Contests Writing

Update: 2014 Contest Winners Announced

Our judges have selected winners for our annual writing contests. We appreciate everyone who submitted, and were lucky to review your work. Visit us again in the fall, when we’ll announce next year’s contest judges and the 2015 contest deadlines. You can read their work, listed below, and many more selections of poetry and prose in our new online issue, Phoebe 43.2.

2014 Greg Grummer Poetry Award

Judged by Eduardo C. Corral

Winner: dawn lonsinger, Swap

Runner-Up: Michael Mlekoday, from I Think I’m Almost Ready to See the Ocean

2014 Annual Fiction Contest

Judged by Benjamin Percy

: Steph Kilen, Pie Girl

2014 Annual Creative Nonfiction Contest

Judged by Cheryl Strayed

: Bahiyyih El-Shabbaz, The Parts

Runner-Up: Sayantani Dasgupta, Oscillation

Update: Contest Submissions Have Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who submitted your work to our contests this year. We were blown away by all the great writing we received, and will announce the winners with the publication of our spring online issue.

2014 Contest Announcement

We are now accepting submissions for our annual fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry contests. The winners will be published this spring in Phoebe 43.2. We encourage you to take a look at our past contest winners. We are thrilled to be working with such talented judges, and look forward to reading your work. Submit online and send us the best you’ve got!

The Basics

  • All entries should include a cover letter with the submission’s title and author’s contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address).
  • Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
  • You may submit multiple entries, but must pay an entry fee for each new submission.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions. Please use our online submission manager.

Greg Grummer Poetry Award

DEADLINE: $1, 000, publication in Phoebe 43.12, and a one year subscription.
ENTRY FEE: $17
SUBMISSION SIZE: Up to 4 poems per submission, totaling no more than 10 pages.

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He’s the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently lives in New York City.

Winter Fiction Contest

DEADLINE: $1, 000, publication in Phoebe 43.2, and a one year subscription.
SUBMISSION SIZE: 1 piece per submission, up to 7, 500 words. We will not consider novel excerpts.


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