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Arkansas International Emerging Writers Prize for Fiction 2017

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Entries for the Emerging Writer’s Prize in Fiction should be a single prose work not exceeding 7,500 words. Entrants may submit more than once, but each new entry must be accompanied by a separate $20 entry fee.


Judge: ZZ Packer
(Pictured above. Picture by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Gazette)’


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Contest Guidelines:

  • Open to writers who haven’t yet published a full-length book, and who have no book forthcoming before May 1, 2018. Writers with chapbooks are allowed.
  • All work will be considered for inclusion in the print journal.
  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in your uploaded document.
  • Submit your double-spaced work as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
  • Close friends of the judge, as well as anyone recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years, are ineligible.
  • $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The Arkansas International (free entry to current subscribers).

Submit your entry via this form.

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