Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bright Harvest Prize deadline extendend

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Best Midwest Writing 2012 

The postmark deadline for our new writing contest has been extended to Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The 2012 Bright Harvest Prize is open to all writers in the Midwest (or with ties to the Midwest). Award consists of cash prizes and publication in an anthology distributed nationally, including to select agents. One grand prize for Poetry ($250) and one grand prize for Prose ($250). Honorable mentions and notables published along with grand prize winners in anthology; all selected entrants will receive one copy of anthology. Anthology publication date in early 2012.


Theme is open, but no erotica or urban.



 Entry requirements: 

·         Cover sheet with name, address, phone, email, category entered and brief bio with statement on entrant's Midwest connection

·         Poetry--up to 3 poems per entry, 40-line limit per poem

·         Prose--up to 3,000 words; excerpts from longer works accepted, but indicate on cover sheet

·         Manuscript double-spaced (single-spaced for poetry is allowed) with single space between punctuation and .3" tabs/indents.

·         Entry fee(s) enclosed with manuscript or paid online


Entry fees are $20 per entry for Poetry, $20 per entry for Prose. Entry fees are nonrefundable. No previously published or simultaneous submissions, no email submissions. No limit on submissions, but each entry must have a cover sheet and fee enclosed (or transmitted online via PayPal or Aquarius Press Storefront). Methods of payment accepted: PayPal (to Aquarius Press), our Storefront, or check/money order payable to Aquarius Press ($25 fee on returned checks). No entries will be returned, so do not send originals. Enclose SASE postcard for confirmation of receipt of manuscript; enclose a #10 SASE for notification of winners.


All judges' decisions are final. Judges reserve the right to not select a winner in either or both categories. Works selected for the anthology must be provided in Word or RTF formats via email before publication. Entrants authorize Aquarius Press to use his/her entry in promotional content as needed and to make light edits as necessary for publication. Entrants may withdraw entries from consideration at any point before the contest end date but request must be made in writing.


Winners will be announced in late November  2011.


Postmark deadline is November 1, 2011. Send four (4) copies of entry, along with $20 fee to:

Aquarius Press

PO Box 23096

Detroit, MI  48223

Attn: Bright Harvest Prize

















bright harvest  prize The Judges
Desiree Cooper
John Jeffire
Nadia Ibrashi
Curtis L. Crisler 

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