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Prime Number Magazine is a publication of Press 53, PO Box 30314, Winston-Salem, NC 27130
PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE AWARDS
with over $2000 in Prizes!

Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication) announces the inaugural Prime Number Magazine Awards with over $2000 in prizes and publication for our winning entries in Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Story, Flash Nonfiction, and Creative Nonfiction. Before entering, please read the following guidelines carefully.

Submission period: Now until March 31, 2014 online using Submittable, your online submissions manager. Multiple submissions are accepted; each entry requires a separate reading fee.

Finalists announced: No later than June 1, 2014

Winners Announced: No later than August 1, 2014

Reading Fee: $13 per entry

Deadline: March 31

Judges: Our judges are industry professionals and are listed with each category below, with photos and bios at the bottom of the page.

Categories: Please note that author’s name should not appear on manuscript.
Poetry: judged by Erica Dawson
Submit one unpublished poem, single-spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Courier, etc). If longer than one page, please number. Click here to enter Poetry.

Flash Fiction: judged by Kathy Fish
Submit one unpublished Flash Fiction (up to 750 words), title at top of page, text double-spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Courier, etc), with numbered pages. Click here to enter Flash Fiction.

Short Story: judged by Jacob M. Appel
Submit one unpublished Short Story (751-5000 words), title at top of page, text double-spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Courier, etc), with numbered pages. Click here to enter Short Story.

Flash Nonfiction: judged by Dinty W. Moore
Submit one unpublished work of Flash Nonfiction (up to 750 words), title at top of page, text double-spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Courier, etc), with numbered pages. Click here to enter Flash Nonfiction.

Creative Nonfiction: judged by Ned Stuckey-French
Submit one unpublished work of Creative Nonfiction (751-5000 words), title at top of page, text double-spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Courier, etc), with numbered pages. Click here to enter Creative Nonfiction.

Prizes: 
First Prize in each category: $251 plus publication in Prime Number Magazine and in the Prime Number Magazine, Editors’ Selections print annual.
Second Prize in each category: $101 plus consideration for publication in Prime Number Magazine and in the Prime Number Magazine, Editors’ Selections print annual.
Third Prize in each category: $53 plus consideration for publication in Prime Number Magazine and in the Prime Number Magazine, Editors’ Selections print annual.

Judging:
All work will be read blind. Judges are asked to disqualify any entry that the judge recognizes, so please use your best judgment when submitting. If you know the judge in your category and believe he or she may recognize your work, you may want to reconsidering submitting in that category. Judges' names and bio can be found here.

Eligibility:
Contest is open to writers anywhere in the world who write in English. Press 53 and Prime Number Magazine editors and family members are not eligible. Authors who have published a book-length collection with Press 53 are not eligible. Writers whose work appears in anthologies published by Press 53 are eligible. Judges agree to disqualify any work that, for whatever reason, they may recognize, so use your best judgment when submitting.

Disclaimer:
Prime Number Magazine reserves the right to extend deadlines if deemed necessary. Multiple entries are accepted with a reading fee for each entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please remove work immediately if accepted elsewhere. Only unpublished works are eligible. Reading fees are non-refundable. Entries with author's name appearing anywhere on the manuscript will not be considered. No refunds will be made. Work withdrawn from the contest will not receive a refund. All submissions must be original works.


Questions/Comments should be directed to Clifford Garstang, Editor, Prime Number Magazine

Meet Our Judges
Prime Number Magazine,
 Editors' Selections,
 Volume 3
is now available!
POETRY: Erica Dawson
Erica Dawson is the author of two collections of poetry: The Small Blades Hurt (Measure Press, 2014) and Big-Eyed Afraid (Waywiser Press, 2007). Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Birmingham Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals and anthologies. She is an assistant professor of English and Writing at the University of Tampa.
FLASH FICTION: Kathy Fish
Kathy Fish’s short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, Quick Fiction, Guernica, and elsewhere. She was the guest editor of Dzanc Books’ “Best of the Web 2010.” She is the author of three collections of short fiction: a chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook collective, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (Rose Metal Press, 2008), Wild Life (Matter Press, 2011) and Together We Can Bury It (The Lit Pub, 2012).

SHORT STORY: Jacob M. Appel
​Jacob M. Appel’s first novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, won the 2012 Dundee International Book Award and was published by Cargo. Jacob’s short story collection, Scouting for the Reaper, won the Hudson Prize and is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. His short fiction has appeared in more than two hundred leading literary journals including Agni, Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Raritan, Shenandoah, Southern Southwest Review, StoryQuarterly, Threepenny Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and West Branch. His prose has won the Boston Review Short Fiction Competition, the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Award for the Short Story, the Dana Award, the Arts & Letters Prize for Fiction, the North American Review’s Kurt Vonnegut Prize, the Missouri Review’s Editor’s Prize, the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize, the Briar Cliff Review’s Short Fiction Prize, the Salem College Center for Women Writers’ Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, the H. E. Francis Prize, the New Millennium Writings Fiction Award on four separate occasions, an Elizabeth George Fellowship and a Sherwood Anderson Foundation Writers Grant. His stories have been short-listed for the O. Henry Award (2001), Best American Short Stories (2007, 2008), Best American Nonrequired Reading (2007, 2008), and the Pushcart Prize anthology (2005, 2006, 2011).
FLASH NONFICTION: Dinty W. Moore
Dinty W. Moore is author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life, as well as the memoir, Between Panic & Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009. He edits Brevity, an online journal of flash nonfiction, and lives in Athens, Ohio, where he grows heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions.

CREATIVE NONFICTION: Ned Stuckey-French
​Ned Stuckey-French is the author of The American Essay in the American Century (Missouri, 2011), which was a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 2012 and was just released in paperback. He is also co-editor (with Carl Klaus) of Essayists on the Essay: Montaigne to Our Time (Iowa, 2012), co-author (with Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French) of Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (Longman, 8th ed.), book review editor of Fourth Genre, and an associate professor of English at Florida State University. He has also taught as an adjunct professor in the MFA program at Columbia University and in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. His articles and essays have appeared in journals and magazines such as In These Times, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, The Normal School, Tri-Quarterly, Walking Magazine, culturefront, Pinch, Guernica, middlebrow, Journal of American History, and American Literature, and been listed five times among the notable essays of the year in Best American Essays. For much of the 1970s and 1980s he worked as a union and community organizer in Boston, and during 2012 he helped organize the successful campaign to save the University of Missouri Press. http://nedstuckeyfrench.com/
Quick Links for Entering
Click on the category you wish to enter and you will be taken directly to Submittable.

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Short Story

Flash Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction