POET’S LETTER BEOWULF POETRY COMPETITION
ENTRY FEE �10
First Prize: �10,000 (Ten Thousand Pounds). In addition to that the winner will have one of their full length poetry collection published by Poet’s Letter Books.
Twelve Second Prizes: Twelve poets would win a one-year Poet in Residence with a bursary of at least �500.00. In addition to that the winners will have first chapbook published by Poet’s Letter.
Twelve Third Prizes: Twelve poets would receive Commendations Awards of �100.00 each. In Addition to that winners will have their winning poems published both in print and online edition of Poet’s Letter Magazine.
Winners will be announced at the Poet’s Letter 3rd London Poetry Festival 2007 in August in London where the winners will perform their winning poems. Anyone from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Irish Republic, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or any other parts of the world who writes in English can enter the competition. The competition of the 2006/07 Prize will be based on a theme of: Poetry of Cities (anything and everything about cities: living, growing up, working, falling in love, buildings, architecture, engineering, arts, culture, food, suffering, agonies and joys). Deadline July 31, 2007.
MIGHTY RIVER SHORT STORY CONTEST
$15 ENTRY FEE
We’re searching for the best short story relating in some way to the Mississippi River, the River Valley, or a sister River: its landscape, people, culture, history, current events, or future. Winner receives an award of $500 and publication in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley. Send maximum of 30 double-spaced pages.
SPIRE SPRING POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST
$15 ENTRY FEE
The winning entry will be published with a full-color cover and receive $500 cash, plus 20 copies and a royalty contract. All finalists will be considered for publication. Deadline May 1, 2007.
It is necessary to charge a fee for contest entries due to the difficult funding and sales environment faced by poetry publishers. Contest fees rarely cover the costs of publication and all of our staff is composed of unpaid volunteers. That said, if you are a low-income writer, defined by the eligibility guidelines of the Federal Food Stamp Program or other significant hardship, contest entry fees may be waived with permission by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the editor by mail.
SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ARTS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
308 Prince Street, #207
St. Paul, MN 55101
(800) 546-2891 ext 3
Springboard’s Emergency Relief Fund exists to help meet the emergency needs of artists in need of immediate monies to cover an expense due to loss from fire, theft, health emergency, or other catastrophic, career-threatening event. Started by artists, the purpose of the Emergency Relief Fund is to expedite recovery from a specific economic crisis so that the artist applicant may continue their work. Artists may access up to $500 to meet or defray unexpected “emergency” expenses. (Payment is made directly to the creditor, not the artist.)
LYON COLLEGE CREATIVE WRITING RESIDENCY
Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas, a highly selective four-year liberal arts college, seeks a distinguished writer of creative nonfiction for its 3rd biennial Visiting Fellowship in Creative Writing, a six-week residency scheduled during the spring 2008 semester (exact dates negotiable). While the fellowship is considered mainly an opportunity for the writer to spend time on his or her own work, he or she will also give a public reading and lecture, conduct a one-day writing workshop (community oriented), and teach an advanced creative nonfiction-writing workshop (6 weekly 3-hour sessions). An honorarium of $5,000 plus campus housing and meals are provided, as well as a travel stipend of up to $350 for round-trip transportation to and from Batesville. Deadline May 15, 2007.
The Furthermore program is concerned with nonfiction book publishing about the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues of the day. Our grants apply to writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding.We look for work that appeals to an informed general audience; gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer. Book proposals to which a university press or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred.