Bellevue Literary Review: Prizes in Poetry and Prose Due July 1

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellevue Literary Review are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer for works about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind.

Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee (a $20 entry fee includes a subscription to Bellevue Literary Review) by July 1. See Contest Guidelines

Deadline: July 1, 2012

Website: http://www.blreview.org

E-mail address: stacy@blreview.org

National Book Awards Submissions due June 15

Three prizes of $10,000 each are awarded annually to honor a book of poetry, a book of fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction written by U.S. writers and published in the United States during the eligibility year. Four finalists in each category receive $1,000 each. Publishers may submit an entry form by June 15. Books, bound galleys, or bound manuscripts published or scheduled for publication between December 1, 2011, and November 30, 2012, should be submitted to the judges and to the National Book Foundation by August 1. The entry fee is $125 per title. Call or e-mail for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

National Book Foundation, National Book Awards, 90 Broad Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10004. (212) 685-0261.

See 2012 National Book Awards Entry Rules & Guidelines

River Styx Poetry Contest Deadline May 31

River Styx
2012 International Poetry Contest

$1500 First Prize

2012 judge is A. E. Stallings.

 

 

 

  • $20 reading fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues).
  • Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages.
  • Include name and address on cover letter only.
  • Include S.A.S.E. for notification of contest results (to be mailed out in September).
  • Winner published in Fall issue.
  • All poems will be considered for publication.
  • Previously published poems, including those that have appeared on web sites, blogs, and personal home pages, will not be considered.

Postmark entries by May 31, 2012 to:

River Styx International Poetry Contest
3547 Olive Street, Suite 107
St. Louis MO 63103

The Ledge 2012 Poetry Awards Competition

The Ledge Magazine Announces its 2012 & Eighteenth Annual Poetry Awards Competition

FIRST PRIZE: $1,000 and featured publication in The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine

Second prize of $250 and publication and third prize of $100 and publication also to be awarded.

ENTRY FEE: $12 for the first three poems; $3 for each additional poem. A $20 subscription to The Ledge (two issues) gains free entry for the first three poems.

NO RESTRICTIONS on form or content. The Ledge is open to all styles and schools of poetry. Excellence is the only criterion.

ALL POEMS must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.  All poems may also be considered for publication in The Ledge Magazine.

PLEASE include with your entry a cover letter with your name, mailing address and email address. The results of the competition will be announced in October.

POSTMARK DEADLINE: April 30, 2012.

SEND ENTRIES TO:

The Ledge 2012 Poetry Awards Competition,
40 Maple Avenue,
Bellport, NY 11713

Contest: 2012 Gulf Coast Prizes

Gulf Coast will be hosting their 2012 Gulf Coast Contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction.

Submit online ($23) or by mail ($20) by March 15, 2012.Winners will be published in the Fall 2012 issue of Gulf Coast and will receive $1,500. Two runners-up for each category will receive $250.

You can find submission guidelines and more information on the Gulf Coast website.

Storyville Winter 2012 Story Contest: Deadline February 15th

The Sidney Prize. Here is what you need to know.

Prize: $1,000 cash and publication in Storyville.

Final judge: Legendary editor and literary tastemaker Richard Nash.

Entry Deadline: February 15, 2012

Eligibility: Current subscribers of Storyville may submit one original, unpublished story of up to 5,000 words.

Entry fee: None, if you are a current Storyville subscriber. (Okay, so that means if you’re not a current subscriber you have to pay $4.99 for a subscription. Go to the Apple App store and subscribe, or subscribe on Kindle.) Click here for Apple iTunes. Click here to buy Storyville on Kindle.

How to Submit: Send an email with your story as a Word doc attachment to storyvilleapp1@gmail.com. In the subject line write “Sidney” and your last name.  In the body of the email include your name, phone number, email address, and (* importantly) your Apple or Kindle receipt for the subscription. If you lost it send the email address you used to subscribe to Storyville. Briefly list relevant publication credits.

Winner Announced: March 15. Publication in Storyville in April 2012.

The Sidney is named for Sidney Story, the architect of New Orleans’ famed red light district that gives Storyville its name and will be awarded to the author of the best new American story.

