Exploring the art of prose



Always Open!

General Submissions

Our general submissions are always open and always free! We pay $200 for short stories and creative nonfiction between 1,000 and 6,000 words, $100 for flash fiction and flash creative nonfiction, and $50-100 for craft essays and interviews. More information and guidelines are to be found on our submissions page.

Editorial Feedback

Are you looking for feedback on a piece of short prose? Whether you’re applying to workshops, residencies, or MFA programs, or polishing a piece to submit to lit mags or writing contests, or seeking notes for any reason, we are so pleased to offer editorial feedback on short prose up to 6,000 words. Learn more here.


Open Now

Short Fiction Prize: March 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023

Our annual prize for the best short stories. Guest Judge Nana Nkweti.

Editorial Feedback Event: March 1, 2023 – March 30, 2023

Submit up to 6,000 words of creative prose for professional feedback!

Coming Soon

First Chapters Contest: June 1, 2023 – July 30, 2023

Our annual prize for the best first novel chapters. Judge TBA.

Past Awards

Please visit our Awards page for all information about upcoming contests, open contests, and for the winners of completed contests.