2009 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize--deadline May 31

CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women,

announces the eighth annual

2009 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize.

Final Judge: Marilyn Chin


Submission dates: March 1, 2009, through May 31, 2009. (These are inclusive postmark dates.)

Prize: Winner will receive $300 cash award, publication in CALYX Journal, and a one-volume subscription. Finalists will be published on CALYX’s website and will receive a one-volume subscription.

Details: Each entry can include up to three (3) unpublished poems, no more than six (6) manuscript pages total. Do not include your name on the same page as a poem; instead, include a separate cover letter with your name, address, phone, e-mail, and titles of poem/s. No manuscripts will be returned. Please send unpublished work and please don’t send simultaneous submissions. Judge’s decisions are final.

Reading fee: $15 per entry, checks payable to CALYX.

Contest winner and finalists will be notified by October 30, 2009, and will be announced on CALYX’s website,www.calyxpress.org. The winning poem will be published in CALYX Journal Vol. 25, no. 3 (Winter 2010) and on CALYX’s website. All entrants from the U.S. will receive prize results in October 2009.

Send submission to:


Lois Cranston Poetry Prize

PO Box B

Corvallis OR 97339

Marilyn Chin is a professor in the English Department at San Diego State University (CA). She has th
ree poetry collections - Dwarf Bamboo; The Phoenix Gone, the Terrace Empty; and Rhapsody in Plain Yellow; and a forthcoming book of tales, Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen (Norton, 2009). A highly acclaimed poet and activist, her many awards include two NEA grants, the Stegner Fellowship, and the PEN/Josephine Miles Award. Her poetry is anthologized widely, and she was featured on Bill Moyers' PBS television series The Language of Life. She was born in Hong Kong, raised in Portland (OR), and received a BA in Chinese Literature from the University of Massachusetts and an MFA from the University of Iowa.

Lois Cranston was an editor for CALYX Journal for more than ten years. Her remarkable life experiences and knowledge of literature enriched the editorial collective and the journal issues she helped edit. This poetry prize in her name honors the memory of her commitment to the creative work of women from all walks of life.

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