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Published June 18, 2010
Crab Creek Review has named the first recipient of their new annual Editors' Prize, a $100 award given to a writer or poet whose work appeared in one of the previous year's issues. Their 2009 Editors' Prize was awarded to Shannon Robinson, who wrote the short story, "Everyone Has a Tell," which appeared in the Summer 2009 issue.
Published June 17, 2010
The Summer-Fall 2010 issue of The Ledge includes works by the winners of The Ledge 2008 Poetry Awards: First Prize, Jennifer Perrine for the poem "A Transparent Man is Hard to Find"; Seond Prize, Elizabeth Harrington for the poem "Witness"; Third Prize, J. Kates for the "Learning to Shoot."

The Ledge 2009 Poetry Awards Competition winners and finalists have been announced and will have their poems published in The Ledge #33, to be published in 2011:

First Prize ($1,000)Philip Dacey of New York, NY
Second Prize ($250) Jennifer Perrine of Des Mones, IA
Third Prize ($100) by Kate Hovey of Northridge, CA

Finalists: Samantha Barrow of New York, NY; Francis Klein of Glen Ridge, NJ; Joyce Meyers of Wallingford, PA; Debra Marquart of Ames, IA; Tiffanie Desmangles of West Lafayette, IN; and Marsh Muirhead of Bemidji, MN.

Also to be published in The Ledge #33 are the winners of The Ledge 2009 Fiction Awards Competition:

First prize ($1000) Michael Thompson of Indianapolis, IN
Second prize ($250) Kate Reuther of New York City, NY
Third prize ($100) Paullette Gaudet of Seattle, WA

Honorable Mention: Clare Beams of Norwell, MA; Sean Lanigan of Somerville, MA; Anne Trooper Holbrook of Tunbridge, VT; and Kelly Luce of Woodside, CA.
Published June 16, 2010

The latest issue of Memoir (and) includes the winners for the 2009 Prizes for Memoir in Prose or Poetry:

Grand Prize to Joe Wilkins
Second Prize to Cynthia Helen Beecher
Third Prize to Melanie Drane

The Memoir (and) Prizes for Memoir in Prose or Poetry are awarded to the most outstanding prose or poetry memoirs—traditional, nontraditional or experimental—drawn from the publication's open reading period (May 1 - August 16). There is no contest entry fee.
Published June 14, 2010
Jeff Hoffman has won the 2010 New Issues Poetry Prize for his manuscript Journal of American Foreign Policy. Linda Gregerson, author of Magnetic North, judged.

Jeff wins a $2,000 award and publication of his manuscript in the spring of 2011.

Lizzie Hutton’s manuscript She’d Waited Mellennia was named runner-up and will be published in the fall of 2011.

Guidelines for the 2011 prize are available on the New Issues Poetry website.
Published June 09, 2010
Stories by the Narrative Winter Contest Winners are now available online.

"A. Roolette? A. Roolette?" by Adam Prince

"Savior Games" by Cori Jones

"Every Good Marriage Begins in Tears" by Katie Chase

FIVE FINALISTS ($100 each)
Greg Brown
David Rabe
Helen Maryles Shankman
James Silberstein
Terese Svoboda

The Spring 2010 Story Contest, with a $3,250 First Prize, a $1,500 Second Prize, a $750 Third Prize, and ten finalists receiving $100 each. Open to fiction and nonfiction. All entries will be considered for publication. Contest Deadline: July 31, midnight, Pacific daylight time.

The Second Annual Poetry Contest, with a $1,500 First Prize, a $750 Second Prize, a $300 Third Prize, and ten finalists receiving $75 each. All entries will be considered for publication. Open to all poetry submissions. The contest runs from May 26 to July 18, at midnight PDT.
Published June 08, 2010
Fiction Collective Two announced the results of its two book contests, the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize and the FC2 Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Contest.

Tricia Bauer, of West Redding, Connecticut, was awarded the first annual FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for her novel Father Flashes. The prize includes publication by FC2, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, and $15,000. Melanie Rae Thon received special mention for her manuscript The Voice of the River. The judge was Carole Maso.

Sara Greenslit, of Madison, Wisconsin, has won this year’s FC2 Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Contest for her novel As If a Bird Flew by Me. The prize includes publication by FC2 and $1000. Kathleen M. McLaughlin, for her manuscript Burn, and Erin M. Kautza, for her manuscript Expiration Dates of Various Creatures, were both cited for special mention. The judge was Susan Steinberg.

Through these contests, Fiction Collective Two aims to publish and promote the work of writers of fiction deemed experimental, innovative, or too challenging for contemporary commercial presses.

Writers with at least three published books of fiction (story collections or novels or a combination) are eligible for the Doctorow Prize. The next judge will be Ben Marcus.

The Sukenick Prize is open to any writer of English who is a citizen of the United States and who has not previously published with Fiction Collective Two. Its next judge will be Kate Bernheimer.

The submission period for both contests is 15 August to 1 November. Visit the website,, for further information and guidelines.
Published June 07, 2010
Les Figures Press has announced the winners of their Not Blessed A Little Story Contest in which writers remixed selections from Harold Abramowitz's recently released Not Blessed. Abramowitz also selected the winning entries.

Winner: Barbara Maloutas for "Her Not Blessed"

Runner-Ups (in no particular order):
"The first day of spring" by Erin Hinkes
"28 DAYS / (from Temporality) by Stephen Radcliffe
"Not Blessed, A Collaboration" by Soham Patel, Deborah Marie Poe & Gene Tanta

Les Figures will be posting these stories (one story per day) on the Les Figues blog: GIVE A FIG. The stories will also be archived as PDF's on their website.
Published June 02, 2010
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their March Fiction Open competition. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories with a word count range between 2000 – 20,000. The next Fiction Open will take place in June. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

First place: John Stazinski [pictured], of Lancaster, MA, wins $2000 for “Bangor.” His story will be published in the Summer 2011 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Second place: Sean Padraic McCarthy, of Mansfield, MA, wins $1000 for “The Piper.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Third place: Nick Yribar, of Ann Arbor, MI, wins $600 for “The Getaway Driver.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.

Deadline soon approaching!

Short Story Award for New Writers: May 31

This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5000. No theme restrictions. Word count should not exceed 12,000. (All shorter lengths welcome.) Click here for complete guidelines.

Published June 01, 2010
Crazyhorse has announced the winners of the The Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and The Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, each of which receive $2000 and publication in Crazyhorse (Number 78, November 2010):

Fiction judge: Aimee Bender

Fiction Winner: Marjorie Celona for the story “All Galaxies Moving”

Fiction finalists: Clifford Garstang, Jacob M. Appel, Lucy Ferriss, Nicolaus Aufdenkampe, Jamey Bradbury, Becky Margolis

Poetry judge: Larissa Szporluk

Poetry Winner: Juliet Patterson for the poem “Extinction Event”

Poetry finalists: Sam Witt, Andrew Demcak, Steven Kilpatrick, Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Sierra Nelson, Bianca Stone, Broc Rossell, Susan Sonde, Cecilia Woloch, Jay Peters, Patrick Haas
Published May 27, 2010
New Delta Review, Spring 2010, features winner of the 2010 Matt Clark Prize for Fiction, Jaime Poissant and finalistsSarah Domet, Kathy Flann, Karin C. Davidson, and Jim Ruland, and the winner for Poetry, Sharon Charde, with finalists Jared Walls. Also featured is the winner for the first Creative Nonfiction Contest, Bobbie Darbyshire, and finalist Jennifer Jean Nuernberg.

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