Jul 29, 2012

Dogwood: A Journal of Prose and Poetry - annual contest, $1,000 prize

Dogwood welcomes entries in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for its annual contest with a $1,000 grand prize for one winning entry. The grand prize winner will be chosen from winners in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Winners in the other two genres will receive prizes of $250.

Deadline: October 15, 2012
Submit here.

Entry fee is $15. All submissions will be considered for publication in the 12th annual edition of this print and e-pub journal. Results of the contest will be announced in Spring 2013 and published in the 2013 issue of Dogwood.

FICTION: Roxane Gay's work has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, NOON, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Oxford American, The Rumpus, and many others. She is a columnist for Salon, edits various publications, teaches, and lives in the Midwest.

POETRY: Adrian Matejka is the author of The Devil's Garden (Alice James Books, 2003), Mixology (Penguin, 2009) which was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series, and The Big Smoke (Penguin, forthcoming in 2013). He is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and fellowships from Cave Canem and the Lannan Foundation. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, and Poetry among other journals and anthologies. He teaches creative writing at Indiana University.

NONFICTION: Adriana Páramo is a cultural anthropologist and author of My Mother's Funeral and Looking for Esperanza, winner of the 2011 Social Justice and Equality Award. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Consequence Magazine, So to Speak, Carolina Quarterly Review, The Los Angeles Review, and others. She has worked for Voice of Witness, a book series focusing on contemporary social injustice.

Current and former employees and students of Fairfield University are ineligible for publication. All work is considered anonymously. Contest entries will be given priority for publication. For more information, please email <shuber(at)fairfield.edu>.

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