Contests

Each year So to Speak offers a fiction, nonfiction, and poetry contest. Past judges have included Claudia Emerson, Jennifer Lauck, Marie Howe, Sharon Mehdi, and Lucy Corin.

Winners in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are awarded $500, 2 complimentary issues, and publication in the journal. The three finalists are also featured in the journal.

Fall 2011 SHORT FICTION CONTEST

We will begin reading for our Fall 2011 Short Fiction Contest January 1, 2011. To enter, submit a manuscripts not exceeding 4,500 words (with double-spaced and numbered pages) and a cover letter through our Submission Manager. The reading fee is $15 and can be paid through our Submission Manager.

All entrants will receive a free copy of our Spring 2011 issue.

Deadline: March 15, 2011

Judge: T. Greenwood

T. Greenwood is the author of six novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. Two Rivers was named Best General Fiction Book at the San Diego Book Awards last year. Four of her novels have been BookSense76/IndieBound picks; This Glittering World is a January 2011 selection. She teaches creative writing at both UCSD's Extension Program and at The Ink Spot. She and her husband, Patrick, live in San Diego, CA with their two daughters. She is also an aspiring photographer. More information on T. Greenwood can be found at her website: http://www.tgreenwood.com and her blogs: http://www.mermama.blogspot.com and http://www.ephemerafiles.blogspot.com

Spring 2012 POETRY CONTEST

To enter, submit up to 5 poems (not to exceed 10 pages) and a cover letter, through our Submission Manager. The reading fee is $15 and can be paid through our Submission Manager.

All entrants will receive a free copy of our Spring 2011 issue.

Deadline: October 15, 2011

Judge: TBD

Spring 2012 NONFICTION CONTEST

We welcome submissions of personal essays, memoir, profiles, and other nonfiction pieces not exceeding 4,500 words. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with numbered pages and include a cover letter. To enter, submit through our Submission Manager. The reading fee is $15 and can be paid through our Submission Manager.

All entrants will receive a free copy of our Spring 2011 issue.

Deadline: October 15, 2011

Judge: TBD


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