Calling all writers: Columbia has launched its 2010 contest in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. We’re awarding up to $1,500 in prizes, plus publication in the print journal. The top works in fiction will be judged by Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the End). Meghan Daum (My Misspent Youth) will judge nonfiction, and Dan Beachy-Quick (Mulberry) will judge poetry.
Judges will select a first-place winner from among the ten finalists in each genre. The finalists are chosen by Columbia journal staff.
Online contest entry at
First-place winners in each genre will receive a $500 prize, and their work will be published in Issue 48 of the journal (Spring 2010). Winners and runners-up may be considered for publication on the journal's website.
The deadline for entry is January 1, 2010. The entry fee is $12.
Contest submissions in fiction and nonfiction must be no longer than twenty double-spaced pages. Poets may send up to five individual poems for consideration, but they must be combined in a single document.
Please note: judges have full discretion and may choose not to award a first-place prize. Judges also may request edits of winning works. The contest is not open to current Columbia University students or those who have graduated within the last five years
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