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Still: The Journal-Contests in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction
$200 each for first-place winners of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and publication in Still: The Journal, 25: Fall 2017. All other contest entries will be considered for possible publication. Previous first-prize contest winners are ineligible to enter 2017 contests in the same genre but may submit to other genres.
Simultaneous entries are accepted. Please let us know if your submissions will be published elsewhere before the contest ends. Please withdraw submissions using the online submission system. For withdrawals of a single poem from a packet, do not withdraw the entire submission; simply leave a comment on your submission via the submission manager or write us at email@example.com.
We accept only electronic submissions and fee payment through Submittable. The contest reading fee is $12 per entry, payable through Still’s Submittable account, which can be accessed below.
An entry is defined as: one short story, or one creative nonfiction piece, or up to three poems.
Multiple submissions in multiple genres are acceptable as long as you pay a separate entry fee for each submission. Contest entry fees cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
Manuscripts should be formatted in a standard 12-point font and should have numbered pages. Prose must be double spaced. Poetry should be single spaced. Prose entries must not exceed 6,500 words. Poetry entries should not exceed 80 lines per poem. Poetry entries can include 1-3 poems in one file.
All contest entries are processed and read on a “blind” basis; therefore, your name or any other identifying information must not appear anywhere on the manuscript(s).
Students/colleagues/relations of a judge are not permitted to enter submissions to that judge’s genre.
Deadline is 11:59 p.m., September 9, 2017.
Winners will be notified after October 1, 2017. Winning entries and finalists will be announced publicly in Still: The Journal, Issue 25: Fall 2017 (published in late October 2017).
Failure to follow any of these guidelines will result in disqualification. No entry fees can be returned.
Inquiries or questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org