CALLS FOR SUBMISSION: Public Call for writing for anthologies,
chapbooks, magazines, contests or other projects.
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Betty Award, a writing contest for children, ages 8-12.
Cash Prizes. In honor of Mother Betty who taught all of her 6
children to love reading and writing at an early age. http://www.thebettyaward.com.
Penumbra: POETRY & HAIKU 17th Annual Contest. Sponsored
by the Tallahassee Writers' Association Visit our web site at
The Poetry Center Book Award: The Poetry Center at SFSU
seeks submissions for the annual Poetry Center Book Award. Original
books by a single author/poet. $10 entry fee. Include cover letter
listing author's name, book titles, name of publisher, etc. FMI
(415) 338-2227 or mail entrees to The Poetry Center, 1600 Holloway
Ave., SF CA 94132
LYRIC POETRY REVIEW ANNOUNCE THE LYRIC FAMILY PRIZE, deadline January 15th. One prize package of $300, a signed broadside from our series, a liftime subscription, and publication in Lyric, will be given for a poem or group of poems. Submit up to three poems with a $10 fee to Lyric Prize, PO Box 2494, Bloomington IN 47404 http://www.lyricreview.org or write Lyric Poetry Review for more information.
Soul-Making Literary Prizes - Open Competition sponsored by the
National League of American Pen Women, Bov Hill, S F Bay Area
Branch. Cash Awards. Janice Farrell Poetry Prize, Sheila K Smith Short Story Prize,
Rosalie Fleming Memorial Essay and Creative Nonfiction Prize,
Joanna Catherine Scott Noevel Excerpt Prize, Stephen Eisen Memorial
Youth Prizes in Poetry and in Fiction, Kathryn Handley Prose-Poem
Prize, Paul Perry Short Story Prize. FMI SASE to NLAPW, Eileen
Malone, Contest Chair, 1544 Sweetwood Drive, Colma, CA 94015-2029
or email for info more info to PenNobHill@aol.com
Grant Opportunity GIFT OF FREEDOM AWARD - A Room Of Her Own
Foundation is granting up to $50,000 in a Gift Of Freedom Award
payable over a two-year period to ONE qualified female writer
(fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting).
The successful applicant will have a well articulated project
concept and a clear plan for how it may be accomplished. Further
Seventh National Poet Hunt: Judged by Molly Peacock. Sponsored
by The MacGuffin. $500 first place, $250 second place, $100 third
place., three honorable mentions. All winning poems will be published
in the Fall issue of The MacGuffin.
Send SASE to fmi to The Mac Guffin Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty
Road Livonia MI 48152, 734.462.4400 ext. 5327 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Review 5th Annual Poetry Contest. First Prize: $1000. Submit
up to 5 unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Manuscripts
must be submitted in duplicate with a cover pages. $15 entry fee.
FMI send SASE to Poetry, Boston Review, E53-407 MIT, Cambridge,
Annual Mad Poets Review Competition - Closing date: July 1
- Winners published in MPR, cash awards, for guidelines: SASE
to MPR, PO Box 1248, Media PA 19063, http://www.madpoetssociety.com
Writings. 13th Consecutive Awards for Fiction, Poetry &
Nonfiction. $1,000 each genre. Deadline 2/31/03. $15 readers fee.
FMI: NMW Room E, P O Box 2463, Knoxville TN 37901
$2,000 Available for 2002 Butterfield Scholarship Grant
NCBPMA is pleased to announce a $2,000 scholarship grant will
be awarded to an applicant who is loking for experience in areas
of book marketing, slaes or publicity. Committee accepting applications
unitl 3/1/02 fax or email fmi Laura Simonds, Davies-Black Publishing,
38803 E Bayshore, Pal Alto CA 94303, email@example.com (650) 623-9271
Fellowships Offer Residency and Stipend for Creative Teaching
Materials on Arkansas History; Expense Paid Residencies for Fiction,
Non-fiction Writing- EUREKA SPRINGS - The Writers Colony at Dairy
Hollow in Eureka Springs is taking final applications for a month-long,
expense-paid residency at the Colony, plus a $1,500 stipend, to
be awarded to a writer, librarian, teacher, or dramatist to create
well-conceived, original, innovative material which brings alive
the teaching of Arkansas history. The fellowship winner may take
the month of residency at any time during the year following the
Other fellowships currently available include the Notorious Fellowship
for an under-recognized fiction or poetry writer, the Weber-Stephens
culinary fellowship for outdoor cooking, the Tyson fellowship
for American home or regional cooking, and the Starr fellowship
for writing pertaining to the folklore, customs and/or history
of America's southern highlands.
