Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Gival Press Poetry Award Deadline of Dec. 15th Around the Corner


The 10th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award
Prize: $1,000.00

December 15, 2008 (postmarked).
Our dates never change, if the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday becomes the default postmarked date.


Completely open.

Eligible Poets:
Open to all, national and international poets.


Forms or Style of Poetry:
Original work, not a translation of someone else's poetry. Open to any form or style; simply good poetry.

Length of Manuscript:
At least 45 typed pages of poetry, on one side only.

Status of the Winning Manuscript:
The manuscript as a whole shall not have been published before. However, include an acknowledgment sheet to indicate any previously published poems in the collection (poem/journal/date). It is the responsibility of the poet to secure the right to publish previously published poems.

Format for Submittal:
Include a separate cover sheet with name, title of manuscript, address (street, city, state, electronic mail), and phone number. The poet's name should not appear on the pages of the ms. The numbered pages should be clipped together.

If the manuscript wins, the poet must make the manuscript available to Gival Press on an IBM-compatible disk or CD in Rich Text Format (RTF)—this refers to how one saves the document on one's computer disk.

A short bio should be included.

Always keep a copy of your manuscript; materials will not be returned and will be recycled after the judging.

Reading Fee:
$20.00 (USD) by personal check or USA money order payable to:
Gival Press, LLC.

International entrants must send a check drawn on a USA bank routed through a USA address, such as Bank of America; no international money orders are acceptable.

Please note that Gival Press can also accept the entry free by major credit card; however, we only take credit card information by phone (703.351.0079).

Mail to:
Robert L. Giron, Editor
Gival Press Poetry Award
Gival Press, LLC
P.O. Box 3812
Arlington, VA 22203.

Notification of the Winner:
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for notification of the winner or visit our website (, where the winner and finalists will be announced.

We try our best to announce the winner by mid spring. Unfortunately, it takes time to read and judge the entries and to contact the individuals involved.

The winner will receive $1,000.00 (USD) and his/her book of poetry will be published by Gival Press. The winning poet will receive 20 copies of the publication.

A standard publication contract is offered.

Judging: The manuscripts are judged anonymously. The winner for the previous award will be the judge for the following year. The decision of the judge will be final.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Doorways’ 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Event at Crate & Barrel

Come out to support women and children on Dec. 3rd.

Doorways’ 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Event at Crate & Barrel
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Market Common
2800 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA
The 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Event at Crate & Barrel is almost here! Make your holiday purchases matter. While shopping for your family and friends you will be helping those who are most vunerable in our community- women, children and families in crisis. Here is how you can help:

Buy your tickets by clicking here .
Save your purchases for December 3rd! This includes furniture, rugs and gift cards!
Remind your family and friends who can't make the event to purchase their gifts online between December 3rd – December 9th by going to (this link will not be live until December 3rd)
Do your shopping while enjoying a festive holiday atmosphere!

Live Music!
Raffle and Door Prize Drawings!
Food from Arlington’s best restaurants: Clarendon Ballroom, Delhi Dhaba, Edible Arrangements, Goody’s, Harry’s Tap Room, La Tasca, Liberty Tavern, Melting Pot, Natalia’s Elegant Creations, Pinzimini, Red Hot and Blue, Starbucks and Willow Restaurant.

Doorways for Women and Families,
formerly The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (TACTS)
PO Box 100185, Arlington, VA 22210 | Ph: 703-522-8858 | Fax: 703-522-4338
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