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National Writing Contest in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

15 May 2013



*** $1,000 First Place Prize ***



Postmark Deadline: October 1, 2013 



Our annual contest awards $1000 plus publication for the first place winners in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Finalists in each genre will be recognized as such, published, and paid in copies. Cost of entry: $15, checks or money orders payable to Alligator Juniper. Every entrant receives one copy of the 2014 issue, a $10 value. The issue will come out in late spring 2014. There is no theme for this issue; work is selected upon artistic merit. By entering our contest, you agree to allow us to select your work for publication, as a finalist. We encourage submissions from writers of all levels, including emerging or early-career writers. We accept simultaneous submissions; inform us in your cover letter and contact us immediately, should your work be selected elsewhere.


Submission Guidelines:


Submissions accepted August 15 through October 1, 2013 (postmark deadline).


Include a brief cover letter; please let us know if yours is a simultaneous submission.


Include SASE for response only; manuscripts are recycled, not returned.


Include a $15 entry fee payable to Alligator Juniper for each story or essay (30-page limit), or up to five poems. Additional categories 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 submissions are encouraged. No email submissions.


Send to: Alligator Juniper, Prescott College, 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86301
Note: We usually inform in January.


We are now accepting submissions online through our blog


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