Latest Maisonneuve Magazine Competition

Maisonneuve Magazine has posted details on its latest literary contest: “April is Not the Cruelest Month.” From the website: “February is all soggy boots and self-bought carnations left over from Valentine’s Day. We want to know how you survive the winters. Wail on, but do promise to make us laugh.”

You can send one prose OR two poetry entries–there’s NO FEE. Entries should run “8-800 words” and “given the format of the magazine, first-person narratives are preferable.”

First prize includes $100 and publication in Maisonneuve No. 19. Second and third prizes include publication on Maisonneuve.org and a year’s subscription to the magazine. Note that “All other entries may be published online.”

Deadline: November 1, 2005.

For more information, including submission instructions, click here (scroll down the page).

A Change in the (Submission) Seasons

NEWN (formerly New England Writers’ Network) publishes on a quarterly basis and describes itself as “devoted to helping writers around the world to get published and to teaching through content and example.” And its submission period has very recently changed. Regular submissions will now be welcome from January 1 through March 31. This is a low-paying market for fiction, essays, and poetry (but a paying market nonetheless). Read more about it and check the guidelines here.

Hemispheres Magazine and Its Contests

Here’s an announcement from Hemispheres magazine: “After six years of supporting the Faux Faulkner and Imitation Hemingway Contests, Hemispheres is ending its sponsorship. The contests have run their course at a variety of publications over the years, and we wish them both success in finding new sponsors and publication venues. Hemispheres is proud to have brought them to you. We encourage entrants to continue to submit their creations.” For more information, click here.

Editorial Internships at The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for interns for Winter-Spring 2006 (beginning in January). Full-time internships take place in the publication’s Washington, DC, office and last until May or June. “In addition to a stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.”

For more information on interns’ primary responsibilities and application instructions (applications must be received by October 21, 2005), click here.

Got Verse?

“Tau Publishing is looking for greeting card verses to be used on a new line of e-cards that will be added to our web site later this month. We pay $25.00 for exclusive rights to use your verses on our e-cards and related items.” For more information, click here.

Just a Reminder: Deadline Approaching!

This is just a reminder that Monday, September 19 is the postmark deadline if you’re planning to submit work to the Gwendolyn Brooks Center 2005 Literary Awards (previously mentioned in our July Practicing Writer newsletter). These annual awards in creative writing and criticism are offered in conjunction with the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers’ Conference, which will take place this year October 19-22 at Chicago State University. Seven prizes in poetry, fiction, script writing, and literary criticism will be awarded as part of the Center’s “continuing efforts to encourage writing that explores, explicates, embraces, and celebrates the richness of Black World Culture.” See the website for specific descriptions of each award, including information on eligibility and honoraria. NO ENTRY FEE INDICATED.