Narrative is now open for submissions to their 2015 30 Below Contest.
The contest is open to all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old. They are looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary, and looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.
The contest is open until November 15, 2015. Submission guidelines are available here, and can be sent here.
Awards include: First Prize $1,500, Second Prize $750, Third Prize $300, and ten finalists who receive $100 each. Likewise all entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2016 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week
or Poem of the Week
. There is a $23 fee for each entry
, and with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.
The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by December 15, 2015. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions, which will be final. The judges reserve the option to declare ties and to designate and award only as many winners and/or finalists as are appropriate to the quality of contest entries and of work represented in the magazine. Entries must be previously unpublished, though they do accept works that have appeared in college publications. Entries cannot have been the winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.