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    BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Announces The G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction The John Ciardi Prize for Poetry Next Postmark
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      BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Announces

      The G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction
      The John Ciardi Prize for Poetry

      Next Postmark deadline: January 15, 2008
      For the best book-length collections of poetry and of short fiction in
      English by a living author
      Prize: $1,000 and publication of winning book for each prize

      Submissions:
      Manuscripts must be typed on standard-sized paper, in English. Poetry
      manuscripts should be approximately 50 pages minimum, 110 pages maximum, single
      spaced. Short fiction collections should be approximately 150 pages minimum, 300
      pages maximum, double spaced.
      Entries must include two title pages: one with author name, address and phone
      number; and one with no author information. Any acknowledgments should appear
      on a separate piece of paper.
      Entries must include a table of contents.

      Author's name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
      Please submit your manuscript in loose pages, bound only with a clip or
      rubber band. We prefer that you do not staple or permanently bind your manuscript.
      Do not submit your manuscript by fax or e-mail.
      Simultaneous and multiple submissions are acceptable. Please notify us of
      acceptance elsewhere.
      A SASE should be included, for notification only. Note: No manuscripts will
      be returned.
      A non-refundable reading fee of $25 in US funds (check made payable to BkMk
      Press) must accompany each manuscript. Entrants will receive a copy of the
      winning book in their genre when it is published.
      Manuscripts must be postmarked no later than January 16, 2008. 

      Manuscripts will not be returned.  No refunds will be issued.
      Judging will be blind at all levels. Initial judging will be done by a
      network of published writers and editors. The final judging will be done by a poet
      and a fiction writer of national reputation. Winners will be announced in July
      2008 and the winning entries will be published in 2009.
      These competitions are held annually.

      Address To:

      John Ciardi Prize for Poetry or Sharat Chandra Prize for Fiction
      BkMk Press
      University of Missouri-Kansas City
      5100 Rockhill Road
      Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

      (816) 235-2558*
      Fax (816) 235-2611
      bkmk(at)umkc.edu (replace (at) with @





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