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An Interview With Fiction Writer Robert Olen Butler

by Ken Gordon

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Online Only, posted 9.29.06

Earlier this month Chronicle Books published Severance, a book of extremely short stories, each told from the point of view of a person who has been decapitated. Nicole Brown Simpson, John the Baptist, and Cicero are among the narrators. But Severance isn’t the work of some drooling, maniacal scribbler. In fact, the author, Robert Olen Butler, has published over a dozen books of fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection, A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain (Henry Holt, 1992).

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Bevel Summers Prize

Bevel Summers Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Shenandoah's online issue is given annually for a short short story. Submit two copies of up to three stories of no more than 1,000 words each with a $3 entry fee by March 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bridport Prize

Bridport Prize

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $8,354) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. A second-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,690) and publication is given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,690) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Liz Lochhead will judge in poetry, Andrew Miller will judge in fiction, and Tania Hershman will judge in flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a short short story of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £8 (approximately $13) for poetry, £9 (approximately $15) for fiction, and £7 (approximately $12) for flash fiction. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Fall Story Contest

Fall Story Contest

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication in Narrative is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15,000 words of prose with a $22 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fiction Prizes

Fiction Prizes

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Passages North are given biennially for a short story and a short short story. For the Waasmode Short Fiction Prize, submit a story of up to 7,500 words; Caitlin Horrocks will judge. For the Just Desserts Short Short Fiction Prize, submit a story of up to 1,000 words; Roxane Gay will judge. The entry fee for each award is $15, which includes a copy of the prize issue, and the deadline is March 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Flash Fiction Contest

Flash Fiction Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gemini Magazine is given annually for a short short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of up to 1,000 words with a $4 entry fee ($3 for each additional entry) by September 2. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Flash Fiction Prize

Flash Fiction Prize

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,248) and publication in the 2015 Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. Bret Anthony Johnston will judge. Submit a story of up to 300 words with a €14 (approximately $17) entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2002
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription: 
45 USD
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Editorial Focus: 

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas. Its policy is to publish poetry, short fiction, essays, creative nonfiction, memoir, essay reviews, nature-writing, translated work, literary journalism, and other autobiographical, historical, religious and scientific writing of literary distinction.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please do read the journal before submitting.
Please do not send standard reviews or narrowly academic articles.

Contact Information
Chris Agee, Editor
The Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast,
BT1 5GB

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Last updated: November 13, 2013

New Millennium Awards

New Millennium Awards

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings are given for a poem, a work of fiction, a work of short short fiction, and a work of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction). The prizes are given twice yearly for works that are previously unpublished or that were published in a journal with a circulation of less than 5,000. Alexis Williams Carr and Don Williams will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 6,000 words, or a work of short short fiction of up to 1,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the awards issue, by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Genres Published: 
Fiction
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Formats: 
E-publication
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
1997
Issues per Year: 
2
Editorial Focus: 

TRol is an international magazine run by writers for civilized readers. We offer:

● The best fiction we can find from anywhere
● The usual mix of memoirs, Archives, poetry (in moderate doses)
● Greatly expanded arts coverage
● A Books section which is a reliable guide to reading
● Room for more political comment
● And of course PB's grouchy Notebook

Tips From the Editor: 

In the new TRoL there will be: ● No tedious stories of academic life ● No routine log-rolling mutual admiration from the iniquitous MFA and Workshop factories ● No contributions from those on lists of the “best” such-and-such ● No criticism from critics we don't ever read ● No “Insider” games of praise or blame ● No self-reproducing interns reading submissions

Contact Information
Keith Botsford
24 cunningham rd.
24 cunningham rd.
wellesley,
Massachusetts
02481

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Last updated: May 1, 2012

Orlando Prizes

Orlando Prizes

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by women writers. Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short story of up to 1,500 words, a short short story of up to 500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 - Aug 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2011
Issues per Year: 
1
Issue Price: 
$8.00
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Editorial Focus: 

Founded in 2011, Paper Nautilus has a broad range of taste. Our only criteria is quality, so whether you specialize in hybrid genres, minimalist experimental short stories, traditional sonnets, you name it—if it's done well, we want to see it. We believe in variety, and gravitate toward producing a magazine that's dynamic, eclectic, and refreshing in our selections. We also strive to support emerging writers, in addition to those already established in their careers.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please read submission guidelines carefully, and be sure to remove identifying information from your submission. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please be sure to withdraw your work promptly if someone else snatches it up first. If only part of your submission is accepted elsewhere please be sure to note as such in the feature available in submittable, so we can better keep track.

Contact Information
Lisa Mangini, Founding Editor
Bradley Circle
Enfield,
Connecticut
06082

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Last updated: August 7, 2014

Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest

Schlafly Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest

A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for a short short story. The winner also receives a case of Schlafly microbrewed beer. Submit up to three stories of no more than 500 words each with a $10 entry fee, which includes an copy of the prize issue (for an additional $10, entrants will receive a subscription to River Styx) by December 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.