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Addendum to last Sunday’s Announcements:


POETRY SOCIETY OF INDIANA, (Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs) 2017, 39th Annual Fall Rendezvous Poetry Contest July 1-Sept 1. Details HERE.


  • David Grossman winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for A Horse Walks Into a Bar (rather dark) and kudos to translator Jessica Cohen. David is the author of many works of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and has been translated into thirty languages around the world. He is the recipient of many prizes, including the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, Rome’s Premio per la Pace e l’Azione Umitaria, the Premio Ischia— International Award for Journalism, Israel’s Emet Prize, and the Albatross Prize given by the Günter Grass Foundation.
  • Poet, actor and translator, Hélène Cardona for her work in translation from French and Spanish including Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, White Pine Press, Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for WhitmanWeb. Helene also translations from the Spanish of her father José Manuel Cardona’s The Birnam Wood (El Bosque de Birnam, Consell Insular d’Eivissa, 2007). You can read poetry excerpts and details on writers and poets HERE. News and updates on Helene’s poetry collections and her translations HERE.
  • The winners of the New York Times Eighth Annual Found Poem Student Contest. The Times is publishing their work through July 3. Read the whole collection HERE. (This is just fun.)


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LATE BREAKING NEWS: Opportunity Knocks for Poets and Writers

SEQUESTRUM is accepting submissions for poetry for its Annual Editor’s Reprint Awards.  Entry fee is $15. Deadline is April 30, 2017. Details HERE.

SEQUESTRUM is accepting submissions of Fiction and Nonfiction for its Editor’s Reprint Award.  Entry fee is $25.  Deadline is April 30, 2017.  Details HERE.

LATE BREAKING NEWS: Contests from PEN America and (3) University of Arkansas Press

opportunity knocks

The PEN Center USA Literary Awards, Calls for Submissions:”… is accepting teleplays by writers living west of the Mississippi River. Entries are reviewed and judged by panels of distinguished writers, critics, and editors. Winners will be announced in the late summer of 2017. Each winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, a one-year membership to PEN Center USA, and two tickets to the Literary Awards Festival in the fall of 2017.” Further Details HERE.

The University of Arkansas Press has deadlines coming up on three contests:

  • $5,000 Miller Poetry Prize deadline is September 30, 2017.  The judge is Billy Collins and the entry fee is $28.  This is for collections. Further details HERE.
  • 2018 $1,000 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize for a second book of poetry in English by a writer of Arab heritage.  “Since its founding in 1996 the Radius of Arab American Writers has celebrated and fostered the writings and writers that make up the vibrant and diverse Arab American community; and the University of Arkansas Press has long been committed to publishing diverse kinds of poetry by a diversity of poets. The series editors are Hayan Charara and Fady Joudah, and the prize is named in honor of the world-renowned poet, novelist, essayist, and artist Etel Adnan.”  $25 entry fee. Hayan Charara and Fady Joudah are judges and the series’ editors. Further detail HERE. April 15, 2017 is the dealine to be considered for the 2018 prize.
  • 2018 $1,000 CantoMundo Poetry Prize for “a book of poetry by a Latina/o writer. Since its founding in 2009, CantoMundo has cultivated and supported a community of Latina/o poets and the poetry they create, and the University of Arkansas Press has long been committed to publishing diverse kinds of poetry by a diversity of poets.” Deborah Paredez and Celeste Gúzman Mendoza are the judges and the series’ editors. $28 entry free. Further detail HERE. April 15, 2017 is the deadline to be considered for the 2018 prize.