entrant must not be a current or former student of William Logan

–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. Total reading fee is $10. Check or money order payable to RRofihe. Winner and honorable mentions will be published on anderbo.com in February of 2010.

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Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards

Website: http://craborchardreview.siuc.edu/conpo.html
Deadline:
November 16, 2009
Entry fee:
$25

Crab Orchard Review and Southern Illinois University Press are pleased to announce the selections for the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards. Our final judge, Natasha Trethewey, selected Todd Hearon’s STRANGE LAND and Jennifer Richter’s THRESHOLD as this year’s winners. Southern Illinois University Press will publish both collections in April 2010 and both authors will be awarded a $2000 prize and $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Both readings will follow the publication of the poets’ collections by Southern Illinois University Press.

Below are the guidelines for the 2010 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition:

All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible* (individual poems may have been previously published). (*Current or former students, colleagues, and close friends of the final judge, Michael Waters, and current students and employees of Southern Illinois University and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible for the Open Competition. For questions about judging, please visit http://www.CrabOrchardReview.siuc.edu/conpo3.html.) Two volumes of poems will be selected from an open competition of manuscripts postmarked October 1 through November 16, 2009. The winners will each receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press. In addition, both winners will be awarded a $2000 prize and $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Both readings will follow the publication of the poets’ collections by Southern Illinois University Press.

Manuscripts should be typewritten, single-spaced, and between 50 and 80 pages long. No more than one poem should appear on a page. Dot-matrix printing that is not letter-quality is not acceptable. A clean photocopy is recommended. Please do not send your only copy of the manuscript since manuscripts will not be returned, and please do not include illustrations. Crab Orchard Review and Southern Illinois University Press assume no responsibility for damaged or lost manuscripts. A $25 entry fee must accompany all submissions. Please make your check out to “Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.” All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

Submit two title pages for the collection. The author’s name, address, and daytime phone number should appear on the first title page only. The author’s name should appear nowhere else in the manuscript. An acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies should be placed after the second title page.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED OCTOBER 1, 2009 through NOVEMBER 16, 2009. (Since this is a postmark deadline, there is no need to send Express Mail, Fedex, or UPS. First Class or Priority Mail are preferred.

Please address entries to:

Jon Tribble, Series Editor
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
(Open Competition Awards)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest results. If you would like confirmation that the manuscript has been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard as well. Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication.

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Colorado Prize for Poetry

Website: http://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/cp.htm
Deadline:
January 14, 2010
Entry fee:
$25 

The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international literary contest started in 1995. Since the contest began, over 5,000 book-length poetry manuscripts have been entered. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $1,500 honorarium and publication of his or her book by the Center for Literary Publishing.

Submission Guidelines:
Manuscripts will be accepted from October 1, 2009, through the postmark deadline of January 14, 2010. The winner will be announced in May 2010.

The winning book-length collection of poems will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing and distributed by the University Press of Colorado in the fall of 2010.

There is a $25 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review (to US addresses only). Make checks payable to Colorado Review. See website for details.

http://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/prize/sub.htm

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Creative Nonfiction Seeks Animal Stories

Website: http://www.creativenonfiction.org/thejournal/submittocnf.htm
Deadline:
November 13
Entry fee:
$20
A grant of $1,500 & two $500 runners-up prizes will be awarded for essays about the bonds–emotional, ethical, biological, physical, or otherwise–between humans & animals. We’re looking for stories that illustrate ways animals (wild and/or domestic) affect, enrich, or otherwise have an impact on our daily lives. Essays must be vivid & dramatic; they should combine a strong & compelling narrative with a significant element of research or information, & reach for some universal or deeper meaning in personal experiences. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail & a distinctive voice. Essays must be unpublished & 5,000 words or less. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to receive a 4-issue CNF subscription); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay). Please include a cover letter with complete contact information & SASE. Postmark deadline: November 13. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Creative Nonfiction, Attn: Animals, 5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

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The Danahy Fiction Prize

Website: http://tampareview.ut.edu/tr_prize.html#danahy
Deadline:
November 1
Entry fee:
$15

The Danahy Fiction Prize is an award of $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review given annually for a previously unpublished work of short fiction. Submissions between 500 and 5,000 words are preferred; manuscripts falling slightly outside this range will also be considered. Tampa Review editors will judge, and all entries will be considered for publication. 

