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Monday, May 17, 2010

Places to Publish and Contests

Upcoming Anthologies Deadline: 08/01/10. Submit to: The First Line. E-mail (via MS Word or WordPerfect attachment) to: submission@thefirstline.com. Theme: Every story starts out the same: Three thousand habitable planets in the known universe, and I'm stuck on the only one without ______________. [Fill in the blank.] Type: Short stories (3,000 words MAX). URL: http://www.thefirstline.com

Deadline: N/A. Submit to: editor@dreamofthings.com Theme: Various topics based on one of 15 themes. See http://dreamofthings.com/workshop-2 for more details. Type: Personal essays (500-5,000 words MAX). URL: http://dreamofthings.com/guidelines

Upcoming Contests
Deadline: 05/18/10. Submit to: New Letters Literary Awards, University House, 5101 Rockhill Road, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110, or submit online at http://www.newletters.org. Entry fee: $15. First prize: $1,500. Type: Poetry (6 poems MAX), essays, and short stories (8,000 words MAX). URL: http://www.newletters.org/PDFs/2010%20Contest%20Guidelines%20.pdf

Deadline: 05/30/10. Submit to: Fiction Award, Camber Press, 807 Central Avenue, Suite 2, Peeksill, NY 10566. Entry fee: $15. First prize: $1,000 plus publication of chapbook. Type: Fiction manuscripts. (10,000 words MAX). URL: http://www.camberpress.com/submissions.html

Deadline: 05/31/10. Submit to: 2010 Linda Bromberg Literary Award, Quiddity, 1500 North Fifth Street, Springfield, IL 62702. Entry fee: $12. First prize: $500 plus publication. Type: Prose poem (1 poem). URL: http://www.sci.edu/quiddity/download/2010LindaBrombergLiteraryAward.pdf

Deadline: 05/31/10. Submit to: River Styx Poetry Contest, 3527 Olive Street, Suite 107, St. Louis, MO 63103-1014. Entry fee: $20. First prize: $1,500 plus publication. Type: Poetry (3 titles, 14 pages MAX). URL: http://www.riverstyx.org/contests/index.php

Deadline: 05/31/10. Submit to: Spire Press, 217 Thompson St., Ste 298, New York, NY 10012. Entry fee: $20. First prize: $500 plus 20 copies and publishing contract. Type: Poetry (21 - 30 pages, one poem per page MAX). URL: http://www.spirepress.org/contest.html

Deadline: 06/01/10. Submit to: Poetry Contest, Boston Review, 35 Medford St., Suite 302, Somerville, MA 02143 Entry fee: $20. First prize: $1,500 plus publication. Type: Poetry (5 poems MAX). URL: http://bostonreview.net/about/contest/#Thirteenth

Deadline: 06/30/10. Submit to: ABZ Poetry Prize, ABZ Press, PO Box 2746, Huntington WV 25727-2746. Entry fee: $28. First prize: $1,000 and 50 copies of winning book. Type: Poetry manuscripts (48 - 76 pages MAX). URL: http://abzpress.com/2010contest.aspx

Deadline: 07/31/10. Submit to: The Adirondack Review's Fulton Prize. Send via DOC or pasted-in text: angela@blacklawrencepress.com. Entry fee: $10. First prize: $400 plus publication. Type: Short stories (3 stories, 10,000 words MAX). URL: http://adirondackreview.homestead.com/FultonPrize.html

Deadline: 09/30/10. Submit to: Poetry Editor, The Ohio State University Press, 180 Pressey Hall, 1070 Carmack Road, Columbus OH 43210-1002. Entry fee: $25. First prize: $3,000. Type: Poetry (48 pages MAX). URL: http://www.ohiostatepress.org/Books/Series%20Pages/Poetry.html

Deadline: 10/15/10. Submit to: So to Speak (Poetry or Nonfiction Contest), George Mason University, MSN 2C5, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Entry fee: $15. First prize: $500 plus publication. Type: Poetry (5 poems, 10 pages MAX) or essays (4,000 words MAX) URL: http://www.gmu.edu/org/sts/contests.php

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