As of May 1, Sequestrum is accepting submissions for the 2015 Emerging Writer Awards, where over $500 will be awarded to up-and-coming talents in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. For complete details visit our website.
Open only to writers who have not yet published a book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.
Prose and poetry will be judged separately, with one first-prize winner for each genre.
One first-prize winner in each genre will receive $200 plus publication in our Spring ’16 issue.
Runners-up in each genre will be awarded publication and receive payment at our usual rates (plus a little extra).
Contest doors close November 15, 2015*.
We give every submission the time and consideration it deserves, so end-dates are tentative and can close early depending on submission volume. The short and long: It’s best to submit sooner rather than later.
Winners announced in January. Publication in our Spring ’16 Issue.
We're always accepting general submissions, too.
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