May Deadlines

Thu 28 Apr 2011 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Winter was so busy that I haven’t kept up with this but here are a few May deadlines from A Working Writer’s Daily Calendar 2011—which is now 50% off. And now we’re working on the 2012 edition. I’ll try and post more as the year goes on and at some point we’ll post some of the articles, too.

May 7: International Poetry Competition
Prize: $1,000 + publication for 20 entrants.
Manuscript: Poems must be your original creative work, not published in a national print publication. (Online or strictly local publication is permitted, as long as you hold the copyright.)
Eligibility: Previous winners, associates, friends, or students of the judge are ineligible.
Fee: By mail: $5/first poem, $3 /each additional. Online: See website.
Atlanta Review
P.O. Box 8248
Atlanta, GA 31106

May 15: New Ohio Review Prize in Fiction and Poetry
Prize: $2,000 per genre + publication
Manuscript: (SS) Open to any genre. Translations welcome if permission has been granted. Please submit a cover page with name and contact information. No name should on manuscript. Prose: 25 pages double-spaced, max. Poetry: four poems.
Fee: $20 per entry (includes one-year subscription)
Submit by mail to:
New Ohio Review
English Dept.
360 Ellis Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

May 15: Academy of American Poets
The Academy offers several awards including the James Laughlin Award (due May 15) of $5,000 for an author’s second book of poetry and the Walt Whitman Award (due Nov. 15) of $5,000 and a one-month residency for first book of poetry.
The Academy of American Poets
588 Broadway, Suite 123
New York, NY 10012.

May 18: New Letters: Awards for Writers
Prize: $1,500 each for short fiction, poetry and for essays.
Manuscript: Story or essay up to 8,000 words or a group of 3-6 poems. All entries considered for publication. 2 cover sheets: one with name, contact information, category, and title(s); one with category and title only. Manuscripts will be recycled.
Fee: $15 (includes a one-year subscription, renewal, or gift subscription). $10 for each additional entry.
Submit electronically or by mail (SASE for receipt notification, entry number):
New Letters Literary Awards
5101 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Memorial Day weekend: Wiscon! Balticon!

May 31: War Poetry Contest
Prize: $2,000; $1,200; $600; $100
Manuscript: (SS) 1–3 unpublished poems in English on the theme of war, up to 500 lines. Winning entries published online. Include cover sheet with contact information. No name on poems.
Fee: $15
Submit online or by mail:
Winning Writers
Attn: War Poetry Contest
351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222
Northampton, MA 01060


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