Every spring, phoebe hosts contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, each with a $500 prize. Submissions for the 2021 contest issue have closed. Find more information about our current judges and prizes below.

Contest Announcements

Imagination as Inheritance in Lilly Dancyger’s Memoir Negative Space

 Lena Crown In the dedication to Lilly Dancyger’s debut memoir, Negative Space, out from the Santa Fe Writers Project this May, she writes, “For my father, Joe Schactman. And for everyone living...

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Sabrina Orah Mark Judges 2021 Greg Grummer Poetry Contest

Judge: Sabrina Orah Mark Deadline: March 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm Prize: $500 and publication in phoebe 50.2 (online issue) Entry Fee: $7 Submission Size: 3 to 5 poems per submission, totaling no more...

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Danielle Evans Judges 2021 Fiction Contest

Judge: Danielle Evans Deadline: March 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm Prize: $500 and publication in phoebe 50.2 (online issue) Entry Fee: $7 Submission Size: 1 piece per submission, follow general submissions...

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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