Friday, August 31, 2012

Poetry and Prose Competitions: Carson Prize in Poetry or Prose from Mixed Fruit

Announcing the Carson Prize in Poetry or Prose

Mixed Fruit is pleased to announce the Carson Prize in Poetry or Prose, a writing contest that will present one winning writer with a $100 award and publication in our first print issue, to be published in early 2013.

The Carson Prize is open to all writers in all genres. We’ll read work from established or emerging authors. We welcome submissions from writers of any nationality. As with our general submissions, we will judge entries on merit alone–all submissions should exclude names or any other identifying information.

This contest is free to enter–there is no reading fee whatsoever.  

We welcome entrants to submit up to five poems of any length or up to two prose pieces (8,000 words or less per piece). If you feel that your submission blurs the line between prose and poetry, select one of the categories and we assure you it will be passed on to the appropriate editors.

The author whose work is deemed most worthy of the Carson Prize will be awarded $100 and publication in the print issue, along with two contributor copies. Only one monetary award will be given, but three finalists will be published in the print issue and will receive one contributor copy, and all entries will be considered for publication in either the print issue or a future online issue. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere, you must withdraw it immediately. This contest is only open to writing that has not been previously published.

The deadline for this contest is November 15, 2012.

To enter, visit our submissions manager and submit your piece under the Carson Prize category. We will not accept entries via email or post. This contest is fee-free, but we will have two options at the time of submission: you may enter with no fee at all, or you may choose to include a donation with your entry. Donations will in no way influence the judges’ decisions. Please ensure that your entry does not include your name or other identifying information at any point, even in the file name. We’ll know who you are when the time comes–we promise.

To learn more about our magazine, visit our website.

Nonfiction and Poetry Competitions: Sycamore Review

2012 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction: Sycamore Review is now accepting entries for its inaugural Wabash Prize for Nonfiction judged by Mary Karr and open to previously unpublished works of nonfiction of 7,500 words or fewer.

The author of the winning piece will be awarded $1,000 and publication in the 2013 Winter/Spring issue of Sycamore Review. All entrants receive a year's subscription to Sycamore Review.  

Entry fee is $15 and $5 for each additional entry. Submissions are accepted via the online submission manager. All entries are considered for publication.

Deadline: October 1. Visit our website for more information.

2012 Wabash Prize for Poetry: Sycamore Review is now accepting entries for the 2012 Wabash Prize for Poetry judged by Nikky Finney and open to previously unpublished works of poetry. Each entry may contain up to three poems (no more than six pages total).

The author of the winning piece will be awarded $1,000 and publication in a 2013 issue of Sycamore Review. All entrants receive a year's subscription to Sycamore Review.

Entry fee is $15 and $5 for each additional poem. Submissions are accepted via the submission manager. All entries considered for publication.

Deadline: November 1. Visit our website for more information.

Writing Competition: Missouri Review Editor's Prize

The Missouri Review Editor's Prize Competition: Over $15,000 in prizes.

Deadline: October 1st, 2012

First-place prizes of $5,000 each are awarded in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Winners will be published in The Missouri Review and will be awarded an all-expenses paid trip to our Editor's Prize gala. Our contest is open to both established and emerging writers. Runners-up also receive cash prizes and will have their work published in TMR.

Your entry fee of $20 includes a one-year subscription (4 issues) to The Missouri Review, in print or digital. Winners will be announced in January, 2013.

For further information, or to submit online, please see our website.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Call for Submissions: Ayris

Ayris (pronunced "iris") is a literary magazine edited by undergraduate students at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. We are looking for high quality poetry, prose, and visual art from everywhere!

Submissions to Ayris are read between August 1 and December 1 of each year. We will return, unread, anything submitted outside of this reading period. Please limit yourself to one (1) submission per genre/per reading period.Multiple submissions will be withdrawn unread.

We are looking for a wide variety of styles, forms, and approaches, both traditional and experimental. We will consider the work of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, as well as visual artists. We publish both emerging and established authors and artists based on the quality of the work we receive, so please send us your best.

Limit poetry submissions to five (5) poems, fiction/non-fiction pieces to 8,000 words and visual art to five (5) pieces per medium. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that you will notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published works.

