5TH ANNUAL NEW CENTURY WRITER AWARDS 2002
Category III: Poetry - 1st Place $500 cash 2nd Place $250 cash 3rd Place $100 cash 4th-10th Places $25 cash each Plus, the TOP 10 poems will be published in the NCWA 10over10 paperback original anthology. Poetry Submission DEADLINE: May 31st, 2002 (postmarked).Winners announced in Sept/Oct 2002.
$500 AND publication in Wind Magazine (Fall 2002) granted to best unpublished poem in our Joy Bale Boone Poetry Award. Submit any number of poems 100 lines or less. $3/poem. Deadline: Postmarked March 1. For guidelines, send SASE or see www.wind.wind.org/contests Wind Magazine, P.O. Box 24548, Lexington, KY 40524.
$2,000 IN PRIZES in first annual Winning Writers Poetry Contest. Theme: War. Submit 1-3 poems between March 1 and May 31. Winner receives $1,000 & Web publication, announced October 1. Reading fee: $10.
Judged by award-winning poet, Jendi Reiter. Guidelines: www.winningwriters.com or SASE to Winning Writers, P.O. Box 8040,
New York, NY 10116.
THE 2002 TWO Rivers Review Poetry Prize. First Prize: $200. Second Prize: $50. Entry fee of $10 includes subscription. Postmark deadline: March 31. Send three poems, SASE, fee and cover sheet to Two Rivers Review, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 158, Clinton, NY 13323. For complete guidelines, email email@example.com or www.members.tripod.ycos.com/tworr/trr.html
AMERICAS REVIEW, in its 15th year, publishes writing with social and political content. For the 2001-02 poetry contest there are five $100 prizes. Deadline: March 31. All entries receive a copy of Americas Review. Those published also receive that issue. Poems may be previously published. Translations are accepted, as are simultaneous submissions. Prose submissions not accepted for the contest. Sample poetry at www.americasreview.org Send up to four poems with an $8 reading fee and SASE to Americas Review, P.O. Box 7681, Berkeley, CA 94707.
THE 2002 People Before Profits Poetry Prize: Poems that value human life and nature over short-term profit and express community values. First place wins $200 and Web publication in In Our Own Words. Send 3 poems, $10 reading fee, name, mailing/E-mail address, poem titles on separate sheet with SASE by March 31. Burning Bush Publications, P.O. Box 9636, Oakland, CA 94613. www.bbooks.com
THE BACKWATERS Prize 5th Annual contest for book-length poetry manuscript. $1,000 prize and publication. 2002 Judge: Hilda Raz. Deadline: June 4. Complete guidelines: SASE to The Backwaters Press, The Backwaters Prize, 3502 N. 52 St., Omaha, NE 68104-3506. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.thebackwaterspress.homestead.com
THE CLACKAMAS Literary Review, an award-winning, semi-annual journal, invites submissions for the 2002 Willamette Award in Fiction and Poetry. Winners in each genre receive $500 and publication in the Fall 2002 issue. Judges will be Tim Schell in fiction and Jeff Knorr in poetry. Submit one story up to 10,000 words or three poems by June 1 with SASE. The entry fee is $10 in each genre. No other submission guidelines. The co-winners of the 2001 Willamette Award in Poetry are Dawn McGuire and Beth Ellen Anstandig. Nicole Louise Reid is winner of the 2001 Award in Fiction, and she is also the winner of the 2001 Peter and Jean de Maine Award for an Emerging Writer in Fiction. Clackamas Literary Review, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045. WWW.clackamas.cc.or.us/clr/
COFFEEHOUSE POETRY CONTEST FIRST PLACE: $300. Third Place: $200. Guidelines: Entry fee: $5 for up to three poems. Maximum of twenty-one lines per poem. Entries must be accompanied by SASE. All finalists published. Deadline: March 1. Coffeehouse Poetry Contest, c/o
Transcontinental Publishing, P.O. Box 270605, Oklahoma City, OK 73137.
COMMON GROUND. Third annual poetry contest, $100 first, $50 second, $25 third and publication in Common Ground. Deadline: February 28. Send 1-3 unpublished poems, under 40 lines each, SASE for winners, and check for $10 made out to Common Ground. Mail to Larry O'Brien, Editor, Common Ground, 43 Witch Path, #1, West Springfield, MA 01089.