Each of these has an April 1 application deadline.
Online applications and detailed guidelines can be found at www.writerscolony.org.
Click on the link for each fellowship for specific details. For
more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 479-253-7444.
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow hosts working writers in all
genres from the U. S. and around the world. The facility, located
in the buildings of a former historic inn in a wooded park area
of the Ozark Mountains, provides uninterrupted time to work, all
meals, private living/writing suites, Internet connections, laundry
facilities and office support for writers.
The Carnegie Library and historic downtown area are within walking
Writers may also apply for a general residency at any time
Poetry Competition: All styles and lengths that address issues
of social concern. Previously published poems ok. SASE FMI to
Ave Jeanne, Black Bear Review 1916 Lincoln St, Croydon
PA 19021 or see http://home.earthlink.net/~bbreview/compete.htm
The 2001 Paterson Prize for books for Young People: Grades,
K-3, 4-6, 7-12.
For Rules send SASE to Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Poetry Center Dir.
Passaic County Comm College, One College Blvd., Paterson NJ 07505
Annual Allen Ginsbery Poetry Awards sponsored by the Poetry
Center at Passaic Cty Comm College. Send SASE for rules to same
address above.or call 973.684-6555
Ugly Couch Contest: Photographs!!! $2000 for the ugliest
couch based on hideousness of pattern, shape and color of couch
or uniqueness of design. Submit photo of your couch with your
name, address and phone number to... Sure Fit Ugy Couch Contest,
58 W 40 St, 2nd Fl, NY NY 10018
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maybe it is, or maybe it's not. Check out this resource for identifying
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A comprehensive list of legitimate
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POETRY CONTESTS, POETRY CONTESTS, POETRY CONTESTS!
An excellent list of contest details & deadlines: http://www.zoopress.org/zoo_othercontests.html
New Screenwriting & Short Film Competition:
Open to anyone without produce feature film credits. All genres.
Entry fee. Send SASE FMI to John Goodman, Winner Take All, 10606
Camino Ruiz #8-352, San Diego CA 92126.
GLIMMER TRAIN'S VERY SHORT FICTION AWARD: 1st place - $1,200
and publication. 2nd/3rd - $500/300. Open to all writers. Max
- 2,000 words. $10 entry fee per story. Name, mailing address,
phone on check and on first page of story. Deadline: Postmarked
by 7/31 Include SASE and send to VSF Award - Glimmer Train,
710 SW Madison #504C, Portland OR 97205-2900
LORDE CREATIVE WRITING AWARD
Audre Lorde gave two readings at The Poetry Center and American
Poetry Archives at
San Francisco State University
(1974, 1986), both of which are available for viewing or purchase
in our Archives. When she died of breast cancer in 1992 she was
Poet Laureate of the state of New York and the author of many
books including Zami: a new way of spelling my name, The Cancer
Journals , Chosen Poems Old and New and The Marvelous Arithmetics
of Distance. Her activism as a woman of color remained a driving
force behind much of her writing, both essays and poetry. Among
her awards and honors are two grants from the National Endowment
for the Arts, the Astraea Lesbian Action Fund Writers Award, The
Broadside Poets Award and the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit.In
her honor, an award will be given to a student writer enrolled
in a state university or college whose work, in its artistry,
expresses a social conscience. This year's award will be given
Students should submit a manuscript of no more than 10 pages.
Reading Fee: $5.00 reading fee and a self-addressed, stamped
envelope for information on the winner. Manuscripts will not be
returned unless an appropriate SASE is also included. The award,
which includes a cash prize, will be announced in the following
The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Walter V. Shipley
Best Essay Award: $10,000 prize. For a special issue about
diversity. Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks essays that will
illunimmate the landscape of race, gender culture and ethnicity.
Contact email@example.com for guidelines.
