Thursday, October 3, 2013

Writing Competition: 2014 Crab Orchard Review Special Issue Feature Awards

2014 CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW Special Issue Feature Awards in Poetry, Fiction, & Literary Nonfiction
Submissions Link.
Magazine website.
$1,500 prize in each genre
All Entries must be submitted through SUBMITTABLE.

October 1, 2013 – November 15, 2013
Entry Fee: $22.50 per initial entry
(additional entries $10.00; up to two additional entries)
All entrants receive a year’s subscription ($20.00)
(additional entries receive one back issue each entry)


Entries should fit the topic the CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW Summer/Fall 2014 special issue, “The West Coast and Beyond,” focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and changes shaping these U.S. States, Commonwealths, and Territories: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawai'i, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, and other areas which have been a part of the United States beyond the Lower 48 States (excepting those States listed here).

One winner in each genre category—Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction—will be selected by the editors of Crab Orchard Review to be published in the issue and receive a $1500.00 award. The editors are looking for the work in each genre that best embodies the topic of the special issue. Entries must be previously unpublished*, original work written in English by a United States citizen or permanent resident (current students and employees at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are not eligible). The author's name should not appear on any page.

All entries must be submitted online between October 1, 2013 and the end of November 15, 2013 (entries will be accepted online until 11:59:59 PM (PST) on November 15, 2013). All entrants will receive notification of the results by email by December 15, 2013.

All entries will also be considered for publication in the Summer/Fall 2014 special issue, “The West Coast and Beyond.” Regular Crab Orchard Review contributor’s payment rates ($25 (US) per magazine page. $50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) apply to any accepted work that is not a genre winner.
We hope to make all editorial decisions for the issue by the end of January 2014.


Poetry entries should consist of one poem up to five pages in length (this is a change in the entry instructions from last year**).

Prose entry length: up to 6000 words for fiction and up to 6500 words for literary nonfiction.

One initial Special Issue Feature Award poetry entry, or one story entry in fiction, or one essay entry in literary nonfiction per $22.50 online entry fee. If you wish to enter a 2nd or 3rd entry, please follow the instructions for a 2nd or 3rd entry and use the "2nd or 3rd Special Issue Feature Award Entry." Entering a 2nd or 3rd entry will each cost $10.00. A writer may send up to three entries in one genre or a total of three entries if entering all competitions, but please do not submit more than three entries total.

The initial $22.50 fee entitles entrant to one copy of the 2014 Winter/Spring issue of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, and one copy of the 2014 Summer/Fall issue of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, our special issue "The West Coast and Beyond,” which will include the winners of these competitions. If you already have a CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW subscription we will extend your subscription for one additional year.

If you submit two or three entries, please use the entry link for "2nd or 3rd Special Issue Feature Award Entry." Entering a 2nd or 3rd entry will each cost $10.00 and will entitle you to one of the following past issues of CRAB ORCHARD.

—Crab Orchard Review Vol. 15, No. 2, our special fifteenth anniversary issue "Land of Lincoln ~ Writing about and from Illinois"
—Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 16, No. 1
—Crab Orchard Review Vol. 16, No. 2, our special issue "Old & New ~ Re-Visions of the American South"
—Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 17, No. 1

—Crab Orchard Review Vol. 17, No. 2, our special issue "Due North"
Please indicate the back issue you wish to receive for a 2nd or 3rd Special Issue Feature Award entry in your cover letter through Submittable.

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