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Bellingham Review Contests

March 17, 2010

Word in the blogosphere is that Bellingham Review has extended the deadlines for all three contests to April 1 (is that a joke?)

The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry

1st Prize: $1,000
Final Judge: Allison Joseph


The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction

1st Prize: $1,000
Final Judge: Rebecca McClanahan


The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction

1st Prize: $1,000
Final Judge: Jess Walter

NOTE:  I did not see confirmation on the Bellingham Review website, but this info comes from BREVITY which should be reliable…  Contest details online–>

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Six-Word Story Guidelines | Narrative Magazine

March 3, 2010

WILLIAM FAULKNER FAMOUSLY SAID that a novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet. Hemingway, with his creation of the six-word story, combined poetry and drama into a short form that has grown in popularity while remaining difficult to achieve.Narrative is looking for six-word stories that can stand alongside the best that have been written. Here are a few:

For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn. —Ernest Hemingway

Longed for him. Got him. Shit. —Margaret Atwood

Well, I thought it was funny. —Stephen Colbert

Revenge is living well, without you. —Joyce Carol Oates

We welcome submissions of original, previously unpublished six-word stories for publication in Narrative and on our soon-to-be-released iPhone Application.

DETAILS –> Six-Word Story Guidelines | Narrative Magazine.

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Fall for the Book Poetry Contest

September 22, 2009

Co-Sponsored by: Fall for the Book (http://fallforthebook.org/) and The Writer’s Center (https://www.writer.org/)
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

Guidelines:

Write a poem of 60 lines or less

Incorporate a quote from one Fall for the Book 2009 author into your poem

Email your poem as an MS Word attachment (.rtf or .doc) to
FFTBcontest@gmail.com. Include your name, contact information, and the source of your quote in the body of the email, but leave your name and contact information OFF the actual poem, as submissions will be read anonymously

1st PLACE: $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble
2nd PLACE: membership to The Writer?s Center
3rd PLACE: one-year subscription to Poet Lore

Details online–>

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Glimmer Train’s Best New Start Contest

September 22, 2009

Reposted by Rick from GlimmerTrain.org

Guidelines for the BEST START fiction category:

Best Start is meant to encourage new writers to tackle that story!

This category is different from our others in that the piece should be an engaging and coherent narrative, but it does not need to be a complete story; it needs to be an important part of a story in progress. You could think of it as a writing sample, but we hope you’ll feel free to reach a bit. Maybe you’re experimenting with a new voice, developing a character, working on clarity in a complex bit of plot or trying to make your dialogue believable and significant. You could be playing with point of view, working to build tension, or looking for a satisfying ending. Or you might be two pages into something brand new.

What we want is to read is an engaging slice of a story you’re excited about writing.

* All pieces should be original fiction and not have appeared in a print publication.
* No fiction for children, please.
* It’s fine to submit more than one piece.

To make a submission: Please send your work via our new online submission procedure. It’s easy, will save you postage and paper, and is much easier on the environment. Just click the yellow Submissions button above to get started!

Dates: The category will be open to submissions for one full month, from the first day through midnight (Pacific time) of the last day of the month. Results will be posted at www.glimmertrain.org.

* March. Results will be posted on May 31, and announced in the June bulletin.
* June. Results will be posted on August 31 and announced in the September bulletin.
* September. Results will be posted on November 30 and announced in the December bulletin.
* December. Results will be posted on February 28 and announced in the March bulletin.

Reading fee:

* $10 per piece.

Prizes:

* The 50 most engaging pieces will each win $50 and make Glimmer Train’s Best Start list, which will be announced in our bulletin and in a number of other online publications.

Other considerations:

* Please be SURE that your complete contact info at the site is correct so, if you make the Best Start list, you’ll get your check. (Log in and click on Contact Preferences, update as needed, and scroll down to confirm any changes.) We never, ever share your contact info with others.
* Word count not to exceed 1,000.
* Open to any writer whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed print publication with a circulation over 3,000.

We look forward to reading your work!

