Attention Women Writers

A Room of Her Own

Orlando Prizes
Award: $1000 and online publication for the best unpublished work by a woman in each of
four genres-Short Fiction, Sudden Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.  Winning entries will receive publication on AROHO’s website.
Online Application Deadline: 2/28/2010 For all genres.
Fee: $15 per entry (payable via Paypal)

To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize
Award: $1000 for best unpublished poetry collection by a woman, and publication by Red Hen Press.
Postmark Deadline: August 31, 2010
Page limit: 48 to 96 pages
Fee: $20 per entry

Please visit the website at for Prize instructions and details.


CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women

The ninth annual 2010 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize

Final Judge: Frances P. Adler

Submission dates:  March 1, 2010, through May 31, 2010 (Postmarked dates)
Prize:  Winner will receive $300 cash award and publication in CALYX Journal (Vol. 24:2, Winter 2011). The winner and all finalists will receive a one-volume subscription, and all their poems will be published on CALYX’s website (
Details: Each entry can include up to three (3) unpublished poems, no more than six (6) manuscript pages total. Do not put your name on the same page as a poem; all entries are read blind. Include a separate cover letter with name, address, phone, email, and titles of poem/s. No manuscripts will be returned. Please send unpublished work and please do not send simultaneous submissions. The Journal Editorial Collective reads manuscripts first, then selects 15-20 to send to the final judge. Judge’s decisions are final.
Reading fee:  $15 per entry, all checks in U.S. currency on a U.S. bank, checks payable to CALYX.
Notification:  Contest winner and finalists will be notified by October 30, 2010, and announced on CALYX’s website, All entrants will receive prize results, and U.S. entrants will receive an issue of CALYX Journal in October 2010.

Send submission to:
Lois Cranston Poetry Prize
PO Box B
Corvallis OR 97339

Frances P. Adler is the author of five books: two poetry collections, Making of a Matriot (Red Hen Press, 2003), and Raising The Tents (Calyx Books, 1993), three collaborative poetry-photography books, and is the co-editor of Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing (University of Arizona Press, Fall 2009). Adler’s poems and prose have appeared in Poetry International, Calyx, Counterpunch, Bridges, Ms. Magazine, The Progressive, Foreign Policy in Focus, and The Congressional Record, among others. Her awards include a California State Senate Award for Artistic and Social Collaboration, an NEA Regional Award, and the Obama New Millennium Award. Adler is a professor of creative writing at California State University Monterey Bay, and founder of their Creative Writing and Social Action Program

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.