DETAILS: Our anthology prize produces work for our printed book, and each year recognizes ten winners. Over $5000 is awarded to new writers in our search for the best new talent. 2017’s judge was Roxane Gay. Stay tuned for more information on our guest editor and submission guidelines. Details here.
DETAILS: Small + powerful. We love our call for flash fiction, which awards $2000 and publication to the best piece of fiction under 1000 words. 2017’s winner was also published with PEN America. Stay tuned for all the great prize details and bevy of short but wonderful stories, soon.
DETAILS: It’s our Summer Short Story Award for New Writers! Working with five agencies, our winner and honorable mentions earn agency review as well as publication. The winning story earns $3000. Second and third place runners up receive $200 and $100, respectively. Check out our Summer Award information and last year’s winners, including Caitlin O’Neil, who recently signed with Victoria Marini from Irene Goodman as a result of the contest.
DETAILS: Expert feedback from the comforts of home. Last year we worked with editors from Tin House, The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, and The Kenyon Review to bring you feedback on your stories and essays from the best editors in the field. Limited spots available. Registration opens August 1. More here.
DETAILS: The contest so nice, we held it twice. Honestly, this is one of our favorite submission calls each year and we received such great work the first time around, we wanted to host another specific call for our short + powerful stories. Details on the current and upcoming contest can be found, here.
DETAILS: Guest judged by AIMEE BENDER! We love Fall. For our fourth annual Fall Fiction Contest we are awarding $2000 and publication to the winner along with $200 and $100 to second and third place stories. We look forward to reading your work!
DETAILS: Our Short Story Award for New Writers hosts an awesome winter award. Working with five agencies, our winner and honorable mentions earn agency review as well as publication. The winning story earns $3000. Second and third place runners up receive $200 and $100, respectively. Check out our Summer Award information and recent winners, including Caitlin O’Neil, who recently signed with Victoria Marini from Irene Goodman as a result of the contest.
Our New Voices category is always open and always free to submit. Selected stories are paid $0.10/word up to $200 and are published on the site. Read New Voices stories, here. For submission guidelines, click here.
Want to submit? Guidelines can be found on the submissions page.
All open submission categories can be accessed here: