BWR’s eleventh-annual contest will open on April 1, 2015.
This year we are honored to have Heather Christle (Poetry), Alissa Nutting (Fiction/Prose), and Mary Roach (Nonfiction) as our guest judges.
Winners in each genre receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BWR 42.2, our Spring/Summer 2016 issue. One runner-up from each genre will receive $100 and finalists will receive notation in that issue and are considered for publication.
Please submit your $20 entry fee and your work via our Submittable portal by September 1. Each entry comes with a one-year subscription to BWR. The entry fee covers one 7,000 word fiction or nonfiction submission, or one packet of up to three poems.
You may submit multiple entries. We accept only previously unpublished work. We do allow simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you notify us promptly of publication elsewhere. Winners will be announced in October.
Conflicts of Interest: Similar to our regular editorial policy, students, faculty, staff, or administrators currently affiliated with University of Alabama are ineligible for consideration or publication. Additionally, anyone with affiliation with a judge is ineligible to enter in that category. We ask that previous winners wait three years after their winning entry is published before entering again.
Black Warrior Review adheres to the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics. Email any questions to:
blackwarriorreviewATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Deadline: September 1, 2015