Writing Contest

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The College of Charleston literary magazine is hosting a writing contest with $2,000 and publication for the winners. For all my readers interested in having a credible publication to list in your byline, you should take a look. If you don’t know about Crazyhorse or their history, here’s more from their website:

Crazyhorse has been publishing the best established and emerging writers for over 50 years.

Recent contributors include fiction from Rebecca Makkai, Melanie Rae Thon, Christine Sneed, Anthony Tognazzini, and Michael Kardos and Nonfiction from Lia Purpura, Robin Hemley, Dinty Moore, Sue Allison, and Tom Lynch. The goal with our poetry pages is to publish work that reflects the multiple poetries of the twenty-first century. Recent poets include: Monica Berlin, Marianne Boruch, Kevin Ducey, Carolina Ebeid, Sarah Gridley, Bob Hicok, Cynthia Hogue, Edward Mayes, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Wayne Miller, Donald Platt, Mary Ann Samyn, Joshua Ware, Kerri Webster, and Martha Zweig.

In their standard publication, Crazyhorse welcomes submissions from a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. However, Crazyhorse Prizes is a writing contest for short stories, essays, and poems. They entry fee is $20, but it includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse. In addition, winners will receive $2,000 and publication. Not a bad haul for us struggling writers.

The deadline for submissions is January 31. Take a look at the full rules at the link above or you can submit your entry here. Good luck and let us know how you do!



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