Best contests to enter

The Voting is Complete. The Winner Announced- For the 3rd year in a row MoonTownCafe was selected as the Best Poetry Website for writers by Writers Digest.
Whats so great about MoonTownCafe and why has it been voted the top poetry internet site in 2008 2009 and 2010 For those who are not MoonTownCafe Junkies heres a few reasons they were voted the greatest-
– They have dozens of free forums for reading writing reviewing and ranking poetry. Theres no monthly fees like many poetry websites.
– Users get their very own Caf Area for showcasing their work and profile.
– They have a one-of-a-kind point system that allows users to gain points for reading and critiquing poetry while losing points for posting their own poetry. This forces users to read other peoples poetry on the site while eliminating over-posting. Best contests to enter Points have no cash value you have to help others to earn them and to keep posting.
– They have a poetry chat room personal blog space free poetry contests no entry or reading fees friends lists online messaging system weekly radio show YouTube area Facebook area Free Publishing and too much more to list. Finest of all its Free
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2011 Contest Announcements – Some Ending Soon
These are a couple of great contest to enter in 2011-
1500 honorarium and book publication- Submit book-length collection of poems to the Colorado Prize for Poetry by January 14 2011. Final judge is Cole Swensen. 25 entry fee includes subscription to Colorado Review. Complete guidelines at or Colorado Prize for Poetry Center for Literary Publishing 9105 Campus Delivery Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 80523-9105.
2011 STELLA Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize. Winning story selected by Jennifer Egan 1000 prize and read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space in NYC on June 8 2011. Theme- Set in Restaurants and Bars no more than 2 pages 750 words. Fee- 25. Deadline- March 1 2011. Details-
CONVERSE COLLEGE Creative Writing program announces the Julia Peterkin Award in Fiction. Prize of 1000 plus expenses for a reading in Fall 2011. To enter send maximum 16 pages of fiction published or unpublished cover letter and 15 handling fee payable to Converse College English Department. Deadline- February 15 2011. Send- Julia Peterkin Award Creative Writing Program Converse College Spartanburg SC 29302. Guidelines- www.converse.eduacademicsschools-departmentsenglishcreative-and-prof…. The Converse College creative writing program congratulates Jude Nutter of Minnesota winner of the 2010 Julia Peterkin Award.
THE COUNCIL for Wisconsin Writers invites submissions of work published in 2010 by Wisconsin residents in categories including short and book-length fiction and nonfiction poems book-length poetry childrens literature outdoor writing. Winners each receive 500 and a weeks residency at Edenfred. Entry fee- 15. Deadline- January 31 2011. See-
CUTBANK LITERARY Magazine is calling for submissions to the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry the Montana Prize in Fiction and the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Submissions are accepted December 1 2010 through February 28 2011. There is a 15 entry fee and winners receive 500 and publication in CutBank 75. Web site-
DYLAN THOMAS American Poet Prize- 1000 publication in Rosebud awarded to an American poet under 40. Deadline- December 31 postmark. Name and address on cover letter only. Lifetime-appointed judge- John Smelcer. Three poems max 10 entry fee payable to Rosebud to- John Smelcer Dept. of English Binghamton University P.O. Box 6000 Binghamton NY 13902-6000.
FIRST ANNUAL Irish-American Crossroads Writing Contest. First prize- 300. Submit memoir about the meaning of an Irish-American heritage multiple or hybrid ancestries included. One submission per person. Deadline- December 31. Entry Fee- 15. Send previously unpublished works max 3000 wc to- . For complete details and submission guidelines-
FOURTH GENRE- Explorations in Nonfiction. 7th Annual Michael Steinberg Essay Prize. 1000 prize awarded annually for winning essay or memoir winning and runner-up entries published in Fourth Genre Spring 2012. All entries considered for publication in Fourth Genre. Ryan Van Meter is 2011 contest judge. 6000 word limit nonrefundable 15 entry fee. Contest guidelines unchangedavailable at www.msupress.msu.edujournalsfg. Submit January 15February 28 2011 only to- Fourth Genre Contest Dept. of English Michigan State University 201 Morrill Hall East Lansing MI 48824-1036. E-mail- .
GEMINI MAGAZINE Poetry Open. Grand prize- 1000. No restrictions on content length or type of poetry. Secondthird place- 10050. Three honorable mentions. All finalists published online in February 2011. Entry fee- 5 up to three poems payable to Gemini Magazine P.O. Box 1485 Onset MA 02558. Deadline- December 31.
HEART POETRY Award 500. Winner Honorable Mentions published 2011. 10 covers 3 unpublished poems reserves issue. On each page include name address phone e-mail. SASE or Web site announces winners poems discarded. Deadline- postmark December 31. Sample 5. Nostalgia Press 2003 Broughton St. Orangeburg SC 29115. Web site- E-mail- .