Manuscripts should be double-spaced and include a cover page with author’s name, mailing address, and other contact information, plus a total word count for the manuscript. Enclose a $15 entry fee payable to “Tampa Review.” All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Tampa Review. Entries must be postmarked by November 1 and mailed to:

Tampa Review
Danahy Fiction Prize
The University of Tampa
401 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490

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Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry Call for Submissions:

Website: http://www.reedmag.org.
Deadline:
November 1
Entry fee:
$10
Reed Magazine at San Jose State University announces $500 for 3-5 unpublished poems. Apply online June 1 to November 1, http://www.reedmag.org. $10 reading fee includes copy of 2010 issue.

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Elixir Tenth Annual Poetry Contest

Website: http://www.elixirpress.com/guidelines.html
Deadline:
October 31, 2009
Entry fee:
$25.

Elixir Press is sponsoring a poetry contest open to all poets writing in English.  There will be a Judge’s Prize of $2,000 and an Editors’ Prize of $1,000.  Both winning manuscripts will be published by Elixir Press.  All entries will be considered for publication.  An outside judge, to be announced later, will make the final decision for the first prize.  The editors will make the final decision for the second prize. See website for details.

Submit to:

Elixir Press
P. O. Box 27029
Denver, CO   80227

Elixir Press The Antivenom Poetry Award

Website: http://www.elixirpress.com/guidelines.html
Deadline:
March 31, 2010
Entry fee:
$25.

Elixir Press is sponsoring a contest for a first or second book of poetry. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000. Elixir Press will publish the winning manuscript. All entries will be considered for publication. See website for details.

 Submit entries to:|

Antivenom Poetry Prize
Elixir Press
PO Box 27029
Denver, CO 80227

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The FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Website: http://fc2.org/doctorowguidelines.aspx
Deadline: November 1
Entry fee:
$25

This prize is open to any U.S. writer in English with at least three books of fiction published. Submissions may include a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, or a novel of any length. There is no length requirement. Works that have previously appeared in magazines or in anthologies may be included. Translations & previously published novels & collections are not eligible. To avoid conflict of interest, former or current students or close friends of the final judge are ineligible to win the contest. Employees & FC2 authors are not eligible to enter. Finalists for the Prize will be chosen by the following members of the FC2 Board of Directors: Kate Bernheimer, R. M. Berry, Noy Holland, Brenda Mills, Lance Olsen (Chair), Matt Roberson, Susan Steinberg, & Lidia Yuknavitch. Carole Maso, who will write the foreword to the winning manuscript, will choose the winning manuscript from the finalists.

Selection criteria will be consistent with FC2’s stated mission to publish “fiction considered by America’s largest publishers too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commercial milieu,” including works of “high quality & exceptional ambition whose style, subject matter, or form pushes the limits of American publishing & reshapes our literary culture.” For contest updates & full information on FC2’s mission, history, aesthetic commitments, authors, events, & books, please visit the website at: http://fc2.org.

Contest entries will be accepted beginning August 15. All entries must be postmarked no later than November 1. The winner will be announced 1 May. The Prize includes $15,000 & publication by FC2, an imprint of the University of Alabama Press. In the unlikely event that no suitable manuscript is found among entries in a given year, FC2 reserves the right not to award a prize.

Please submit TWO hardcopies of the manuscript. The manuscript must be: Anonymous: the author’s name or address must not appear anywhere on the manuscript (the title page should contain the title only); include a separate cover page with your name, contact information, & a list of three previously published works of fiction with ISBNs & publishers; you may download & use a copy of this cover letter; typed on standard white paper, one side of the page only; paginated consecutively; bound with a spring clip or rubber bands; no paper clips or staples, please; Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification that manuscript has been received, & a self-addressed, stamped, regular business-sized envelope for contest results.

FC2 strongly advises that you send your manuscript first class. Please retain a copy of your manuscript; FC2 cannot return manuscripts. Submission of more than one manuscript is permissible if a $25 reading fee accompanies each manuscript. Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered; the winner will be given the opportunity to make changes before publication. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but FC2 must be notified immediately if manuscript is accepted elsewhere. FC2 will consider all finalists for publication. Full manuscripts, accompanied by a check made out to American Book Review for the mandatory reading fee of $25, should be sent to: FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, University of Houston-Victoria, School of Arts & Sciences, 3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901-5731.

