2010 Ideal Verse Site & Upcoming Verse and Writing Competitions For 2011

The Voting is Full. The Champion Revealed: For the 3rd year in a row, MoonTownCafe was chosen as the very best Verse Internet site for writers by Writer’s Digest.

Exactly what’s so great about MoonTownCafe and why has it been voted the top verse website in 2008, 2009, as well as 2010? For those who are not MoonTownCafe Junkies, here’s a couple of reasons they were voted the very best:

– They have lots of cost-free online forums for reading, composing, reviewing and placing verse. There’s no regular monthly fees like lots of poetry sites.

– Customers obtain their own COFFEE SHOP Location for showcasing their work as well as account.

– They have a distinctive factor system that permits individuals to obtain points for analysis and critiquing verse; while losing factors for uploading their very own verse. This forces individuals to check out various other people’s verse on the website while removing over-posting. Factors have no cash worth, you have to aid others to gain them and also to maintain uploading.

– They have a verse chatroom, individual blog site room, complimentary poetry competitions, (no entrance or analysis charges), pal’s lists, on-line messaging system, weekly radio program, YouTube location, Facebook area, Free Posting and also a lot more to provide. Best of all, it’s Free!

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2011 Competition Announcements – Some Finishing Soon!

These are a few great competition to enter in 2011:

$ 1,500 gratuity and also book magazine: Submit book-length collection of rhymes to the Colorado Reward for Verse by January 14, 2011. Final court is Cole Swensen. $ 25 access cost consists of registration to Colorado Evaluation. Total standards at http://coloradoprize.colostate.edu or Colorado Prize for Verse, Facility for Literary Posting, 9105 University Distribution, Colorado State University, Ft Collins, Carbon Monoxide 80523-9105.

2011 STELLA Kupferberg Memorial Narrative Reward. Winning tale picked by Jennifer Egan, $ 1,000 prize, as well as check out as component of the Selected Shorts efficiency at Harmony Area in NYC on June 8, 2011. Style: Embed in Restaurants and Bars, no even more compared to 2 pages, 750 words. Fee: $ 25. Target date: March 1, 2011. Information: www.selectedshorts.org.

CONVERSE UNIVERSITY Creative Creating program reveals the Julia Peterkin Honor in Fiction. Prize of $ 1,000 plus expenses for a reading in Autumn 2011. To get in send optimum 16 pages of fiction (released or unpublished), cover letter, and $ 15 managing fee payable to “Reverse University English Division.” Deadline: February 15, 2011. Send out: Julia Peterkin Award, Creative Composing Program, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Standards: www.converse.edu/academics/schools-departments/english/creative-and-prof … The Converse College imaginative writing program congratulates Jude Nutter of Minnesota, champion of the 2010 Julia Peterkin Honor.

THE COUNCIL for Wisconsin Writers welcomes entries of job published in 2010 by Wisconsin locals in classifications including brief and also book-length fiction and also nonfiction, poems, book-length poetry, children’s literary works, outdoor writing. Winners each obtain $ 500 and also a week’s residency at Edenfred. Entrance fee: $ 15. Due date: January 31, 2011. See: www.wisconsinwriters.org.

CUTBANK LITERARY Publication is requiring submissions to the Patricia Goedicke Reward in Poetry, the Montana Reward in Fiction and the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Submissions are approved December 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011. There is a $ 15 entrance cost and victors get $ 500 as well as magazine in CutBank 75. Internet site: www.cutbankonline.org.

DYLAN THOMAS American Poet Reward: $ 1,000, magazine in Rosebud, granted to an American poet under 40. Target date: December 31 postmark. Call and also attend to on cover letter only. Lifetime-appointed court: John Smelcer. 3 rhymes max, $ 10 entrance fee (payable to “Rosebud”) to: John Smelcer, Dept. of English, Binghamton College, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000.

FIRST ANNUAL Irish-American Crossroads Composing Competition. Initial reward: $ 300. Submit narrative concerning the definition of an Irish-American heritage (numerous or hybrid ancestries included). One submission each person. Deadline: December 31. Entry Cost: $ 15. Send out formerly unpublished jobs (max 3,000 wc) to: info@irishamericancrossroads.org. For total information and entry standards: www.irishamericancrossroads.org.

