Thank you to everyone who entered the 2013 Meridian Editors’ Prize contest. We received a high number of quality submissions and appreciated the opportunity to read wonderful work from poets and fiction writers. Congratulations to our winners:
POETRY: Jane Wong, “Crown of Light”
FICTION: David Busis, “The Balcony”
Both winners will receive a $1000 prize, and their pieces will be featured in our May 2013 issue.
Issue 30 has arrived and been mailed out to our subscribers!
Contributors include Rumaan Alam, Cara Bayles, Shiloh Booker, Adam Day, Keith Ekiss, Vincent Guerra, Emily Koon, David Kutz-Marks, David Roderick, Anne Marie Rooney, Erika Seay, Travis Smith, Jennifer K. Sweeney, and David Wojciechowski, featuring an interview with Victor Lavalle.
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2012 Meridian Editors’ Prize contest. We received an unprecedented number of submissions and had wonderful work to read on both the fiction and poetry sides. After much deliberation, we have made the following sections:
POETRY WINNER: Laura Davenport, “Apology for a Horse”
FICTION WINNER: Janet Hilliard-Osborn, “Easter, 1954”
Both winners will receive a $1,000 prize, and their pieces will be published in our May 2012 issue.
Issue 28 is here, featuring an interview with poet Paul Guest, in addition to a wonderful selection of new poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
A former Meridian contributor, Allison Seay, has just gotten the news that her first book of poems, To See the Queen, has won Persea Books’ Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize and will be published in April 2013.
The new editors have been selected for next year. Juliana Daugherty will serve as Editor in Chief, Alexis Schaitkin as Fiction Editor, and Marielle Prince as Poetry Editor. I hope you have enjoyed the 2011 issues and will continue to support Meridian and to send your work our way.
Issue 27 has arrived!
Editors’ Prize Winners J. Kevin Shushtari and Nadine Sabra Meyer
Interviews with Ann Beattie and Sandra Beasley
and poetry and prose from new and past contributors.
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. It was another great year for poetry and fiction. We enjoyed reading your work!
WINNER: Nadine Sabra Meyer, “Shelley on His Funeral Pyre”
WINNER: J. Kevin Shushtari, “Illegal Dreams”
Both winners will receive a $1,000 prize, and their pieces will be published in our May 2011 issue.
Issue 26 is here! We will be celebrating its arrival at The Bridge PAI in Charlottesville, VA on February 12, 2011 8-10 pm. Join us for music, food, and copies of the issue for sale. The event is free and open to the public.
We are now accepting entries for the 2011 Editors’ Prize Contests in Fiction and Poetry. Deadline December 17, 2010.
$16 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Meridian. (Entries from outside the U.S. will receive only the prize issue due to additional mailing costs.)
$1,000 prize awarded to winners of both genres.
We expect to announce winners in March 2011.
All submissions will be considered for standard publication in Meridian.
Fiction writers may submit one story of 10,000 words or fewer. Poets may submit up to 4 poems.
You may enter more than one time; however, in the past, entering multiple times has not significantly increased a contestant’s odds.
Submit your work through ManuscriptHub.com. Make sure that your account includes a working e-mail (one valid through May of 2011). It’s the only way for us to contact you.
Contest Eligibility Rules:
- UVA alumni who graduated before June 2007 may enter the contests.
- Current UVA students, staff, and faculty are NOT eligible.
- Former Meridian staff are not eligible. (If you’ve been on our masthead, don’t enter.)
- Friends, relatives, and former teachers and students of current Meridian staff or its advisor are not eligible.
- Current subscribers may enter the Editors’ Prize Contest for the same $16 fee. Your subscription will be extended by one year (and you will remain, as always, one of our favorite people in the world, even if you get treated like everyone else for the purposes of the contest).