Two prizes of $1,000 each will be given annually for a poem and a short story. The winners will also receive a subscription to Bayou Magazine and their work will be considered for publication. Kay Murphy will judge the Kay Murphy Poetry Prize; Matt Bell will judge the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction. Submit up to three poems of any length or a story or novel excerpt of up to 7,500 words with a $20 entry fee by January 1, 2018. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Bayou Magazine, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, University of New Orleans, English Department, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148. Marian Kaufman, Associate Editor.