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Glimmer Train: Short Story Award for New Writers

Website: http://www.glimmertrain.com/shorawfornew2.html
Deadline:
November
Entry fee:
$15
We are interested in reading your original, unpublished stories! (No children’s stories, sorry.) Multiple submissions are fine (more than one submission per competition, or submit the same story for different categories, if it qualifies). No simultaneous submissions, however. When we accept a story for publication, we are purchasing first-publication rights. (Once we’ve published your story, you are free to, for instance, include it in your own collection.)Please send your work via our new online submission procedure. Visit http://www.glimmertrain.com & click the yellow “Submissions” button to get started. Please submit anytime during the month of November. November results will be posted on January 31. Reading fee: $15 per story. Prizes: 1st place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, & twenty copies of that issue. 2nd/ 3rd-place: $500/$300, respectively. Other considerations: Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must be entirely unpublished.) Stories not to exceed 12,000 wds. Glimmer Train Press, Inc., 1211 NW Glisan Street, Ste. 207, Portland, OR 97209.

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The Hackney Literary Awards-Poetry

Website: http://www.bsc.edu/events/hackney/Guidelines.pdf
Deadline:
November 30, 2009
Entry fee:
$10
Open to writers nationwide, these awards are presented each year by Birmingham-Southern College. Sponsored since 1969 by the Cecil Hackney family of Birmingham, the competition awards $5,000 in annual prizes for poetry & short fiction ($2,500 national & $2,500 state level distributed as follows: 1st place, $600; 2nd place, $400; & 3rd place, $250). Poetry: Length not to exceed 50 lines per entry. More than one poem may be submitted, but all poems together must not exceed the 50-line limit per entry. Entry fee is $10. Must be postmarked no earlier than September 1, 2009 & no later than November 30, 2009. Entries must be accompanied by either check or money order payable to Hackney Literary Awards. Mail all entries to: Hackney Literary Awards, Birmingham-Southern College, Box 549066, Birmingham, AL 35254. For more information, visit: http://www.bsc.edu/events/hackney/Guidelines.pdf

The Hackney Literary Awards-Short Story

Website: http://www.bsc.edu/events/hackney/Guidelines.pdf
Deadline:
November 30, 2009
Entry fee:
$15
Open to writers nationwide, these awards are presented each year by Birmingham-Southern College. Sponsored since 1969 by the Cecil Hackney family of Birmingham, the competition awards $5,000 in annual prizes for poetry & short fiction ($2,500 national & $2,500 state level distributed as follows: 1st place, $600; 2nd place, $400; & 3rd place, $250). Short Story: Length not to exceed 5,000 words per entry. Entry fee is $15. Must be postmarked no earlier than September 1, 2009 & no later than November 30, 2009. Entries must be accompanied by either check or money order payable to Hackney Literary Awards. Mail all entries to: Hackney Literary Awards, Birmingham-Southern College, Box 549066, Birmingham, AL 35254.

INKWELL 12TH ANNUAL SHORT FICTION CONTEST
$1500 GRAND PRIZE & PUBLICATION IN INKWELL

Website: http://www.inkwelljournal.org/competitions.htm
Entry fee:
$15 per story

Guidelines

  • Up to 3 previously unpublished stories, 5,000-word limit
  • Text must be typed, 12pt. font, double-spaced, one-sided
  • Cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, titles and word counts
  • No name or address anywhere on manuscripts
  • SASE for contest notification only –
  • manuscripts will be recycle
  • Checks (USD ONLY) made out to Manhattanville – INKWELL

INKWELL 13TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
$1000 GRAND PRIZE & PUBLICATION IN INKWELL

Website: http://www.inkwelljournal.org/competitions.htm
Deadline:
August 1 and October 30, 2009
Entry fee:
$10 for first poem, $5 per each additional poem

