Nashville Poetry Writers Message Board › Tusculum Review Contest - due March 15th
2014 CONTEST GUIDELINES—POETRY & FICTION
The prize is $1,000 and publication.
The deadline is March 15, 2014 (postmarked).
Send contest submissions to: The Tusculum Review P.O. Box 5113 60 Shiloh Road Greeneville, TN 37743.
Mark envelopes: “FICTION CONTEST” or “POETRY CONTEST.”
The entry fee is $15 per manuscript. We accept checks and money orders made payable to The Tusculum Review.
Each manuscript entered should consist of no more than twenty-five pages of fiction or no more than five poems (up to 10 pages total of poetry). You may enter more than one manuscript and/or more than one genre contest (as long as you include a $15 reading fee with each story or set of poems).
Please send a cover letter with your contest entry. The cover letter should include the title(s) of your entry, genre of the work—fiction or poetry—your name, postal address, phone number, and e-mail address. Please do NOT include your name or any other identifying information on your short story or poems.
Previously published stories and poems (including web publications) are not permitted for submission.
Entry fees include a one-year subscription to The Tusculum Review (an annual publication) and consideration for publication. We consider all works submitted for publication.
Manuscripts will not be returned; they will, instead, be recycled.
The judges for the 2014 prizes will be Jericho Brown for poetry and Sara Pritchard for fiction. Family, friends, and previous students of the judges, or those with reciprocal professional relationships with the judges, will be disqualified from the contest. Submissions will be screened by the staff of The Tusculum Review, and finalists will be forwarded for judging.
Manuscripts will be numbered, and all names on the manuscripts will be removed before they are read and work is presented to the judges. In the event that judges do not deem any submissions worthy of the prize, The Tusculum Review reserves the right to extend the call for manuscripts or to cancel the award.
All contestants will receive the 2014 issue of The Tusculum Review and a letter listing the winner and finalists. The new issue will be mailed to all contest entrants before June 1, 2014. The winners and finalists will be listed on The Tusculum Review companion website.