The 2010 New Southerner Literary Contest is open to previously unpublished poetry, fiction and nonfiction from April 1 through October 1. Although the contest theme is open, we are especially interested in work that relates to our mission, which is promoting self-sufficiency, environmental stewardship and local economies. We are also interested in works by writers with a Southern connection, and works written with a Southern slant or that focus on Southern issues, people and places.
Prizes: $200 for winners of Fiction, Nonfiction and the James BakerMemorial Prize in Poetry; publication in the literary edition; invitation to read at a special event;
Finalists in all categories receive $15 and publication in the New Southerner Literary Edition;
Submit fiction and nonfiction up to 5,000 words;
Submit poems up to 100 lines;
Contest fee: $10 per entry;
Multiple entries are accepted;
Simultaneously submitted entries are accepted as long as you notify us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere; entry fee is not refundable;
Postmark deadline: October 1;
Winners will be notified by November 20;
Finalists and winning entries will be announced in The New Southerner Literary Edition, available online and in print at www.newsoutherner.comin December.
Final judges are Sena Jeter Naslund (fiction), Jason Howard (nonfiction) and Jeff Worley (James Baker Hall Memorial Prize in Poetry);
Easy online submission process.
To enter, or for more information,
go to http://www.newsoutherner.com/?page_id=263
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