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New to North America: Writing by U.S. Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren
  
"An essential site for book lovers, NewPages features the web's most comprehensive listing of links to independent publishing."
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Important Book:
The Legacy of Ibo Landing:
Gullah Roots of African American Culture

Marquetta L. Goodwine, Ed.

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Our Books

Our Poetry Contest

Other Contests


Writing Classes

Readings


Books for Writers:
Techniques & Inspiration


Jobs in Social Justice

New Anthology Online:
Part Timer Post: Dedicated to Dignity and Equity
for Contingent Academic Workers

Poetry lovers
in San Francisco, check out
SFSU Poetry Center

New to North America: Writing by U.S. Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren
  
"An essential site for book lovers, NewPages features the web's most comprehensive listing of links to independent publishing."
**
Important Book:
The Legacy of Ibo Landing:
Gullah Roots of African American Culture

Marquetta L. Goodwine, Ed.

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Calls for Submissions  

Our Books

Our Poetry Contest

Other Contests


Writing Classes

Readings


Books for Writers:
Techniques & Inspiration


Jobs in Social Justice

New Anthology Online:
Part Timer Post: Dedicated to Dignity and Equity
for Contingent Academic Workers

Poetry lovers
in San Francisco, check out
SFSU Poetry Center

New to North America: Writing by U.S. Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren
  
"An essential site for book lovers, NewPages features the web's most comprehensive listing of links to independent publishing."
**
Important Book:
The Legacy of Ibo Landing:
Gullah Roots of African American Culture

Marquetta L. Goodwine, Ed.

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GLOSSARY:
CALLS FOR SUBMISSION:
Public Call for writing for anthologies,
chapbooks, magazines, contests or other projects.
SASE = Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
(Always send an SASE when sending out work if you want it returned,
and never send your only copies!)
*Oh, Yoohoo: If you find this list hopelessly out of date, please don't despair.
Many of these contests are annual. See url or send them email anyway for the latest info !!!
Wanted: A volunteer to keep this page current, write to us!!

CONTESTS

The 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 http://twaonline.org

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 info: www.aroomofherownfoundation.org

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: macguffin@schoolcraft.cc.mi.us

Boston 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, MA 02139

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

New Millinnium 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, lcs@cpp-db.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 award.

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: director@writerscolony.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 distance.
Writers may also apply for a general residency at any time at http://www.writerscolony.org.

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

WRITING CONTEST SEEM TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? Well, maybe it is, or maybe it's not. Check out this resource for identifying bogus writing contests:<http://wind.wind.org/literary.scams.htm>
A comprehensive list of legitimate contests may be found at: <http://www.zoopress.org/zoo_othercontests.html>

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

THE AUDRE 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 for poetry.:
Requirements:
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 May.
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 info@creativenonfiction.org 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

The Southern Environmental Law Center is accepting submissions for its
annual Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the
Southern Environment. The award seeks to enhance public awareness of the
richness and vulnerability of the South's natural resources by recognizing
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, and
Literary Non-fiction, including essays and books.
$1,000 awarded to the winner in each category.
Inquiries should be sent to:
Cathryn McCue
Southern Environmental Law Center
201 West Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5065

Summer 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 address below:
Send submissions along with $10 entry fee and SASE or write fmi:
Fiction/Poetry Contest
SLS
PO BOX 1358
Schenectady, NY, 12301

The Lillian 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 info@southerncouncil.org

The Ledge 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, NY 11385.
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 http://www.meral.com/potomac for details.

Let's Get 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

Washington 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

Backwaters 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 gkosm62735@aol.com

The Rella 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

KEY WEST WRITING CONTEST will be announcing our next writing contest in our e-news SEE <http://www.midnightmind.com/bookspage/keywestacollection.htm>

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