2008 Wabash Prize for Fiction

3 February 2008

Final Judge: Richard Bausch

First Prize: $1000 and winning entry published in Summer/Fall 2008 issue
Entries of honorable mention also published in Summer/Fall 2008 issue

Complete Guidelines for Contest Submissions
Deadline: Entries must be received by March 15, 2008. This is NOT a postmark deadline. Entries received after March 15, 2008 will be returned unread.

1. Submit one story or collection of related short shorts per standard entry. Please do not send excerpts or chapters of novels. Entries may be no more than 10,000 words.

2. A $10 reading fee payable to Sycamore Review must accompany each entry. Do not send cash. When sending more than one entry, additional reading fees must also be included.

3. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

4. All entries must be typed and must include a cover letter with author’s name and contact information (address, telephone, and email address) as well as the titles and word counts of all entries submitted. The author’s name may not be on the manuscript itself.

5. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece. Work should be double spaced.

6. Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if you wish to be notified upon receipt of your manuscript.

7. Manuscripts will not be returned. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2008. For information on winners and runners-up, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with entry.

8. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in the Sycamore Review.

9. Questions may be directed to Mehdi Okasi, Editor-in-Chief, at sycamore@purdue.edu.

Send 2008 Wabash Prize for Fiction submissions and reading fee to:

2008 Wabash Prize for Fiction
Sycamore Review
Department of English
500 Oval Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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