Columbia Contests in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

27 November 2007

The 2008 Contests in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

We’ve just introduced an online-only policy for contest entrants. Submitting is an simple two-step process that guarantees we receive your entry immediately. $500 will be awarded to the best entry in each category.

This year’s judges:
Amy Hempel, fiction
Jo Ann Beard, nonfiction
Major Jackson, poetry

Winning entries will be published in Columbia; runners-up will also be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of Columbia.

Deadline: January 15, 2008
Entry fee: $12

Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit up to 20 double-spaced pages. Poetry entrants may submit up to five poems.

Contest Guidelines:

(a) No identifying names should appear on or in submission(s).Entries should be accompanied by a cover letter including your name, address, phone and submission title(s).

(b) All submissions will be considered for publication in Columbia. Multiple submissions are acceptable, although each entrant will only receive one copy of the journal.

(c) Entrants will be emailed notification of contest results. Results also will be announced on the Columbia website.

(d) The contest is not open to current Columbia University students, or to those who have graduated within the last five years.

(e) The judges’ decisions are final. The judges reserve the right to commend runners-up and to decide to award no winner.

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