Tuesday, September 22

some contests i might enter

glimmer train is doing this contest:
Best Start (not to exceed 1,000 words)

The 50 most engaging pieces will each win $50 and make Glimmer Train's Best Start list, which will be announced in our December bulletin as well as on other major blogs for writers.

Other considerations: Reading fee is $10 per piece. Open only to new writers
whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed print publication with a
circulation over 3,000.
i wish there were more contests like this. i like the idea of 50 different small prizes. it seems like there's a better chance to win your money back and then some.

i also wish i could enter. i am sad but it seems i am "too big" to enter (pen america's circulation is above 3,000), although this is sort of new and cool at the same time


the boston review is doing this contest, judged by chang-rae lee:

Rules: First prize is $1500 and publication in our summer 2010 issue. Entries must be 4,000 words or less, and accompanied by a $20 fee. All entrants recieve a year's subscription to Boston Review and are considered for regular publication. Our judge this year is novelist Chang-Rae Lee, and the contest is supervised, as always, by fiction editor Junot Díaz.

Send stories to:
Short-Story Contest
Boston Review
35 Medford St. Suite 302
Somerville, MA 02143


Alec Niedenthal said...

"too big to enter" lol

James said...


Anonymous said...

dont forget about the mississippi review contest. deadline is oct. 1 i think black warrior is also open right now too, actually

sasha fletcher said...

i want to say that i had planned on saying exactly what the comment above me says, which may make this a waste of space, but also it should serve as a reminder that if two people independently tell you the same thing you should probably fucking do it.

James said...


boston review
missouri review
mississippi review