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The Malahat Review's 2011 Long Poem Prize
The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the Long Poem Prize. Two awards of $1,000 CAD each are given. Poets contributing to The Malahat Review have also won or been nominated for National Magazine Awards for Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. The Long Poem Prize is offered every second year, alternating with the Novella Prize.
2011 Deadline

The deadline for the 2011 Long Poem Prize is February 1, 2011 (postmark date).
Guidelines

* A single poem or cycle of poems with a minimum of 10 published pages to a maximum of 20 published pages. A published page is up to 32 lines (or less), including breaks between stanzas.
* No restrictions as to subject matter or aesthetic approach apply.
* Entry fee required:
o $35 CAD for Canadian entries
o $40 US for American entries
o $45 US for entries from Mexico and outside North America
* Entrants receive a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review for themselves or a friend.
* Entries previously published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere are not eligible.
* Entrants’ anonymity is preserved throughout the judging. Contact information (including an email address) should not appear on the submission, but along with the title on an enclosed separate page.
* No submissions will be accepted by email.
* No entries will be returned.
* Entrants will not be notified by separately by letter about the judges’ decisions even if a SASE is included for this purpose.
* Winners and finalists will be notified via email.
* Winners will be announced with the publication of their entries in The Malahat Review’s Summer 2011 issue, on the Malahat web site, and in Malahat lite, the magazine’s quarterly e-newsletter, in April 2011.
* Send entries and enquiries to:
The Malahat Review
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Stn CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
Canada
Email: malahat@uvic.ca
Telephone: 250-721-8524
Fax: 250-472-5051

Entrants wishing to pay by credit card may download and complete our Credit Card Payment Form then enclose it with their entries.

http://www.malahatreview.ca/
http://www.malahatreview.ca/long_poem_prize/info.html

 
             
Royal Dragonfly Book Awards
Prizes
Contest Rules
Submission Guidelines
Categories
Early Bird Special
Entry Form
Judging


Five Star Publications is proud to present the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, which were conceived to honor published authors of all types of literature - fiction and nonfiction - in 50 categories, appealing to a wide range of ages and comprehensive list of genres. Our judges are industry experts with specific knowledge about the categories over which they preside.

A Royal Dragonfly seal on your book's cover tells readers they are perusing a highly acclaimed publication. Contest winners garner instant credibility, attention from the media and an opportunity to increase book sales. On the personal side, recipients of Royal Dragonfly Book Awards experience increased self-esteem, heightened confidence and recognition from their peers and employers.

The Royal Dragonfly Book Awards are part of the family of Five Star Dragonfly Book contests sponsored by Five Star Publications, a multi award-winning company with close to 25 years of publishing expertise. As an established publishing company, Five Star realizes the avalanche of books released each year causes many great books to get overlooked by the media and general public. Therefore, we do not impose a limit on the year of publication for entries, which means winning a Dragonfly Book Award can breathe new life into your book's marketing strategies and give it renewed attention and appreciation by the book industry and readers alike.

Prizes
Grand prize: One winner will be chosen from all entries to receive the grand prize. The grand prize winning book must be outstanding in content, readability, entertainment value and overall production and live up to Five Star Publications' strict standards of excellence. The grand prize winner will receive a $300 cash prize, 100 foil award seals (more can be ordered for an extra charge), one hour of marketing consultation from Five Star Publications and $100 worth of Five Star Publications' titles, as well as publicity on Five Star Publications' websites and inclusion in a winners' news release sent to a comprehensive list of media outlets. The grand prize winner will also be placed in the Five Star Dragonfly Book Awards virtual bookstore with a thumbnail of the book's cover, price, one-sentence description and link to Amazon.com for purchasing purposes, if applicable. It will be available at the Dragonfly bookstore for no less than two years.

First place: All first place winners of categories will be put into a drawing for a $100 prize. In addition, each first place winner in each category receives a certificate commemorating their accomplishment, 25 foil award seals (more can be ordered for an extra charge) and mention on Five Star Publications' websites. A list of first place winners' will be sent with the winners' news release to a comprehensive list of media outlets. First place winners will also be placed in the Five Star Dragonfly Book Awards virtual bookstore with a thumbnail of the book's cover, price, one-sentence description and link to Amazon.com for purchasing purposes, if applicable. It will be available at the Dragonfly bookstore for no less than two years.

Second place: One second place winner will be chosen in each category. Second place winners receive a certificate commemorating their accomplishment and mention on Five Star Publications' websites.

Note: In order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score of 55 out of 80 must be earned before a place will be awarded to the entrant, even if it is the sole entry in a category.

Contest Rules

* Eligibility
The awards are open to books published in any calendar year and in any country that are available for purchase. Books entered must be printed in English. The following are not permitted to enter the contest: employees of Five Star Publications and their immediate family members; Five Star contributing editors and writers; any author affiliated with Five Star Publications; and close acquaintances and relatives of any of the judges. Traditionally published, partnership published and self-published books are permitted, as long as they fit the above criteria. E-books are not permitted; although, Five Star does have plans for an e-book contest in the future, so please check www.FiveStarBookAwards.com periodically for notification of contest launch. Note: because there is no publication date restriction as long as the book is still in print, past winners may re-enter the contest, but are only permitted to enter categories in which the did not previously enter.