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Glimmer Train Fiction Open

September 22, 2009

Reposted by Rick from GlimmerTrain.org

Guidelines for the GLIMMER TRAIN FICTION OPEN:

Open to all writers, all themes, so have at it!

* We don’t publish stories for children, and we don’t publish works longer than 20,000 words.
* We do consider unpublished novel excerpts if they feel like complete stories.
* It’s fine to submit more than one story or to submit the same story to another category.
* When we accept a story for publication, we are purchasing first-publication rights. (After we’ve published it, you can include it in your own collection.)

To make a submission: Please send your work via our new online submission procedure. It’s easy, will save you postage and paper, and is much easier on the environment. Just click the yellow Submissions button above to get started!

Dates:
The category will be open to submissions for one full month, from the first day through midnight (Pacific time) of the last day of the month. (Exception: The December Fiction Open closes Jan. 2 each year.) Results will be posted at www.glimmertrain.org.

* March. Results will be posted on May 31.
* June. Results will be posted on August 31.
* September. Results will be posted on November 30.
* December. Results will be posted on February 28 (or 29, if there is one).

Reading fee:

* $20 per story.

Prizes:

* 1st place wins $2000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
* 2nd-place: $1000
* 3rd-place:$600

Other considerations:

* Open to all writers, all themes.
* Word count range: 2,000 – 20,000

We look forward to reading your work!

I write to discover what I know.
–Flannery O’Connor

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Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize (Deadline Sept.10)

September 8, 2009

Reposted by Rick.

If you’ve got one ready to go, here’s a prize contest for you.
From Hunger Mountain website (www.hungermtn.org)
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What is the Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize?
An annual contest for the best writing in the boundless field of creative nonfiction. A chance for your creative nonfiction to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

What will the winner receive?
One first place winner receives $1000 and publication!
Two honorable mentions receive $100 each.

Who can enter the contest?

Anyone! Everyone!

Who is this year’s judge?

The 2009 judge is Robin Hemley, author of Do-Over! In which a forty-eight-year-old father of three returns to kindergarten, summer camp, the prom, and other embarrassments.

When is the deadline?
The postmark deadline is September 10th.

What are the guidelines?
* $20 entry fee. Make checks payable to “Hunger Mountain” or pay with a credit card on paypal (scroll to bottom of page for Paypal link)
* Entries must be postmarked by September 10th
* Submit one piece of creative nonfiction, not to exceed 10,000 words
* Writing must be original, written in English, and previously unpublished
* Your name or address should not appear anywhere on the essay
* Enclose a standard index card with essay title and your name, address, phone number, and email address
* Enclose an SASE for notification of winners
* Enclose a postage-paid postcard for acknowledgement of entry (if you’d like)
* Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and on one side of the paper only
* Use a paper clip or send unbound—no staples or binding, please
* Once submitted, entries cannot be altered
* All entries will be considered for general publication as well as for the CNF Prize
* No simultaneous submissions, artwork, or translations please
* Electronic entries will be accepted soon.
* Multiple entries allowed—each entry must be sent separately and include a separate entry fee
* No entries will be returned
* Email hungermtn@vermontcollege.edu if questions arise

Send Creative Nonfiction Entries to:
CNF Prize
Hunger Mountain
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

For more information, to view last years winner, or to enter and pay online, go to Hungermtn.org

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The Mississippi Review Prize 2009

May 31, 2009

Awarding $1,000 each in fiction and poetry and publication in the print issue of Mississippi Review

Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter’s print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be 1000-5000 words, poetry entries should be three poems totaling 10 pages or less. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Entry fee is $15 per entry, payable to the Mississippi Review.

Each entrant will receive a copy of the prize issue.

No manuscripts will be returned. Previously published work is ineligible. Contest opens April 2. Deadline is October 1. Winners will be announced in late January and publication is scheduled for May next year. Entries should have “MR Prize,” author name, address, phone, e-mail and title of work on page one.

Postmark deadline: October 1, 2009
Winners announced: Jan 2010
Issue publication: April 2010

Details online –>