04 July 2012

Anthologies, Contests Seek Mil-Writers and -Poets


A coalition of Missouri arts and humanities organizations is planning to publish an anthology of military experience of current and past service members, as well as their family members. The "Warriors Arts Anthology" is an extension of a project first publicized in late 2011 as the "Missouri Warrior Writers Project."

According to the project's website, the project editors seek:
First-hand perspectives and viewpoints by veterans, current troops and family members that give us a glimpse of your wartime experience. We’re looking for creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and high-contrast photos (to be printed in black and white) to document a unique time in our nation’s history as told by the original storytellers—the people who were a part of that history.
Send submissions to:
Warriors Arts Anthology
Southeast Missouri State University Press
One University Plaza – MS 2650
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
A contest with categories in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction (personal essay) is to be held concurrently. Prizes of $250 will be awarded in each category. Writers of fiction and non-fiction should submit no more than 5,000 words with each submission. Writers of poetry may submit up to 3 poems or 5 pages.

Writers can submit one entry in each of the three categories. Deadline is midnight Aug. 1, 2012. There is no entry fee.

Entries to the contest should be made electronically not later than midnight Aug. 1, 2012. Send to: upress@semo.edu

According to the project website, winners of the contest will be notified by Nov. 1, 2012.

For more information, visit the Warriors Arts Alliance here.



The Military Reporters and Editors (M.R.E.) association has announced new categories in its annual journalism contest, including one for personal blogs. Entered works should have been published between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011.

The contest is open to "print, visual, television, radio and online bloggers and journalists covering U.S. and non-U.S. military, veteran affairs, [and] homeland defense."

Entrants can submit up to two entries in each category. Association members receive one free entry. First entries are $50; subsequent entries are $25 each.

Contest deadline is 5 p.m. E.D.T. Jul. 31, 2012, or postmarked not later than that day.

According to the contest annoucement, bloggers should:
Submit cover letter listing a “live” URL to the entry and dates the story, opinion, slide show or video were posted on the Internet. Broken or faulty links will disqualify entry. Letter also should list writer, photographer or videographer directly involved in the producing the content. This entry is for personal blogs not associated with a corporation.
For more information, visit the Military Reporters and Editors here.



The deadline for a creative writing contest for U.S. military service members and veterans has been extended to July 15, 2012. The contest is hosted by The Iowa Review and made possible by the family of Jeff Sharlet (1942–1969), a Vietnam veteran and anti-war writer and activist. The contest is open to any service member or veteran writing in any genre, about any subject matter.

Entry fee is $15. Prize is $1,000 and publication in The Iowa Review.

Entrants should submit a double-spaced manuscript in any genre (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction) of up to 20 pages. Work must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, with conditions.

For more contest details and submission methods, visit The Iowa Review here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping us posted :) -J. Poudrier


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