fiction and poetry contest: New Delta Review
- The deadline is approaching for the New Delta Review 2011 Matt Clark
Prize in Fiction and Poetry.
The winner in each category receives $250 and publication in New Delta
Review. Finalists will also be considered for publication.
Deadline: March 15th, 2011 (postmark date)
Fiction Judge: Susan Straight
Poetry Judge: Johannes Göransson
- previously unpublished short story or maximum of five poems per entry
- completed entry form with all contact information
- $10 entry fee
The $10 fee includes the option to purchase a discounted copy of the
Spring 2010 25th-Anniversary Double Issue for an additional $5.
Unlimited submissions are welcome; each submission must be accompanied
by $10 fee. Make checks payable to New Delta Review. Simultaneous
submissions with notification are welcome.
Mail submissions to:
New Delta Review
15 Allen Hall
Department of English
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Attn: Matt Clark Contest Fiction/Poetry
ABOUT THE PRIZE
Matt Clark, beloved teacher, coordinator of creative writing at
Louisiana State University, and a fine short story writer at the start
of his career, died of colon cancer at the age of 31. Fascinated by
tall tales and urban legends, Matt was in the process of inventing a
new kind of Southwest magical realism, part Mark Twain, part Gabriel
Garcia Marquez. In his honor, NDR sponsors the Matt Clark Prize in
fiction and poetry.
ABOUT THE JUDGES
Susan Straight is the author of seven novels--including Highwire Moon,
A Million Nightingales, and her latest, Take One Candle Light a Room.
Straight has won the Milkweed Fiction Prize, a Lannan Literary Award,
and an Edgar Allan Poe award. She has also been a finalist for the
National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She teaches
creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.
Johannes Göransson is the co-editor of Action Books and the online
journal Action, Yes. A native of Sweden, he has translated into
English the works of several Swedish and Finnish writers, including
Aase Berg, Henry Parland, and Johan Jönson. His books of poetry
include A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, Dear Ra, Pilot, and the
forthcoming The Entrance Pageant. He teaches at the University of
2010 MATT CLARK PRIZE WINNERS AND JUDGES
Fiction: “The Caterer” by David James Poissant, selected by George
Poetry: “The Story” by Sharon Charde, selected by Jennifer L. Knox