~ Calendar information for poets, shared from my mailbox. Hopefully, the most relevant of these will find their way the the Poets and Writers plog calendar page, so far more populated with poetry events than deadline. Please share your calendar information
- P&W Submissions, 2010 Online Calendar (through September): writing contests, awards, grants, fellowships, residencies and other. The focus is national rather than NM or Southwest.
- Writers Digest Sponsored Competitions, Fiction and Poetry, including bi-monthly prompt for 750 word short story: submit on website.
Not all contests are equal, many poets (to judge by a recent thread on Buffalo Poetics) reject out of hand any competition with a readers fee, so no list is complete without its caveat, plus a few links. We screen for the obvious; nonetheless, this post does not constitute an endorsement. Do your own homework: check out and evaluate any thing that asks for your money.
Plus this list, graciously shared by Elaine Schwartz, email@example.com.
AESTHETICA CREATIVE WORKS COMPETITION 2010: Deadline: August 31, 2010
Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, writers and poets to submit their work. Now in its third year, the Competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent. The Competition has three categories, Artwork, Poetry and Fiction. Winners and finalists are published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual.
Winners of each category receive £500 prize money plus other prizes. (about $795.00). Entry to the Creative Works Competition is £10. (about $15.90). The entry fee allows the submission of 2 images, 2 poems or 2 short stories. More guidelines on how to submit can be found online.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS POETRY SERIES' ANNUAL MILLER WILLIAMS ARKANSAS POETRY PRIZE, $5000: Deadline: September thru October, 2010
One winner and up to three finalists will have their book-length collection published in 2012. Guidelines online.
MISSOURI REVIEW EDITORS' PRIZE: Deadline: October 1, 2010
Three prizes of $5,000 each and publication in The Missouri Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry, a story or essay up to 25 pages, with a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Select winning entries in the past have been reprinted in the Best American series. Submission information online.
Pen USA, Emerging Voices: Deadline: August 31, 2010
Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from underserved communities. Each winner participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, two public readings, and other programming. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 20 pages of poetry or prose and at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines:
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org