may, 2021

15mayAll DayPloughshares Emerging Writer's ContestInternationalEntry Fee:$24 Max word count:6,000 (Fiction), 6,000 words (Nonfiction), 3-5 pages (Poetry) Top Prize:$2,000

Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest 2021

Event Details

The Emerging Writer’s Contest is now open.

The 2021 Emerging Writer’s Contest will run from March 1 at noon EST to May 15 at noon EST.

The Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book.

We award publication, $2,000, review from Aevitas Creative Management, and a 1-year subscription for one winner in each of the three genres.

The 2021 contest judges are Kiley Reid (Fiction), Paige Lewis (Poetry) and Paul Lisicky (Nonfiction).

The winning story, essay, and poems from the 2021 contest will be published in the Winter 2021-22 issue of Ploughshares.

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