Contests from Kallisto Gaia Press

The following message recently arrived in the Guild’s email inbox from Tony Burnett, managing editor, Kallisto Gaia Press, a 501(c)3 literary nonprofit.

The 2018 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize

A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a poem of up to 65 lines. Submit up to three poems of no more than 65 lines each with a $20.00 entry fee by August 20, 2018. All entries will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of the journal containing the prize winning poem. Carrie Fountain will judge. A portion of any revenue generated will be donated to Cancer Research at M. D. Anderson Hospital. See Kallisto Gaia Press website for details.

The 2018 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize

A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a short story. Submit one story of less than 4200 words with a $20.00 entry fee by August 20, 2018. All entries will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of the journal containing the winning story. Antonio Ruiz-Camacho will judge. A portion of any revenue generated will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. See Kallisto Gaia Press website for details.

Please note: The Guild frequently receives messages about contests. The decision to publicize them depends in part on the reputation of the sponsoring organization, the potential reward and benefit to members, and how much, if any, the entry fee is. Typically, the limit for the entry fee considered reasonable is $25, though we may make exceptions for local contests where the likelihood of Guild members being recognized is higher. Keep these factors in mind when determining the value of entering contests publicized on the Guild’s website.

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