The Tundra Prize|
Publisher: The Emily Chesley Reading Circle
Circulation: 2000, 3000 page views month/100 daily
Accepts Email Submissions: No
Website URL: http://emilychesley.com
Description: The Tundra Prize is awarded annually to poems up to 100 lines and short speculative fiction of 1000-2000 words in the style and/or themes of Emily Chesley, a speculative fiction writer of the Victorian era who lived for some time in London, Ontario
Editor(s): Mark Rayner, John Sloan, Mac Ruddock, David Lurie, Michael Watson
Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.
Address: P.O. Box 1568, Station B
London, Ontari N6A5M
Rights: First Canadian publishing rights
Needs: The Tundra Prize The Emily Chesley Reading Circle is dedicated to furthering the study of Emily Chesley, a long-overlooked Canadian speculative fiction writer of the Victorian period, who lived for some time in the London, Ontario region (1880-1922).
Dr. Maximilian Tundra was a Circle founder. As Emily's most tiresome advocate, he also launched the first official chapter of the Circle, in May of 2000. He died quite tragically less than a year later.
In memory of both Dr. Tundra's efforts, and of course, Emily Chesley, we have created the Tundra Prize in two categories: poetry (up to 100 lines) and short speculative fiction. (1000-2000 words). Poems and stories should emulate the style or themes (or both) of Emily Chesley.
Fees: $10 per entry Prizes: in each of poetry and fiction: $75-$50-$25, plus publication in our anthology and on the website -see website for full list. Deadline: August 31, 2001
Length: poetry -- up to 100 lines (1-2 poems per entry)
short fiction -- 1000-2000 words
Art/Photo Needs: none
Payment: Prizes in each category:
Publication on the website and in The Meanderings of the Emily Chesley Reading Circle The Flannigan Prize
Publication on the website and in The Meanderings of the Emily Chesley Reading Circle (1 cc) $25 CAN cash prize The Chesley Prize
Publication on the website and in The Meanderings of the Emily Chesley Reading Circle (2 cc) $50 CAN cash prize The Tundra Prize
Publication on the website and in The Meanderings of the Emily Chesley Reading Circle (5 cc) $75 CAN cash prize Authentic Emily Chesley Reading Circle baseball cap Invitation to join the Circle as a visiting scholar for a meeting of your choice (must be between November 2001-October 2002).
How to Submit: Guidelines
The Tundra Prize honors Dr. Maximilian Tundra and his great passion the study of Emily Chesley. Therefore, we expect submissions to emulate the style of poetry and the thematic concerns found in the wider oeuvre of Emily Chesley. (We would include associated literary figures in this definition.) The poetry category will be especially rigorous in this regard, as we do expect submissions to rhyme and to scan well. Short stories must be 2,000 words or less (more will be disqualified) and deal with the thematic concerns addressed by Emily in so many of her works. (Listed in Categories, but please check the website for a full sense of the matter.) Submit one or two poems of up to 100 lines.
Submit original, currently unpublished and unaccepted work in English, typed or word-processed, single-sided, double-spaced (prose), 8 1/2 x 11 (or A4), pages numbered, no staples.
To assure blind judging, include a SEPARATE cover page giving your name, address, tel.#, email, title(s), date of entry, a brief 50-word literary bio and accurate word count with each entry. The entrant may stipulate on the cover page that the entry includes
Response Time: Deadline: August 31, 2001
Prizes announced: October 29, 2001
The Meanderings of the Emily Chesley Reading Circle (Annual) published: May 24, 2002
Tips for Writers: Read the website carefully to get a full sense of Chesley, her oeuvre and the themes and styles in which she writes. http://emilychesley.com