Saturday, December 29, 2012

DEADLINE MARCH 31 FOR PRESS 53 OPEN AWARDS

The Sixth Annual Press 53 Open Awards Accepting Entries Until March 31, 2013


5 Categories, 3 Winners in Each: Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short-Short Story, Short Story, Novella (Finalists and Winners Announced No Later Than June 28, 2013)

5 Industry-Professional Judges (see below)

5 Beautiful Etched-Glass Awards (Personalized award certificates for Second Prize and Honorable Mention)

13 Opportunities for Publication: First Prize, Second Prize, and Honorable Mention in Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short-Short Story, Short Story, and First Prize in Novella will be published in the 2013 Press 53 Open Awards Anthology

Entering is now easier using Submittable, the free online submission manager! For complete details and entry guidelines, visit http://www.press53.com/OpenAwards_2013.html

Meet Our Judges:

Poetry, judged by Kelly Davio, author of the poetry collection Burn This House (Red Hen Press), and editor of LA Review: Three poems judged as a group.

Flash Fiction, judged by Jane Ciabattari, former president of the National Book Critics Circle, author of the short story collection Stealing the Fire (Canios Editions): Fiction up to 750 words.

Short-Short Story, judged by David James Poissant, multi-award-winning author with forthcoming story collection and novel from Simon & Schuster: Fiction of 751-2000 words.

Short Story, judged by Robin Black, author of If I loved you, I would tell you this (Random House): Fiction of 2001-5000 words.

Novella, judged by David Abrams, author of Fobbitt (Grove/Atlantic), and editor of The Quivering Pen: Fiction of 12,000-25,000 words.

For complete judges’ bios and entry guidelines, visit http://www.press53.com/OpenAwards_2013.html



Previous winners of the Press 53 Open Awards who have gone on to publish books with Press 53 include:

Malaika King Albrecht (What the Trapeze Artist Trusts): Second Prize, Poetry 2009

Ryan Stone (Best Road Yet): First Prize, Short Story 2009

Amy Willoughby-Burle (Out Across the Nowhere): First Prize, Flash Fiction 2010

Kurt Rheinheimer (Finding Grace): Second Prize, Short Story 2010

Ray Morrison (In a World of Small Truths): First Prize, Short Story 2011

Nahal S. Jamir (In the Middle of Many Mountains, forthcoming Spring 2013): Second Prize, Flash Fiction 2012

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