Ayris pays contributors one (1) copy of the issue in which their work is published.

Please use our online submission manager at Submittable.

We will not accept emailed submissions, but will take questions at:

 ayris(at) (replace (at) with @).

For more general Ayris information, visit our Tumblr.

Call for Art and Poetry Submissions: OVS Magazine

OVS Magazine:

We are looking for well crafted poetry, and black and white art. Send us your art, your poetry, and even your art that goes with your poetry, and all you have poured into it! We want to hear from everyone. It doesn't matter if you haven't published before, or if you are an old pro. It doesn't matter to us how many galleries you have hung in. We just want great work that makes us feel what you are expressing.

We read year-round. Our Summer featured poet is Michael Waters! For more information visit our site.

Call for Submissions: IMPACT Magazine

IMPACT magazine: Bold. Authentic. Engaged -- Where Faith, Culture & Gay Life Intersect! is planning to launch online in September 2012, and we're looking for contributors.

Trendy, edgy, pop culture meets genuine faith meets gay-life. That's what we're looking for. In the world, engaging the world, impacting the world. Politics, real life, love & sex, family life, living green, health & fitness, food, culture, arts, music, travel, mission, ministry.

"There's more to being Christian than just church. There's more to being gay than just sex."

Wanna pump out your views on faith in the real world, new music, news, politics, food, ... whatever bites you?
Got a great short story or powerful poetry you want to share with the world?

See our submission guidelines here.

And send your masterpieces to:

 submissions(at) (replace (at) with @)

Also see the "About" section on Facebook.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Call for Submissions: Manifest West Anthology

Western Press Books is now accepting poems, stories, and creative nonfiction for the next anthology in our series, Manifest West. This year we're calling for submissions of literary work based on the theme of the contemporary cowboy (or cowpoke, if one wishes to use the gender-neutral term). This includes but is not limited to the following cowboy/cowpoke variations, breeds, and assorted stereotypes:

the modern day working cowboy
the rodeo cowboy
the urban cowboy
the weekend warrior cowboy
the arena riding cowboy
the investing-in-ranchland cowboy
the wheeler-and-dealer-at-every-auction-sale cowboy
the country music star cowboy
the I-played-cowboys-and-Indians-as-a-kid cowboy

In addition to focusing on the cowpoke in all her/his glory, remember that our anthology series features literary writing with a distinct Western regional flavor, so that element should be present in your submission. Please send one submission per author at a time. We will accept up to five poems, as well as essays or stories up to 7,000 words. We will also consider previously published works, but prefer unpublished pieces. Authors selected for the anthology will receive one contributors' copy in payment for your work.

Submissions will be accepted from August 20th 2012, through February 20th, 2013, at our Submittable web site.

If you have any questions regarding the anthology, please contact Teresa Milbrodt, editor of Western Press Books, at:

(replace (at) with @ in sending email)

Call for Stories About Trauma

Call for Stories About Trauma

We seek personal stories about trauma for an anthology. Trauma is defined widely, including witnessing and/or experiencing a traumatic event or events during genocide, war, sexual violence, domestic violence, race/gender/religious/sexual orientation-based violence, childhood abuse, natural catastrophes and more.

The focus of the stories can be on describing traumatic events, exploring the impacts of trauma, coping, comparing life before the trauma with life after traumatic events, healing, and living with the after-effects of trauma. Submissions must tell a compelling personal story. Theoretical, literary, psychological and political analyses are appropriate for this anthology if they supplement a well-written personal experience.

By sharing a diversity of stories, the editors expect to illuminate similarities among trauma survivors despite obvious differences of geography, culture, age, gender, and type of trauma. At an art workshop for survivors of violence and genocide, we noticed that survivors of genocides in Europe, Africa and Asia as well as sexual violence in the U.S. discovered profound connections with each other across boundaries. This anthology is inspired by the post-trauma commonalities experienced by survivors.

We are looking for personal stories which examine impacts of traumatic experiences with significant literary merit. Previously published work is permissible but new work is much preferred.

Deadline: December 1, 2012
Word Limit: 3,500 word limit preferred. Longer pieces will be considered but are less likely to be accepted.

