Hello! General submissions to our Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Literary Translation categories are open from January 15 until March 15, 2023. We are currently NOT accepting new general submissions of Poetry or Art. 

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The 2023 Wabash Prizes for Fiction and Poetry will be open for submissions from February 1 - February 28, 2023. Please check back for more information, or visit our Purdue website.

Our judge this year is Dur e Aziz Amna.

Dur e Aziz Amna is from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and now lives in Newark, USA. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesFinancial Times, and Al Jazeera, among others. She was selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2022, and won the 2019 Financial Times / Bodley Head Essay Prize. She is a graduate of Yale College and the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. AMERICAN FEVER is her debut novel.

The judge will select 1 winner and 1 runner-up. Both receive publication in Sycamore Review and cash prizes ($1000 for the winner; $250 for the runner-up).

1. Send 1 piece of up to 25 pages. Please submit a .doc, .docx or .rtf file only.

2. A reading fee of your choice (submitted online) must accompany each submission. We are offering sliding scale submissions this year so that more people are able to submit. With a $16 submission fee, you'll receive a free back issue. With a $20 submission fee, you'll receive a copy of the prize issue.

3. Multiple submissions are allowed, though they must be accompanied by an additional reading fee.

4. Pages should be numbered.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself or in the file name.

6. All work must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each piece will be read by at least two Sycamore staffers, with the winner selected by the final judge, Dur e Aziz Amna. If you are personally affiliated with the judge, please do not submit to that genre.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular publication in Sycamore Review

We highly encourage BIPOC and trans writers to submit their work, and offer free submissions to the first 40 people in each genre. Please email Weiji Wang (wang5341@purdue.edu) for fee waivers.

Our judge this year is Luther Hughes.

Luther Hughes is the author of the debut poetry collection, A Shiver in the Leaves, (BOA Editions), and the chapbook Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018). He is the founder of Shade Literary Arts, a literary organization for queer writers of color, and co-hosts The Poet Salon podcast with Gabrielle Bates and Dujie Tahat. Recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize, his work has been published in various journal, magazines, and newspapers. Luther was born and raised in Seattle, where he currently lives.

The judge will select 1 winner and 1 runner-up. Both receive publication in Sycamore Review and cash prizes ($1000 for the winner; $250 for the runner-up).

1. Send up to three poems of no more than six total pages (all poems should be compiled into a single document). Please submit a .doc, .docx or .rtf file only.

2. A reading fee of your choice (submitted online) must accompany each submission. We are offering sliding scale submissions this year so that more people are able to submit. With a $16 submission fee, you'll receive a free back issue. With a $20 submission fee, you'll receive a copy of the prize issue.

3. Multiple submissions are allowed, though they must be accompanied by an additional reading fee.

4. Pages should be numbered.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself or in the file name.

6. All work must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each piece will be read by at least two Sycamore staffers, with the winner selected by the final judge, Luther Hughes. If you are personally affiliated with the judge, please do not submit to that genre.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular publication in Sycamore Review.

We highly encourage BIPOC and trans writers to submit their work, and offer free submissions to the first 40 people in each genre. Please email Weiji Wang (wang5341@purdue.edu) for fee waivers.

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Please submit no more than one story or novel excerpt. Please submit a .doc or .rtf file only and include a cover letter in the comments section. We’d like to know a little bit about you and your work.

We do accept simultaneous submissions but request prompt notification if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please note simultaneous submissions in your cover letter.

Submissions are limited to one piece of non-fiction. Please submit a .doc or .rtf file only and include a cover letter in the comments section. We’d like to know a little bit about you and your work.

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but request prompt notification if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please note simultaneous submissions in your cover letter.

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

Please submit no more than one story, essay, novel excerpt, or up to five poems. Please  submit a .doc or .rtf file only and include a cover letter in the  comments section. We’d like to know a little bit about you and your  work. Additionally, if the submission is a prose piece, please designate the genre between fiction, non-fiction, or prose poetry/hybrid genre in the cover letter. 

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but  request prompt notification if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please  note simultaneous submissions in your cover letter. Translators will be asked to provide a version of any accepted pieces in the source language. Both the translator and the original author will be paid at the standard rate when applicable.

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