Winner receives a publication contract, including 25 complimentary copies, promotional support, and a crisp check for $1,000.

The submission period is February 1, 2014 - midnight on June 15, 2014.

All full-length fiction manuscripts are welcome, including novels, novellas, collections of stories and/or novellas, novels in verse, linked collections, as well as full-length collections of flash fiction and short-shorts. Full-length fiction manuscripts tend to be at least 100 pages. There is no maximum length.

To submit, please access our convenient online submission manager: Submittable. It saves paper and helps keep things organized, so please don't send manuscripts by email or traditional post. Feel free to email us if you're having trouble with Submittable.

We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact information is included in your Submittable file.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged, but please contact us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Final judge this year is Nicole Louise Reid, author of a short story collection, So There! (SFA University Press) and novel, In the Breeze of Passing Things (MacAdam/Cage), as well as two fiction chapbooks: If You Must Know (Burnside Review Press) and Girls (RockSaw Press). Winner of the Dana Award in Short Fiction, Many Mountains Moving Flash Fiction Contest, Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Competition, and the Willamette Award in Short Fiction, Reid has published short stories in The Southern Review, Other Voices, Quarterly West, Confrontation, Black Warrior Review, Meridian, ROAR, and Yemassee, among other journals and magazines. Her work has been selected for inclusion in over a dozen anthologies and will next appear in Phantom Manners: Southern Gothic Fiction by Women. She studied creative writing at George Mason University, where she earned a MFA. She is now an associate professor at University of Southern Indiana, where she teaches creative writing and gender studies. She is director of the RopeWalk Reading Series and editor/publisher of RopeWalk Press. Her next novel is forthcoming from Tin House Books in Winter 2015. Find out more at www.NicoleLouiseReid.com.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more info. Further questions can be directed to David Bowen.


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THE THAW, newly-translated stories by award-winning Icelandic novelist Ólafur Gunnarsson, is ready for your nighttable. In the meantime, see what they had to say at the University of Rochester's Three Percent.

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