It’s that time of year again, New Letters is seeking submissions for its Fiction, Poetry, and Essay Contests. You can enter online or through regular mail. Multiple submissions are accepted. There are, however, associated fees: $15 for the first entry; $10 for each additional entry.
Thinking that the entry fee is expensive for your student budget? Well, banish the thought. Your entry also grants you a one-year subscription (four issues) to the New Letters Magazine! Regular cost of a one-year subscription? $22.
We’ll leave the math up to you! Either way, you have no excuses not to enter!
Manuscripts will be accepted until May 18th, which means you have just under a month to get those second, third, and fourth drafts reviewed by your mentors, peers, and loved ones before submitting! So, put your pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard and write!
(New Letters’ contest advertisement sent to JCU)
“Entries for the New Letters Writing Contests will be accepted until May 18th. Our Literary Awards have discovered and advanced the work of writers since 1986.
Winners receive $1,500 in each genre (short story, poetry, nonfiction) and publication in New Letters magazine. You can enter via postal mail or online. Visit our website or Facebook page for more information.
Final judges in past years have included Alberto Rios, Janet Burroway, Mary Jo Salter, Kim Addonizio, Daniel Woodrell, David Shields, Cornelius Eady, and other great writers. The 2014 judges will be announced later; all submissions are judged anonymously.
Happy writing and best of luck!
PS: Don’t forget, your entry fee includes a one-year (four book-length issues) subscription to New Letters magazine. A pretty good deal, if we do say so ourselves.”