John Gardner--fiction writer, dramatist, and teacher--was a great friend and mentor to students in the creative writing program at Binghamton University. In honor of his dedication to the development of writers, Harpur Palate is pleased to announce:
The John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction.
The annual winner receives a $500 Prize and Publication in summer issue of Harpur Palate
Deadline: April 15
Short story submissions should be: 1) 8000 words or less, and 2) previously unpublished. You may enter as many stories as you wish. The entry fee is $15 per story and includes a 1-year subscription to Harpur Palate. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate. Please make sure your checks are made out to Harpur Palate. IMPORTANT: Check MUST BE made out to HARPUR PALATE, or we will not be able to process (or accept) your submission!
All submissions will be considered for publication in Harpur Palate, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning submission appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, your preferred e-mail address and story title. Entrant's name should ONLY appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned, so please only send disposable copies.
Send entries along with a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) for contest results to:
John Gardner Fiction Contest