Prose contests are open.
Passages North is pleased to announce we have selected our judges for our upcoming short fiction and short-short prizes. Author of Make It, Take It, Rus Bradburd will judge our 2014 Waasnode Short Fiction prize. Connie Voisine, winner of the 1999 AWP’s Award Series in Poetry and the author of the poetry collection Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream,will judge the 2014 Neutrino Short-Short Prize.
The Waasnode Short Fiction prize is the same old fiction prize we’ve had every other year: send us your best fiction up to 10,000 words. Surprise us. Dazzle us. Simple as that. Frequenters of our past contests may notice the birth of a new prize—though we wouldn’t say it’s a new contest, so much as a revamping of the classic. We’ve transformed Just Desserts into the Neutrino Short-Short prize, a more accessible venue for all writers (it’s not just for fiction writers anymore). Think of it as Fonzi re-replacing Chachi. Send us your best short-short fiction, nonfiction, hybrid essays, and prose poems under 1000 words. Think of the neutrino (not the nutria) when submitting: capture the essence of the subatomic particle that exists against the odds, something that seems to play by its own rules, something that doesn’t quite belong, yet there it is.
Both contests close March 15, 2014. Entry fee of $15 for each Waasnode entry or for three shorts submitted to the Neutrino. $1000 prize plus publication for the winner. All entrants receive the contest issue. Submit here.