Philadelphia Stories hosts the annual “Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize” to celebrate poets of all backgrounds, experience, and styles. Thanks to the generous support of Sandy’s family, we are proud to offer the following contest prizes:
● The first-place winning poet will receive a $1,000 cash award for an individual poem, an invitation to an awards event in the Philadelphia area and publication in the Spring issue.
● Three runners up will receive $100 cash awards for individual poems as well as publication in our Spring issue.
● The winning poet and runners up are invited to submit chapbooks to be considered for publication by PS Books.
● All submitted poems may be selected by the editors for publication in our Spring issue.
This year’s judge is Lamont B. Steptoe–poet, publisher, photographer, and Vietnam veteran.
Open to all poets residing in the U.S
Deadline: November 15, 2016.
$12 reading fee includes a year’s subscription to Philadelphia Stories (4 issues)
Visit PhiladelphiaStories.org for more information and to submit!
Hello all! Just a friendly reminder that The 2012 Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry will be closing its doors on submissions at midnight tonight!! One lucky poet will receive a $1,000 cash award, an invitation to an awards event in Philadelphia in Spring 2013 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
The second place winning poet will receive a $250 cash award and publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
I’m in charge of this gig, and believe me when I say this is an amazing publication run by some seriously amazing people, and I’m lucky to be involved in it all.
Reading fees are $10 for up to five pages of poetry (that could be five one-page poems, or one five-page poem); click here for the rest of the submission guidelines and, of course, to SUBMIT!
And please, share this with as many fellow writers/poets/bloggers as you can before midnight – Philadelphia Stories (and myself) would greatly appreciate it.
[About Sandy Crimmins]
Sandy Crimmins served on the Philadelphia Stories board from 2005
to 2007. Sandy was a poet who performed with musicians, dancers and
fire-eaters at bars, bookstores and festivals. After earning a master’s
in fine arts from the University of Ohio, Sandy moved to New York and
became a stage manager for several theaters, and, in 1985, married
Joseph Sullivan. Four years later, she earned a master’s in nonprofit
management from the University of Detroit. She, her husband and their
two sons moved to West Mount Airy in 1989, and she began to write poetry
and fiction focused on family issues. Her short stories and poems were
published in a variety of journals, and her book, String Theory, was published by Plan B Press.
ATTENTION ALL OF MY TALENTED WRITER FRIENDS! (And the ones I haven’t made yet!) For the last two years, I have been working for Philadelphia Stories, a non-profit magazine that publishes fiction/poetry/essays/art of the Delaware Valley.
As the magazine’s Fiction Coordinator, I organize and send out stories to a team of readers during our annual Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction contest.
The contest is open to all writers living in – or originally from – the United States. First prize includes $2,000, the winning story in the winter print and online publications of the magazine, and an invitation to an awards dinner in October. The reading fee for each submission is $10; all entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Philadelphia Stories!
The deadline is June 15th, so hurry and get those stories in! We accept previously unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words.
I am surrounded by lots of talent here on WordPress, so I would love to see names like Re or Edward Hotspur or Tony Powers (just to name a few) pop up on the submissions list. I could keep going, but there are just too many of you to name! (Fo’real!)
So if you write short stories, please check out the magazine and consider submitting.
And click here for all of the information you’ll need!