Local Writing Competition: $500 Prize

The 2015 Writer’s Block Festival  is now accepting submissions for its prose contest.

In collaboration with the Blue Mesa Review, the Writer’s Block Festival announces its 3rd annual writing competition. This year, we’re looking for prose—fiction or creative nonfiction. The winner will receive a $500 prize, publication in the Spring 2016 issue of Blue Mesa Review, and an invitation to read (or have work read) at the Writer’s Block Festival on November 14.

Final judges for this prize are Brenna Gomez, editor-in-chief of Blue Mesa Review, and Jason Thayer, fiction editor. Blue Mesa Review is a literary magazine published by the creative writing department at the University of New Mexico, committed to publishing high-quality literature from emerging and established writers whose work represents the diversity of the literary world and prompts conversation between readers and writers.”

Submission fee for each entry: $11 to Submittable, through the November 1, deadline.

Manuscripts are accepted via SUBMITTABLE through the November 1, 2015 deadline.

Guidelines: Send 5–20 pages of fiction or creative non-fiction (maximum of one short story/flash fiction/essay, or an excerpt from a longer work) in ONE WORD DOC.

Your name and contact info must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript. Filling out Submittable’s “cover letter” field is unnecessary, but you may. Friends and family members of the judges, and students who have studied with the judges within the last five years, should not apply.

Co-authored works are acceptable. Submitting multiple batches is fine with entry and fee for each.

Submit your work here!

 Please E-mail the contest directors with with further questions.

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*all info pulled from : http://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/#!prose-contest/cd4d

write on,

Rachel Short