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The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry: Celebrating Risk and Invention in Poetry

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!

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The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry: Open for Submissions!

Calling all poets!

As most of you know by now I work for Philadelphia Stories, a literary publication that “has been serving the writing, reading, and art community of the Greater Delaware Valley since 2004.”

Our annual poetry contest, The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, is now open for submissions! The deadline is November 15th; first place includes a $1,000 cash award, an invitation to an awards event in Philadelphia, and publication in our Spring 2016 issue!

So pull out all your best work and click here to submit!

Please like, share, submit, and otherwise social-media the crap out of this post. I’d truly appreciate it!

xoxo

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2015 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

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Hello, beautiful writer friends!

As some of you may know, I am Contest Coordinator and Assistant Poetry Editor for a wonderful non-profit publication, Philadelphia Stories Magazine. Each year we are host to a short fiction contest in honor of the late Marguerite McGlinn, a former board member – and dear friend – of those who work for the magazine.

We are now accepting submissions for our 2015 contest, and I encourage all of you to submit! (I am virtually surrounded by some amazingly talented people here, and I’d love if you’d take a chance and enter!) The reading fee is just $12 and includes a one year subscription to Philadelphia Stories. We are accepting short fiction pieces up to 8,000 words.

Click here for more information or if you’re ready to go, click HERE to submit your piece!

And don’t forget to tell all of your writer friends. I’d really appreciate it. 🙂

xo,

Nicole Marie

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Calling All Poets!!

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.

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The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry 2012

For the past 3 years I have had the honor of serving as Contest Coordinator for the Philadelphia Stories Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction, reading some seriously awesome work; but the best part has always been the look of awe on the winning author’s face as they float around the room for hours at a dinner in their honor, shaking hands and taking photos and smiling until their face hurts.

So obviously I was excited when just a few weeks ago I was asked to also run this year’s Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry contest.

So I won’t keep on blabbin’. The deadline for submissions has been extended to November 15th, and I strongly encourage all lovers of poetry to send in lots and lots of submissions! (Ahem, Edward and Ms. Hastywords! Submit one together and split the prize – or submit your own! I don’t care! Just do iiiiit!!!!! Jim, you should too!)

And to all of the other extremely talented writers I follow: do it. I look forward to reading your submissions. 🙂

Click here for guidelines – and to submit!

 

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Adam Schwartz – Winner of the 2012 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Hey all! Happy Friday!

I’m off to find a Halloween costume, once and for all….(or else I may strangle someone)…but I wanted to share the video of winner Adam Schwartz’s acceptance speech from the dinner I attended on October 12th. You know, the one that made me cry and all. Such an awesome guy.

Adam Schwartz Excerpt

http://www.philadelphiastories.org

Enjoy!

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2012 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

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.

Happy Tuesday!

And click here for all of the information you’ll need!

 

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