Cady Vishniac, "Girls Girls Girls"
Jared Lipof, "Mastermind"
Michael Mark, "A Good Man"
Laura Farnsworth, "Carlsbad"
Tom Howard, "Scarecrows"
Neha Chaudhary-Kamdar, "Seventeen Things About My Friend Farzana"
Trish Reeves, "The Day After Christmas"
Erica Eisen, "The View from the Necropolis"
Caroline Beimford, "This is a Protest"
Salamander 2017 Fiction Prize
First Prize: $1,000 and Publication
Second Prize: $500 and Publication
Final Judge: Christopher Castellani
SUBMIT: May 1 through June 2, 2017
READING FEE: $15
• All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously.
• Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry.
• Please submit a two page cover sheet document with each entry, page one with the title of the story ONLY, and page 2 with the title of the story and your name, address, phone number, and email. Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the story itself.
• Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify the editors as soon as possible if a submitted story is accepted elsewhere.
• Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Salamander’s definition of publishing includes electronic publication.
• No handwritten, faxed, emailed, or poorly copied/printed manuscripts will be considered.
• Salamander will not consider work from anyone currently or recently (within the past 4 years) affiliated with Suffolk University or the prize judge.
• If you wish to be notified of the arrival of your manuscript, please enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Contest results will be posted on salamandermag.org by August 1.
• Contest reading fee includes a one-year subscription. Checks should be made out to Salamander. We will send your subscription to the address on your cover sheet unless instructed otherwise. Overseas addresses, please add $10 for subscription postage ($5 for addresses in Canada). Please note that we cannot accept money orders or checks from foreign banks.
Christopher Castellani is the author of four books: The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, a meditation on point of view in fiction, and the novels All This Talk of Love, The Saint of Lost Things, and A Kiss from Maddalena. He has taught in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson, Swarthmore College, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. In 2014, he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for a forthcoming novel, Leading Men.
SUBMIT ENTRIES ONLINE OR BY MAIL FROM MAY 1 THROUGH JUNE 2 to:
2017 Fiction Prize
Salamander/Suffolk University English Dept.
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Boston, MA 02108