Dear friends and past contributors of Harpur Palate,
are now calling for submissions for our upcoming issue 13.1! The theme
for this issue is country living. We are looking for essays, stories,
and poems that take us away from city skyscrapers and closer to the
eclectic American countryside. We want to be taken to the apex of an
Adirondack Mountain, to the front porch of Aunt Bernice's goat farm, to
the bayous of Mississippi. Tell us what it was like to plow a field in
the 1900's, what it feels like to milk a cow with your hands. And while
you're at it, we've always marveled at the art of fly fishing.
We want to see more than the archetypal moonshiners who drive beat
pick-up trucks, and men who play fiddles that are lost in their beards,
so give us more than “hillbilly” stereotypes and “hick” dialogue. Give
us essays that will haunt us, stories with raw characters that we cannot
forget, and poems that hum with nature. Bring the sounds of the
American country alive and surprise us by what we find there.
The deadline is April 15. General submission guidelines apply.
John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction contest is also open.The annual
winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the upcoming Harpur Palate.
All submissions will be considered for publication and all entrants
will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning submission
appears. More information can be found on our website
Click here to submit electronically.
Feel free to contact us for questions or more information. We are on
the Internet! Find below links to various social networks where you can
contact us. Good luck this publishing season, and we hope to see your
All the best,
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Harpur Palate website