I can burn the pictures, but not the poems / since I published them in books, which are on shelves / in libraries and in people's homes.
"Old Love Poems"
from Issue 11
2014 New Ohio Review Contest
in Poetry and Fiction
Alan Shapiro, Poetry
Aimee Bender, Fiction
A first prize of $1500 and a second prize of $500 will be awarded in both fiction and poetry. Prizewinners will also be published in the fall 2014 issue of New Ohio Review.
All paper contest entries must be mailed to:
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There is a $20 reading fee for the contest. Please note that we can only accept U.S. checks and cash via USPS. Entrants who submit online must pay with credit card. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to New Ohio Review.
All contest entries must be accompanied by a cover letter with the following information: name, address, email address, phone number, and titles of poems or short story. Do not put any contact information on the actual poems or stories. Please include an SASE if not submitting electronically.
Please do not submit more than 5 poems or 25 pages of fiction.
We will not consider or publish pieces that have been previously published, submissions from past winners of our fiction and poetry prizes, from Ohio University students (until five years after graduation), or from employees of Ohio University.
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All entries must be postmarked and submitted by March 25th, 2014 by 11:59 pm EST.
Aimee Bender’s fiction has been translated into sixteen languages. Her first book of short stories, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. Her novel An Invisible Sign of My Own was a Los Angeles Times Pick of the Year. Her bestselling 2010 novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake received the SCIBA award for best fiction. Her newest collection of stories, The Color Master, appeared in August 2013. Bender’s short fiction is published widely in such magazines as Granta, GQ, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and The Paris Review. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.
Alan Shapiro has published eleven poetry collections, two memoirs, two translations, a novel, and an essay collection. He received the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry, the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, and he was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in both poetry and nonfiction. His most recent poetry collection, Night of the Republic, made the Griffin Poetry Award’s 2013 shortlist and was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. Shapiro has taught at Stanford University and, since 1995, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.