Submissions to the 2017 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 2017 literary contests are:
- Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction: John Dufresne, Judge
- 49th Parallel Award for Poetry: Robert Cording, Judge
- Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction: Julie Marie Wade, Judge
Winners of the 2017 contests will be notified in June 2017. Winning entries and many runners up will be published in the Spring 2018 print edition, Issue 76.
The cost to enter is $20. International entries are $30 to cover increased shipping costs. An entry consists of one essay, one story, or up to three poems. Please limit prose to 6,000 words. 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).