Archive for February, 2012

Omnidawn’s Chapbook Poetry Contest

February 29, 2012

It appears the Contest Deadline for Omnidawn’s Chapbook Poetry Prize has been extended!

Open to all writers: no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published.  

Omnidawn’s CHAPBOOK Poetry Contest  

Winner receives $1,000, publication, and 100 copies.    

Entry fee: $15.00    

Accepting electronic & postal submissions 

January 1 – February 29, 2012  March 15, 2012.   

Joseph Lease will judge. 

All entrants with a U.S. mailing address who pay an extra $2 to cover shipping costs will be mailed a copy of any Omnidawn chapbook of their choice, or a copy of the winning chapbook when it is published. A complete list of all current Omnidawn chapbook titles is available at      

For full details about all three of Omnidawn’s Poetry Contests (current & future) visit

The Hudson Prize – Early Bird Special

February 22, 2012

Now is a great time to enter your manuscript in The Hudson Prize! Now through the end of the month, save $10 off your submishmash submission (full rate $25, early bird rate $15).

THE GIVING OF PEARS by Abayomi Animashaun, 2008 Hudson Prize Winner

Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Hudson Prize for an unpublished collection of poems or short stories.

The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Prizes awarded on publication. Past winners include Jo Neace Krause, (fiction) Daniel Chacón, (fiction) Abayomi Animashaun, (poetry), Patrick Michael Finn (fiction), Sarah Suzor (poetry), and B. C. Edwards (fiction). 

Entry Period:

February 1 – March 31 

Submission Fee:

Early bird rate $15; Full submission rate $25 

How to Enter:

Visit for contest details and submission instructions.

call for subs: Missouri Review Audio Competition

February 15, 2012
The Missouri Review invites you to submit to our 2012 Audio Competition for a chance to win $1,000 and to have your entry published on The Missouri Review’s website. Send us your recordings of original poetry or prose or your audio documentaries on any subject. All you need is a computer, microphone, software such as GarageBand or Audacity, and a great script.

This year, in an effort to expand the contest, we have opened submissions (previously $20) to a pay-by-donation entry fee. Your contribution of any amount includes a one-year, digital subscription to The Missouri Review, and all of your donation goes to support the production of The Missouri Review and its related programs.

Winners and select runners up will have their work featured on The Missouri Review’s website and as part of our iTunes podcast series. Entries will be judged by TMR’s editors in collaboration with guest judge Julie Shapiro of the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

Deadline: March 15th, 2012

Entries and payments are accepted by mail or online. For details, or to submit, please visit our website:

call for subs: Kenyon Review Short Fiction

February 8, 2012

Here’s another great opportunity for students and grads…

The Kenyon Review is now accepting submissions for the fifth annual Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest through February 29, 2012. The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1,200 words or less to qualify for the contest. Nancy Zafris, former KR Fiction Editor and currently editor of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction book series, will be the final judge.

Find the full contest guidelines and read the previous winners’ pieces here.

The Writer 2012 Short Story Contest

February 1, 2012

The Writer, in collaboration with Gotham Writers’ Workshop, invites your original, unpublished short stories up to 2,000 words for the 2012 short stort contest.

Entries will be judged based on creativity, sense of story, characterization, and overall quality of writing, including grammar, punctuation and syntax. Writers may submit more than one story, but each story must be accompanied by a separate entry fee. Complete rules and FAQs are available at

Contest prizes:
First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Third prize: $200; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Entry fee: $10 per story submitted. Winners will be notified by e-mail by Aug. 15, 2012

All entries must be submitted online by midnight (EDT) on April 30, 2012.

Complete rules and FAQs are available at