Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ghost Road Press Writing Contest

2007 Guidelines for the Open Windows 2007 Creative Writing Contest

Ghost Road Press is seeking entries of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction

Guidelines: There are two ways to enter this year's contest. Send a labeled CD-ROM OR as an email attachment (preferred method) to with the following items:
The work(s) in a Word document with the title of the piece on every page in the right-hand corner—no author info on the work itself—double-spaced; a cover sheet with author name, address, phone number, and working email address. Cover sheet should include a 30-40 word bio. For multiple poems, each poem should appear on its own page, as it should appear in its printed form. No 3.5" floppy disks. For email, please use an appropriate subject line, such as "Open Windows Contest Entry."

You may pay the submission fee (1 story or essay / up to three poems per $15) by check or online with Paypal on our web site. No entries will be processed until payment is received. There is no required theme. Stories and essays should not exceed 4500 words. Entry Fee: 1 story or creative nonfiction piece for $15; up to 3 poems for $15. Simultaneous submissions are permissible. Prizes: $500 + 4 copies Open Windows 2007 for best story, creative nonfiction piece, and poem; 3 copies OW2007 for 2nd prize; 2 copies OW2007 for third prize (nine prize winners total). Categories will be judged separately. There is no set theme for any of the categories. The contest submission period is April 1 to June 30. Winners will be announced on September 15 on our web site only.

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