prizes (poetry and prose) for books published in 2010: Devil's Kitchen
- The 2011 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose
The Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
and GRASSROOTS, SIUC's undergraduate literary magazine, are pleased to
announce the 2011 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards. One book of poetry
and one book of prose (novel, short fiction, or literary nonfiction)
will be selected from submissions of titles published in 2010, and the
winning authors will receive an honorarium of $1000 and will present a
public reading and participate in panels at the Devil's Kitchen Fall
Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale,
Illinois. The dates for the 2011 festival will be October 26-28, 2011.
Travel and accommodations will be provided for the two winners.
Entries may be submitted by either author or publisher, and must
include a copy of the book, a cover letter, a brief biography of the
author including previous publications, and a $15.00 entry fee made out
to "SIUC - Dept. of English." Entries must be postmarked December 1,
2010 - February 15, 2011. Materials postmarked after February 15 will
be returned unopened. Because we cannot guarantee their return, all
entries will become the property of the SIUC Department of English.
Entrants wishing acknowledgment of receipt of materials must include a
self-addressed stamped postcard.
Judges will come from the faculty of SIUC's MFA Program in Creative
Writing and the award winners will be selected by the staff of
GRASSROOTS. The winners will be notified in May 2011. All entrants will
be notified of the results in June 2011.
The awards are open to single-author titles published in 2010 by
independent, university, or commercial publishers. The winners must be
U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must agree to attend and
participate in the 2011 Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival to
receive the award. Entries from vanity presses and self-published books
are not eligible. Current students and employees at Southern Illinois
University Carbondale and authors published by Southern Illinois
University Press are not eligible.
Send all materials to:
Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards/GRASSROOTS
Dept. of English, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
(please indicate "Poetry" or "Prose" on envelope)
For further information, e-mail <grassrootsmag(at)gmail.com> or call