Juneau - It's a rare poem that's worth $1,000.
"Explorations," the literary magazine published annually by the University of Alaska Southeast, offers $1,000 to the poet or short story writer for the winning piece. The award for second place is $500, and goes to a different genre than the first place winner. A poem and a short story are each chosen for third place awards of $100 each.
The magazine is now in its 22nd year of publication. "Explorations" accepts entries from writers across the country, but offers a special $500 prize for an Alaska Native writer focusing on Alaska Native themes.
About 30 poems and five short stories are featured in the 60 page publication. Poems are limited to 60 lines and short stories are limited to 3,000 words. The entry fee is $6 for one or two poems, $3 for each additional poem, and $6 for each short story.
"Explorations" entry guidelines are available by sending a self addressed and stamped envelope to UAS explorations, Editor Art Petersen, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the "Explorations" Website, www.geocities.com/artpetersen. Submissions must be received by May 15.
All entries are selected by a blind jury and previously published material is not eligible. Everyone submitting an entry receives a copy of "Explorations."