ROBERT WATSON LITERARY PRIZES
Postmark/Submittable deadline: September 15.
The 2016 Contest opened February 16th. Winners will be announced by December 31.
Winners of the Fiction and Poetry Prizes will each receive a $1000 cash award and publication in The Greensboro Review.
Fiction - Jury of Matrons by Jacob M. Appel
Poetry - "Serving Time" by Lisa Dordal
Fiction - Pinched Magnolia by Leigh Camacho Rourks
Poetry - "Aubade" by Juliana Daugherty
Fiction - Heartbreak Grass by Khanh Ha
Poetry - "The Dogs of Mongolia" by Nathan Slinker
Entries must be previously unpublished. We accept simultaneous submissions; please let us know IMMEDIATELY if your work is accepted elsewhere. Fiction entries should be no longer than 25 typed, double-spaced pages. Each story counts as one entry. Poetry entries can include any number of poems up to 10 pages. Postal submissions must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope for reply. Manuscripts will not be returned. Electronic submissions are accepted via Submittable; no e-mail submissions are accepted. Winning manuscripts will appear in the Spring issue of The Greensboro Review, which is published in March following the close of the contest.
Entry fee: $14 for each entry. Make checks payable to The Greensboro Review. Each fee purchases a one-year subscription, an extension of a current subscription, or a gift subscription.
Mail entries to:
The Robert Watson Literary Prizes
The Greensboro Review
MFA Writing Program
3302 MHRA Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
The outside of the envelope must be marked “Fiction,” or “Poetry.” Each entry in each category must be mailed in a separate envelope.
All manuscripts not accepted for publication by The Greensboro Review will be released to the authors by December 31.