Passager Poetry Contest FOR WRITERS OVER 50
Submit work: September 1, 2010 - February 15, 2011 (postmarked date)
Winner receives $500 and publication.
Honorable mentions will also be published.
* Reading fee: $20, check or money order payable to Passager
Reading fee includes a one-year, two-issue subscription to Passager.
* Submit 5 poems, 40 lines max. per poem
* Introduce yourself with a cover letter and brief bio.
* Include name and address on every page.
* Include a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope (SASE) for notification of winners.
* Poems will not be returned.
* No previously published work.
* Simultaneous submissions to other journals are okay, but please notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.
* No email submissions, please!
If you need more information, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 410.837.6047.
Send all submissions to:
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-5779
Julia Peterkin Award
The 2011 Julia Peterkin Award is open to all writers of fiction writing original works in English. Previously published works are eligible for inclusion in the submission.
Manuscript Format Guidelines
Entries must be typed on quality paper, 8 1/2 by 11. Photocopies or copies from letter-quality printers are acceptable. Each entry must include one short story or chapter from a novel--a maximum of 16 pages. In addition, include a cover page with the writer‚Äôs name, address, daytime phone number, and title of submission. Also include a one-page biography. Author‚Äôs name should not appear on the manuscript.
* An entry fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011.
* Send one copy of the manuscript prepared according to format guidelines.
* The winner will receive $1000 and travel expenses for a reading at Converse College. Winner must be willing to read in the Fall 2011 Visiting Writers Series.
* Results will be posted online on the Julia Peterkin Award Page in late spring. No manuscripts can be returned.
Send entries to:
The Julia Peterkin Award
Creative Writing Program
580 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
For more information, contact Prof. Rick Mulkey at 864.596.9111 or email at email@example.com
Echoes of The Right to God magazine
This month's contest is open to essays, fiction and poetry in adult and youth categories.
The topic is wide open: everyday people and their (your) personal connection to God.
All entries will also be considered for publication in the 2011 book, Echoes of the Right to God from everyday people.
First prize is $100 for each category and publication in Echoes of The Right to God online magazine (and possible publication in a future print compilation).
The categories are:
Youth: 15 and under
Adult: 16 and over (note that adult category winners under 18 require parent or guardian permissions)
Rules and Guidelines
1. Judging: Entries will be judged equally on "inspiration, thoughtfulness or creativity" and "quality of writing." We may ask for revisions of the winning essay before publication.
2. Entries remain the intellectual property of the entrant. Non-winning entries will not be returned and will be destroyed.
Please do not send your only copy of your work.
3. Entries must be your original work and previously unpublished. Essays must be true and your own thoughts. Fiction and poetry must be your own original work and previously unpublished. We're looking for works that are inspirational and thoughtful. They also must fit within the overall theme of Echoes of the Right to God, from the view of everyday people.
Works previously published on your personal blog are eligible.
4. Word limit is approximately 1,000 words, but if you need more words to tell your story, there's no penalty for going over. There's also no harm in using very few words to tell a powerful story.
5. A co-authored entry would be unusual, because it's your personal experience, but would be eligible and any prize money will be sent to the first person listed to be divided by the authors.
6. For winners under 18, a parent or guardian will be asked to authorize publication and acceptance of the prize.
7. First prize for adults is $100 and publication in Echoes of The Right to God online magazine. First prize for Youth is $100 and publication in Echoes of The Right to God online magazine. Additional prizes may be awarded, at the discretion of the judges. We also reserve the right not to award any prize, should no suitable entries be received. Winners are responsible for any taxes or fees.
8. Winner agrees to grant exclusive first publication rights to Echoes of the Right to God online magazine and may include publication in a print compilation of winning entries. Winner also agrees that subsequent publication will acknowledge first publication in Echoes of The Right to God online magazine.
9. Eligibility: Contest opens December 15, 2010. Entry deadline is February 15, 2011. Winner will be announced by approximately March 15, 2011. Immediate family members of the judges and magazine publishers (Ron and Jennie Dugan) are ineligible to win. However, family members of the judges and publishers are eligible to submit works for the 2011 print compilation. Authors will be contacted for permission prior to publication in the print compilation.
10. No purchase is necessary.
11. Entries may be submitted by email or postal mail. By email, include the essay, story or poetry in the body of your email. If formatting is important, as with poetry, you may also include it as an attachment. Include your name and contact information. NOTE: We contact finalists prior to the final decision to confirm that your work is original and previously unpublished and to request any permissions needed to revise to fit our tone and length. Be sure to watch your emails!
12. Submit entries to:
Youth Category (15 and under)
Be sure to include your name, age and email
Ask your parents for permission before entering.
Include Echoes in the subject line.
Copy your essay, story or poem into the email.
Adults (16 and over)
Include your name and contact information (how
you prefer to be contacted). Include "Echoes" in the subject line. If you are under 18, please also
include your age, and note that parent or guardian
permission is required.
By Postal Mail:
Adults and Youth may enter via postal mail.
Send your entry to:
P.O. Box 1565
Maumee, OH 43537
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