Folio Announces 2013 Poetry Contest
Deadline: February 15, 2013
After our wildly successful poetry contest two years ago, Folio is proud to announce its 2013 Poetry Contest, which will be judged by the acclaimed poet and translator Martha Collins, author of five collections of poems, the most recent of which is White Papers (Pitt Poetry Series, 2012). In a review in the New York Times, Dana Goodyear, poetry editor at The New Yorker, writes of her collection Blue Front, “Her discursive, breathless, self-contradicting, breaking-off-and-circling-back technique makes the book feel like the testimony of a traumatized witness.”
The winner of our contest will receive $500 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of Folio. Our judge, Martha Collins, will also select a first runner-up and an honorable mention, which will each receive $150.
To enter the Folio 2013 Poetry Contest
- All cover sheets must include name, address, phone number, email address, and titles of poems.
- Entrant’s name should appear ONLY on the cover sheet.
- You may submit up to four poems of any style or length
- Multiple entries require a separate reading fee for each entry.
- Reading fee is $15, which includes a one-year subscription.
- Folio will not consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with American University.
- Postmark deadline is February 15, 2013.
To submit an entry, please use our Online Submission Manager:
If you have questions, we can be reached at email@example.com.
2012 Prose Contest Winner
Folio Congratulates 2012 Prose Contest Winner Susan Taylor Chehak
Chehak’s story, “Just So” was chosen by award-winning author, Alan Heathcock as this year’s winner, and is praised by Heathcock as being “steeped in a kind of temporal beauty, unfurling the mysteries of family and self, and culminating in a moment of clarity, a portrait of a woman deemed shallow but filled with the rich wisdom of a dreamer.”
Thank you to all who submitted to the 2012 Prose Contest.
General Submission Guidelines
Folio is a nationally recognized literary journal sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC. Since 1984, we have published original creative work by both new and established authors.
Past issues have included work by Michael Reid Busk, Billy Collins, William Stafford, Bruce Weigl, and Ross Gay, and interviews with Michael Cunningham, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, Ann Beattie, Walter Kirn, and Marie Howe, among many others. We look for well-crafted poetry and prose that is bold and memorable.
We encourage you to look at a recent issue of Folio to determine the compatibility of your work with our magazine.
- Manuscripts are read between September 1 and March 1
- Submit up to 4 poems, a prose piece of up to 5,000 words, or samples of your artwork
Cover letters must contain all of the following:
brief bio, e-mail address, snail mail address, phone number, and title(s) of work enclosed
After October 1, 2012, Folio will no longer accept snail mail submissions, and all entries will be recycled. Please utilize our new online submission manager:
Folio seeks artists whose work explores the potential of their medium to engage with the world around them. We believe that art, like poetry and prose, is a form of storytelling. When submitting, feel free to include a description of your work and the themes or motivations you are exploring.
Submissions must be received, via our online submission manager, during our regular reading period (September 1 to March 1) to be considered.
Submissions can be in any medium and may be printed in color or black and white in high-resolution jpeg or TIFF files. Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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