Contests

Meridian Short Prose Prize

Submission Period: October 1-November 1

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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Coming in November:

$1000 Prize for Winners in Poetry and Prose

POETRY submissions may contain up to four poems that do not exceed ten total pages. Please put all the poems in one document.

PROSE submissions should not exceed 5,000 words.

You may only submit two entries per genre–no more than two prose submissions and/or two poetry submissions.

And, as you might expect, all work submitted must be unpublished. It can be under consideration at other journals and contests, though you will need to withdraw from our contest if you place your work elsewhere.

Please do not put your name or other identifying information on your contest submission. The contest will be judged blind by the editors.

The closing date for entries is January 15th. The winners will be contacted shortly thereafter.

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