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

Creative Nonfiction Award: November 1, 2022 – December 29, 2022

Our annual prize for the best creative nonfiction. Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Guest Judge.

Coming Soon

Hybrid Writing Contest: January 3, 2023 – February 28, 2023

Our annual prize for the best hybrid work. Guest judge to be announced.

Past Awards

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