Good luck to those of you who qualify to enter. Judges include Ann Pancake, Maurice Manning, and Janisse Ray. Be sure to visit the site and follow the guidelines.
Still: The Journal announces the first annual Still Writing Contests in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction. Contest entries should follow our normal submission guidelines, which state that “we want to feature writing that exemplifies the Mountain South or that is written by an author with an established connection to the region.”
Submitted entries must be unpublished.
Simultaneous entries are accepted as long as you let us know if your submissions will be published elsewhere before the contest ends.
The contest reading fee is $8 PER ENTRY, payable to Still’s PayPal account, which you can access below. An entry is defined as one short story, or one nonfiction piece, or one poem. You may submit multiple submissions in multiple genres, as long as you pay a separate entry fee for each submission. Contest entry fees cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
Manuscripts should be typed in a standard 12-point font (Times New Roman is preferred) and should have numbered pages. Prose must be double spaced. Poetry must be single spaced. Prose entries must not exceed 6,500 words. Poetry entries should not exceed 100 lines.
Make sure that your name or any other identifying information does not appear anywhere on the manuscript entries.
Deadline for email postmark is 12:00 a.m., August 15, 2010. Any entry that is not sent on or before that date will not be processed and entry fees will not be returned.
Winners will be notified by September 15, 2010. Winning entries will be announced publicly in the 4: Fall 2010 issue of Still: The Journal.
$100 for winners of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and publication in Still: The Journal, 4: Fall 2010. All other contest entrants will be considered for possible publication.
We prefer electronic submissions and fee payment. Submissions should be saved as a word document, rich text file or plain text file only (doc, docx, rtf, or txt ONLY) and attached to an email. Multiple submissions must be sent separately (in other words, if you are submitting a short story, an essay, and three poems, for instance, you would have five different electronic submissions and five different entry fees). The subject line for each entry should include “Still Contest” and the category; for example: Still Contest Fiction, StillContest Poetry, or Still Contest Nonfiction. Include with each entry a title page which contains this information:
- Title of entry
- Category listed in parentheses next to title
- Mailing address
- Telephone number
- Email address
Please do NOT include your name or any other identifying information on the contest manuscript. Please number all pages.