CONTESTS

Below you’ll find contest submission guidelines for the Wabash Prizes for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction.

For information about previous judges and winners, click here.

2014 WABASH PRIZE FOR FICTION

Final Judge: REBECCA MAKKAI

First Prize: $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: March 21, 2014

1. For each submission, send one fiction piece (limit 7,500 words).

2. A $15 reading fee (submitted online) must accompany each submission. The reading fee includes a copy of the prize issue.

3. Additional pieces may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for each additional work. If submitting more than one, please submit ALL work in a single Word document.

4. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.

6. All work must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each piece will be read by at least two Sycamore staffers, with the winner selected by judge Rebecca Makkai.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review.

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Wabash Prize for Fiction option in our Submissions Manager.

Once your work has been submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment website. Submissions will not be considered without an accompanying payment.

If you are not redirected for payment, chances are you accidentally submitted through the regular submission channel. If this is the case, withdraw your work and resubmit, being careful to select the Wabash Prize option.

Questions may be directed to sycamore@purdue.edu.

Submit your work by visiting our online submission manager.

2013 WABASH PRIZE FOR NONFICTION

Final Judge: Cheryl Strayed

First Prize: $1000 and publication in the Winter/Spring 2014 issue

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: October 24, 2013

1. For each submission, send one nonfiction piece (limit 7,500 words).

2. A $15 reading fee (submitted online) must accompany each submission. The reading fee includes a copy of the prize issue.

3. Additional pieces may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for each additional work. If submitting more than one, please submit ALL work in a single Word document.

4. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.

6. All work must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each piece will be read by at least two Sycamore staffers, with the winner selected by judge Cheryl Strayed.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review.

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Wabash Prize for Nonfiction option in our Submissions Manager.

Once your work has been submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment website. Submissions will not be considered without an accompanying payment.

If you are not redirected for payment, chances are you accidentally submitted through the regular submission channel. If this is the case, withdraw your work and resubmit, being careful to select the Wabash Prize option.

Questions may be directed to sycamore@purdue.edu.

Submit your work by visiting our online submission manager.

2013 WABASH PRIZE FOR POETRY

Final Judge: C.D. Wright

First Prize: $1000 and publication in the Winter/Spring 2014 issue

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: November 8, 2013

1. For each submission, send up to three poems, of no more than six total pages (all poems should be compiled into a single document).

2. A $15 reading fee (submitted online) must accompany each submission. The reading fee includes a copy of the prize issue.

3. Additional poems may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for per poem. If submitting additional poems, please submit ALL poems in a single word document.

4. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.

6. All poems must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each poem will be read by two Sycamore staffers, with the winner selected by judge C.D. Wright.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review.

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Wabash Prize for Poetry option in our Submissions Manager.

Once your work has been submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment website. Submissions will not be considered without an accompanying payment.

If you are not redirected for payment, chances are you accidentally submitted through the regular submission channel. If this is the case, withdraw your poem and resubmit, being careful to select the Wabash Prize option.  In the event the automatic redirect doesn’t work, or you have any problems getting to the payment area, try this direct link.

Questions may be directed to sycamore@purdue.edu.

Submit your work by visiting our online submission manager.