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 2019 Fiction Prize
First Prize: $1,000 and Publication
Second Prize: $500 and Publication
Final Judge: Wayétu Moore
SUBMIT: May 1 through June 3, 2019
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• Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn.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 3 to:
2019 Fiction Prize
Salamander/Suffolk University English Dept.
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King, published by Graywolf Press in 2018. She is the founder of One Moore Book, a non-profit publisher of culturally relevant children's books. Her writing can be found in The Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, The Atlantic Magazine and other publications. Moore is an Africana Studies lecturer at City University of New York’s John Jay College, and founding faculty member of the Randolph College MFA program. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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