The Winner of the Meridian Short Prose Prize will receive $250.00 and publication. Two Runners-Up will also be published in our print magazine, and all submissions will be considered for publication.

Anything goes! Send us your hybrid bits, lyric essaylets, prose poems, flash fiction, microessays, short-short-stories…whatever you call it, we want to read your vibrant, electric words.

We will be open for submissions during the month of October. There is a $6 Reading Fee. Writers may submit one piece of 1,000 words or fewer per submission. Do not submit previously published work. You may submit as many times as you like, but you may include only one piece per submission.

Other Eligibility Rules:

-UVA undergraduate alumni who graduated after June 2015 are NOT eligible.
-UVA MFA students and alumni are NOT eligible.
-Current UVA students, staff, and faculty are NOT eligible.
-Former Meridian staff are not eligible.
-Friends, relatives, and former teachers and students of current Meridian staff or its advisor are not eligible.

We can’t wait to read your fabulous work!

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