We will be accepting entries for the Fourth Annual StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize from November 9, 2018 through January 26, 2019. The winner will receive $1000, and the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly Issue 52. Limit: up to 6250 words. We are looking for previously unpublished work. Please double-space submissions.
Our judge is Brian Blanchfield. He is the author of three books of prose and poetry, including Proxies: Essays Near Knowing, a book of nonfiction that is part cultural close reading, part autobiographical reckoning. The recipient of book awards and artist grants from The Whiting Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Howard Foundation, his poems and essays have appeared recently in The Oxford American, Harper's, BOMB, Brick, and the Wesleyan anthology American Poets in the 21st Century. He teaches creative writing at the University of Idaho and the Bennington Writing Seminars, and lives with his partner, the poet John Myers, in Moscow, Idaho.
We will be accepting entries for the Seventh Annual StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize from December 17, 2018 through February 17, 2019. The winner will receive $1000, and the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly Issue 52. Limit: Up to 6250 words. We are looking for previously unpublished work. Please double-space submissions.
Our contest judge is Nafissa Thompson-Spires. She is the author of the short story collection HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE, which was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction. She earned a PhD in English from Vanderbilt and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. Her work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, Lunch Ticket, East Bay Review, Compose, Blinders, FLOW, The Feminist Wire, among other publications. She is a 2016 fellow of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop and an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Illinois.
Issue 50 features new work by Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, Stephen Dixon, Matthew Lansburgh, Alix Ohlin, Wendy C. Ortiz, and many more, as well as the winners of the 2016 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize, judged by Alexander Chee, and the 2016 StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize, judged by Meghan Daum.
Released in February 2016, Issue 49 features new work by Brian Blanchfield, Jenny Boully, Stephen Dixon, Garth Greenwell, Kelle Groom, Dickson Lam, Bonnie Nadzam, and the winners of the 2015 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize, judged by Mat Johnson, and the 2015 StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize, judged by Leslie Jamison.
StoryQuarterly 48 features new work by Edward Carey, Kim Chinquee, Bernard Cooper, Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade, James Allen Hall, Noy Holland, Chinelo Okparanta, Kathleen Ossip, Peter Trachtenberg, and the winners of the 2014 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize and the 2014 StoryQuarterly Essay Prize, judged by Elizabeth McCracken and Maggie Nelson, respectively.
StoryQuarterly 46/47 features new work by Karen E. Bender, Mark Doty, Ru Freeman, Deborah A. Lott, Elizabeth McCracken, Daniel Mueller, Janet Peery, Helen Klein Ross, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, an interview with Colm Tóibín, and the winners of the 2012 and 2013 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize, judged by Amy Hempel and Jess Walter, respectively.
StoryQuarterly45 features new work by Richard Burgin, Lydia Davis, T.R. Hummer, James Robison, David Vann, and Josh Weil. It also includes work by Jill Birdsall, Michael Blumenthal, Rae Bryant, Sarah Gauch, William Reese Hamilton, James Tate Hill, Jeffrey Ihlenfeldt, John Kinsella, Virginia Konchan, Samantha Levy, Karen Malley, James Marcus, T.C. McCarthy, Ryan Meany, Idra Novey, Gary Percesepe, Chaz Reetz-Laiolo, Larry Rothe, Tyler Sage, Rachel Siviski, Blythe Winslow, and Josie Sigler: the winner of the 2011 StoryQuarterly Fiction Prize, judged by Karen Russell.
StoryQuarterly44 features new work by Moira Chrone, Denise Gess, Paul Lisicky, Kirk Nesset, and Gerald Stern. It also includes work by Remy Braun, Jerome Charyn, Kelly Cherry, Frank Dineen, Mathew Goldberg, Tiffany Hawk, John Oliver Hodges, Jane Hoppen, Kyle Lang, Bill Lawrence, William Lutz, James Marcus, Staci Stokes Morgan, Eileen Mullane, Bonnie Nadzam, David Naimon, Nicole Pearce, Adam Peterson, Bethany R. Reece, Kendra Langford Shaw, Vic Sizemore, Laura L. Sullivan, Frank Tavares, Eliza Victoria, Jesse Waters, and Marc Watkins.
StoryQuarterly43 features new work by Julianna Baggot, Madison Smartt Bell, Patricia Brieschke, Richard Burgin, W.S. Di Piero, Paul Lisicky, Alexander Lumans, Adam Mansbach, and Lucia Nevai. It also includes work by Cezarija Abartis, Ranjan Adiga, Martin Cloutier, Eugene Cross, Robert Friedman, Seth Fried, E.H. Hahn, Karen Hueler, Michelle Hoover, Trevor J. Houser, Jackie Thomas-Kennedy, Josh Lambert, Peter Levine, Mary McCluskey, Adam McOmber, Martin Pousson, and Evan Rosko.