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    Congratulations to Our Short Story Award Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Short Story Award Winner!

    "Hildy" by Tom Howard is the winner of our Short Story Award for New Writers. “Hildy” follows a brother and sister who lived through a recent epidemic and struggle to survive a newly changed world. Read Tom Howard’s fresh take on a post-apocalyptic landscape as well the rest of the Short Story Award Winners, through the link.
    $15,000 to New Writers - Our 2015 Pledge

    $15,000 to New Writers - Our 2015 Pledge

    Our New Voices stories pay $0.10/word up to $200 for any piece accepted and are always open and always free to submit. By the end of the year we set a goal of paying emerging writers over $5000 for their fiction and essays via New Voices, at absolutely no charge to submit. That’s $15,000 a year to emerging writers. It’s part of our pledge to support the literary arts and the writers we believe will continue to produce great work.
    Fall Fiction Contest - $2000, publication, and feedback from Jeff VanderMeer

    Fall Fiction Contest - $2000, publication, and feedback from Jeff VanderMeer

    Our Fall Fiction Contest is off and running! Submit your best piece of fiction up to 7000 for a chance at $2000, publication, and feedback from award-winning author and editors Jeff and Ann VanderMeer. Fifteen finalists will be recognized and second and third place winners will be awarded $200 and $100 respectively, publication, and will also receive letters from Jeff. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Oct 31.

    Don’t Cheat. You Can Still Get Published.

    Don’t Cheat. You Can Still Get Published.

    In 2012 we had the incredible pleasure of publishing Rachael Warecki’s story “The Rites of Summer” in Volume One of our anthology. This year she was a Short Story Award Finalist, earning special recognition for her work, as well as agency review. This week she wrote a rebuttal to an article by the New Republic that writers need to cheat to get published. Rachael makes some wonderful points about submission strategy and evaluating your work. She writes: “It’s not a…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    What. A. Year. JEFF VANDERMEER is judging our FALL FICTION CONTEST, which awards $2000, publication, and a letter from Jeff about what he liked about your story. The SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS just announced the winners. Congratulations to Tom Howard, William Pei, and Tina Egnoski. OUR ANTHOLOGY, with guest judge KEVIN BROCKMEIER, acknowledges today's best emerging writers and is now available. Get your copy today! The anthology is one of our favorite projects each year and acts as a major endorsement for new writers. In addition to publication in a nationally distributed journal, anthology authors are part of an exclusive mailing to editors, agents, and publishers. We also offer a ton of great opportunities for writers. Our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers.
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