Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Carolina Quarterly Contest (Deadline: August 1st)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: RIDING A GRADIENT INVISIBLE

DEADLINE EXTENSION: AUGUST 1ST, 2011

The Editors of the Carolina Quarterly are seeking innovative pieces that challenge the boundaries of space, time, and genre. Send us your poetic flash fiction, your flashy prose poetry, your twitter operetta, your post-pre-neo-un-oeuvre by August 1st to be considered for publication. No more than 500 words per experiment. We'll give you up to 4 shots per person to get our attention. No cover letters. Please, no cover letters. (Unless they constitute the entry.)

The first-place winner will receive $300. Two runners-up will receive $75. All winners will be published in an upcoming issue and featured in our online edition.

Contest entry fee is $9 -- or free with a one-year subscription to the Quarterly.

To submit, go here: http://www.tellitslant.com/home/journal_details/21

Or visit the Carolina Quarterly homepage at: http://cqonline.web.unc.edu/

CONTEST JUDGE: AMY HEMPEL

Author of: The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel (2006), The Dog of Marriage: Stories (2005), Tumble Home: A Novella and Short Stories (1997), At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom (1990), Reasons to Live: Stories (1985). Editor of: New Stories from the South 2010: The Year's Best.

Amy Hempel is the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard University, and the author of five short story collections. The New York Times lists a compilation of her previous work, The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel, as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year. In the words of the Times' Sunday Book Review, Hempel's stories "are eerie, unsettling, always original and perfectly expressed." She is the recipient of the Hobson Award, in addition to a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has taught at New York University, Saint Mary's College, University of Missouri, Bennington College in Vermont, and The New School University in New York City.

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