FIFTH ANNUAL Poetry Contest. Over $1,800 in prize money already awarded. Winners published/ prize money. Winners receive free copy of publications. Deadline: March 31. For rules send SASE to Tyme Gallery, 17 W. Eagle Rd., Havertown, PA 19803 or visit Web site at WWW.TYMEGALLERY.COM
FR'S 2002 EDITORS' Awards: fiction, poetry, memoir. Prize: $1,000 each category, publication Fall 2002. Fee: $12 includes subscription. Entries postmarked by April 2. Name, address, phone on separate page. Send to Editors' Awards (Indicate Category), The Florida Review, English Dept., University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816. www.pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~english/floridareview/home.htm. email: FloridaReview@mail.ucf.edu
GROLIER POETRY Prize invites inquiries from poets unpublished in book form for the 2002 competition. Send SASE by April 15 for guidelines. Deadline: May 1. Co-winners receive $200 each plus publication (along with runners-up) in the Annual. Grolier Poetry Prize, 6 Plympton St., Cambridge, MA 02138.
The HANNAH KAHN Poetry Foundation's Ed & Fay Phillips Memorial Prize in Poetry offers $500 for the best poem entered in its first annual competition. Winning poem will also be published in Gulf Stream Magazine. Judge: Denise Duhamel. Entry fee: $10. Simultaneous submissions ok. No published poetry. Make check payable to the Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation. Deadline: March 30. Send up to three poems no longer than two pages each on standard paper without any identification. Put name, poem titles, E-mail and phone on separate sheet. Include SASE. Mail to 1730 S. Federal Highway, Suite 306, Delray Beach, FL 33483.
HEAVEN BONE PRESS 2002 Poetry Chapbook Competition awards $500 plus publication, a NY area featured reading and national promotion. Deadline: July 31. 144-page double issue of Heaven Bone Magazine: $10. Send 28 pages, SASE, cover letter with publication credits plus $10 reading fee to P.O. Box 486, Chester, NY 10918.
THE LEDGE Magazine announces its 2002 Poetry Awards Competition. First prize: $1,000 and publication in The Ledge. Second prize of $250 and third prize of $100 also to be awarded. All entries will be considered for publication in The Ledge. Entry Fee: $10 for the first three poems, $3 for each additional poem. $13 subscription to The Ledge gains free entry for the first three poems. No restrictions on form or content. Excellence is the only criterion. Postmark deadline: April 30. The Ledge 2002 Poetry Awards, 78-44 80th St., Glendale, NY 11385.
LITERAL LATTE Food Verse Awards: $500 first prize, up to
5 honorable mentions. Seeking poems with food as an ingredient. All styles/subjects. Entry for a set of up to 6 poems, $10 ($15 includes a one year subscription). All poems considered for publication. Send to Literal Latte Food Verse Awards, 61 E. 8 St., Ste. 240, New York, NY 10003.
NEWBURYPORT Art Association Annual Poetry Contest 2002: Accepting entries from January 1 to March 15. Three cash prizes; certificates to HMs. Do not send poems without consulting guidelines first. Guidelines available from www.newburyportart.org or E-mail to email@example.com, or send SASE to NAA Contest, 12 Charron Dr., Newburyport, MA 01950.
OUTRIDERPRESS/TallGrass Writers Guild offers $1,000 prize money for single-page poetry; fiction and essays to 2,500 words on food. Deadline: February 28. Perfect-bound copy to published contributors. TallGrass refuses government grants since creative restrictions accompany such grants. Entry: $12/$16 TWG member/non-member. Complete guidelines: SASE to TWG, 937 Patricia, Crete, IL 60417. email: Outriderpr@aol.com
PASSAGER POETRY Contest for Writers Over Age 50. 5 poems. Reading fee: $10, or $18 includes subscription (4 issues). Send bio and SASE for results. Deadline: February 15. Passager Poetry Contest, University of Baltimore, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201-5779. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
POTPOURRI'S 2002 National Poetry Month Award offers $100 and publication. Submit 1-3 original, unpublished poems, maximum 50 lines each. Name, address, phone, E-mail and title on separate cover sheets. Deadline: April 30. Send $5 fee with SASE. Potpourri, P.O. Box 8278, Prairie Village, KS 66208 or www.potpourri.org
SHORT STORY Award For New Writers: Win $1,200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories for your unpublished story (under 8,000 words). Reading fee: $12 per story. (Sample copy: $9.95) You can now make your submissions online-it's simple, reliable, and you can track your work! Get started now- competition opens February 1 and closes March 31! Web site: www.glimmertrain.com
SO TO SPEAK: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art's Fiction Contest. First Prize: $500 and publication. $10 per entry. 1,500 words maximum, unpublished work only. Send two copies, one without name, one with all contact information. Postmarked March 15. StS, 4400 University Dr., MS 2D6, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY of the Short Story competition. First place: $500. Second place: $100. Winners published in Short Story and invited to Seventh International Conference on the Short Story, July 2002. Deadline: Postmark March 31. Entry fee: $15. Short Story Contest, 1817 Marengo, New Orleans, LA 70115. E-mail email@example.com
SPOON RIVER Poetry Review Editors' Prize 2002. Deadline: April 15. Prizes: $1,000 for winning poem, $100 each for two runners-up, and publication. Two copies of up to three poems, 10 pages total. Name, address and phone on one set only, with check for $16.00 to SRPR Editors' Prize, 4241 English Publication Unit, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4241.