INDIANA University South Bends Lester M. Wolfson Poetry Award will be awarded to an emerging or established poet for a book length manuscript of at least 48 pages. Winner receives 1000 50 copies and will be invited to give a reading in South Bend. Deadline is March 1 2011. David Dodd Lee Series Editor will judge. Entry fee- 25. For complete guidelines go to
JUDITH KITCHEN Creative Nonfiction Prize presented by WaterStone Review. Winner receives 1000 plus publication. 15 entry fee includes copy of Fall 2011 issue. Deadline- December 1. Original unpublished work maximum length 8000 words. Include name address phone number and e-mail on cover sheet only. Manuscripts will not be returned recycled. Send SASE and 3 copies of submission to Creative Nonfiction Prize WaterStone Review Graduate School of Liberal Studies MS-A1730 Hamline University 1536 Hewitt Avenue St. Paul MN 55104-1284.
MANY MOUNTAINS Moving Poetry Flash Fiction Contests. 500 prizes plus publication. All entrants get free subscriptions. Deadline- December 30. Anonymous judging. Include only in cover letter- name address e-mail titles and genre. Entry fees- 15 for 5 poems or 10 pages or 15 for 2 flash fictions under 1500 words payable to- Many Mountains Moving. Mail duplicate copies to Editors MMM genre Contest 1705 Lombard St. Philadelphia PA 19146. Or to without identification in attached MS. Send cover letter and check via U.S. Mail. Full guidelines at .
MERIDIAN the semi-annual from the University of Virginia is accepting online entries for its Editors Prize Contests in fiction and poetry. Deadline- midnight December 17. Winners receive a 1000 prize and publication all U.S. entries receive a one-year subscription. Entry fee- 16. For full details visit
A NEW LOOK awaits at Visit our updated Web site for awards contest details and to enter online. 4000 plus publication in New Millennium Writings and online. 1000 each for Best Poem Nonfiction Fiction or Short-Short Fiction. New Millennium Writing Awards. Deadline is November 17. 20 Poetry Honorable Mentions published and selected Prose Finalists. You receive 2012 issue featuring winners. Guidelines- No restrictions on style or content. Enter between now and midnight of November 17 postmark ok with a 17 check payable to NMW for each set of three poems five pages max or each story or nonfiction 6000 words max except in the Short-Short fiction category1000 words max.. Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome. Enter as often as you like. Include nam
e phone address e-mail and category entered on cover page only. To- NMW Room A P.O. Box 2463 Knoxville TN 37901. Provide e-mail or SASE for results. Or enter online at
NEW OHIO REVIEW prize in fiction and poetry. Poetry winners selected by Stephen Dunn were Michael Derrick Hudson of Fort Wayne Indiana first prize of 1500 Beth Marzoni of Kalamazoo Michigan second prize of 500. Fiction winners selected by Ann Beattie were Angie Pelekidis of Binghamton New York first prize of 1500 and Matthew Duffus of Knoxville Tennessee second prize of 500. The winning poems and stories appear in the Fall 2010 issue of New Ohio Review. Deadline for next year is May 1 2011. Web site- www.ohiou.edunor.
NEW POETRY CONTEST. 250 and guaranteed publishing to the winner. One poem any subjectany length. Deadline- November 1. 10 entry feecheck to Trajectory-Helvey Enterprises. Submit to- Trajectory P.O. Box 655 Frankfort KY 40602.
OMNIDAWN offers 1000 prize for our annual chapbook poetry contest. Ben Lerner will judge. Accepting electronic and postal submissions January 1February 28 2011. Winner receives prize publication and 100 copies. Entry fee- 15. Entrants who send SASE cost receive copy of winning chapbook. For guidelines see
OUTRIDER PressTallGrass Writers Guild anthology theme- Bird in the Hands Worth Two in the Bush- RiskFlight. Broadly interpretedbirds flight gambling risk aversion danger sports. 500poetry 500fictionessays to 2500 words. Deadline- February 27 2011. Copy to published contributors. Entry- 1216 TallGrass membersnon-members. Complete guidelines- .
PASSAGER CONTEST for writers over 50. 5 poems 35 lines max each fee 20 includes 1 year subscription. Send bio. SASE for results only. Deadline- February 15 2011. First prize- 500. Honorable mentions published. Passager University of Baltimore 1420 N. Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201. Checks payable to UB. Web site- .
POETRY SOCIETY of Virginia PSV adult and student categories. Over 3000 in prizes awarded annually. Deadline- January 19 2011. 4poem for non-member adults. No fee for current members. All may enterjoin. For guidelines send SASE to PSV 3723 Gardners Road Mineral VA 23117 or at
PRISM REVIEWS annual 250 fiction and poetry prizes. Our excellent judges are Lucy Corin The Entire Predicament and Craig Santos Perez from Unincorporated Territory. Your 9 entry gets you a swell 9 issue. Deadline is midnight November 30. Information and submissions at prismreview.submishmash.comSubmit or visit us at www.laverne.eduprism-review.
RIVER STYX Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest. A prize of 1500 one case of Schlafly Beer and publication in River Styx is given annually for the best micro-fiction story. The editors of River Styx will judge. 500 words maximum per story up to 3 stories per entry. 20 entry fee postmarked by December 31. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to River Styx. River Styx 3547 Olive St. Ste. 107 St. Louis MO 63103. Richard Newman Editor- or 314 533-4541. Best contests to enter

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