September 16, 2014
The 2014 Susan K. Collins / Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest Closes Soon

The Susan K. Collins Poetry Chapbook Competition annually invites submissions for a chapbook collection of poetry to be published by the Midwest Writing Center Press.

Writers should submit an unpublished poetry manuscript of 16-32 pages, either postmarked by the deadline or emailed to the contest directly. See guidelines here.

Prize: $100, publication of the winning manuscript, 15 copies of the book

Fee: $15

Deadline: September 30, 2014

See more at:

http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/RedesignedSite/Events/chapbookcontest2011.htm

September 15, 2014
Clark-Gross Novel Contest for SFSU Creative Writing Students DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the Clark-Gross Novel Contest for SFSU Creative Writing Students has been extended.

All SFSU Creative Writing Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in both fall 2014 and spring 2015 are eligible to enter (students graduating fall 2014 are not eligible).

All work must have a faculty sponsor.

Manuscripts must be a novel-in-progress at least 50 pages long.

See the call below for the complete guidelines and coversheet information.

All work must be turned into the Creative Writing office (HUM 380) by 4 pm on the day of the deadline.

Prize: $100

Fee: no fee

Deadline: September 29, 2014

CLARK-GROSS NOVEL CONTEST for a novel or a novel in progress  $100.00

OPEN TO ALL CREATIVE  WRITING  MAJORS ENROLLED IN BOTH FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015 SEMESTERS.

Work must be at least 50 pages, typed, double spaced, and sponsored by an SFSU Creative Writing instructor. Please attach 2 sheets with your name, address, phone number, SFSU e-mail address, the name of your novel, and the name of your faculty sponsor. (It’s OK if your name is also on the novel.) For privacy, put your submission in a sealed envelope.  Manuscripts cannot be returned, so please don’t submit your only copy!

DEADLINE for Clark-Gross contest: 4 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014

in the Creative Writing Office, HUM 380.

September 15, 2014
The Wilner Award in Short Fiction for SFSU Creative Writing Students DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the Wilner Award in Short Fiction for SFSU Creative Writing Students has been extended.

All SFSU Creative Writing Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in both fall 2014 and spring 2015 are eligible to enter (students graduating fall 2014 are not eligible).

All work must have a faculty sponsor.

Submit one short story for the contest.

See the call below for the complete guidelines and coversheet information.

All work must be turned into the Creative Writing office (HUM 380) by 4 pm on the day of the deadline.

Prize: $100

Fee: no fee

Deadline: September 29, 2014

THE WILNER AWARD in SHORT FICTION $100.00

OPEN TO ALL CREATIVE WRITING  MAJORS ENROLLED IN BOTH FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015 SEMESTERS.

Submit ONE short story; must be typed and double-spaced, and sponsored by an SFSU Creative Writing instructor.  Attach 2 sheets with your name, address, phone number, SFSU e-mail address, the name of your short story, and the name of your faculty sponsor. (It’s OK if your name is also on the short story.) For privacy, put your submission in a sealed envelope.  Manuscripts cannot be returned, so please don’t submit your only copy!

DEADLINE for Wilner contest: 4 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014

in the Creative Writing Office, HUM 380.

September 15, 2014
Ann Fields Poetry Contest for SFSU Creative Writing Students DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the Ann Fields Poetry Contest for SFSU Creative Writing Students has been extended.

All SFSU Creative Writing Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in both fall 2014 and spring 2015 are eligible to enter (students graduating fall 2014 are not eligible).

Submit 1-3 poems for the contest.

See the call below for the complete guidelines and coversheet information.

All work must be turned into the Creative Writing office (HUM 380) by 4 pm on the day of the deadline.

Prize: $100

Fee: no fee

Deadline: September 29, 2014

Ann Fields Poetry Contest  $100.00

OPEN TO ALL CREATIVE  WRITING  MAJORS ENROLLED IN BOTH FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015 SEMESTERS.

