Poetry and Prose Competition

2018 Poetry and Prose Winners


Submission Status | CLOSED

Opens | December 2018

Deadline | January 2019

Submission Fee |$5 per entry

Poetry and prose competition submissions are considered from three categories: fiction, nonfiction and poetry.  There are fantastic prizes:

  • Winners in each category receive:
    • $100 prize money.
    • Free registration to the 2019 Boldface Conference.
    • Publication in Issue #22 of Glass Mountain
    • An invitation to read at our April launch for Issue #22.
    • A complimentary copy of Issue #22.

The contest is open to all emerging writers (i.e. writers who have not attended a Creative Writing MFA or PhD program).

We encourage any emerging authors to apply, and can’t wait to read your submissions!


Submission Guidelines

With all submissions please include a short biography (about 50-100 words) in your cover letter.  This should be written in third-person, and tell us about you and any previous publications – if any – of your other creative work. Should you be selected, we will include this on our contributors’ page.

Each submission for the Poetry & Prose contest must be one poem, one story, or one essay. There is no limit on the number of separate submissions. Prose should be a maximum of 15 pages (12-point font, double-spaced, standard margins) and a poem can be up to 5 single-spaced pages. Standard manuscript format applies to both. We are taking submissions internationally.

Submissions to the 2019 Poetry & Prose Contest now CLOSED

Please remember, you may not enter this contest if you are a current or former graduate student in creative writing as this is a contest for emerging writers.


Why not also consider attending our Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers in May 2019 (details here)?