Submissions to the 2018 annual literary contests will open Dec.1.
We offer three $1,000-dollar first-place prizes for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. The judges for the 2018 literary contests are:
- Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction: Debra Dean
- 49th Parallel Award for Poetry: Oliver de la Paz
- Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction: Jenny Boully
Winners of the 2018 contests will be notified in June 2018. Winning entries and many runners up will be published in the Spring 2019 print edition, Issue 78.
The cost to enter is $20. International entries are $30 to cover increased shipping costs. An entry consists of one essay, one story, up to three pieces of flash, or up to three poems. Please limit prose to 6,000 words. For prose that is 1,500 words or fewer, submit up to three in one entry. (These flash prose pieces will be considered individually, unless they are connected.) Everyone who enters the competition will receive a copy of Issue 76. Please upload your entries via Submittable. Paper submissions will not be read, nor will they be returned, though they will be recycled. All manuscripts will be read blindly; readers and editors will not see a contestant’s name or cover letter. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript (or in the filename).