Submit one to three poems. Attach 2 sheets with your name, address, phone number, SFSU e-mail address, and the names of your poems. (It’s OK if your name is also on the poems.) For privacy, put your submission in a sealed envelope.  Manuscripts cannot be returned, so please don’t submit your only copy!

DEADLINE: 4 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014

in the Creative Writing Office, HUM 380.

September 15, 2014
Daniel Langton Poetry Contest for SFSU Creative Writing Students DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the Daniel Langton Poetry Contest for SFSU Creative Writing Students has been extended.

All SFSU Creative Writing Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in both fall 2014 and spring 2015 are eligible to enter (students graduating fall 2014 are not eligible).

Submit 1-3 poems for the contest.

See the call below for the complete guidelines and coversheet information.

All work must be turned into the Creative Writing office (HUM 380) by 4 pm on the day of the deadline.

Prize: $100

Fee: no fee

Deadline: September 29, 2014

Daniel Langton Poetry Contest  $100.00

OPEN TO ALL CREATIVE  WRITING  MAJORS ENROLLED IN BOTH FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015 SEMESTERS.

Submit one to three poems. Attach 2 sheets with your name, address, phone number, SFSU e-mail address, and the names of your poems. (It’s OK if your name is also on the poems.) For privacy, put your submission in a sealed envelope.  Manuscripts cannot be returned, so please don’t submit your only copy!

DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014

in the Creative Writing Office, HUM 380

September 15, 2014
James Milton Highsmith Playwriting Award for SFSU Creative Writing Students DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the James Milton Highsmith Playwriting Award for SFSU Creative Writing Students has been extended. The award is given for a play of any length on a theme of Gay or Lesbian experience.

All SFSU Creative Writing Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in both fall 2014 and spring 2015 are eligible to enter (students graduating fall 2014 are not eligible).

Only unpublished, unproduced works written as stage plays may be submitted.  Musicals are not eligible.

See the call below for the complete guidelines and coversheet information.

All work must be turned into the Creative Writing office (HUM 380) by 4 pm on the day of the deadline.

Prize: $2000 (first prize), $200 (runners up—two will be awarded)

Fee: no fee

Deadline: September 29, 2014

JIM HIGHSMITH PLAYWRITING AWARD $2000

for a play of any length on a theme of Gay or Lesbian experience.

THE AWARD.  A prize of $2000 will be awarded to the winning play. Two additional awards of $200 each will be given to runners-up in the contest.

ELIGIBILITY.  Open to all Creative Writing  MAJORS enrolled in both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

CONDITIONS.  Works must be original plays intended for stage production, which have not previously been published or received full public production.  Work principally intended for radio, television, or screen performance is not eligible, nor are musicals.  Only one play may be submitted by an individual or collaboration.

FORM.  One copy of the play should be submitted. Must be clearly typed and securely bound.  Clear and legible photocopies are acceptable. Attach 2 sheets with your name, address, phone number, SFSU e-mail address, and the name of your play. (It’s OK if your name is also on the play.) For privacy, put your submission in a sealed envelope.

DEADLINE: 4 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014

in the Creative Writing Office, HUM 380

This award is made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of James Milton Highsmith.

September 15, 2014
Kathryn A. Manoogian Scholarship for a Creative Writing Graduate Student Application DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the Kathryn A. Manoogian Scholarship for an SFSU Creative Writing Graduate Student application has been extended.

All SFSU Creative Writing Graduate students enrolled in both fall 2014 and spring 2015 are eligible to enter (students graduating fall 2014 are not eligible).

Students should submit an application (downloaded from link or pick up in HUM 380), writing sample (10 pages maximum of one genre only: creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, or playwriting), essay detailing educational/creative goals, background, and financial need  (1-2 pages), and an unofficial copy of SFSU transcripts. See complete call below for all guidelines and details.

See the call below for the complete guidelines and coversheet link.

All applications must be turned into the Creative Writing office (HUM 380) by 4 pm on the day of the deadline.

