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Published June 29, 2010
The winners of Meridian’s 2010 Editors’ Prize Contest are included in the latest issue (25, May 2010):

Poetry Winner: Josephine Yu, “Why the Lepidopterist Lives Alone”

Fiction Winner: Allis Hammond, “The Faces”

Both winners received a $1,000 prize and publication. The contest will be open again this fall.
Published June 28, 2010
Knock #13 is an All-Play issue - and means literally that play scripts make up this issue. The issue was built on the KNOCK International Play Contest, judged by Dickey Nesenger, Maria Semple, and John Longenbaugh, and includes the winners (1st John Minigan, 2nd J. Stephen Brantley, 3rd Nick Stokes), finalists (Robert White, Patrick Cole, Karen M. Kinch, John Hayes, Barbara Lindsay, Lillian Mooney, and Judith Glass Collins) and semifinalists (Mark LaPierre, Renee Rankin, Deb Margolin, Lynda Crawford, Erica Slutsky, Stanley Toledo, Richard Goodman, Rey Dabalsa, Theodore D. Kemper, Kate McLeod, Brian Walker, and Joel Allegretti).
Published June 28, 2010
The newest issue of San Jose State University's Reed Magazine (v63) features finalists and winners of the 2009 John Steinbeck Award for fiction as selected by Aimee Bender and the Edwin Markham Award for poetry winner and finalists as selected by Lisa Russ Spaar:

Steinbeck Prize Winner: Michelle Dove, "The Frost Queen of Louisa County"
Stenibeck Finalists: Paul Martone and Sam Wilson

Markham Award Winner: Scott Marengo
Markham Finalists: B.A. Goodjohn and D.E. Kern

The deadline for the 2010 awards is November 1.
Published June 24, 2010
The Spring issue of Open Minds Quarterly includes the winners of the Brainstorm Poetry Contest.

First Prize - Joan Mazza of Mineral, Virginia
Second Prize - Linda Fuchs of Columbus, Ohio
Third Prize – Carma Graber of Bloomington, Minnesota

And honorable mentions: Zan Bockes, Eufemia Fantetti, Eufemia Fantetti, Kate Flaherty, Catherine L. Martell
Published June 23, 2010
The newest issue of Mississippi Review is made up entirely of the winners of the 2010 Mississippi Review Prize for Fiction and Poetry.

The 2010 Fiction Prize winners judged by Frederick Barthelme: Cheryl Alu, David Driscoll, Chelsea Lemon Fetzer, Cary Groner, Kristen Iskandrian, Rich Ives, Lee Johnson, Kate Kraukramer, Jim Ruland, Melissa Swantkowski.

The 2010 Poetry Prize winners judeged by Angela Ball: Susan Thomas, Victoria Anderson, Kaveh Bassiri, Deborah Brown, Andrea Carter Brown, Laurie Capps, Joseph Michael Farr, Jeff Hoffman, Rich Ives, Vandana Khanna, Martin Lammon, David Dodd Lee, Matt McBride, Joe Sacksteder, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi, Cecilia Woloch.

The Mississippi Review annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up the winter print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. The 2011 contest deadline is October 1, 2010.
Published June 21, 2010
Every spring, The George Washington University's national/international literary review, G.W. Review, holds a contest for outgoing seniors; one senior artist, poet and fiction writer have their work featured in the Review, along with a short bio and photograph. This year's contest winners are Carrie Wilkens for fiction, Anya Firestone for poetry, and Nida Jafrani for art. Their work is featured in the Spring 2010 issue.
Published June 18, 2010

Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their April Family Matters competition. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories about family. Word count should not exceed 12,000. (All shorter lengths welcome.) The next Family Matters competition will take place in October. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

First plac
e: Jenny Zhang (pictured), of Iowa City, IA, wins $1200 for “We Love You Crispina.” Her story will be published in the Fall 2011 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Second place: Joy Wood, of West Bloomfield, MI, wins $500 for “The Man in the Elevator.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.

Third place: Linda Legters of Newtown, CT, wins $300 for “When We’re Lying.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.

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


Deadline soon approaching!

Fiction Open: June 30

Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly, and first place is $2000 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers, no theme restrictions, and the word count range is 2000-20,000. Click here for complete guidelines.

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.

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