Working title: Fearsome Fascinations. We interpret broadly; can mean fascination with the paranormal as well as snakes and spiders, and dangerous/extreme sports, addictions and the allure of Forbidden Fruit: Bad Boys, Vamps, flirty married bosses, vices, etc. Especially interested in poetry. Previously published material and simultaneous submissions OK. $1000 in cash prizes for First ($500 each for poetry and prose) as determined by the judge, tentatively scheduled to be Diane Williams. Also: 2nd and 3rd places, and Hon. Mention. All winners receive Featured Reader status at the Kick-Off Reading at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair, the nation's third largest book fair of its kind (depending on CTPRBF scheduling). Each published contributor receives a free copy of the anthology. Entry fees for each category are $16, reduced to $12 each for TWG members. Required entry form for the 2009 Anthology/Contest is part of COMPLETE GUIDELINES available from
Poetry: Single-page poems to 28 lines – single spacing OK for poetry. Prose poems may be treated as prose at judge's discretion. Reading fee for 1-4 poems: $16US/$12US- TWG member. For 5-8 poems per person: $32US/$24US- TWG member. For 9-12 poems: $48US/$36US, etc.
Prose: 2500 w
ord limit per entry; sections from longer works accepted. Reading fee for each entry: $16 US/$12US-TWG member. For 2 prose entries per person: $32US/$24US- TWG member; for 3: $48/$36, etc.
NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS IN EITHER CATEGORY
DEADLINE: Postmarked no later than 2-27-09. Mail submissions to: TallGrass Writers c/o Outrider Press, 2036 North Winds Drive , Dyer, IN 46311. FOR COMPLETE GUIDELINES: < outriderpress( at)sbcglobal. net> or