Update: Submission open for Dogwood Contest


Submissions are invited between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15, 2011 for the Dogwood Literary Prizes, a contest sponsored by Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. Dogwood, the national annual literary magazine of Fairfield University, is resuming publication and its annual contest with new editor Sonya Huber. First place winners in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will each be awarded $500.

Dogwood has published poets such as Elton Glaser, Allison Joseph, Virgil Suarez, and Joshua Mehigan, and fiction writers such as Eric Gabriel Lehman, Nalini Jones, Tom Hazuka, and Gina Ochsner. Judges for the competition have included former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, and Oprah book club author A. Manette Ansay. Work from Dogwood has been selected for The Pushcart Prize Anthology and has been featured on Verse Daily.

The judges for this year’s contest are Ira Sukrungruang in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and Katherine Riegel in poetry.

Katherine Riegel’s first book of poetry is Castaway (FutureCycle Press 2010). Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including Crazyhorse, the Cream City Review, and Terrain.org. She is co-founder and poetry editor for the independent online journal Sweet: A Literary Confection. She teaches at the University of South Florida and lives in Brandon. Her website is www.katherineriegel.com.
Ira Sukrungruang is the author of Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including North American Review, Creative Nonfiction, and The Sun. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Florida. His website is www.sukrungruang.com.
Submission Guidelines:
  • Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 25 pages or three poems (max ten pages) to the contest using the online submission manager: http://dogwood.submishmash.com/submit
  • The contest entry fee of $10 will include a free copy of Dogwood with the winning entries and finalists. Please pay for the contest entry using the online submission manager payment page.
  • Please double space and use 12-point font.
  • Include a brief bio in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
  • Deadline: October 15, 2011
All contest entries meeting these requirements will be considered for publication in Spring 2012 Issue of Dogwood along with selected non-contest submissions. Non-contest submissions: please email a copy of your work following the above guidelines to: dogwoodliterary@gmail.com. Only contest entries will be accepted through submishmash, and contest entries will be given priority for publication. For more information, please see http://dogwoodliterary.tumblr.com/ or email shuber@fairfield.edu.

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You can also contact us at dogwoodliterary (at) gmail.com. We look forward to reading your work!