Send submission as a word doc or rtf to: (replace (at) with @)

Full guidelines online.

Christine Stark is a writer, visual artist, and speaker with American Indian and European heritage. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prize-Winning Essays, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Poetry Motel, and When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwest Experience. Her novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, was a 2011 Lambda Literary finalist. She is a co-editor of Not For Sale, an international anthology about sexual violence and coauthor of “Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota”. Her poem, “Momma's Song”, was released as a double CD manga by Fred Ho and the Afro Asian Music Ensemble. She was selected as an emerging creative non-fiction writer by the Loft Mentor Series and she has won McKnight Awards for both her writing and visual art. She teaches writing part-time at Metropolitan
State University and lives in Minneapolis with her partner, April.

Fred Amram is a retired, award winning academic from the University of Minnesota. He has published three academic books, many book chapters and dozens of scholarly articles. He currently writes about his experiences in the Holocaust and as a refugee in his adopted country. Amram has recently published in Hippocampus, Whispering Shade, Prick of the Spindle, The Jewish Chronicle, Turtle River Press and other literary settings. He has two stories in Marking Humanity, an anthology about Holocaust survivors, and was selected as an emerging writer for the Loft Literary Center’s Mentor Program.

Call for Submissions and Copy Editor (unpaid): Blue Lyra Reveiw

New literary journal called Blue Lyra Review is currently open for Fall & Spring submissions. We are an online journal but we will print an annual best-of issue. beginning Dec 2013.

Our aim is to bring together the voices of writers and artists from a diverse array of backgrounds, paying special homage to minorities including Jewish writers and those from communities that are historically underrepresented in literary magazines.

Profits earned from this will be donated to the charities listed on our Web Site.

You can submit poems, nonfiction, fiction, artistic images, or translations through Submittable.

We’re interested in 500 – 4,000 word (maximum) personal essays, memoirs, creative non-fiction which have a strong story at its core, and where the author shows up on the page with passion, a personal stake, or meaningful reflection. Sorry, but essays over 4,000 words will not be reviewed. We are open to all topics but are especially interested in nature- or Jewish-oriented pieces. Make sure your submission has your contact information (name, address, phone number, email) on the attached (brief) cover letter ONLY. Please do NOT have any identifying information on any page of your submission except the cover page!

While poetry is full for issue 1.2, please begin submitting for Spring issue 2.1! Whether narrative or lyrical or experimental or prose poetry, we are simply looking for something that moves us. Please attach 3-5 poems at a time in a single file with a .doc, .docx, or .pdf extension, and put your name and poems in subject line (Silverman – poems). Don’t send just one poem unless it’s a long poem (more than three pages). We want to get a sense of your style as a writer, and one poem is not enough to do this. Make sure your submission has your contact information (name, address, phone number, email) on the attached (brief) cover letter ONLY. Please do NOT have any identifying information on any page of your submission except the cover page! Type the titles of your poems, separated by commas, in the Title box.

The most important thing is that it needs to be based more on truth than experimentation for experimentation’s sake. It can be light or it can be serious, but for it to be worthy, it must reflect life, with some fundamental human idea. Fiction should be organic and natural, and accept its premise (whatever it may be) without a wink or a nod. We’re currently looking for works that thrum on all cylinders and that are confident in a unique way. We’re interested in solid stories with weight, regardless of length (anywhere from 200 to 7,500 words). Send your submissions in .doc or .docx format with your contact information (name, address, phone number and email address) on your (brief) cover letter. Please make sure that you put the word count on the first page of the submission or in the cover letter! Please do NOT have any identifying information on any page of your submissions except the cover page. You may submit 1-3 micro pieces, but any pieces 500 words or longer must be submitted alone.

We are looking for translations that read as if they were originally written in English, rather than as "translations." We especially prize translations that "honor" the music of the original text. In addition, translators should choose poems of high literary merit. We consider previously unpublished translations of poetry from any language. Submissions should include 3-6 poems, and should include both the original and the translation. Biographies of both the author and translator should be included in a cover letter, as well as a short paragraph on the process of translating these particular poems and/or why this particular author was chosen. Translators are expected to have acquired copyright permission to publish (online and in print) the original poems, if they are not in the public domain, BEFORE submitting.