Storyville publishes stories from newly-published collections, giving the general reader an overview of contemporary literature as well as hand-picked gems that might not otherwise be found. This year, translated works have appeared alongside selections of big commercial houses and small presses, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan’s first published work, “The Stylist,” which appeared in The New Yorker in 1989. Other writers who have graced subscribers’ screens this year include Anthony Doerr, Yiyun Li, Robert Boswell, Steven Millhauser, Emma Straub, Josip Novakovich, Lynne Tillman, Edna O’Brien, Xiaoda Xiao, Rahul Mehta, Tiphanie Yanique, Mavis Gallant, Alan Heathcock, Edwidge Danticat, Seth Fried, and more.

 

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art 2012 Contest

The 2012 Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art Writing Contest is open for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions. Contributors are welcome to submit one fiction or non-fiction piece or five poems per $14 entry fee. Judges include Anne Fadiman (The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down), Dinaw Mengestu (How to Read the Air), and Eileen Myles (Inferno: a poet’s novel). The deadline for entries is February 1, 2012.

See the Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art website for more information.

Deadline January 31st: Third Coast Fiction and Poetry Contests

Third Coast is accepting new submissions for a Fiction and Poetry Contest.

Contributors have the opportunity to submit one previously unpublished story (up to 9,000 words), or three previously unpublished poems for a chance at winning a $1000 prize and publication in Third Coast. This year’s judges include award-winning novelist Jaimy Gordon and Major Jackson, poet and author of Leaving Saturn. The $16 reading fee includes a 1-year subscription to Third Coast.

Third Coast is accepting both mailed and online submissions. Mailed submissions must have be postmarked by the January 31, 2012 deadline. Winners will be announced April 2012.

You can find more information about how to submit and contest guidelines on Third Coast.

Get Published in Crazyhorse and Win $2000. Deadline January 15th

Crazyhorse is accepting fiction and poetry entries for The Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize. A winner from each category will be eligible for a $2000 prize and publication in the Fall 2012 issue of Crazyhorse. Submissions can be uploaded online or mailed in with a $16 reading fee, which includes a one year subscription to Crazyhorse. Entries must be a maximum of 25 pages in length (for fiction) or three poems up to 10 pages in length (for poetry). Multiple submissions may be entered, but hurry. This contest is only open until January 15. You can find the terms and conditions, along with more information at Crazyhorse.

Also check out their upcoming Crazyhorse Writers Conference at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina March 15-18, 2012. Faculty members, literary artists, and readers will come together to discuss and present literature and celebrated pieces throughout the weekend. This is a wonderful opportunity for writers, readers, and literature aficionados alike.

Contest: New South

Contest Guidelines:

The 2012 New South Writing Contest will be held from December 1, 2011 through March 5, 2012. (Entries must be received or postmarked by midnight on March 5, 2012.)

Each year, New South awards $1,000 to a first place winner, and $250 to a second place winner in the genres of poetry and prose.

The 2012 New South Writing Contest will be be judged by Tom Hunley in the genre of poetry and Joshua Harmon in the genre of prose.

While we take the greatest care in handling your entries, we assume no responsibility for lost manuscripts. Only unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions will be considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication. Current students, staff, and faculty at Georgia State University are not eligible.

New South publishes quality literary art promoting the work of emerging and established writers. New South holds no subject biases. The staff will select the best work regardless of style or genre. The final round of judging will be anonymous (the names will be removed from the manuscripts before the final judges see the entries). Judges from outside the staff will pick the winners from finalists selected by the New South staff.

Please send up to three poems, one short story, or one essay per entry fee. (Prose pieces should not exceed 9,000 words.) Whether it is submitted online or via the mail, each entry must include:

1) A reading fee of fifteen dollars ($15). Entry fee includes a copy of the Summer 2012 issue, which will contain the winning entries.

2) The submitter’s contact info, including telephone number, email, and mailing address, preferably contained within a formal cover letter.

TO ENTER:

*Visit Tell it Slant (http://www.tellitslant.com) for online submissions. Payment accepted via PayPal.

OR

* Send your manuscript, along with a check or money order for $15 made payable to Georgia State University, to:

New South
Campus Box 1894
Georgia State University
MSC 8R0322 Unit 8
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083