Unclassifiables Contest submissions are now open until July 31!

We offer a $500 prize to the Unclassifiable winner whose work will be published in the next year's Fall or Spring issue. The entry fee is $8. For our second annual contest, we welcome back Michael Martone as the judge. 

We are currently closed for regular submissions but will reopen August 1, 2016.

We charge $3 to submit, and we nominate for the following prizes:

The Pushcart Prize
Best New Poets
Best American Short Stories
Best American Essays
Best American Nonrequired Reading

We've published R.T. Smith, Denise Duhamel, Donald Hall, Brett Lott, Maxine Kumin, Dinty Moore, Bob Hicok, Xu Xi, Lia Purpura, Mark Jarman, and David Kirby.

We pay $50 minimum or $10 per published page.

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This contest is for unclassifiable works: works that blur, bend, blend, erase, or obliterate genre and other labels.

Works of up to 5000 words considered.

This contest will be judged by Michael Martone.

Please note, we will only accept blind submissions, and your name should not appear anywhere on the submitted document. Those with names appearing in the submission will be rejected without being read. 

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