SHORT PROSE PRIZE

July 1 - August 15

Anything goes! Send us your microfiction, hybrid bits, lyric essaylets, prose poems, short-short stories…whatever you call it, we want to read your vibrant, electric prose. 

The winner of the Short Prose Prize will receive $250.00 and publication in our print magazine. All submissions, including those selected as finalists, will be considered for publication. In recent years, we have published up to four finalist submissions. 

Submit as many times as you like, but please only include one unpublished work of 1,000 words or fewer per submission. All submissions will be read blind by our staff. 

For the most up-to-date submission guidelines and eligibility requirements, please visit our Submittable site during the contest’s open period. 

Work from our winners & finalists

EDITORS' PRIZES IN
POETRY & PROSE

November 1 - December 15

Our Editors’ Prizes in Poetry and Prose are our biggest prizes of the year! The winner in each genre will receive $1,000 and publication. Please note: we consider both fiction and creative nonfiction in our prose prize category. 

Our editorial staff wishes to celebrate and champion the work of emerging writers with these prizes. We only accept work submitted by writers who have published two or fewer books, including self-published books but excluding chapbooks. If it’s been for sale and it was not a chapbook, it counts as a publication! However, you may enter our prose contest if your published books were in poetry, and vice versa. 

For the most up-to-date submission guidelines and eligibility requirements, please visit our Submittable site during the contest’s open period. 

MASTHEAD

Editor-in-Chief
Suzie Eckl

Poetry Editor
Jeddie Sophronius

Nonfiction Editor
Hannah Dierdorff

Assistant Fiction Editor
Jana Horn

Staff Readers
Betsy Blair
Henrietta Hadley
Katherine James
Wheeler Light
Laura McGehee
Derick Olson
Gahl Pratt-Pardes
Roberto Rodriguez-Estrada
Kate Severance

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SUBMISSIONS CALENDAR

Open Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction
July 1 through October 31

Short Prose Contest
July 1 through August 31

Editors’ Prizes in Poetry and Prose
November 1 through December 31

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