CCR Summer Prizes in Fiction and Poetry – 2020

Submissions for the contest will be open from June 1st to August 1st, 11:59 PM.

It is $15 to submit one entry. One entry fee includes a one-year subscription to our journal, which is normally $22. If you submit more than one entry, we’ll extend your subscription by one year. 

You may submit multiple times if there is a payment for each entry. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. The winner will receive $700, publication, and an online feature on our website. The runner-up will receive $300, publication, and an online feature on our website as well.

The editors at CCR will read each submission, and 7-10 finalists will be forwarded to the judges for final decision.

*Current students, faculty, and staff of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin System are not eligible to enter the contest. If you have been affiliated with the university in the past, please wait three years after the affiliation to submit to the CCR Summer Prizes.

*CCR Contributors, please wait at least 2 years from date of publication before submitting.

*Previous winners and runner-ups may not submit to the prize.

*Prize winners and runners-up will receive the honorarium upon the successful completion of a W9 form, as per university policy.

*Please read the following guidelines before submitting.

Poetry Contest Guidelines:

  • You may send up to four poems in a single document. (.doc, .docx, & .pdf are acceptable)
  • Please do not include your name anywhere in the submission
  • You may include a brief, 3rd person bio in the appropriate box in Submittable
  • Each entrant will receive a one-year subscription to CCR, beginning with the issue featuring the contest winners

Fiction Contest Guidelines:

  • Please send us one short story of up to 9,000 words in a single document (.doc, .docx, & .pdf are acceptable)
  • Please do not include your name anywhere in the submission
  • You may include a brief, 3rd person bio in the appropriate box in Submittable
  • Each entrant will receive a one-year subscription to CCR, beginning with the issue featuring the contest winners

 

Fiction Judge: Lucy Tan

Lucy Tan is author of the novel What We Were Promised, which was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a Best Book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Refinery 29, and Amazon. Her short fiction has been published in journals such as Ploughshares, Asia Literary Review, and McSweeney’s. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Lucy is originally from New Jersey and currently lives in Seattle.

Poetry Judge: EJ Koh

Author of The Magical Language of Others (Tin House Books, 2020) and A Lesser Love (Pleiades Press, 2017)winner of the Pleiades Editors Prize for Poetry. Her poems, translations, stories have appeared in Academy of American PoetsBoston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, PEN America, Slate, and World Literature Today.  She has accepted fellowships from the American Literary Translators Association, Jack Straw Writers Program, Kundiman, MacDowell Colony, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and Vermont Studio Center. Koh earned her MFA at Columbia University in New York for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. She is completing her PhD at the University of Washington in English Language and Literature.
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