Every spring, phoebe hosts contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, each with a $500 prize. Submissions for the 2022 contest issue are now open. Send submissions through our Submittable page, and find out more  about our judges and past contests below.

Contest Winners and Announcements

Emily Wilson Judges 2022 Greg Grummer Poetry Contest

Judge: Emily WilsonDeadline: March 15, 2022, at 11:59 pmPrize: $500 and publication in phoebe 51.2 (online issue) Entry Fee: $7Submission Size: 3 to 5 poems per submission, totaling no more than 10...

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Laura Kasischke Judges 2022 Fiction Contest

Judge: Laura KasischkeDeadline: March 15, 2022, at 11:59 pmPrize: $500 and publication in phoebe 51.2 (online issue) Entry Fee: $7Submission Size: 1 piece per submission, follow general submissions...

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Jami Attenberg Judges 2022 Nonfiction Contest

Judge: Jami AttenbergSubmission Deadline: March 15, 2022, at 11:59 pmPrize: $500 and publication in phoebe 51.2 (online issue) Entry Fee: $7Submission Size: 1 piece per submission, follow general...

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2021 Contest Winners

Greg Grummer Poetry Contest

Winner: Tire Chains by David Rock

 

Runner Up: The Twins by Benjamin Niespodziany

Fiction Contest

The Light. Breathing by Gregg Maxwell Parker

Nonfiction Contest

Winner: Welcome to Bad Mom Club by Marne Litfin

 

Runner Up: Memories of Ace, in Reverse Chronological Order by Megan Falle

 

Finalist: Another Word for Gone by Jessica Rapisarda

2020 Contest Winners

Greg Grummer Poetry Contest

Winner: MACHINE by Jake Bauer

 

Honorable Mention: Oil Painting of a Hand Holding a Taxidermied Bluebird by Gustav Parker Hibbett

Fiction Contest

It’s a Phase by Kevin Sterne

Nonfiction Contest

Manhunt by Kira Homsher