Oct 29, 2012

Five Points: James Dickey Prize For Poetry

Winner receives $1,000 and publication in Five Points.

  • Include no more than three unpublished poems per submission.
  • Poems must be typed and may be up to 50 lines each.
  • Include your name and address on each poem.
  • $20 reading fee includes a one-year subscription to Five Points.
  • Make checks or money orders payable to GSU/Five Points.
Enclose two sufficiently stamped SASEs to receive receipt of manuscript and notification of contest results.

All entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2012.

Winner will be announced in the spring of 2013.

Mail your entry to:
Five Points
James Dickey Prize for Poetry
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3999
Atlanta, GA 30302-3999
More info.

Reunion: The Dallas Review

Reunion: The Dallas Review, a literary and fine arts journal sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual arts, translation and drama.

Deadline: December 15

Oct 25, 2012

Third Coast Magazine: 2013 Fiction and Poetry Contests

Third Coast is currently accepting submissions for its 2013 Third Coast Fiction and Poetry Contests. Winners in each genre receive $1,000 and publication. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Third Coast.

Deadline: January 15, 2013
Judges: Jane Hirshfield (Poetry) and Antonya Nelson (Fiction)

Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry, including the new Come, Thief, After (shortlisted for England's T.S. Eliot Prize and named a "best book of 2006" by theWashington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the London Financial Times), Given Sugar, Given Salt, (finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award), The Lives of the Heart, and The October Palace, as well as a book of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Orion, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, six editions of The Best American Poetry, and many other publications. In 2012, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Antonya Nelson is the author of eight books of fiction, including Female Trouble and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody's Girl, and Living to Tell. Nelson's work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's, Redbook, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. Her books have been New York Times Notable Books of 1992, 1996, 1998, and 2000. The New Yorker called her one of the "twenty young fiction writers for the new millennium." She is also a recent recipient of the Rea Award for Short Fiction and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA Grant.Guidelines: Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words or three previously unpublished poems.

Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words or three (3) previously unpublished poems and a $16 entry fee online at: https://thirdcoastmagazine.submittable.com/submit

Or via postal service:

Third Coast 2013 Fiction or Poetry Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331

University of Arizona Poetry Center: Summer Residency Program

Since 1994, the Poetry Center's Summer Residency Program has offered poets and prose writers an opportunity to develop their work and to discover all that Tucson has to offer. Two residencies are awarded each summer—one in poetry and one in prose—to writers at any stage of their careers. The residency includes a $150 weekly stipend and a two-to-four-week stay in a private guest house, located within steps of the Center's renowned library. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31. To enter, applicants must submit a resume or CV, a project proposal, and a work sample. For complete guidelines, visit poetry.arizona.edu.

Application deadline: December 17, 2012

Mississippi Review Prize - $1,000

The Mississippi Review awards $1,000 each in fiction and poetry for winning submissions. Its annual contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of the University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be short stories of 8,000 words or less; poetry entries should be three poems totaling 10 pages or less. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Fee is $15 per entry, payable to Mississippi Review. Each entrant will receive a copy of the prize issue (for $10 more, get a one year subscription to the magazine).

No manuscripts will be returned. Results will be posted on the Mississippi Review website. Please do not send a SASE. Previously published work is ineligible.

Deadline is December 1st 2012.

Winners will be announced March 2013. Publication is scheduled for June 2013.

Please put "MRPRIZE 2013," name, address, phone, e-mail address, and title on page one of each manuscript. Please do not include a cover page.

Questions? E-mail <msreview(at)usm.edu> (replace (at) with @) 

Send entries to the address below.

2013 Mississippi Review Prize
118 College Drive # 5144
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001