Subject: New FENCE contest: win a free trip with SUMMER LITERARY SEMINARS
Dear friend of FENCE,
Summer Literary Seminars (SLS: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www
.http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://sumlitsem.org) is announcing its annual 2009 unified (SLS-Italy, Lithuania, Kenya) literary contest, held this year in affiliation with Fence Magazine. Contest winners in the categories of fiction and poetry will have their work published in Fence, as well as the participating literary journals in Canada, Russia, Kenya, Italy, and Lithuania. Additionally, they will have the choice of attending (airfare, tuition, and housing included) any one of the SLS-09 programs — in Vasto, Abruzzo, Italy (May 15-30); Vilnius-Nida, Lithuania (July 20-August 4); or Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya (December). Contest Deadline: February 28, 2009.
Poetry Judge: Ann Lauterbach
Fiction Judge: Lynne Tillman.
Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice, and third-place winners will receive a 50% tuition discount. A number of select contest participants, based on the overall strength of their work, will be offered tuition scholarships, as well, applicable to the SLS-09 programs. The complete guidelines for the 2009 contests are as follows:
-One short story or novel excerpt, maximum 25 pages per entry.
-No more than three poems per entry.
-Only previously unpublished work can be submitted.
Reading fee: $15 US. Entries can be submitted electronically, to: SLS Fiction Poetry Contest firstname.lastname@example.org. A $15 US reading fee must accompany each entry. Multiple entries are permissible, as long as they are accompanied by separate reading fees. Fees can paid paid online, via Paypal. Go to: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://sumlitsem.org/kenya/payments.aspx Online submissions and payments are much preferred, but if you would rather submit the hard copy and pay by check, the addresses are:
Entries from the US and other countries: Summer Literary Seminars Literary Contest PO Box 16 Brooklyn, NY 11222
From Canada: Summer Literary Seminars Literary Contest English Department Concordia University 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada
-Include your complete contact information (address, telephone, email address) on the manuscript. Entries are not judged blind.
-All entrants will be notified of the winners in the spring by email.
-Cover letters are not required.
-Previous First-Place winners may not re-enter.
Do not hesitate to contact SLS with any questions, by e-mail: sls@http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://sumlitsem.org, or mike@http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://sumlitsem.org or by telephone: (514) 848-2424×4632.