National Writing Contest in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

4 August 2007

National Writing Contest in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry
$10 Entry Fee
$500 First Place Prize
Postmark Deadline: October 1, 2007

Our annual contest awards $500 plus publication for the first place winner in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Additional winners selected for publication will be paid in copies (4). $10 entry fee, checks payable to Alligator Juniper. Every entrant receives one copy of the 2008 issue, a $10 value. The issue will come out in summer 2008. There is no theme for the 2008 issue. Work is selected upon artistic merit. By entering our contest you agree to allow us to select your work for publication even if it
does not place first. We encourage submissions from writers of all levels, especially emerging or early-career writers. We accept simultaneous submissions; inform us in your cover letter and contact us immediately if your work is selected elsewhere.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions accepted May 1st through October 1st, 2007 (postmark deadline). Include a brief cover letter, including the statement below. Include S.A.S.E for response only; manuscripts are recycled, not returned. Include a $10 entry fee payable to Alligator Juniper for each story or essay (30 page limit per entry), or up to five poems. Additional entries require additional fee. Indicate category with a large F, NF, or P on cover letter and mailing envelope. Manuscripts must be typed with numbered pages. Prose double-spaced. Double-sided copies encouraged. No email submissions.

Send to: Alligator Juniper, Prescott College, 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott AZ, 86301

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, due to recent problems with misinformed entrants and withdrawals, we ask that you include the following statement in your signed cover letter: “I have read and understand the guidelines for Alligator Juniper’s national writing contest.”

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