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Published March 03, 2010
The most recent issue of Water~Stone Review includes the winner of this year's Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize: "Four Corners" by Michelle Bonzcek. Also included in the issue are two poems selected for honorable mention: Myron Ernst's "Beyond the Green Line" and Brett Foster's "Sponge Bath as Answer to the Problem of Knowledge." Marck McMorris was the judge for this year's prize.
Published March 02, 2010
The Iowa Review has announced the 2009 Short Fiction Award Winner, "All That Work and Still No Boys" by Kathryn Ma, and the 2009 John Simmons Short Fiction Award winner, "How to Leave Hialeah" by Jennine Cap
Published March 01, 2010
The newest edition of Carpe Articulum features winners of the Carpe Verbum Novella/Long Short Fiction Contest:

First - Carol Howell
Second - Aashish Kaul
Third - Eric Wasserman
In Curso Honorum - Lisa Ni Bhraonain
Honorable Mentions: Paul Fahey, Brian Duggan, Chellis Glendinning, and Loree Westron

The editors write of the contest: "The Novella Award was a new addition to Carpe Articulum this year. Many nay-sayers thought that it wouldn't garner the attention it needed to sustain itself since the Carpe Verbum Short Fiction Award was already offered here. We are proud to announce that it has been the most cussedly attended award series in Carpe Articulum's seven-year history. We were heart-broken to leave out many of the incredible pieces that had so much to offer Carpe's reader...but then, this quarterly collector's volume would have been 700 pages long! We hope to encourage other Literary Reviews to likewise offer this particular genre as an award series. So many fascinating stories are ineligible for print in journals simple due to their length. Such a sad reason for them to never see the light of day..."

Deadlines for upcoming Carpe Articulum contests are outlined in this issue as well as on the publication's website.
Published February 23, 2010
The 2009 Fall Black River Chapbook Competition winner is Lisa Fay Coutley for In The Carnival of Breathing, which will be published by Black Lawrence Press in the summer of 2011.

Amelia Cohen-Levy – More People than Trees
Christine Klocek-Lim – The Quantum Archives
Darren Morris – Grand Unified Theory
Edward Mullany – A New Russia
Jennifer Michalski – Go to War, Stanley Polensky
Kelly Magee – A Guide to Strange Places: Stories
Rachel Mehl – Letter to Amber in November
Stefanie Freele – Every Girl Has An Ex Named Steve
Susanna Williams – They Say We Don’t Exist
Tracy Geary - Sting
William Snyder – Voices

Andrew R. Touhy – Designs for a Magician’s Top Hat
Benjamin Vogt – Without Such Absence
Megan Garr – The Preservationist Documents
Stephanie Gehring – Foghorn Call
David Salner – Summer Words
Alison Pelegrin – Hurricane Party
Benjamin Hollars – Some kind of memorial
Brad Davis – Self Portrait w/ Disposable Camera
Brian Trimboli and Megan Moriarty – Notes from a Zombie Apocolypse
Published February 22, 2010
The 2010 Georgetown Review Prize Winner is "Peace Comes to Those Who Wait" by Luke Fiskeand. Each year, GR selects one winning poem, story, or essay on any subject for a cash prize and publication. Runners-up also receive publication.
Published February 20, 2010
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their December 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. No theme restrictions. The next Fiction Open competition will take place in March. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

First place: Stephanie Soileau (pictured), of San Francisco, CA, wins $2000 for “Chemiere Caminada.” Her story will be published in the Spring 2011 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in February 2011.

Second place: Diane Chang, of Chicago, IL, wins $1000 for “The Teacher and the Revolution.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Third place: Naama Goldstein, of Allston, MA, wins $600 for “Stronghold.”

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

Deadline soon approaching! February Short Story Award for New Writers: February 28

This competition is held quarterly and is open to 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 February 20, 2010
The winner of the 2009 Anderbo Poetry Prize, judged by William Logan, is Nancy K. Pearson of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her poem, "Prairies," can be read here on
Published February 17, 2010
Firewheel Editions announces the winners of the following two competitions:

2010 Sentence Book Award
Sinead O'Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds by Maureen Seaton and Neil de la Flor

Matthew Cooperman
Doug Ramspeck

John Colasacco
Jeannine Gailey
Daryl Scroggins

2010 Firewheel Chapbook Award
25 Sightings of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker by Re'lynn Hansen

Susan Briante
Farid Matuk
Edgar Sager
Neil de la Flor
Jennifer Jean
Marc Levy

Craig Blais
Elizabeth Kerlikowske
Peter Ciccariello
Published February 11, 2010
The newest issue of Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women features "How to Become the Oracle" by Linda Strever, the winner of the 2009 Lois Cranstron Memorial Poetry Prize. Readers of the publication can also go online and offer feedback as to which works by genre they enjoyed best and provide comments for improving the publication. Nice!
Published February 08, 2010
Josh Emmons and Joshua Kryah have selected the 2010 winners for the annual Prism Review contest:

Poetry: "Tarantula Fire," by Kelly Madigan Erlandson
Fiction: "From The Factory Where They Manufacture Blue," by Sara Flood

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