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DePaul University Summer Writing Conference
Chicago, Loop Campus
Submit 3 poems, 1 creative nonfiction piece (10 pages or less), or 1 short story
(10 pages or less) for the chance to win a Featured Reader spot at DePaul's
Summer Writing Conference, July 15-17. No entry fee. A winner from each of the
three genres will be chosen.
Please email submissions to Chris Green, firstname.lastname@example.org by June
20. Everyone who submits work will be notified by email of contest results in
http://www.cpe.depaul.edu/writingconference for the
conference schedule. Highlights include:
Keynote Speaker: Journalist and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz will be
speaking about "Storytelling as Bearing Witness" and will preview his new film,
Craft Classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and writing for children
and teens taught by some of the leading writers in the country.
· Panels on such topics as Career Paths for Writers, Authorial Marketing, The
Art of the Query Letter, and The Future of Independent Publishing.
Readings: The first two nights of the conference include food, drinks,
participant open mikes, contest winner readings, and faculty readings.
Considers submissions by writers and artists working in New
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When we grow up, we’re expected
to set aside the magic and wonder of childhood. But what if that wasn’t
necessary? What if coming of age meant discovering just how much magic was
left in the world?
The Innocent and Heartless
anthology is set to explore that idea. We’re Seeking young adult stories
involving elements of magic.All stories should at least begin in the modern
world, but can contain any sort of supernatural twist. Witches and goblins,
vampires and werewolves, or fairies and dragons, the only limit is your
Word Count: 2.5 – 18K
Genre: Young adult urban fantasy
Deadline: July 29, 2011
Please send a query letter with
your legal name and pen name, working title, word count, summary, and your
manuscript attached in an Open Office compatible format (.doc, .rtf, .odt) to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Email subjects should be “Innocent and
Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse
Contest seeks poetry in traditional
verse forms such as sonnets and free verse. Both published and unpublished
poems are welcome.
rst prize: $3,000. Second prize:
$1,000. Third prize: $400. Fourth prize: $250. There will also be six Most
Highly Commended Awards of $150 each.
Contest seeks poems in any style, theme or genre.
Both published and unpublished poems are welcome. Fourteen cash prizes
$3,000. The entry
fee is $7 for every 25 lines you submit. Submit online or by mail. Early
submission encouraged. This contest is sponsored by Tom Howard Books and
assisted by Winning Writers. Judges: John H. Reid and Dee C. Konrad.
A $12,000 advance and publication by Graywolf in 2011 will
be awarded to the best previously unpublished, full-length work of literary
nonfiction by a writer not yet established in the genre.
Submissions must arrive in the Graywolf offices between June
1–30, 2010. This is not a postmark deadline. The winner will be
announced in late 2012.
2010:The Grey Album: Music,
Lying, and the Blackness of Beingby
2008:Notes from No Man’s Land:
American Essaysby Eula Biss
2007:Black Glasses Like Clark
Kent: A GI’s Secret from Postwar Japanby
2006:Neck Deep and Other
Predicamentsby Ander Monson
2005:Frantic Transmissions to
and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoirby
Winners and selected finalists published in
the NMW, which you will receive for entering. Winners will also be
published online at this web site.
Send any time between now and midnight,
June 17, 2011
Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome.
Each Fiction or
Nonfiction is a separate entry and should total no more than 6,000
words, except for
the Short-Short Fiction Prize, which should total no more than 1,000 words.
(Nonfiction includes essays, profiles, memoirs, interviews, creative
nonfiction, travel, humor, etc.)
Each Poetry entry may include up to three
poems, not to exceed five pages total.
Put name, address, phone, email, and category
entered on the first page of each entry.
Put name, phone, email, address & category on first page. .
Manuscripts not returned. (Send SASE for list of winners, or visit newmillenniumwritings.com for postings.) 10. Include $17 check payable to NMW
with each submission, and send to: “NMW,” Room EM, PO Box 2463, Knoxville, TN
Alligator Juniper's National
Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry
Entry Fee. The annual contest awards $1,000 plus publication
for the first-place winner in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.
Finalists will be noted as such in our journal, selected for publication, and
paid in copies. $15 entry fee, checks or money orders payable toAlligator
Juniper. Every entrant receives one copy of the 2012 issue, a $10 value.
The issue will come out in late spring 2012. There is no theme for the 2012
issue. Work is selected upon artistic merit.
WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACE ASSOCIATION
Seeking food poems with recipes that resonate with them, now through June 30,
for a poetry-cookbook anthology. Cash prizes awarded for the top three poems,
copy of the anthology for those selected for publication. Visit:
Referential Magazine is open year round for "referred" submissions