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.

 

 

2015 FLASHCARD FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Judged in-house.

First Prize: $100, publication online, and publication on a Flashcard that will be distributed with Sycamore Review at AWP

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2015 (Contest opens January 1, 2015)

1. For each submission, send a piece of flash fiction of no more than 500 words.

2. A non-refundable reading fee of $5 (submitted online) must accompany each submission.

3. Additional flash pieces may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for per piece. There is no limit on the number of submissions. If submitting additional entries, please submit each piece separately.

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 All pieces of flash fiction must be previously unpublished.

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

8. Each flash piece will be read by two Sycamore Editors, with the winner selected by editorial vote.

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

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Flashcard Prize 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 submission and resubmit, being careful to select the Flashcard 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.

 

2014 WABASH PRIZE FOR POETRY

Final Judge: Bob Hicok

First Prize: $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014, EXTENDED to December 8, 2014

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 non-refundable reading fee of $15 (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 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 Bob Hicok.

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.

 

2014 WABASH PRIZE FOR NONFICTION

Final Judge: Leslie Jamison

First Prize: $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014, EXTENDED to December 8, 2014

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

2. A non-refundable reading fee of $15 (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 Leslie Jamison.

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.

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.