Scholarship amount: undisclosed

Fee: no fee

Deadline: September 29, 2014

Kathryn A. Manoogian Scholarship for a Creative Writing Graduate Student

Deadline is 4 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014. Please submit to the Creative Writing Office, HUM 380.

Must be a Creative Writing graduate student.

Please submit, in hardcopy,

1) cover sheet, found online creativewriting.sfsu.edu/scholarship, along with the items listed below.

2) a one to two page essay (single-sided, double-spaced) about  your  educational background, academic and creative goals, and a brief statement of financial need.

3) a creative writing sample, in creative nonfiction OR fiction OR playwriting OR poetry. 10 page maximum, single-sided, double-spaced.

4) unofficial copy of SFSU transcripts (or if a first semester graduate student, copy of unofficial transcripts from prior university).

*This scholarship is coordinated with financial aid awards according to State and Federal regulations.

See more at:

http://creativewriting.sfsu.edu/scholarship-application

September 15, 2014
Tillie Olsen Award for Writers for an SFSU Creative Writing Undergraduate Student DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for the Tillie Olsen Award  for Writers for an SFSU Creative Writing Undergraduate Student has been extended. The award recognizes socially-conscious writing in the memory of Tillie Olsen.

All SFSU Creative Writing Undergraduate students enrolled in both fall 2014 and spring 2015 are eligible to enter (students graduating fall 2014 are not eligible).

B.A. Students majoring in English: Creative Writing at SFSU are invited to enter one work for the contest. It may be in any one genre: fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, or poetry.

All work must be turned into the Creative Writing office (HUM 380) by 4 pm on the day of the deadline.

Prize: $500

Fee: no fee

Deadline: September 29, 2014

Tillie Olsen Award  for Writers for a Creative Writing Undergraduate Student

AWARD: $500 to the winning entry.

ELIGIBILITY:  B.A. students majoring in English: Creative Writing at SFSU, who are currently enrolled Fall 2014 and will be enrolled Spring 2015.

DEADLINE:  4 p.m., Monday, September 29th, 2014 in HUM 380.

SUBMIT: ONE piece of socially-conscious writing (class, feminism, equality of gender, ethnicity, culture, labor rights, social justice) in any ONE of the following genres/forms: 1 short play or poem or short story or creative non-fiction. Submission must be typed and double-spaced. Attach 2 coversheets with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the name of your short story. (It’s okay if your name is on your piece.) Put your submission in a sealed envelope for privacy and protection.  Manuscripts cannot be returned, don’t submit your only copy!

This prize is coordinated with financial aid awards according to State and Federal regulations.

September 15, 2014
The Fall Black River Chapbook Competition Open for Submissions

Black Lawrence Press is accepting submissions for the Black River Chapbook Competition for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short fiction.

Authors are invited to submit a manuscript of poetry or fiction between 16-36 pages in length.

Prize: $500 cash award, publication, & ten copies of the book

Fee: $15

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Black Lawrence Press is an independent publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We also publish the occasional translation from the German and the French. Founded in 2004, Black Lawrence became an imprint of Dzanc Books in 2008. In January 2014, we spread our wings and became an independent company in the state of New York. Our books are distributed nationally through Small Press Distribution to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various brick and mortar retailers. We also make our titles available through our website and at various conferences and book fairs. Through our annual contests and open reading periods, we seek innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won’t let go.

See more at:

http://www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-black-river-chapbook-competition/

September 15, 2014
Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

The Third Annual Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is accepting submissions.

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets will only accept “first book” submissions from African writers who have not published a book-length poetry collection. 

An “African writer” is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or whose parents are African.

Submit a poetry manuscript in English of at least 50 pages. Translated poetry is accepted but a percentage of the prize will be awarded to the translator. See complete guidelines here.

Prize: $1,000 & publication with University of Nebraska Press & Amalion Press in Senegal

Fee: no fee

Deadline: December 1, 2014

See more at:

http://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=21#sillerman

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