The Bellevue Literary Review Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
$1000 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction
$1000 Carter V. Cooper Memorial Prize for Nonfiction
$1000 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry
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BLR Prize Guidelines:
BLR Prize awards outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1000 (in each genre) and publication in the Spring 2010 issue of the BLR.
Prose limited to 5000 words. Up to 3 poems (maximum 5 pages). Submissions that exceed these limits will be disqualified.
Deadline August 1, 2009. Winners will be announced by December 31, 2009.
Entry fee is $15 per submission. For an additional $5, you will receive a 1 year subscription to the BLR. (Maximum: two submissions per person).
Manuscripts are submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document. (Save with a *.doc extension). Please combine all poems into one document and use first poem as title.
Do not put your name on the manuscript document. (This will be entered separately on our website.) No cover letter needed.
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e prefix with "Contest." (e.g. Contest : The Iliad.) This is extremely important and we appreciate your cooperation!
Work previously published* in print or electronically will not be considered. (Please see footnote below for specific definition of “published.”)
Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. (This will avoid potentially awkward situations.) We regret that there can be no refunds or substitutions for withdrawn work.
Students/friends/colleagues/relations of any of the judges are not permitted to enter submissions to that judge's genre.
BLR acquires first-time North American rights. After publication, all rights revert to the author and may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement to BLR is made. All entries will also be considered for regular publication.
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Bellevue Literary Review
Dept of Medicine, Rm OBV-612
NYU School of Medicine
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
By phone: 212-263-3973
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*For the BLR , “published work” means published in print in North America, or published on the Internet in electronic journals, e-zines, academic websites, and other “public” or “official” websites. Works posted on personal blogs or websites will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We ask that authors be honest about web postings. (If a work is discovered to have been posted or published elsewhere--and not openly acknowledged by the author in advance--we willremove it from consideration.)
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