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Agape Editions Poetry Book Contest Accepting Admissions

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Open for submissions: January 15-April 15, 2016.

Agape Editions, an imprint of Sundress Publications, announces the first annual Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award for a Book of Poetry. All authors are invited to submit qualifying, full-length manuscripts (45-150 pages) during our reading period, which is January 15-April 15, 2016.

We are looking for manuscripts of forty-five to one hundred fifty (45-150) single-spaced pages of poetry. Individual pieces or selections may have been previously published in anthologies, chapbooks, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Single-author and collaborative author manuscripts will be considered. Manuscripts translated from another language will not be accepted.

Entry fee is $23 per manuscript. We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors notify us immediately if their work is accepted elsewhere. Authors may submit as many manuscripts as they like, so long as each is accompanied by a separate entry fee. Entrants should pay submission fee(s) at our store, then email manuscript to agapeeditions@gmail.com along with your Agape Editions store receipt. Be sure to note both your name and the title(s) of your manuscript(s) in both the subject line and in the email.

The author of the winning manuscript will receive $500 and 10 author copies. Agape Editions will also send out additional copies for review on the author’s behalf.

As an imprint of Sundress Publications, Agape Editions is part of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; we are entirely volunteer-run. We publish chapbooks and full-length works in both print and digital formats, and operate a publication series in association with THEThe Poetry Blog. The majority of our authors are women and people of color. As suggested in our mission statement, we are strongly committed to diversity—we are not merely “open to” work by authors from different backgrounds; we need them in order to thrive.

To learn more about the mission and work of Agape Editions, please visit our website at http://agapeeditions.com.

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Sundress Publications Opens Submissions for 2016 E-Chapbook Competition

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Sundress Publications is pleased to announce its fourth annual chapbook contest. Authors of all genres are invited to submit qualifying manuscripts during our reading period of February 1st to March 31st, 2016.

We are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or any combination thereof. Manuscripts must be between twelve to twenty-six (12-26) pages in length, with one piece per page. Individual pieces may have been previously published in anthologies, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Only single-author and collaborative dual-author manuscripts will be considered. A unifying element is encouraged but not required. Manuscripts must be primarily in English; translations are not eligible.

The entry fee is $10 per manuscript, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title from our store.

The winner will receive a $200 prize, plus publication as a beautiful full-color PDF available exclusively online. Runners-up will also be considered for publication.

This year’s judge will be Staci R. Schoenfeld. Schoenfeld is a recipient of an NEA Fellowship, grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and residencies from the Ragdale Foundation and Albee Foundation. She is a PhD student at University of South Dakota, assistant editor for poetry at South Dakota Review, and an assistant editor at Sundress Publications. Her poems appear in Mid-American ReviewWashington Square, and Muzzle.

All manuscripts should include a cover page (with only the title of the manuscript), table of contents, dedication (if applicable), and acknowledgments for previous publications. These pages will not be included in the total page count. Identifying information should not appear in any part of the manuscript. Authors with a significant relationship to the judge (friends, relatives, colleagues, past or present students, etc.) are discouraged from entering. We are dedicated to a fair judging process that emphasizes the quality of the writing, not the résumé of authors.

Simultaneous submissions to other presses are acceptable, but please notify Sundress immediately if the manuscript has been accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are allowed, but a separate entry fee must accompany each entry. No revisions will be allowed during the contest judging period. Winners will be announced in Summer 2016.

Submit your manuscript to contest@sundresspublications.com. Be certain to include “CHAPBOOK CONTEST ENTRY” in the title. Please also include either a screenshot of the payment or the order number with your submission.

Submit today at sundresspublications.com!

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The Butterfly Lady, a book by Danny M. Hoey, Jr., Wins Prestigious IndieFab Award

Danny M. Hoey, Jr.’s first novel, The Butterfly Lady, published by Flaming Giblet Press, is Foreword Review’s 2013 Bronze Winner in the Gay & Lesbian category.

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The IndieFab Awards are hosted each year by Foreword Reviews, a prestigious review magazine dedicated to discovering the latest indie books. Over 100 librarians and booksellers make up the panel of judges who select the best of the best from the contestant pool, and within each of the 62 genre categories, only 3 awards are given: gold, silver, and bronze. Prizes for the winners include cash, a celebratory conference given by American Library Association, and national recognition.

For fifteen years, Foreword Review’s IndieFab Book of the Year Awards have been calling attention to the literary achievements of the nation’s independent publishers, with the goal of recognizing the best indie works. Any indie author with a newly released, independently published novel may enter the contest—even eBooks are eligible—so obtaining an award truly signifies literary excellence. Besides simply excellence, the judges also look for how a book adds value to its genre and if the publication is of quality, which gives credit not only to the author but to the independent publisher as well.

Flaming Giblet Press and Sundress Publications would like to congratulate Danny M. Hoey, Jr. on receiving this fabulous honor. Hoey is an Ohio native currently residing in Florida and has had stories published in Women in Redzine, Mandala Journal, African Voices Magazine, Warpland, and SNReview.com. The Butterfly Lady is his first novel.

An imprint of Sundress Publications, a women-friendly publication group founded in 2000, Flaming Giblet Press specializes in prose, cross-genre, experimental, and otherwise unclassifiable texts.

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 7.42.09 PMYou can buy this book on Sundress’s new online store, here, and for more information about Foreword Review and the IndieFab Awards can be found at their website: http://indiefab.forewordreviews.com/.

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