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    Still: The Journal 2012: The third annual Still Writing Contests in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction The editors of Still: The Journal announce the third annual
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 12, 2012
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      Still: The Journal 2012:
      The third annual Still Writing Contests in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction

      The editors of Still: The Journal announce the third annual Writing Contests for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Contest entries should be in keeping with our submission philosophy which states: “Our emphasis is on the literature of the Southern Appalachian region, and we are committed to publishing excellent writing that does not rely on clichés and stereotypes. We want to feature writing that exemplifies the Mountain South or that is written by an author with an established connection to the region.”

      Rules:
      Submitted entries must be unpublished and should not have previously appeared in print or online.
      Simultaneous entries are accepted as long as you let us know if your submissions will be published elsewhere before the contest ends.
      The contest reading fee is $8 PER ENTRY, payable to Still’s PayPal account, which can be accessed from our website: www.stilljournal.net/contest.php
      An entry is defined as:
      one short story,
      or one nonfiction piece,
      or one poem.
      Multiple submissions in multiple genres are acceptable as long as you pay a separate entry fee for each submission. Contest entry fees cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
      Manuscripts should be typed in a standard 12-point font and should have numbered pages. Prose must be double spaced. Poetry can be single spaced. Prose entries must not exceed 6,500 words. Poetry entries should not exceed 60 lines.
      All contest entries are processed and read on a “blind” basis; therefore, your name or any other identifying information must not appear anywhere on the manuscript(s).
      Deadline for email postmark is 11:59 p.m., August 31, 2012. Any entry that is not sent on or before that date/time will not be processed and entry fees will not be returned.
      Winners will be notified by September 30, 2012. Winning entries will be announced publicly in Issue 10: Fall 2012 Still: The Journal.
      Prizes:
      $150 each for winners of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and publication in Still: The Journal, 10: Fall 2012. All other contest entries will be considered for possible publication. Previous first prize contest winners are ineligible to enter 2012 contests in the same genre but may submit to other genres.

      Submissions:
      We accept ONLY electronic submissions and fee payment.
      Submissions should be saved as a word document, rich text file or plain text file only (doc, docx, rtf, or txt only) and attached to an email. Do not paste your entry into the body of an email.
      Multiple submissions must be sent separately; in other words, if you are submitting a short story, an essay, and two poems, for instance, you would have four separate electronic submissions and four separate entry fees.

      The subject line for each entry should include “Still Contest” and the category; for example: StillContest Fiction, Still Contest Poetry, or Still Contest Nonfiction. Include with each entry a title page which contains this information:
      Title of entry
      Category listed in parentheses next to title
      Name
      Mailing address
      Telephone number
      Email address
      All entries must be sent to <contest(at)stilljournal.net> (replace (at) with @). Entries will not be processed until the $8 entry fee is also paid. All entries will be acknowledged.

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      Failure to follow any of the above guidelines will result in disqualification. No entry fees can be returned.
      Inquiries or questions should also be directed to <contest(at)stilljournal.net> (replace (at) with @)



      About our Judges:

      Fiction: Charles Dodd White is the author of the novel Lambs of Men (2010), a short story collection,Sinners of Sanction County (2011), and co-editor of the contemporary Appalachian fiction anthology,Degrees of Elevation (2010). He currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where he teaches English at South College, and is on the creative writing staff of the Hindman Settlement School's Appalachian Writers Workshop. He has been a Marine, a fishing guide and a journalist. In 2011 White was awarded a fellowship in prose from the North Carolina Arts Council. His fiction has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, The Collagist, Fugue, Night Train, North Carolina Literary Review, PANK, Word Riot and several others. He also frequently contributes to Rain Taxi Review of Books. He is currently writing another novel titled Benediction.

      Poetry: Jesse Graves teaches poetry writing and American literature at East Tennessee State University, where he won the 2012 New Faculty Award from the College of Arts & Sciences. Before that, he completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Tennessee, and a M. F. A. degree in Poetry from Cornell University, and taught for one year as a lecturer at the University of New Orleans. His first poetry collection, Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine, was published by Texas Review Press, and won the 2011 Weatherford Award in Poetry from Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association. The same press released The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Contemporary Appalachia, in 2010, which he co-edited. Other work appears in current or forthcoming issues of Prairie Schooner, Georgia Review, and Missouri Review Online.

