Regular submissions are open. Guidelines can be found our website:

See guidelines on our website and the descriptions below each category for more information on what we're looking for.

We nominate for the following prizes:

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

We publish new and upcoming writers along with more established writers among the ranks of past contributors including 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. 

Ends on $10.00

We accept one-act plays 30-60 pages in length (typed, standard stage play format). We prefer, for the prizes, that your work not be simultaneously submitted

Do not put your name anywhere on the manuscript or it will be rejected unread. It's important.

We offer the winner a $500 prize (and up to $500 to reimburse the winner's domestic, main cabin class airfare to attend a production of the play). The winning playwright's lodging and meals in Milledgeville, Georgia, will also be provided, and the play will be performed at Georgia College.

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