Blood Pudding Press is accepting submissions for its second poetry chapbook contest! Chapbook manuscript submissions for this contest will be accepted until October 15, 2012 with winners announced in late October or early November.
Three semi-finalists and two winners will be chosen and announced. Each of the two winners will have their chapbook published and will receive thirteen free copies of their chapbook. Of the two winning chapbooks chosen, one will be published in late
2012 and one will be published in early 2013. There is a $5.00 entry fee per manuscript.
Full details are at http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/2012/09/blood-pudding-press-is-accepting.html.
There’s only one month left to submit to the 2012 Not-Otherwise-Specified (NOS) Book Contest! The Final Submission Deadline is September 15.
Prize: 1,000 + publication by Les Figues Press
Judge: Sina Queyras <http://lemonhound.blogspot.com/>
Eligible Submissions: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, memoirs and all forms not otherwise specified.
All entrants receive a TrenchArt title of their choice (http://www.lesfigues.com/lfp/265/trenchart-titles).
For submission information, visit the Les Figues website (http://www.lesfigues.com/lfp/242/featured-figs).
Gulf Coast‘s 2012 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is now accepting submissions. Ander Monson will judge entries.
Entrants can send up to three pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, or micro-nonfiction of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 25.2, due out in April 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2012 and all entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Gulf Coast. Click here for how to enter.
Last year’s winners, selected by Sarah Manguso, are available on the Gulf Coast website: Erica Olsen for “Grand Canyon II,” Sonja Vitow for “Master Bedroom,” and Paul Zaic for “Why I Became a Fireman.”
Ander Monson is the author of a number of paraphernalia, including a website, a decoder wheel, several chapbooks, as well as five books, most recently Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2010) and The Available World (Sarabande Books, 2010). He lives in Tucson where he teaches in the MFA program at the University of Arizona and edits the journal DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press.
Stay updated on the contest and other Gulf Coast announcements via Facebook and Twitter.
HOBART: another literary journal is in the midst of its first ever contest. Six winners will be chosen, one each by one of HOBART‘s book division (Short Flight/Long Drive Books) authors.
Entry fee: $16 entry fee; enter as many times as you like, but each entry is $16
Prize: $500 (for each winner; for a total of $3,000 in prizes). All entrants will receive a copy of HOBART 14 (or any past issue or SF/LD book of your choice)
Judges: SF/LD authors Mary Miller, Adam Novy, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Elizabeth Ellen, Jess Stoner, and upcoming author Dylan Nice.
All submissions will be read blind. Each of the 6 winning stories will be published in HOBART 14 with an introduction by the judge who chose it.
Deadline: May 31, 2012 (or until all 6 judges have chosen a winner!)
Bonus: $100 BISON PRIZE(s?) for best cover letter ridiculing or praising contests, name-calling, admonishing us for using one, etc.
Enter through HOBART‘s online submission manager:
BELLDAY POETRY PRIZE
$2,000 PRIZE TO WINNING POET
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012
CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: RAE ARMANTROUT
Rae Armantrout has published 10 books of poetry, including her most recent book, Money Shot (2011), and Versed (2009), which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work is widely anthologized and appears in Postmodern American Poetry, several editions of Best American Poetry, and The Oxford Book of American Poetry(2006). She is a professor of poetry and poetics at the University of California, San Diego.
Bellday Books will publish the winning book and award $2,000 and 25 copies of the book to the winning author.
- Submit a manuscript of 60-90 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published in book or chapbook, but may contain poems that have appeared in print or on the Internet. Entries may consist of individual poems, a book-length poem or any combination of long or short poems.
- Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
- Include a table of contents page, but do not send an acknowledgements page.
- Manuscript must be typed single-spaced, paginated and bound with a binder clip.
- Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner. Manuscripts cannot be returned.
- Postmark deadline: March 15, 2012.
- Include a check or money order for $25 reading fee, payable to BELLDAY BOOKS.
- Bellday Books reserves the right not to select an award winner, in which case all reading fees will be refunded.
CONTEST MAILING ADDRESS
Bellday Books, Inc.
P.O. Box 3687
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
Questions may be directed to:
EMU Theatre is running a 5-Min (or Less) Sketch Writing Contest. Submit a 5-Min (or Less) sketch for the chance for it to be produced. All you have to do is provide the dialogue, scene, and characters. EMU Theatre provides directors, actors, and designers!
- Sketch must be an original 5-Min (or Less) Sketch by a registered EMU student (NOT JUST THEATRE STUDENTS!)
- 5 characters maximum within the scene
- No vulgarities (hell and damn are fine)
- Submission deadline: Friday January 27th
- Submit ONE SKETCH to email@example.com
The Top Five 5-Min (or Less) Sketches will be presented on EMU Theatre’s Youtube page. The writer of the video with the MOST YOUTUBE LIKES will win 2 Free Tickets to an EMU Theatre performance and free concessions!
Interested in exploring writing through workshops and lectures in Lisbon, Portugal next summer? Visit http://disquietinternational.org/ and find out more about Dis|Quiet, the Dzanc Books International Literary Program. (There is also information about how to apply for the International Literature Award.) Faculty and guests will include EMU Professor Christine Hume.
Additional funding is available for EMU students. For details, e-mail Prof. Hume at chume @ emich.edu.
Join the conversation on the future of feminism in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine. Stanford University and Ms. magazine invite you to enter an essay contest.
Here’s how the contest works:
- Check out 40 iconic Ms. covers from four decades of feminist reporting.
- Write a 150-word essay that reflects on how it captured an era or moment, or how it may have shaped your own life.
- Ten $100 cash prizes will be awarded for the best short essays. Entries will be judged on originality, vision, awareness of feminist issues and quality of expression.
- Winning essays will be displayed alongside the Ms. covers on the Stanford campus in January 2012.
The essay contest is open to everyone. Contest deadline is October 15, 2011. Click here to learn more: http://www.stanford.edu/group/gender/msat40/
Contact Adrienne Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The submission deadline is almost here for the NOS* (*not otherwise specified) Book Contest. Submit a manuscript of 64-250 pages with a $25.00 entry fee by September 9th, 2011. Electronic submissions only. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning poetry or prose manuscript. All entrants will receive a TrenchArt title of their choice. Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will judge.
To submit, click here or go to the NOS facebook page for more info.
Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and all forms not otherwise specified.
The 3rd Annual NANO Prize (2011) is approaching its deadline, but you still have the full month of August to submit! Entry is $15 for three flash pieces of 300 words or fewer, and that includes a year long subscription to NANO Fiction. Deadline is August 31. Winners will be announced in the middle of September.
For full details, visit: http://nanofiction.org/contest