Guidelines

Up to 5 previously unpublished poems, 40-line limit per poem
2. Only typed entries will be considered; 12pt. font
3. Cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, titles and line counts
4. No name or address anywhere on manuscript(s)
5. SASE for contest notification only – manuscripts will be recycled
6. $10 for first poem, $5 per each additional poem
7. Checks (USD ONLY) payable to Manhattanville – INKWELL

Mail to:

INKWELL – Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

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John Steinbeck Award for the Short Story

Website: http://www.reedmag.org
Deadline:
November 1
Entry fee:
$15

Reed Magazine at San Jose State University announces $1,000 for an unpublished short story up to 6,000 words. Apply online by November 1, http://www.reedmag.org $15 reading fee includes copy of 2010 issue. A reading fee of $15 is required for each submission. These can be paid online with Paypal (from the bottom button, the store, or the submission system) or by check at the following address: Reed Magazine, SJSU, English Department, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0090.

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The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry

Website: http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu/miltkessler.html
Deadline:
November 1
Entry fee:
$15

The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate

Contest Guidelines:
Harpur Palate accepts poems in any style, form, or genre, as long as they are 1) no more than 3 pages and 2) previously unpublished. The entry fee is $15/5 poems and includes a 1-year subscription to Harpur Palate. You may send as many poems as you wish, but no more than 5 poems per envelope/check. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate. IMPORTANT: Check MUST BE made out to HARPUR PALATE, or we will not be able to process it (or accept your submission)!

All poems entered will be considered for publication in Harpur Palate, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning poem appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, your preferred e-mail address and poem titles. Entrant’s name should ONLY appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned, so please only send disposable copies.

Send entries along with a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) for contest results to:

Milton Kessler Poetry Contest
Harpur Palate
English Dept.
Binghamton University
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY13902-6000

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The 2011 Motherwell Prize

Website: http://fence.fenceportal.org/contest/motherwell.html
Email:
fence.fencebooks@gmail.com
Deadline:
November 1-30th of 2009
Entry fee:
$25

The 2011 Motherwell Prize, for a first or second full-length collection of poems by a woman writing in English.

To be judged by Fence Books editors, with a cash prize of $1000 & Spring 2011 publication by Fence Books. Manuscripts remain anonymous until a winner is selected.

General Terms:

  • Poet must be a woman
  • Entry form must accompany each submission

Entry fee of $25 must accompany each submission; make check payable to Fence Magazine, Inc. Fee entitles entrant to a choice of one year subscription to Fence (to begin with the Spring 2010 issue) or a copy of the winning book. Send 8 x 10 SASE with postage good for up to 1 lb., media mail or first class, your choice, if you choose the book.

  • Multiple submissions are acceptable, but each manuscript must be entered under separate cover, with entry form and entry fee
  • Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration
  • No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be considered; the winning manuscript may be revised before publication
  • Translations ineligible

Manuscript Requirements: between 48 and 80 pages, paginated, bound with a removable clip and nothing more one cover page with title of manuscript only; entry form (pdf) will be used for identification. No other cover letter necessary. Manuscripts submitted without anonymous cover page will be discarded. No acknowledgements page.

  • Notification:
  • Enclose an SAS-Postcard for confirmation of receipt of manuscript
  • Enclose an SASE for notification of winner if you wish; email announcements will be sent out.
  • Do not enclose an SASE for return of manuscript; all manuscripts will be recycled at end of contest term
  • International entrants will be notified by email; those who choose the winning book must include an IRC
  • Tell Us If You Move. Send new address to: fence.fencebooks@gmail.com.

Deadline:Envelope must be postmarked on or between November 1st of 2009 and November 30th of 2009.
Mail manuscript, entry form, and entry fee to:

Motherwell Prize,
Fence Books
Science Library 320
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

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2010 Open Season Awards

Website: http://www.malahatreview.ca/open_season/info.html
Deadline:
November 1, 2009
Entry fee:
$35 CAD for Canadian entries,$40 US for American entries;$45 US for entries from Mexico and outside North America.

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the first-annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction.
Guidelines:

Poetry: Up to three poems per entry, maximum length for each poem is 100 lines

Short fiction and creative non-fiction: one story or article per entry; with a maximum length of 2500 words. Please indicate word count on the first page

Entrants receive a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review for themselves or a friend

Entrants may submit to any or all categories more than once; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own entry fee

Entrants’ anonymity is preserved throughout the judging. Contact information (including an email address) must not appear on the submission, but on a separate page, along with entry title (or titles in the case of poetry entries.

