This is is a short-form writing contest where the winner gets a round-trip ticket to anywhere in the world. Really. This is the fifth year of the contest. Previously, I've written the contest announcement from the edge of the Sahara desert in Mali, or the coast of Sri Lanka. This year, I am at home in San Francisco, but my gaze is always elsewhere. I'm lucky to have seen a lot of the world, and I'm writing about it. Are you writing too? Not about the remote places in the world,
perhaps, but about something that matters to you? If so, please enter the 2009 Writer’s Travel Scholarship. As usual, the prize is a round-trip ticket anywhere in the world. As usual, the basic rationale for the contest remains: I think travel is good. I think writing is good. I think it is important that writers travel. Naturally, I do see a lot of travel writing submissions, but I’d like to reiterate that this is not about travel writing: it’s about writers traveling. Anything is fair game, as long as it’s prose under 10,000 words. Fiction, non-fiction, memoir, porn, whatever… just make it a good read. Applications are open until midnight April 30th, 2009. The winner will be announced May 15th.
The Other Journal seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our upcoming issue on Beauty and Aesthetics.
Deadline has been extended from March 15 to April 10, 2009. We seek poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction that explore the beauty, especially its cultural and theological incarnations. As we navigate the many faces of beauty, we will explore the nature, function, and end of beauty. We expect this issue to address such questions as How is the body understood in Western culture? Why does beauty matter? And what does beauty have to do with issues of justice and reconciliation? All submissions should be sent via email to
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"All punk poetry" issue: Chiron Review
The editors of CHIRON REVIEW are reading submissions for an "All Punk Poetry" issue to be published Dec. 2009. Poetry, fiction, b/w line art, comics/cartoons, photos, nonfiction, whatever should be sent via snailmail with self-addressed, stamped envelope for reply/return to: Chiron Review, Attn: PUNK, 522 E. South Ave., St. John, KS 67576. Name and complete mailing address should appear on every poem, story, etc. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2009. Material is copyrighted in author's/artist's name. Payment: one contributor's copy with 50% discount on additional copies.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF ORIGINAL POETRY
CHOPIN IN POETRY, Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Edited by Maja Trochimczyk. Forthcoming in March 2010 to honor the 200th Anniversary of Chopin’s Birth. Moonrise Press. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: § Original poetry about any aspect of music and life of Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Polish pianist and composer; § Deadline – August 1, 2009 ; § Language – English; § Length – maximum 39 lines per poem, 3 poems; § Format – email
Putting Our Heads Together Poetry Contest 2009.
Subject must be headache or Migraine related, but may be metaphoric or abstract. Form: Rhymed, free-verse, any form of poetry, but not prose. Poetry must be original and written by you. Submission of poetry written by someone else will result in disqualification. All poems must be unpublished work, never before published anywhere. Length: Maximum of 60 lines, no more than 80 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation). Number of entries: Please limit entries to no more than three poems per person. Age: Poems written by persons under 18 years of age must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian. "Family-friendly" language required. No profanity or other potentially offensive language. Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2009. Submissions received after this date will be deleted.here.
Haiku Project 2009
Online entry form ITO EN (North America), INC., the world's leading purveyor of green tea products and beverages, today announced its call-for-entries for"Haiku Project 2009." Inspired by the spirit of change in our country today, participants can enter a haiku around the themes of "Change," "Hope" and "Progress". The winning haiku will grace the bottles of ITO EN's award-winning tea line, TEAS' TEA, a naturally brewed ready-to-drink tea line that is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. To be eligible for the Haiku Project 2009, entrants must submit a haiku (a three lined poem in three metrical phrases with the number of syllables of 5 (first line), 7 (second line), and 5 (third or last line)) that reflects your vision of tomorrow based around Change, Hope and Progress, to