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Editors' Choice Prize in Essays

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

This prize for a single essay is open to any essayist writing in English. The contest awards $250 to the 1st place winner, $100 to the 2nd place winner, and $50 to the 3rd place winner and includes publication in the winter 2024/5 issue of Birdcoat Quarterly. 

All submissions will be read anonymously by our team of editors and first-place, second-place, and third-place essays will be chosen for the prize and publication. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. You may submit up to three (3) poems per $10 entry fee.

We only accept submissions via Submittable. Please take care that you are submitting under the contest category as regular submissions received during the contest period WILL NOT be entered into the contest. The deadline for contest submissions is June 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.

Each entry must include: 1) an entry fee of ten dollars ($10) and 2) the submitter's contact info (do NOT include any identifying information on the manuscript itself).

Simultaneous submissions will be considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication.

Editors' Choice Prize in Poetry

OPENS SEPTEMBER 1

This prize for a single poem is open to any poet writing in English. The contest awards $250 to the 1st place winner, $100 to the 2nd place winner, and $50 to the 3rd place winner and includes publication in the summer 2025 issue of Birdcoat Quarterly.

All submissions will be read anonymously by our team of editors and one poem will be chosen as the winner with a second-place and a third-place poem also chosen for publication. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. You may submit up to three (3) poems per $10 reading fee.

We only accept submissions via Submittable. Please take care that you are submitting under the contest category as regular submissions received during the contest period WILL NOT be entered into the contest. The contest opens September 1, 2024 and the deadline for contest submissions is December 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.

Each entry must include: 1) A reading fee of ten dollars ($10) and 2) the submitter's contact info (do NOT include any identifying information on the manuscript itself).

Simultaneous submissions will be considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication.

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