Friday, February 8, 2008


There is a list, run by Alison Joseph, a professor of creative writing at SIU - Carbondale, called CRWOPPS. One flaw is that it includes a great many opportunities which are contests with entry fees -- I don't advise entering them. However, here are two fee-free recent posts. It is a yahoo group, so can be joined there.

Prairie Margins, the national undergraduate literary journal of Bowling
Green State University, is accepting submissions for its 2008 issue.
Work by undergraduate students from any accredited institution is
eligible for consideration. Work that is not by a current student will
not be considered.

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art submissions may be e-
mailed to the editors by Monday, February 11.
Prose submissions shouldbe addressed to krogers(at), and poetry and
art submissions should
be addressed to rswenar(at) (replace (at) with @)

Prairie Margins welcomes all styles, from experimental to traditional,
and seeks to present a rich melange of excellent contemporary work by
college students. The journal attempts to show what is happening in
collegiate writing at this point in time, while also showcasing a high
level of craft.

With questions, or for information on obtaining the latest copy of
Prairie Margins, please feel free to contact one of our editors, Anjuli
Lochan (alochan(at) or Jessica Lewis (lewisj(at) (replace
(at) with @).


We are pleased and excited to announce the first annual Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest, for writers under the age of thirty. Alice Hoffman will be the final judge. Submissions will be accepted February 1st-February 15th, with the winner announced in late spring. Submissions must be 1200 words or less. There is no entry fee. (go to this address to enter story)

The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2008 Writers Workshop, June 14th to the 21st, in beautiful Gambier, Ohio.


Writers must 30 years of age or younger at the time of submission.

Stories must be no more 1200 words in length.

Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.

The submissions link will be active February 1st to February 15th. All work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept paper submissions. Go to for story entry

Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.

The final judge will be Alice Hoffman, acclaimed author of The Skylight Confessions.





Eligibility: Only undergraduates enrolled full-time in American and Canadian universities and colleges for the academic year 2007-2008 are eligible for the prize. This Prize has always encouraged submissions from students with an Asian background, but we want to make it clear that we encourage students of all races and backgrounds to enter.

Submissions of no more than 7500 words should be typed on paper 8? by 11 and be accompanied by proof of the participant's current undergraduate enrollment and a permanent address, phone number and email address. No electronic submissions accepted. No other entry form is required. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Evidence of current enrollment: a xeroxed copy of a grade transcript, a class schedule or receipt of payment of tuition showing your full-time status for either fall '07 or spring '08 semesters will do. The name of the institution and its address must be clear. Please indicate the name of the department of your major field of study.

The 2008 winner will receive $1,000.

Inquiries may be directed to: jjwest(at) (replace (at) with @)

Submission to this Prize assumes the right of Stony Brook to publish the winning story on its Web site. Stony Brook reserves the right not to award the Prize.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked by

March 1, 2008.

The winner and runners-up will be contacted in June 2008, at which time the contest results will be posted and the winning story published on the Fiction Prize Web site:

Submissions should be sent to:






STONY BROOK, NY 11794-5350

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