* Entry fees
While we wish we didn't have to charge entry fees, they are necessary, as they cover the cost of implementing and running the contest, including marketing and public relations for both the contest itself and announcing the winners of the contest, winners' prize money, shipping books to judges, updating contest websites, printed certificates or awards, etc. Also note that a portion of the proceeds from each Dragonfly Book Awards contest is donated to Kids Can Publish. Visit www.KidsCanPublish.com for more details on this worthy endeavor. The entry fee for the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest is $50 for one title in one category, $45 per title when multiple books are entered or $45 per category when one book is entered in multiple categories. All entry fees are per title, per category. Participants may enter one book in one category, one book in multiple categories or several different books in one or more categories, as long as they pay separate entry fees for each book/category entered, submit a separate entry form for each category and mail in the appropriate amount of book copies. See "*Example" under submission guidelines for further clarification.

If you would like to pay by Paypal, please send us an email and we'll be happy to send you a Paypal invoice.

* Submission guidelines
Participants should mail two copies of each book for each category in which it is entered, as we have separate judges for each category. Along with the books, send one completed entry form per title for each category in which the book is entered* and payment (check or money order) to Five Star Publications, Attn: Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, Five Star Publications, Inc., 4696 W. Tyson St., Chandler, AZ 85226-2903. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Five Star Publications. Please be aware that no books will be returned; all will be donated.

* Example: If you wish to enter one title in three categories, mail six copies of the book and three entry forms (one filled out for each category); the entry fee would be 3 x $45 or $135. If you wish to enter three titles in three categories, mail two copies of each book and three entry forms (one filled out for each category); the entry fee would be 3 x $45 or $135. If you wish to enter one title in one category, mail two copies of the book and one entry form; the entry fee would be $50. If you wish to enter two different books in the same single category, mail two copies of each book and two entry forms; the entry fee would be 2 x $45 or $90.

If you are entering more than one book into the competition, you may mail all entries in the same envelope and write one check for the total entry fee.

* Deadline & Early Bird Special
Submissions postmarked December 1, 2010 or earlier that meet all submission requirements are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of "The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or "Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show." Make your choice where indicated below. The final deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011; to be eligible, submissions must be postmarked February 1, 2011 or earlier. Submissions postmarked after that date will not be considered for an award, and books will not be returned; however, we will refund your entry fee.

* Categories
1. You may enter as many books as you like in each of the following categories. You may also enter single titles in multiple categories: Fiction: Novel
2. Fiction: Collection of short stories
3. Mystery
4. Romance
5. Historical Fiction
6. History Nonfiction
7. Biography, Autobiography/Memoir
8. Fine Art, Photography
9. Performing Arts, Music, Movies, TV
10. Science Fiction & Fantasy
11. Multicultural, Gay/Lesbian, Cultural Diversity
12. Pets, Animals
13. How-To
14. Business & Finance
15. Coffee Table & Gift Books
16. Food-Related: Cookbooks, Food Travel, Food History, About Food
17. Health, Diet, Nutrition
18. Sports & Exercise
19. Aging, Senior Living
20. Education
21. Environment
22. Home & Garden
23. Humor
24. Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy
25. Self Help, Inspirational
26. Poetry
27. Psychology
28. Relationships
29. Parenting
30. Text Books
31. Science & Technology
32. Transportation
33. Travel
34. Military
35. Children's Picture Books - 5 & Younger
36. Children's Picture Books - 6 and older
37. Children's Activity Books
38. Children's Chapter Books
39. Children's Poetry
40. Young Adult Fiction
41. Young Adult Nonfiction
42. Newbie Award (first time author, nonfiction)
43. Newbie Award (first time author, fiction)
44. Women's Interests
45. Writing/Publishing
46. Westerns
47. Other Nonfiction
48. Best Cover Design
49. Best Interior Design
50. Best Photography/Illustrations


* Judging Process
Judging will be based on content, originality and overall readability, with emphasis on innovation and creativity. Our judging panel includes experts from the fields of editing, reviewing, bookselling and publishing, as well as industry experts in specific fields. Every entry will be read by the judges, whose decisions are final. Top award winners will be notified by mail on or before March 15, 2011, which gives winners ample time to use their award designations in print material, advertising and promotional materials for Book Expo America, which generally occurs the last week of May or fist week of June. Prizes/awards certificates for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards will be mailed immediately following notification.

The judges reserve the right to switch the category for an entry, to cancel a category if the number of entries is insufficient or to decide not to have a winner if the level of the best entries is not up to publishing industry standards.

Note: In order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score of 55 out of 80 must be earned before a place will be awarded to the entrant, even if it is the sole entry in a category.

Any entry not conforming to the guidelines will be disqualified without author notification. There will be no refund for disqualified entries.

* Questions?
Please carefully review all of the information above before making your submission to the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards competition. For additional questions, contact Five Star Publications at 480-940-8182 or toll free at 866-471-0777. Email info@FiveStarPublications.com

http://www.fivestarpublications.com/
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