New contest from Shenandoah: “The Bevel Summers Prize in the Short Short Story is open to all authors of stories of up to 1,000 words.” Prize: $250 plus publication in Shenandoah‘s first online issue. No entry fee. Deadline: March 31, 2011 (received).
On a related note: The Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets is awarded by Shenandoah and the Virginia Poetry Center “for a single poem by a writer born in or with current established residence in Virginia. The winning poem will be published in Shenandoah, and the author will receive broadside copies of the poem to be published by the Virginia Poetry Center.” Entries must be postmarked in November. No entry fee.
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