      Nonfiction: Joyce Dyer is the author of three highly acclaimed memoirs, including Goosetown: Reconstructing an Akron Neighborhood, Gum-Dipped: A Daughter Remembers Rubber Town, and In A Tangled Wood: An Alzheimer’s Journey; a chapbook and the edited anthology Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers. Her essays have appeared in numerous magazines, includingNorth American Review, High Plains Literary Review, creme city review, and Stoneboat Journal, as well as in numerous collections and anthologies. Her awards include Pushcart nominations in essay, the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award for Bloodroot, a National Book Award nomination for In a Tangled Wood, the David B. Saunders Award in Creative Nonfiction for her essay “Confessions of a Nail-Biter,” a chapbook prize from Word of Mouth Books for her long hybrid essay My Mother’s Singer (co-winner), first place in the Best of Ohio Writers Contest in the category of Writers on Writing, selection of Gum-Dipped as a Book of the Year finalist by ForeWord Magazine, and the naming of Goosetown as a finalist for the 2011 Ohioana Book Award. Dyer is the John S. Kenyon Professor of English at Hiram College and is in demand as a teacher at a wide variety of writing workshops across the country.


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    • aejos
      Thank you for considering to list our annual contest with CRWROPPS. Information below. Sincerely, Marianne Worthington, poetry editor, Still: The Journal
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 12, 2013
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        Thank you for considering to list our annual contest with CRWROPPS. Information below. Sincerely, Marianne Worthington, poetry editor, Still: The Journal (www.stilljournal.net)




        The fourth annual Writing Contests in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction


        The editors of Still: The Journal announce the fourth annual Writing Contests for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Contest entries should be in keeping with our submission philosophy which states: “Our emphasis is on the literature of the Southern Appalachian region, and we are committed to publishing excellent writing that does not rely on clichés and stereotypes. We want to feature writing that exemplifies the Mountain South or that is written by an author with a connection to the region.”



        Rules:

        Submitted entries must be unpublished and should not have previously appeared in print or online, including personal blogs and websites.

        Simultaneous entries are accepted as long as you let us know if your submissions will be published elsewhere before the contest ends.

        The contest reading fee is $9 per entry. An entry is defined as:
        one short story,
        or one nonfiction piece,
        or up to three poems (sent as ONE single attachment)

        Multiple submissions in multiple genres are acceptable as long as you pay a separate entry fee for each submission. Contest entry fees cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

        Manuscripts should be typed in a standard 12-point font and should have numbered pages. Prose must be double spaced. Poetry should be single spaced. Prose entries must not exceed 6,500 words. Poetry entries should not exceed 80 lines per poem.


        Deadline is 11:59 p.m., August 31, 2013. Any entry that is not submitted on or before that date/time will not be processed and entry fees will not be returned.


        Winners will be notified by September 30, 2013. Winning entries will be announced publicly in Issue 13: Fall 2013 of Still: The Journal.

        Prizes:

        $150 each for winners of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and publication in Still: The Journal, 13: Fall 2013. All other contest entries will be considered for possible publication.
        Previous first prize contest winners are ineligible to enter 2013 contests in the same genre but may submit to other genres.

        Submissions:

        We accept ONLY electronic submissions and fee payment through our online submission manager, Submittable. See link below to get started.


        Submissions should be saved as a word document, rich text file, PDF, or plain text file only (doc, docx, rtf, PDF, or txt only).


        Multiple submissions must be sent separately; in other words, if you are submitting a short story, an essay, and three poems, for instance, you would have three separate electronic submissions and three separate entry fees.


        The title for each entry should include “Still Contest” and the category; for example: Still Contest Fiction, Still Contest Poetry, or Still Contest Nonfiction. Include the following information in the category that asks for "identifying information":
        Title of entry
        Category listed in parentheses next to title
        Name
        Mailing address
        Telephone number
        Email address

        All entries are read on a blind basis. Please do NOT include any identifying information on the contest entry itself.


        All entries will be acknowledged.


        Failure to follow any of the above guidelines will result in disqualification. No entry fees can be returned.


        Inquiries or questions should be directed to contest@...






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