19 February 2012

Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman (Carolina Wren Press)

Post date: 19 February 2012
Deadline: 15 March 2012


1) Submit the first 50-60 pages of a fiction manuscript (stories or a novel) or non-fiction (memoir, not academic work), by a single author identifying as a woman. Use two title pages: one with title and author name and address, email, etc., and one with just the manuscript title. The entire manuscript may not have been previously published, self-published, in print or online, although individual parts of the manuscript (e.g. stories or chapters) may have been printed in journals or published online. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please let us know if your manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.

In addition, please include the following:

2) CD or flashdrive containing the entire manuscript in Word or as a PDF. The entire manuscript should be between 150 and 500 pages long.
3) Self-addressed stamped envelope for contest results (manuscripts will not be returned).
4) Reading fee of $20: we accept checks or money orders.
5) Page of acknowledgments, e.g. a list of previous publications, if any, of the work submitted.
6) Author bio is optional.

MAIL TO: Carolina Wren Press, Doris Bakwin Award, 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701.

Note: do not waste your money on expensive shipping (UPS, Fedex, etc) or shipping materials. A simple envelope mailed First Class or Priority is fine. The deadline is a postmark deadline, not a received-by deadline.

Our next Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series contest will take submissions with a deadline of 3/15/2013.

Final Judge is TBA.

Please note: many places have continued to list this contest with its old deadline of December 1st. Yes indeed, the NEW postmark DEADLINE is ABSOLUTELY March 15, 2013.

Full Guidelines: Send 2 copies of a 48-72 pp. manuscript. Manuscript should be single-spaced, paginated, and bound with a spring clip or paperclip. Please include a table of contents. Include one title page with all author contact information. Include one title page with manuscript title only, no author information. Include acknowledgement of individual poems that have been previously published on a separate sheet. Enclose a check payable to Carolina Wren Press for $20, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for results (manuscripts will not be returned). This contest is open only to poets who have had no more than one full-length book published. Manuscript being submitted may not have been published or self-published in print or online as a whole. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Contest results anticipated by November 30, 2013. Publication in January, 2015.


For inquiries: carolinawrenpress [at] earthlink [dot] net

For submissions: Carolina Wren Press, Doris Bakwin Award, 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701

Website: http://carolinawrenpress.org
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