December 15, 2015 - March 15, 2016

1st Place in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry each receive $1000. 

Click here to view winners and judges from previous contests.


Fiction Judge: Leslie Pietrzyk

Nonfiction Judge: Nicole Hardy

Poetry Judge: Alex Lemon




All entries are considered for publication. First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each category. The first place winners will be published in the Spring issue following announcement. Second and third place winners will be given high-priority consideration for publication, but because of space, cannot be guaranteed. Due to the high volume of submissions, any prize-winners will be ineligible for contest participation for three years.

Only unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. No refunds will be issued. Manuscripts will not be returned. You may submit entries online via the link below or via snail mail. Please note that emailed and/or electronically delivered entries will NOT be considered; we are only able to accept online entries through our Submittable platform at this time.