Announcing the Carson Prize in Poetry or Prose
Mixed Fruit is pleased to announce the Carson Prize in Poetry or Prose, a
writing contest that will present one winning writer with a $100 award
and publication in our first print issue, to be published in early 2013.
The Carson Prize is open to all writers in all genres. We’ll read work
from established or emerging authors. We welcome submissions from
writers of any nationality. As with our general submissions, we will
judge entries on merit alone–all submissions should exclude names or any
other identifying information.
This contest is free to enter–there is no reading fee whatsoever.
welcome entrants to submit up to five poems of any length or up to two
prose pieces (8,000 words or less per piece). If you feel that your
submission blurs the line between prose and poetry, select one of the
categories and we assure you it will be passed on to the appropriate
The author whose work is deemed most worthy of the Carson Prize will be
awarded $100 and publication in the print issue, along with two
contributor copies. Only one monetary award will be given, but three
finalists will be published in the print issue and will receive one
contributor copy, and all entries will be considered for publication in
either the print issue or a future online issue. We do accept
simultaneous submissions, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere, you
must withdraw it immediately. This contest is only open to writing that
has not been previously published.
The deadline for this contest is November 15, 2012.
To enter, visit our submissions manager
and submit your piece under the Carson Prize category. We will not
accept entries via email or post. This contest is fee-free, but we will
have two options at the time of submission: you may enter with no fee at
all, or you may choose to include a donation with your entry. Donations
will in no way influence the judges’ decisions. Please ensure that your
entry does not include your name or other identifying information at
any point, even in the file name. We’ll know who you are when the time
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