Many Mountains Moving
Literary Awards for poetry, fiction and essays. $200 prize
each category. Send SASE for guildelines to MMM Awards, 420 22nd
St., AWP5, Boulder CO 80302
Environmental Law Center is accepting submissions for its
annual Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing
Southern Environment. The award seeks to enhance public awareness
richness and vulnerability of the South's natural resources by
and encouraging excellent writing about the region's environment.
Now in its eighth year, the contest is divided into two categories:
Journalistic Non-fiction, including newspaper and magazine articles,
Literary Non-fiction, including essays and books.
$1,000 awarded to the winner in each category.
Inquiries should be sent to:
Southern Environmental Law Center
201 West Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5065
Literary Seminars holds fiction and poetry contests each year.
Entries should be no longer than 25 pages of fiction or 1 to 3
poems (be sure to include name, address, and phone number). No
previously published work please though self-published entries
are acceptable. No entries will be read without the $10 entry
fee (make checks out to "Summer Literary Seminars").
Multiple entries are permitted, but entrants must include a separate
entry fee with each entry. Postmark deadline - contact the
Send submissions along with $10 entry fee and SASE or write
PO BOX 1358
Schenectady, NY, 12301
Smith Book Awards honors authors who, through their writing,
carry on Smith's legacy of elucidating the condition of racial
and social inequity and proposing a vision of justice and human
understanding. Since 1968, the Lillian Smith Book Awards have
been presented each year to recognize and encourage outstanding
writing about the American South. http://www.src.w1.com/com-smith.html
or write the Southern
Regional Council, 133 Carnegie Way NW, Ste 900, Atlanta,
GA 30303 (404) 522-8764 firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry Awards. First prize $1000 and publication in the Ledge!
Second Prize and Third prize has smaller cash award. No restriction
on form or content. Postmark Deadline: April 20, 2001. Entry fee
$20 for first 3 poems, $3 for each additional poem. Include name
and address on each poem and SASE for contest results to: The
Ledge, 2002 Poetry Awards Competition, 78-44 80th St, Glendale,
Potomac Review announces its 6th annual poetry/fiction writing
contest Jan.-March, with $300 and publication for the winner in
each category, plus publication for a number of finalists. See
Creative: Short Story & Poetry Contest. Several Awards
from $75 to $1000, open to high school seniors, undergrad. college
students and grad. students who will attend an acccredited college
in the US or Canada in 2001. Submit an orig. short story or poem
with application form, available from the CCSF Scholarship office,
Batmale Hall, Rm. 366, 50 Phelan Ave., (Box L230), SF CA 94112
or apply online at http://www.freschinfor.com
Now & Then - Appalachian Fiction Competition, organized
by Now & Then magazine and the Center for Appalachian Studies
and Services at East Tennessee
State University. All entries must be written by authors from
or currently living in Appalachia . Complete guidelines are available
by calling 423-439-5348 or at http://cass.etsu.edu/n&t/contest.htm
Prize - win an award to a living American poet of $1,500 and
book publication! Send 48 to 64 pages of original poetry postmarked
between 2/2 and 3/2. Include name, address, phone, signature on
title page and table of contents, acknowledgements and bio. Entry
fee. FMI send SASE to Martha Sanchez-Lowry, Word Works Washington
Prize, 2245 N. Buchanan St., Arlington VA 22207
Prize Annual Poetry manuscript contests offeres $1,000 prize
and publication. Send SASE for guidelines to The Backwaters Prize
, 3502 North42nd St., Omaha, NE 68104 or email email@example.com
Lossy Poetry Award will be given to three poets who have not
yet had a book published. The Award includes cash prize and three
winning manuscipts together in a chapbook. Send 5-15 poems and
cover letter with name, address, contact info. and the name of
each poem submitted to The Poetry Center, SFSU, Attn: Lossy Award,
1600 Holloway Ave., SF, CA 94132. FMI: www.sfsu.edu/~newlit
FOCUS ON WRITER'S CONTEST
Cash Prizes for many genres: 1st chapter nonfiction book,
1st chapter book for young adults, poetry, short story, 1st chapter
of novel, children's book. Send with SASE for guidelines to:
Friends of Sacramento
Public Library, 828 I Street, Ste 309 Dept F, Sacramento,
CA 95814 or call (916) 264-2880
WEST WRITING CONTEST will be announcing our next writing
contest in our e-news SEE <http://www.midnightmind.com/bookspage/keywestacollection.htm>