$200 prizes for poetry, fiction and nonfiction
Three prizes of $200 each and publication in New Southerner will be awarded for works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.
* 5,000 word limit for prose
* 50 line limit for poetry
* Entry Fee: $10 per entry
* Multiple entries accepted
* Postmark deadline: October 1, 2008
Final judges will include:
Nonfiction — Kathryn Eastburn (author of A Sacred Feast and Simon Says)
Poetry — Erin Keane (author of The Gravity Soundtrack and The One-Hit Wonders)
and Cecilia Woloch (author of Tsigan and Late)
Fiction — Silas House (author of Clay’s Quilt and The Coal Tatoo)
All work must be typed on standard-sized paper. No manuscript will be returned; for acknowledgement of receipt, include self-addressed, stamped postcard with submission.
Send two copies—one with the author’s name, address, phone number and optional e-mail address in the upper right-hand corrner, the other with no author information. Include separate title page for each entry indicating title of work, category, author’s name, address and phone number.
Entries must be the author’s original, unpublished work and should be appropriate for publication in New Southerner. The magazine’s mission is to promote self-sufficient living, environmental stewardship and support for local economies. For more information, see our submission guidelines online at newsoutherner.com/aboutus.htm.
Entries should be mailed to:
New Southerner Literary Contest
375 Wood Valley Lane
Louisville, KY 40299
Questions regarding entries should be directed to