Monday, March 22, 2010

Call for entries: Copper Nickel literary journal

This contest announcement comes from Copper Nickel, the University of Colorado at Denver literary journal:

Copper Nickel is pleased to announce its first-ever contests in poetry and fiction.

The poetry contest will be judged by Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer-Prize Winning author of Native Guard. The winner will receive $1000 and publication in Copper Nickel 15 in Spring 2011.

The fiction contest will be judged by Ron Carlson, author of At the Jim Bridger. The winner will receive $1000 and publication in Copper Nickel 15 in Spring 2011.

The contest is open to anyone. Writers may submit either one story or up to three poems with an entry fee. Each entrant also receives a one year subscription to Copper Nickel with each entry. For writers living in the United States or Canada the fee is $15 US.

Writers living outside the US or Canada, please contact us via e-mail at element29[at]copper-nickel[dot]org for a fee schedule and alternative payment methods.

We will accept entries until May 15th.

Finalists will be announced June 15th, winners by August 15th.


Step One: submit your manuscript using our submission manager system, accessible here:

Even if you have submitted to Copper Nickel before, you will have to re-register to submit to the contest. This only takes about 2 minutes, and it ensures your manuscript will not be lost.

Step Two: Once you've submitted your manuscript via Submission Manger, you will need to mail your entry fee, as a check or money order in US dollars made payable to "University of Colorado," to us here:

Copper Nickel
Campus Box 175 P O Box 173364
Denver CO 80217-3364

Please write the title/s of your entry on the memo line of your check.