Deadline Extended to April 15, 2015!
First Prize in each category: $1000 plus publication
Second Prize in each category: $250 plus publication
Third Prize in each category: Publication
Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication) announces the 2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards with prizes and/or publication for our top three entries in Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. Before entering, please read the following guidelines carefully.
Submission period: Now until April 15, 2015 online only using Submittable, your online submissions manager. Multiple submissions are accepted; each entry requires a separate reading fee.
Winners Announced: No later than July 1, 2015
Reading Fee: $15 per entry
Deadline: April 15, 2015
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 Alan Michael Parker
Submit one unpublished poem, single-spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Courier, etc), no longer than three pages.
Short Fiction: judged by Rebecca Makkai
Submit one unpublished work of Short Fiction (53-5,300 words), title at top of page, text double-spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Courier, etc), with numbered pages.
Creative Nonfiction: Judged by Sarah Einstein
Submit one unpublished work of Creative Nonfiction (53-5,300 words), title at top of page, text double-spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Courier, etc), with numbered pages.
First Prize in each category: $1,000 plus publication in Prime Number Magazine.
Second Prize in each category: $250 plus publication in Prime Number Magazine.
Third Prize in each category: Publication in Prime Number Magazine.
Note: All prizes will be awarded upon publication in Prime Number Magazine.Winning entries must remain unpublished until they appear online in Prime Number Magazine, otherwise the prize and publication will be forfeited.
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 reconsider submitting in that category. Judges' names and bios can be found below.
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.
Prime Number Magazine reserves the right to extend deadlines or substitute judges 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.
Sarah Einstein is a recipient of the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, the Pushcart Prize, and a Best of the Net Award. She is the author of Remnants of Passion, and Mot: A Memoir. Her essays and prose poems have appeared in The Sun, Ninth Letter, Pank Magazine, Fringe, Quiddy, and Hawai’i Pacific Review, among others. She is the fiction editor at Stirring: A Literary Collective, the former managing editor of Brevity, and co-author, with Dominik Henrici, of Writers for Dinner.