Simultaneous submissions to other literary journals are okay, but please do not send more than one submission until you have received a response to your first submission.

Send original, unpublished material only.

JOB OPENING: We are looking for a web editor and copy editor—hopefully a Web & Copy Editor rolled into one to manage layout, fix any problems that arise, and add post content (poetry, nonfiction, art, fiction, interviews, etc.) for each issue, as well as to maintain the website (keep information up-to-date). After the web editor receives the content to add to the website, we hope he/she can accomplish this within 2 week time frame with issues being released 3 times per year.

If a candidate is talented and ambitious and would like to revamp the web design, that is welcome (but not necessary). This, like all positions here are volunteer positions.

**Some HTML knowledge preferred.
**Must have done web editing in some capacity before. We use WordPress for our website. It’s pretty easy. We are not married to this and would be open to change.
**Must be fairly good at grammar and formatting.
Application Materials:

**A very brief letter explaining your past experiences editing and designing websites with any links to websites you’ve worked on in the past.
**Send all application materials to:

 bluelyrareview(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending email). Put “Web/ Copy Editor Position” in the subject line of your email.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Call for Submissions: Linden Avenue Literary Journal

Linden Avenue Literary Journal (, founded in June 2012, is now accepting poetry and short fiction on a rolling basis for its fall and winter issues (October, November, and December)

Linden Avenue publishes poetry and short fiction that highlights the intersection between art and everyday life. Bring us your words, colored and sketched, and if we love them? There will be a place for them here.

What you should expect from Linden Avenue:

1.) A monthly literary journal that highlights the best work submitted regardless of any affiliation or prior publication.

2.) Poetry and fiction that is as beautiful in construction as it is in content.

Detailed submission guidelines for each genre can be found on our Submittable page.

Poetry Competition: Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize 2012

$2000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press

Postmark Deadline: 9/30/2012

Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-100 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts are screened and judged anonymously. Multiple submissions are fine as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee is $25. Checks should be made out to “Fresno State (Levine Prize)”. Poets can submit more than one manuscript, but each will be considered a separate entry and must be accompanied by the $25 fee. Online payments can be made via credit or debit card at the link below. Please note, online entry fee is $25 plus an additional $3.38 service charge. The Vendini system resembles an event ticketing system, but is simply a method of accepting online credit and debit card payments.

Mail Entries to:

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
Department of English, Mail Stop PB 98
5245 N. Backer Ave.
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California 93740-8001

or email connieh(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending email)

Sponsored by: MFA Program at California State University, Fresno and Anhinga Press

Call for Submissions: Found Poetry Anthology

Call for Submissions: Found Poetry Anthology

Found Patrick is a poetry anthology for found poetry taken from selected articles written by Patrick Sokas, M.D. Compensation is $25 plus a copy of the anthology.

Articles to be used for source material are posted here, along with submission guidelines.

Publication in 2013, but acceptances will be on a rolling basis. Submission period closes December 1, 2012.

Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley Review will be reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for its Fall 2012 issue (Vol. 7, No. 2) until Saturday, September 15, 2012.
We prefer writing that has both mainstream and literary appeal. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please do not submit genre fiction, explicit work, or anything particularly violent or depressing. Also, please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is considered for our annual editor's prize.

To submit, please send 1-6 poems or 1-3 essays/short stories pasted into the  body of an e-mail message to our editor at:

 editor(at) (replace (at) with @).

The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines for the Apple Valley Review are available online.

Short Fiction Competition: Anderbo

The 2012 Open City Magazine No-Fee RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest @ Anderbo

2012 RRofihe Trophy
(9th Year!)

For an unpublished short story
(Minimum word count: 3,500; maximum to 5,000 words)

Winner Receives:
$500 cash
Announcement & Publication on

Judged by Rick Rofihe
2012 Contest Assistant: Carolyn Wilsey
Carolyn Wilsey has read fiction for Esquire and Swink, and is the Managing Editor of Anderbo

–Stories should be typed, double-spaced, with the author's name, the story's title, and contact information on the first page
Submissions must be received by December 31st, 2012
–Limit one submission per author
–Author must not have been previously published in Open City Magazine or on Anderbo
–E-mail submissions to:

editors(at) (replace (at) with @)

