wanted: your great literature


We are open for CONTEST submissions! We're thrilled to have amazing judges this year - read more in the categories below! (As always: we hope to read your very best ... and more than that we're excited to read it, and we want more, we hope for more, we quietly plead for/demand more. Simply: we love great literature, and we love finding new voices and reading wonderful works from established writers. We always put samples of favorites from past issues on our homepage - looking at those or reading the journal are the best ways, of course, to get a sense of our taste.)


Submissions will be read for our spring 2020 issue. All submissions must be previously unpublished; simultaneous submissions are fine (but please withdraw accepted pieces immediately; the lack of this practice has increased far too much for us lately); we publish Prism annually each spring and generally read year-round.


Happy submitting!


(For normal submissions, we charge a two dollar fee so that we can do something we hope all agree is a good thing: pay all our authors, at least $40 per writer).

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Short Story Contest
Ends on November 30, 2019$10.00
$10.00

Deadline: midnight Nov 30

Prize: $250 and publication
Fee: $10

Length: up to 8,000 words; can be one single story or linked microstories. Multiple submissions accepted.

Fiction Judge:   AURELIE SHEEHAN

Aurelie Sheehan is the author of two novels and four collections of stories, most recently Once into the Night (FC2/University of Alabama Press), winner of the 2018 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Her short fiction has appeared in journals including Conjunctions, Fence, The Mississippi Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. She’s received a Pushcart Prize, a Camargo Fellowship, and the Jack Kerouac Literary Award. She is a professor of fiction and head of the Department of English at the University of Arizona.

We follow CLMP guidelines. Entries are judged anonymously, so please exclude identifying information on the manuscript. All entries are considered for publication, and all domestic entrants get issue #22 (international entrants receive PDFs of issues 21 & 22). The issue will be excellent!

Winners announced spring 2020.

Ends on November 30, 2019$10.00
$10.00

Deadline: midnight Nov 30 

     Prize: $250 and publication

       Fee: $10 

Length: 1-5 poems, ten pages max.  Multiple submissions accepted.

Judge:  MICHELLE BRITTAN ROSADO

Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, winner of the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018) and Theory on Falling into a Reef, winner of the inaugural Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize (Anhinga Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Poet Lore, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in creative writing from California State University, Fresno, and a PhD in creative writing and literature from University of Southern California. 


We follow CLMP guidelines. Entries are judged anonymously, so please exclude identifying information from the document. All entries will be considered for publication (non-winning poems have also been published), and all domestic entrants will get issue #22 (international entrants will receive PDFs of issues 21 & 22). The issue will be excellent!

 
Winners announced spring 2020.

   Please select this option to purchase our newest issue (#21) via  credit card. (If you'd like a prior issue instead, just identify it in your cover letter). Also, please remember to include your address in your cover letter with your purchase.

Issue 21 features work from a bevy of fantastic and award-winning fiction writers and poets, including Anu Kandikuppa, Hannah Warren, Amir Hussain, Lisa Maria Martin, and any more, and an in-depth review section of contemporary indie works of fiction and poetry.


Thanks! 


Prism Review