Contests: Fourth River (Deadline Nov. 15)

Two New Contests:

Fourth River Award for Poetry

Fourth River Award for Creative Nonfiction

We are looking for poetry and creative nonfiction that capture the places—natural, built and imagined, urban, rural or wild—where humans and nature converge and collide.

First place winner in each category will be published in the Fourth River and will receive a $500 cash prize upon publication.

Final judges for each category will be announced soon.

Contest Guidelines
Submissions should be postmarked no later than November 15, 2008
Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere are not eligible. Students, faculty and employees of Chatham University are not eligible.
Include a title page with your name, address, phone number and the title of your submission(s). Your name must not appear on the actual manuscript.
The reading fee is $5 for three poems or one essay (7,000 word maximum), and includes a copy of Issue 5. Please make checks payable to Chatham University. Multiple submissions are acceptable, but each submission must be accompanied by a reading fee. Manuscripts will not be returned.
Send your submission, your reading fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

The Fourth River
Chatham University
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Attention: Fourth River Award for Poetry or Fourth River Award for Creative Nonfiction.

The Fourth River accepts nonfiction, short fiction, poetry, and young adult/children’s short fiction (without illustration). Please send up to seven poems or up to 7,000 words of prose to the appropriate section editor. Due to the volume of submissions, we will recycle all the manuscripts we receive. Please do not send us your only copy.
Include cover letter with name, address, phone number, email contact, and titles of enclosed work.
All manuscripts must include a SASE to be considered and returned.
No e-mail submissions accepted.
Kindly let us know if you are submitting simultaneously.
Reading Period: August 1, 2008 – February 15, 2009
Submission Address
The Fourth River
Chatham University
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Contact Us
For more information, contact The Fourth River at fourthriver@chatham.edu

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