RROFIHE TROPHY in the subject line
THERE IS NO READING FEE and all literary rights will remain with the author

Contest Judge Rick Rofihe is the author of FATHER MUST, a collection of short stories published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, Open City, Swink, Unsaid, and on epiphanyzine, slushpilemag, and fictionaut. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, SPY, and The East Hampton Star, and on mrbellersneighborhood. A recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, he has taught MFA writing at Columbia University. He currently teaches privately in New York City, and was an advisor to the Vilcek Foundation for their 2011 prizes in the field of literature. Rick is the Editor of Anderbo.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Call for Poetry Submissions: Umbrella

Subject: Call for Submissions: Umbrella: A Journal of Poetry and Kindred Prose.

Umbrella, the "supremely rereadable electronic journal," is now accepting submissions for our winter-spring issue, online Nov 1, 2012.

This time around, we are reading both non-themed poems and those mining the theme of "psychological states": not only those listed in the psych manuals but also more general moods across a broad spectrum of interiority.

Please study the submission page for complete guidelines and specific needs and preferences.

Deadline: October 15, 2012

Call for Submissions: Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine

Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine, a new-and-upcoming online journal, is looking for essays, stories, and poems that capture the essence and immediacy of the beast. Render on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being "animal." Our readers want what is safe, dangerous, and wondrous. They want to discover the animal caught within the prose and see it set free beyond the imagination. No "fluffy" work, please.

Nonfiction: needs book excerpts, personal essays, experimental, memoir, humor. Does not want anything overtly religious, pornographic, or sentimental. Length: up to 5,000 words.

Fiction: needs adventure, confession, experimental, ethnic, fantasy, horror, humor, mainstream, science fiction, suspense. Does not want anything overtly religious, pornographic, or sentimental. Length: up to 5,000 words.

Poetry: needs avant-garde, free verse, traditional. Send up to five poems. Total not to exceed five pages.

Animal will consider simultaneous submissions, but asks that you notify us immediately if you are accepted elsewhere. We do not reprint work published elsewhere, in any form. We publish one story, one essay, and one poem a month.

Animal will launch online in late fall. Please send submissions pasted into the body of an e-mail, as well as attached to the e-mail as a MS-Word compatible document, to:

 animalliterarymagazine(at) (replace (at) with @)

Please send questions to the literary magazine at the same address to Elisabeth Lanser-Rose, fiction editor; Danita Berg, nonfiction editor; and/or Stephen Mills, poetry editor.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Call for Submissions: Temenos Journal

Subject: Call for Submissions: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and artwork for Temenos Journal

Temenos Journal is currently seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, and artwork for our Fall 2012 special print edition entitled Trap Doors and Little Triggers: An Anthology of Embarrassment, Innuendo, Rumor, and Shame. Big or little, first-hand or overheard, public catastrophe or private misadventure, the staff of Temenos wants to feel your pain. After all, it is not a question of “if” but rather a question of the degree to which we’ve all had experience in this area. It doesn’t have to be salacious, but it does have to be an eloquent description of human ineloquence.

Proceeds from this special edition will be donated to the Isabella County Human Rights Committee for their work supporting local LGBTQI youth.

Authors and artists whose work is chosen for inclusion in the special edition will be invited to attend a launch party and reading at Central Michigan University in early November.

Send submissions via our submissions management system (

Please include a brief cover letter, contact information, and third person bio of 50-150 words. All documents must be submitted as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx), and must be accompanied by a $6 submission fee. 

Writers and artists may submit up to five poems, 4,000 words, or 5 pieces of artwork per submission; furthermore, writers and artists are encouraged to submit more work, but they will need to pay additional submission fees.

Deadline for submissions: October 5, 2012

The staff at Temenos would also like to encourage additional donations to the Isabella County Human Rights Committee. For more information, contact us at:

temenoscmu(at) (replace (at) with @)

Call for Submissions: The Mom Egg

Submit to The Mom Egg 2013, Vol. 11 issue, themed MOTHERTONGUE--deadline 9/1

Mothers and non-mothers are invited to submit works on this topic. Please interpret liberally—some examples: mothers’ talk, mother-like aspects of language or towards language, native tongue, dialect, politics of mother tongue, etc. Or perhaps the organ itself! Both experimental and traditional works are welcome.

