Submit to Our Spring 2021 Contest!

We are excited to announce we are now open for submissions in Translation, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Apply with your best work for a chance to win $250 and publication!

This year’s judges include Kristen Arnett (Fiction), Sora Kim-Russell (Translation), Hanif Abdurraqib (Poetry), and Emily Maloney (Nonfiction). There is a $10 entry for each submission.

Read more below about this year’s judges!

Kristen Arnett is the NYT bestselling author of the debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was listed as one of The New York Times top books of 2019 and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction. She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter’s Literary Award in Fiction and is a columnist for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared at The New York TimesNorth American ReviewThe Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, Bennington Review, The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her story collection, Felt in the Jaw,was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coil Book Award. She was a Spring 2020 Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute. Her next two books (With Teeth: A Novel and an untitled collection of short stories) will be published by Riverhead Books (Penguin Random House). She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and currently lives in Miami, Florida. You can find her on Twitter here: @Kristen_Arnett

Sora Kim-Russell is a literary translator based in Seoul. Her recent publications include Pyun Hye-young’s The Law of Lines, Hwang Sok-yong’s At Dusk, and Kim Un-su’s The Plotters. She has taught literary translation at the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference (2018), LTI Korea, and Ewha Womans University.

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from the east side of Columbus, Ohio.

Emily Maloney is an essayist and the author of Cost of Living (Henry Holt, 2022), about her transformation from patient into EMT and in the pharmaceutical world, set against the backdrop of the failure of the American healthcare system. Her work has appeared in the Washington PostGlamourVirginia Quarterly ReviewThe AtlanticBest American Essays, North American Review, the American Journal of Nursing, and elsewhere. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Read more about our submission guidelines and click here when you’re ready to submit!

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