Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 21, 2019

Opportunity: Poetry and Fiction Contest – Short Deadline

2019 CCR Summer Prizes in Poetry and Fiction – 2019

Submissions for the contest will be open from June 1st to August 1st, 11:59 PM.

It is $15 to submit one entry. You may submit multiple times if there is a payment for each entry. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and an online feature on our website. The runner-up will receive $300, publication, and an online feature on our website as well.

The editors at CCR will read each submission, and 7-10 finalists will be forwarded to the judges for final decision.

*Current students, faculty, and staff of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin System are not eligible to enter the contest. If you have been affiliated with the university in the past, please wait three years after the affiliation to submit to the CCR Summer Prizes.

** Please read the following guidelines before submitting.

Poetry Contest Guidelines:

  • You may send up to four poems in a single document. (.doc, .docx, & .pdf are acceptable)
  • Please do not include your name anywhere in the submission
  • You may include a brief, 3rd person bio in the appropriate box in Submittable
  • Each entrant will receive a one-year subscription to CCR, beginning with the issue featuring the contest winners

Fiction Contest Guidelines (Final Judge Ramona Ausubel):

  • Please send us one short story of up to 9,000 words in a single document (.doc, .docx, & .pdf are acceptable)
  • Please do not include your name anywhere in the submission
  • You may include a brief, 3rd person bio in the appropriate box in Submittable
  • Each entrant will receive a one-year subscription to CCR, beginning with the issue featuring the contest winners

Fiction Judge: Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel is the author of two novels and two story collections. Her most recent book, Awayland, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, a Finalist for the California Book Award, Colorado Book Award and long-listed for the Story Prize. She is also the author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, No One is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born. She is the recipient of the PEN/USA Fiction Award, the Cabell First Novelist Award and was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and joins the faculty at Colorado State University in the fall of 2019.

Poetry Judge: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Oceanic. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her collection of nature essays is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions and she is professor of English in The University of Mississippi’s MFA program.
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