FOURTH STYLE: Explorations in Nonfiction. 7th Annual Michael Steinberg Essay Prize. $ 1,000 prize awarded yearly for winning essay or memoir; winning as well as runner-up entries published in Fourth Style Spring 2012. All entrances considered for magazine in 4th Category. Ryan Van Meter is 2011 competition judge. 6,000 word limitation; nonrefundable $ 15 access cost. Contest guidelines the same– offered at www.msupress.msu.edu/journals/fg. Submit January 15-February 28, 2011 only to: 4th Style Contest, Dept. of English, Michigan State College, 201 Morrill Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036. E-mail: genre4@msu.edu.

GEMINI PUBLICATION Verse Open. Grand reward: $ 1,000. No constraints on material, size or kind of verse. Second/third place: $ 100/$ 50. Three respectable mentions. All finalists published online in February 2011. Entry cost: $ 5 (up to 3 rhymes) payable to “Gemini Publication,” P.O. Box 1485, Beginning, MA 02558. Deadline: December 31. www.gemini-magazine.com

HEART VERSE Award $ 500. Winner, Ethical References published 2011. $ 10 covers 3 unpublished rhymes, books problem. On each web page include name, address, phone, email. SASE or Website reveals champions, poems thrown out. Due date: postmark December 31. Experience $ 5. Fond memories Press, 2003 Broughton St., Orangeburg, SC 29115. Internet site: www.nostalgiapress.com. Email: heart@sc.rr.com.

INDIANA University South Bend’s Lester M. Wolfson Verse Honor will certainly be granted to an emerging or established poet for a publication size manuscript of at the very least 48 web pages. Winner gets $ 1,000, 50 duplicates, as well as will certainly be invited to give a reading in South Bend. Target date is March 1, 2011. David Dodd Lee, Collection Editor, will evaluate. Entry fee: $ 25. For total standards most likely to www.42miles.wordpress.com.

JUDITH KITCHEN AREA Creative Nonfiction Prize presented by Water ~ Stone Testimonial. Winner obtains $ 1,000 plus publication. $ 15 entry charge includes duplicate of Loss 2011 concern. Deadline: December 1. Original, unpublished job; optimum size, 8,000 words. Consist of name, address, contact number, and e-mail on cover sheet (just). Manuscripts will not be returned (reused). Send SASE and also 3 duplicates of entry to Innovative Nonfiction Reward, Water ~ Stone Testimonial, Graduate Institution of Liberal Researches, MS-A1730, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284.

MANY MOUNTAINS Removaling Verse & & Flash Fiction Contests. $ 500 prizes plus magazine. All participants break out registrations. Deadline: December 30. Confidential judging. Consist of only in cover letter: name, address, e-mail, title(s) as well as style. Entrance fees: $ 15 for 5 rhymes or 10 pages, or $ 15 for 2 flash fictions (under 1,500 words) payable to: “Lots of Mountains Relocating.” Mail replicate copies to Editors, MMM, (category) Contest, 1705 Lombard St., Philly, 19146. Or to editors@mmminc.org without identification in connected MS. Send cover letter and check by means of UNITED STATE Mail. Complete standards at http://mmminc.org.

MERIDIAN, the semi-annual from the College of Virginia, is accepting on the internet access for its Editors’ Prize Contests in fiction and also verse. Due date: midnight, December 17. Winners receive a $ 1,000 reward as well as magazine; all U.S. entries receive an one-year registration. Entrance fee: $ 16. For full details, check out www.readmeridian.org.

