September 16 / 17
Hello, hello, and hello! The weekend is here and I’m playing catch up here so bear with me…..CALLING ALL WRITERS! Found a treasure trove of writing contest listings courtesy of Poets & Writers. Take a look for yourself….
Credit: Poets & Writers
Mad Creek Books
Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize
A prize of $2,500 and publication by Mad Creek Books, the literary trade imprint of Ohio State University Press, is given annually for a poetry collection. Kathy Fagan will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Journal, the Ohio State University MFA program’s literary review, during the month of September. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Mad Creek Books, Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize, c/o Journal, Ohio State University, English Department, 421 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.
University of Massachusetts Press
Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection, a short story collection, and a short story collection, novella, or novel. The creative writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages or a story collection, novel, or novella of 150 to 350 pages with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, East Experiment Station, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Mary Dougherty, University of Massachusetts Press Director.
Hackney Literary Awards
A prize of $5,000 is given annually for an unpublished novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Hackney Literary Awards, Novel Contest, 4650 Old Looney Mill Road, Birmingham, AL 35243.
Cave Canem Foundation
Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize
A prize valued at approximately $2,500 is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a black poet. The winner will receive $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books, and a weeklong residency at the Writer’s Room at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, Florida, and will give a reading at the O, Miami Poetry Festival in April. Major Jackson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 25 to 30 pages with a $12 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Cave Canem Foundation, Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.
Morton Marr Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a poem or a group of poems by a writer who has not published a poetry collection. Submit up to six poems in a traditional form (such as a sonnet, sestina, or villanelle) with a $5 entry fee per poem by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Southwest Review, Morton Marr Poetry Prize, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Preston Hutcherson, Managing Editor.
A prize of $3,000 and publication by St. Augustine’s Press is given annually for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. Roger Kimball, Charles Martin, and David Yezzi will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 60 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
New Criterion, Poetry Prize, 900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10003.
Image source: BsnSCB.com