Submissions deadline is September 1, 2012. 

Please see the website for specific guidelines and submission link.

Call for Submissions: Museum of Americana

From August 20th to September 20th, the museum of americana will accept Americana-related submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art/photography, interviews, and reviews.

Please see our complete guidelines for a clearer idea of the work we hope to publish.

And for news and updates, you can also follow us on Facebook.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fiction Competition: Tuscany Press Prize

Tuscany Press Prize

The Prize Criteria are:

  1. Original unpublished work of Fiction
  2. Great Story
  3. Well Written
  4. Captures the imagination of the reader
  5. A story infused with the presence of God and faith
    —  subtly, symbolically or deliberately
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012

Short Story Novella Novel
- Fiction - Fiction - Fiction
- Unpublished work - Unpublished work - Unpublished work
- 1,000 to 10,000 words - 12,500 to 25,000 words - More than 37,500 words

Prizes Prizes Prizes
1st Place – $500 1st Place – $750 One Prize – $1,000
2nd Place – $150 2nd Place – $250
3rd Place – $ 75 3rd Place – $150
Honorable Mention 1st – $50
All novels will be considered for publication by Tuscany Press.
Honorable Mention 2nd – $50
Published by Tuscany Press Published by Tuscany Press Published by Tuscany Press
Anthology: Paperback and eBook Individually: Paperback and eBook Paperback and eBook
Standard Royalty Contract – non-exclusive rights Standard Royalty Contract Standard Royalty Contract
Reading Fee: $10 Reading Fee: $10 Reading Fee: $10

An e-mail notification of the prize winners will be sent to all the participants at the end of October/November.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fiction Competition: Story Quarterly

  • Grand Prize of $1000 and publication in StoryQuarterly 46
  • First Runner-up: $300 and publication in SQ Online
  • Second Runner-up: $200 and publication in SQ Online

  • The contest is open to short stories of 8,000 words or less. No flash fiction, novel excerpts, previously published work or memoirs.  
  • Initial screening of entries will be blind. All contest entries will be sent by the editors to the contest judge with the authors' names expunged.  
  • Cover letters are not required  
  • The contest fee is non-refundable. Should your contest submission be accepted elsewhere, the entry fee cannot be refunded.  
  • Multiple submissions are acceptable as long as each is accompanied by the contest fee.   
  • Check the website and your email for results of the contest in late 2012 or early 2013.
Submit Work Now

Contest judge to be announced.

$18 contest fee includes subscription to StoryQuarterly 46, to be published in the late Fall, 2012.
Last day to submit contest entries is October 1, 2012.

Poetry Competition: The Consequence Prize

CONSEQUENCE magazine's 2012 Prize in Poetry

Each year a distinguished poet is invited to select the winner of The Consequence Prize in Poetry. The award for best poem on the subject of war includes a cash prize of $200. The winning poet and three finalists will have their work published in the Spring 2013 issue of CONSEQUENCE Magazine, and receive two copies of the magazine.

This year Fred Marchant will select the winning poem.

Guidelines: Please observe these guidelines carefully.

There is no entry fee.

The poem(s) should address the subject of war.

Please submit no more than three poems of any length.

Submissions for the contest may be emailed to:

Consequence.Mag(at) (Replace (at) with @).

Please write "Poetry Contest" in the subject line of your email. You can also submit by mail to:

PO Box 323
Cohasset, MA 02025-0323
Attention Poetry Editor.

Please write "Poetry Contest" in the subject line of your cover letter.

If you submit multiple poems, each must begin on a separate page. Include your name and contact information in a cover letter only. Please do not identify yourself on the page(s) containing your poem.

In your cover letter include a short biography of no more than 75 words.

Your submission must be received by October 1, 2012.

If you submit by regular mail, and you want confirmation that your entry has been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped post card. If you want mailed, original copies returned, include a SASE.

On or after November 25, 2012 visit our website to see the winning poet's work, and the names of the three finalists. Due to the large number of submissions, the announcement on our website will be the only notice of contest results.

We look forward to reading your poems.