Deadline: June 30, 2018
Prize: $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train, 10 copies
Entry: $18 fee, Submittable
Eligibility: Emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.
Short Story Award Guidelines:
- This category is exclusively open to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5000. (Entries must not have appeared in any print publication.)
- Most entries run from 800 – 4000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.
- Winners will be contacted directly the week before the public announcement in our bulletins on September 1, 2018.
Emerging Writer’s Contest
Since 1971, Ploughshares has been committed to promoting the work of up-and-coming writers. Over the years, Ploughshares has helped launch the careers of great writers like Edward P. Jones, Sue Miller, Mona Simpson, Tim O’Brien, and many more.
In the spirit of the journal’s founding mission, the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes work by an emerging writer in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. One winner in each genre per year will receive $2,000 and publication in the literary journal. We consider authors “emerging” if they haven’t published or self-published a book.
The Emerging Writer’s Contest is now open. See the full guidelines to submit. The 2017 contest judges are Garth Greenwell (fiction), Meghan Daum (nonfiction), and Natalie Diaz (poetry).
DEADLINE: May 15th NOON EST.
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