Here are a few selections from the early March deadlines in A Working Writer’s Daily Calendar 2012. We’ll post some as the year goes on. I’m not sure if we will do a 2013 edition. We’d probably need to put up a pre-order page really early and see if the interest is there.
March 1: 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. $3 per each additional poem. Online entry slightly discounted. See website for guidelines. Multiple entries permitted. Early decision period ends January 1, 2012. Enter online: www.atlantareview.com/page6.html.
P.O. Box 8248
Atlanta, GA 31106
March 1: The Kundiman Poetry Prize
Prize: $1,000, plus publication and a New York City feature reading
Eligibility: Emerging or established Asian American poets residing in the USA. Translations, anthologies, and self-published books are ineligible.
Manuscript: 50–70 single spaced pages, table of contents, acknowledgments for previously published poems, bio optional. 2 copies of title page with name and contact info. No staples, folders, or bound copies. SASE for notification.
Fee: $28, Checks/money orders to Alice James Books.
Submit online or mail entry to:
P.O. Box 4248
Sunnyside, NY 11104
March 1: Creative Capital Literature Grant
Award: up to $20,000
Eligibility: U.S. citizen/permanent legal resident, 25+ years old, a working artist with 5+ years of professional experience, not a full-time student.
Manuscript: Information available February 1.
March 1: Sawtooth Poetry Prize
Submissions open January 1.
Prize: $1,500, publication, and 25 copies of the book.
Eligibility: Poets writing in English. Past and present students of Boise State and this year’s judge, Heather McHugh, and close friends of the judge are ineligible.
Manuscript: 48–100 pages. Do not include name, etc., on ms. No revisions permitted during contest. All entries considered for publication. See website for application/guidelines.
Submit online at ahsahtapress.boisestate.edu/contest.edu
March 1: Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
Prize: $1,000 + two tickets to a performance of Selected Shorts featuring the winning work at Symphony Space in New York City.
Manuscript: Unpublished short story up to 750 words addressing this year’s theme.
Visit the website for complete guidelines.
CONTEST, Selected Shorts
New York, NY 10025.
March 1: NEA Fellowships in Poetry: $12,500–$25,000
Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection December 2012
Earliest Beginning Date for Period of Support January 1, 2013
Submit online@ grants.gov