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Creative Nonfiction Book Award
First Book Award for Poetry
Zone 3 Literary Awards


Zone 3 Press
First Book Award for Poetry
Prize: $1,000 and Publication

Guidelines:
One copy of your manuscript of 48-80 pages.
• An acknowledgments page may be included.
$25.00 reading fee made payable to Zone 3 Press. Reading fee includes a one-year subscription to ZONE 3.

If Submitting a Hard-copy:
• Please include two title pages: one with name, address, e-mail address, and phone number and one with title only.
• Postmark Deadline: April 1, 2014.
If Submitting Online:
•  Please include one title page with the title  only (no personal identification) in your document. 
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Click here to complete the submission manager form.
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In the genre field, scroll down to choose "First Book Award in Poetry," and upload your manuscript. (Do not choose "poetry" for your genre, as this is dedicated to individual poems uploaded for the chance of publication in our biannual journal.)
• You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment.
• Please upload by April 1, 2014.

Eligibility and Additional Considerations:
Anyone who has not published a full-length collection of poems (48 pages or more) is eligible; those with chapbooks may participate.
•The final judge is Angela Ball.
•Current and former students and faculty of APSU are not eligible to enter. In addition, Zone 3 Press will not accept manuscripts from contestants who have previously studied with, or have a personal relationship with the announced judge. 
•Winner will be notified by e-mail or telephone.
• Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for confirmation of manuscript receipt.
• For contest results, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Manuscripts will not be returned.

•Questions should be addressed to Andrea Spofford at spofforda@apsu.edu or Susan Wallace at wallacess@apsu.

Send entries to:
Andrea Spofford, Acquisitions Editor
Zone 3 Press
First Book Award for Poetry
Austin Peay State University
P.O. Box 4565
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044

or upload here.

See our most recent First Book Award for Poetry winner.


 Zone 3 Press
Creative Nonfiction Book Award
Prize: $1,000 and Publication

Guidelines:
• One copy of your manuscript of 150-300 pages.
• An acknowledgments page may be included.
• $25.00 reading fee made payable to Zone 3 Press. Reading fee includes a one-year subscription to ZONE 3.

If Submitting a Hard-copy:
• Please include two title pages: one with name, address, e-mail address, and phone number and one with title only.
• Postmark Deadline: April 1, 2015.
If Submitting Online:
• Please include one title page with the title  only (no personal identification) in your document. 
• Click here to complete the submission manager form, choosing "Creative Nonfiction Book Award" for your genre, and upload your manuscript.
 • You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment.
• Please upload by April 1, 2015.


Eligibility and Additional Considerations:

•The competition is open to all authors writing original works in English. Manuscripts that embrace creative nonfiction’s potential by combining lyric exposition, researched reflection, travel dialogues, or creative criticism are encouraged. Memoir, personal narrative, essay collections, and literary nonfiction are also invited.
• The final judge is Joni Tevis.
• In order to ensure the integrity of this award, current and former students and faculty of APSU are not eligible to enter. In addition, Zone 3 Press will not accept manuscripts from contestants who have previously studied with, or have a personal relationship with the announced judge. Zone 3 Press is committed to providing an ethically responsible competition; as such, the editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that display any form of ethical impropriety.
The winner will be notified by e-mail or telephone.
• Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if you mail in a hardcopy of your manuscript for confirmation of manuscript receipt.
• For contest results, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Manuscripts will not be returned.
• The judge may choose no winner if she finds no manuscript that, in her estimation, merits publication and the award.
• Questions should be addressed to Amy Wright at wrighta@apsu.edu  or Susan Wallace at wallacess@apsu.edu.

Send entries to:
Amy Wright, Acquisitions Editor
Zone 3 Press
Creative Nonfiction Book Award
Austin Peay State University
P.O. Box 4565
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044 

or upload here.

See our most recent Creative Nonfiction Book Award winner.


Zone 3 Nonfiction Award

Zone 3 is accepting submissions for its nonfiction contest. For online submissions, click here to complete the submission manager form, choose "Zone 3 Nonfiction Award" for your genre, and upload your essay. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. For paper submissions, submit one essay with SASE and $10 entry fee to: Zone 3, APSU, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. No deadline.  All entrants will receive a one-year subscription. The winner will be announced on our website. Prize: $250 and publication.


Zone 3 Fiction Award

Zone 3 is now accepting submissions for its twelfth annual fiction award. For online submissions, click here to complete the submission manager form, choose "Zone 3 Fiction Award" for your genre, and upload your story. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. For paper submissions, submit one story with SASE and $10 entry fee to: Zone 3, APSU, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. No deadline. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Zone 3. The winner will be announced on our website. Prize: $250 and publication.


Zone 3 Poetry Award

Zone 3 is now accepting submissions for its annual poetry award. Submit up to three poems via our online submissions manager. Click here to log in and upload your poems; choose "Zone 3 Poetry Award" for your genre. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. No deadline. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Zone 3. The winner will be announced on our website.  Prize: $250 and publication.


Zone 3 Contest Award Winners

Zone 3 is pleased to announce the following contest winners:

Congratulations to Sarah Fawn Montgomery for winning the Zone 3 Nonfiction Award for her essay, "An Unseen Figure in Matisse's Le Bonheur de Vivre,"  which was published in the Fall 2013 issue.

Congratulations to Andrew Friedman for winning the Zone 3 Fiction Award for his story "The Bar of the Angels" (Fall 2013).

Congratulations to Christopher Buckley for winning our annual Zone 3 Poetry Award for his poem "Chaos Theory," which appeared in our Spring 2013 issue.


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