A MAKEOVER waits for at www.NewMillenniumWritings.com. See our updated Website for honors competition information and also to go into online. $ 4,000 plus publication in New Centuries Works and also online. $ 1,000 each for Ideal Poem, Nonfiction, Fiction or Short-Short Fiction. New Centuries Creating Awards. Target date is November 17. 20 Verse Honorable Mentions published and chosen Prose Finalists. You get 2012 concern including winners. Guidelines: No restrictions on design or material. Go into in between now as well as twelve o’clock at night of November 17 (postmark ok) with a $ 17 check payable to NMW for each and every set of three poems (five pages max) or each tale or nonfiction (6,000 words max, except in the Short-Short fiction group– 1,000 words max.). Numerous and also simultaneous entries welcome. Get in as commonly as you such as. Include name, phone, address, e-mail and also group went into on cover web page only. To: NMW, Space A, P.O. Box 2463, Knoxville, TN 37901. Offer email or SASE for outcomes. Or go into online at www.writingawards.com.

NEW OHIO EVALUATION prize in fiction and also verse. Verse victors, selected by Stephen Dunn, were Michael Derrick Hudson of Fort Wayne, Indiana, initial prize of $ 1,500; Beth Marzoni, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2nd reward of $ 500. Fiction winners, selected by Ann Beattie, were Angie Pelekidis of Binghamton, New York, initial reward of $ 1,500; and Matthew Duffus of Knoxville, Tennessee, second prize of $ 500. The winning rhymes and tales show up in the Loss 2010 concern of New Ohio Evaluation. Deadline for following year is May 1, 2011. Website: www.ohiou.edu/nor.

NEW POETRY COMPETITION. $ 250 and ensured posting to the winner. One poem, any kind of subject/any length. Target date: November 1. $ 10 access fee-check to “Trajectory-Helvey Enterprises.” Submit to: Trajectory, P.O. Box 655, Frankfort, KY 40602.

OMNIDAWN offers $ 1,000 reward for our annual chapbook poetry contest. Ben Lerner will judge. Accepting electronic and also postal submissions January 1-February 28, 2011. Winner gets prize, publication, and 100 duplicates. Access charge: $ 15. Entrants who send out SASE price obtain copy of winning chapbook. For guidelines, see www.omnidawn.com.

OUTRIDER Press/TallGrass Writers Guild compilation theme: “Bird in the Hand’s Worth 2 in the Shrub: Risk/Flight.” Broadly analyzed– birds, trip, gaming, threat aversion, threat sports. $ 500-poetry; $ 500-fiction/essays (to 2,500 words). Due date: February 27, 2011. Replicate to published factors. Entry: $ 12/$ 16 TallGrass members/non-members. Total standards: outriderpress@sbcglobal.net.

PASSAGER CONTEST for writers over 50. 5 rhymes, 35 lines max each; cost $ 20 consists of 1 year subscription. Send out biography. SASE for results just. Target date: February 15, 2011. Initial prize: $ 500. Ethical states released. Passager, University of Baltimore, 1420 N. Charles Road, Baltimore, MD 21201. Checks payable to UB. Website: http://passagerpress.com.

VERSE CULTURE of Virginia (PSV) grown-up and student groups. Over $ 3,000 in rewards awarded yearly. Target date: January 19, 2011. $ 4/poem for non-member adults. No cost for present members. All might enter/join. For standards, send SASE to PSV, 3723 Gardners Road, Mineral, VA 23117 or at www.poetrysocietyofvirginia.org.

PRISM TESTIMONIAL’S annual $ 250 fiction and verse prizes. Our excellent judges are Lucy Corin (The Entire Predicament) and Craig Santos Perez (from Unincorporated Region). Your $ 9 entrance gets you a swell $ 9 problem. Deadline is twelve o’clock at night, November 30. Information and entries at prismreview.submishmash.com/Submit or see us at www.laverne.edu/prism-review.

RIVER STYX Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest. A reward of $ 1,500, one case of Schlafly Beer, and also publication in River Styx is given annually for the very best micro-fiction tale. The editors of River Styx will certainly evaluate. 500 words maximum each tale, up to 3 tales each entrance. $ 20 entry fee, postmarked by December 31. All entrants get an one-year registration to River Styx. River Styx, 3547 Olive St., Ste. 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. Richard Newman, Editor: bigriver@riverstyx.org, or -LRB-314-RRB- 533-4541.