  • No entries will be accepted by email.
  • Entries already published, accepted, or submitted elsewhere are ineligible.
  • No entries will be returned, even if accompanied by an SASE.
  • The winner and finalists will be notified via email.
  • Other entrants will not be notified about the judges’ decisions even if an SASE is enclosed for this purpose

The winner and finalists in each category will be announced on the Malahat web site, and in Malahat lite, the magazine’s electronic newsletter, in January 2010.

Send entries to:

The Malahat Review
Open Season Awards
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
Canada

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Perugia Press Prize

Website: www.perugiapress.com
Email:
info@perugiapress.com.
Deadline:
August 1 & November 15
Entry fee:
$22
A prize of $1,000 & publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second unpublished poetry collection by a woman.  Submit mss with a $22 entry fee between August 1 & November 15.  Send e-mail, SASE, or visit www.perugiapress.com for complete guidelines. Mail to:  Perugia Press Prize, PO Box 60364, Florence, MA  01062. E-mail: info@perugiapress.com.

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Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize

Website: www.boaeditions.org
Deadline:
November 30
Entry fee:
$25
A prize of $1,500 & publication by BOA Editions is given annually for a first book of poetry. U.S. poets who are at least 18 years of age & who have not published a book-length collection of poetry are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 30. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for the required application & complete guidelines. BOA Editions, A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 30971, Rochester, NY 14603. Peter Conners, Editor/Marketing Director. www.boaeditions.org
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The Roanoke Review’s 2009 Fiction Contest

Website: http://roanoke.edu/Offices_and_Services/Roanoke_Review/Fiction_Contest_Page.htm
Deadline:
November 7, 2009
Entry fee:
$15

Distributing $1,000 to some creative soul ($500 to the soul placing second) Prize winner and runners-up will be published in the Spring 2010 issue.

Send stories (maximum of 5,000 words) to:
Roanoke Review Contest
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153

Please include a $15 check for each story, made out to Roanoke College.

Submissions will be accepted until November 7, 2009.

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2010 Robert Watson Poetry Award: Call for submissions

Website: http://www.springgardenpress.com/spg/contests.html
Deadline:
1 October and 2 April
Entry fee:
$10

Spring Garden Press and storySouth invite submissions for the 2010 Robert Watson Poetry Award chapbook competition. Submission must be received between 1 October and 2 April. The winning manuscript will be announced in October 2010 and will be awarded with $250 and the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook. The edition is limited to 250 copies, twenty-five of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through Spring Garden Press.

Submission guidelines:

Please submit a collection of poems not exceeding 24 pages—including title page, dedication, epigraph, brief bio, and acknowledgments. Each page may contain a maximum of 30 lines of copy, including stanza spacing. The cover page should contain, on a single detachable page, the manuscript title, author’s name, address, phone number, and email address. The author’s name should not appear on any of the poems. Please provide a table of contents.

NOTE: Poems may have appeared in journals or anthologies but not as part of a book-length collection.

There is a $10 entry fee. See website for details. http://www.springgardenpress.com/spg/contests.html

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Stanford Magazine Fiction Contest

Website: http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/fictioncontest/fictionad.html
Deadline:
November 5, 2009

OUR 13th ANNUAL CONTEST is open to alumni of Stanford undergraduate, graduate and fellowship programs. Submit double-spaced, typed, unpublished manuscripts of 2,500 words or fewer. Include a cover sheet with name, address, phone number and story title. The first-place winner will receive $750, and the story will be published next spring. Send submissions to:

STANFORD Magazine Fiction Contest
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6105

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Writer’s Journal Science Fiction Fantasy Contest

Website: http://www.writersjournal.com/ScienceFictionFantasyContest.htm
Deadline:
November 30
Entry fee:
$7.00/entry

First: $250.00, Second: $100.00, Third: $50.00, Plus Honorable Mentions
First, Second, Third, and selected Honorable Mention winning stories will be published in future issues of the WRITERS’ Journal.

