The Works of Jayne Pupek

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Richmond, VA, United States
Jayne Pupek is the author of the novel "Tomato Girl" (Algonquin Books, 2008) and a book of poems titled "Forms of Intercession" (Mayapple Press, 2008). Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals. In addition to her own writing, Jayne freelances as a ghostwriter, editor and mentor. A Virginia native, Jayne has spent most of her professional life working in the field of mental health.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

The Elixir Press 2008 Fiction Award Guidelines:

Elixir Press is sponsoring a fiction contest open to all writers writing in English. Both short story collections and novels are eligible. The prize will be $4000, publication by Elixir Press, and 25 copies of the book.

Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the page and on standard paper. No dot matrix unless letter quality. Send a business size SASE for reply only; manuscripts cannot be returned. An SAS postcard for receipt of manuscript is optional. Please use a 12 to 14 point font. Do not send the only copy of your manuscript.Do not send biographical material, photographs, CDs, videos, or illustrations.Enclose a cover sheet stating the name of the manuscript and the author's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number and a cover sheet with the title alone. Manuscripts must be double-spaced, paginated, and include a table of contents, if appropriate, and an acknowledgments page, if appropriate. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, so long as Elixir is notified immediately if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.Manuscripts should be 120 pages to 500 pages in length.

Please secure your manuscript with either a binder clip or file folder. Do not otherwise bind your manuscript.

Friends, students, and former students of the judge or the editorial staff of Elixr Press are ineligible to enter.

Contest entry fee is $35.

The postmark deadline for the contest is May 31, 2008.

Submit entries to:

Elixir Press Fiction Awardc/o R. T. Smith

PO Box 195

Fairfield, VA 24435

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