Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 15, 2010

James Knudsen Editor’s Prize


Submissions for the James Knudsen Editor’s Prize for Fiction will be accepted October 1- December 31 only. Any submissions received outside those times will be thrown away. Sorry, y’all. The winner will receive $500 and publication, and the finalists will be named on our website.

Contest Guidelines:

  • The submission must be an original, previously unpublished work of FICTION and no longer than 7500 words.
  • Include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission. Please do not include your name on the pages of the actual story. Any story with identifying material will be disqualified.
  • Contest submissions must be postmarked no earlier than October 1 and no later than December 31.
  • The reading fee is $15 and includes a one-year subscription to Bayou Magazine.
  • You may enter more than one story, but each submission must arrive in a separate envelope with its own cover sheet and entry fee.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please clearly indicate this on your cover sheet.
  • We accept novel excerpts so long as the excerpt can stand alone as a complete short story.
  • This contest is not open to current or former UNO students or faculty.
  • The winner of the contest will be published in Bayou Magazine, and all other entries will be considered for publication.
  • All manuscripts should be in 12pt Times New Roman and double spaced with standard 1” margins.
  • Don’t shoot yourself in the foot, folks. Follow directions.

To enter, send an original, previously unpublished work of fiction and a check for $15 made payable to UNO Foundation and mail to:

Bayou Magazine
2009 James Knudsen Editor’s Prize for Fiction
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

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