Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fiction Competition: Tusculum Review


The 2011 Tusculum Review Fiction Prize offers a $1,000 (U.S.) purse and publication. There is a $15 (U.S.) entry fee, which includes one copy of the vol. 7/2011 edition of the The Tusculum Review and consideration for publication. We consider all works submitted for publication, but only works with entry fees are considered for the contest.

Submissions must be postmarked by March 15, 2011 in order to be considered.
Each submission is restricted to one short story no more than 30 typed, double-spaced pages in length (use a standard 12-pt. font, please). All entries must be typed.

Previously published stories, including web publications, are not allowed. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if our editors are notified immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere.

Please send a cover letter with your name, postal address (to where you’d like your review copy sent), phone number, e-mail address, and the title of your work. Please do NOT include your name anywhere on your manuscript. Those entering more than one submission may designate a gift copy of The Tusculum Review vol. 7/2011. Please provide the name(s) and address(es) for where you want the journal(s) mailed.

Manuscripts will be numbered, and all author names and information will be removed before the entries are presented to the judges. In the event that judges do not deem any submissions worthy of the prize, The Tusculum Review reserves the right to extend the call for manuscripts or to cancel the award.

The final judge for this year’s contest will be Aimee Bender. Family, friends, and current/previous students of the judge, or those with a reciprocal professional relationship with the judge, will be disqualified from the contest. Submissions will be screened by the staff of The Tusculum Review, and finalists will be forwarded for judging.

All contestants will receive a letter announcing the winner and finalists along with one copy of The Tusculum Review vol. 7/2011.The winner and finalists will be listed on The Tusculum Review companion website in April 2011. The new issue will be mailed in May 2011.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

Mark all envelopes: FICTION CONTEST.

Send all work to:
The Tusculum Review
60 Shiloh Road
P.O. Box 5113
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743.

We accept checks and money orders made payable to The Tusculum Review.

For more information, contact the editors at:

(replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail) or
423.636.7300 ext. 5285.

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