Matthew Dougherty, “Tokoloshe”
Heather De Bel, “Listening to Birds”
Kelle Groom, “A Beginners Guide to Hieroglyphs”
Kate Lister Campbell, “Boiling Out”
Bridgette Shade, “Lifespan of a Mobile Home on Fire”
Spencer Wise, “Masha”
Karolina Letunova, “Private Practice”
Erica Eisen, “The Gentlemen Who Pay the Rent”
Neshat Khan, “The Neighbors”
Nell Schwed, “Ugly Baby”
Salamander 2018 Fiction Prize
First Prize: $1,000 and Publication
Second Prize: $500 and Publication
Final Judge: Molly Antopol
SUBMIT: May 1 through June 4, 2018
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• Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn.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.
SUBMIT ENTRIES ONLINE OR BY MAIL FROM MAY 1 THROUGH JUNE 4 to:
2018 Fiction Prize
Salamander/Suffolk University English Dept.
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Molly Antopol's debut story collection, The UnAmericans (W.W. Norton), won a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, the French-American Prize, the Ribalow Prize, and a California Book Award Silver Medal. The book was longlisted for the National Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the National Jewish Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize, among others. The book appeared on over a dozen "Best of 2014" lists and was published in seven countries. Her writing has appeared widely and won a 2015 O. Henry Prize. She's the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, the American Academy in Berlin, and Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and has taught in their Creative Writing Program since 2008. She's at work on a novel, which will also be published by Norton.
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