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.
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.
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.
FIRST PLACE ($4000)
"A. Roolette? A. Roolette?" by Adam Prince
SECOND PLACE ($1500)
"Savior Games" by Cori Jones
THIRD PLACE ($500)
"Every Good Marriage Begins in Tears" by Katie Chase
FIVE FINALISTS ($100 each)
Helen Maryles Shankman
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.
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, fc2.org, for further information and guidelines.
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.
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!
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.
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