Guidelines:
U.S. funds only Winners will be published in future issues of the WRITERS’ Journal. Send Entries to: (Multiple entries from one party may be mailed in one envelope.) “Science Fiction/Fantasy Contest” Val-Tech Media P.O. Box 394 Perham, MN 56573 Please make checks or money orders payable to: WRITERS’ Journal  Submissions must be postmarked by the deadline date. (November 30)

Rules:  Length must not exceed 2,000 words. Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. Only one copy of each entry required. Writer’s name must not appear on submission.

Each submission must include: A separate cover page with the name of contest, title of manuscript, writer’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address if available, and word count. A title page with the manuscript title only. On the manuscript itself, each page headed with a title key word and page number. Nowhere on the manuscript should the author’s name appear. No staples please. Photocopies accepted – manuscripts will not be returned. For those without Web access, a winner’s list can be obtained by sending a #10 SASE. Only original, previously unpublished stories accepted. Copyrights to manuscripts remain with author. WRITERS’ Journal requires only one-time rights to winning entries. Reading fee must be included.

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The William Richey Short Story Contest:  Yemassee Journal

Website: http://yemasseejournal.org/fictioncontest.html
Deadline:
November 15, annually
Entry fee:
$10

Cash prize: $1000

1 previously unpublished story of up to 10,000 words (please double-space pages)

Guidelines

Manuscripts must be typed and accompanied by an SASE.
No previously published works or works that have been accepted for publication elsewhere.
Simultaneous submissions accepted with notice, but no refunds will be issued for withdrawn submissions.
Multiple submissions accepted ($10 and SASE per entry)

Blind Submissions

Include author’s name, contact information, and title work/s on a separate cover letter. Include title of work on every page of manuscript. Name or any other personal information must not appear on the manuscript. NO MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE RETURNED.

Please make all checks payable to:
Educational Foundation/English Literary Magazine Fund

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The Yale Series of Younger Poets

Website: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/youngerpoets.asp#rules
Deadline:
November 15, 2009
Entry fee:
$15

Competition Rules

Important Note: New submission dates below.

Submissions for the 2010 Competition must be postmarked no earlier than October 1, 2009 and no later than November 15, 2009. See Guidelines for Submission below for precise information regarding your entry.

Rules Governing the Competition

Each year, Yale University Press seeks one book-length poetry manuscript to be published in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. The competition is open to any American citizen under forty years of age who has not published a book of poetry (contestants must be under the age of forty at the time they submit the manuscript to the competition). The winner receives royalties when the book is published.

All poems must be original – translations are not accepted. Writers who have had chapbooks of poetry printed in editions of no more than 300 copies are eligible. Only one manuscript may be submitted each year. Manuscripts submitted in previous years may be resubmitted.

There is no application form. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. The manuscript must be a minimum of 48 numbered pages and a maximum of 64 numbered pages in length. All manuscripts must be paginated. Each new poem must start a new page. Manuscripts must be printed single-sided.

2. The manuscript must begin with unnumbered front matter: a title page that shows the book’s title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if you have one), and page count; a second title page which lists the title of the collection only; a table of contents; and (if applicable) a list of acknowledgments.

3. Begin paginating the manuscript after the frontmatter. If your book is divided into parts or has an epigraph, Page 1 will be the first part title or the epigraph. Otherwise, Page 1 will be the first poem.

4. In formatting the manuscript, please make legibility your first concern. If you use a word processor, select a standard typeface (such as Bodoni, Garamond, or Times New Roman) in at least 10-point type. Manuscripts may be single-spaced, double-spaced, or 1.5 spaced. Manuscripts may be prepared on a typewriter instead of a word processor. Handwritten manuscripts will not be accepted.

5. A brief biography may appear at the end of the manuscript. The information is not required and, if submitted, need not be included in the page count.

6. Do not bind or staple the manuscript. Place the loose sheets in a plain envelope of appropriate size.

Send the manuscript to Yale Series of Younger Poets, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040. Include a check or money order for $15.00 made out to Yale University Press. Please do not send cash.

Submissions for the 2010 competition must be postmarked no earlier than October 1, and no later than November 15, 2009.

Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition. If you wish receipt of your manuscript to be acknowledged, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard. If you wish to be informed by July 2010 of the contest results, please include an email address on your title page

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~ by jwoodall on October 5, 2009.

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