STROKESTOWN Poetry Prize offers $3,200, $1,000, $550
& up to 8 of $120 for an unpublished poem of up to 70 lines. All 3 judges read all poems. Entry fee: $5 per poem. Closing date: Monday, February 25. Entry forms/info from Strokestown Poetry Competition,
Co. Roscommon, Ireland, and Web site: www.strokestownpoetryprize.com
THIRD BIENNIAL Greensboro Awards Competition in Poetry and Short Fiction. Each prize: $500. Poetry: group of 5 poems. Fiction: 4,000 word maximum. Entry fee: $10 per poem group or story. Deadline: April 30. For guidelines: WGOT, 4642 W. Market St., PMB 316, Greensboro, NC 27407-1285, PeggyR3rd2002@aol.com or www.people-places/triadwriters
TINY LIGHTS Eighth Annual Personal Essay Competition. First prize: $250. Second prize: $150. Third prize: $100. 2 honorable mentions: $50. Winners published. Limit: 2,000 words. Fee: $10 per essay. Participants receive 2002 contest edition. Postmark: February 15. Tiny Lights Publications, P.O. Box 928, Petaluma, CA 94953. SASE. Guidelines: www.tiny-lights.org
UNTIEDPLANET.ORG Calling for the voices of every nation to submit poetry, fiction, & creative nonfiction addressing cross-cultural understanding, friendship, world unity, and peace. No entry fee. First Prize: $500 and publication. Deadline: September 15. Submit in native tongue and English E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
VERY SHORT fiction award! Win $1,200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories for your unpublished story (under 2,000 words). Reading fee: $10 per story. (Sample copy: $9.95) You can now make your submissions online-it's simple, reliable, and you can track your work! Get started now-competition opens November 1 and closes January 31!
Web site: www.glimmertrain.com
WESTMORELAND Arts & Heritage Festival announces 2002 Poetry & Short Story Contest. Entry fee: $10. Prizes in each category up to $200. Deadline: March 15. Send SASE or call (724) 834-7474 for details. Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, RR 2, Box 355A, Latrobe, PA 15650. E-mail:email@example.com website
ANTHOLOGIES SEEKING POETS/WRITERS
ANIMALS IN POETRY Anthology: Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press seeks poetry on animals. All submissions considered for publication. Published poets receive copy. First prize: $25. Name, address, phone on entries. Reading fee: $4 per or 3/$10. Deadline: Postmark April 30. July notification. SASE notification only. Sample book: $6. Entries to SPT/Animal, P.O. Box 48955, Sarasota, FL 34230-6955. augment.sis.pitt.edu/jms/spt/sptncc2000.html
MILKWEED EDITIONS seeks stories, essays, and poems of the Northwest Pacific Coast (Oregon to Alaska) for the seventh anthology in its Stories from Where We Live series for 9-14-year olds. Writings should evoke nature and how people relate to it in urban, rural, or wild settings. Small honorarium. Deadline: March 1. Send to Sara St. Antoine, 9 Ellsworth Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
POETRY OF THE Sierras. Seeking submissions of mostly poetry, some short fiction, by writers who live in the Sierras, or about life there, for an anthology due out early 2002. No rhyming poetry. SASE. Hip Pocket Press, 228 Commercial St., #138, Nevada City, CA 95959.
CLIMATE CONTROLLED submissions wanted for Climate Controlled, an electronic anthology of writing from and of the Northern climates. Send published or unpublished fiction, poems, essays, art, or new media with SASE, cover letter, and acknowledgments to Climate Controlled, 51 Cedar Crest, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 by January 31, 2002. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.thediagram.com or http://webdelsol.com/DIAGRAM/contest.html for more details.
TEXAS POETRY Calendar 2003 seeks poems up to 30 lines. Send 1-3 poems by March 15. Prefer poems with strong Texas connection- events, geography, weather, people- present day or historical. Flying Cow Productions, P.O. Box 654, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.