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  • crwropps@aol.com
    CutBank is pleased to announce the second annual Montana Prize in Fiction, the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry.
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 3, 2008
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      CutBank is pleased to announce the second annual Montana Prize in Fiction, the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry.




      We are honored to have three talented judges participating in the inaugural year of these contests. The Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry will be judged by Noah Eli Gordon. Joy Williams will select the winner of the Montana Prize in Fiction. The winner of the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction will be selected by Brian Bouldrey. 




      Submissions are accepted December 1 through February 29. Winners receive $500 and publication in CutBank 71. All submissions will be considered for publication in CutBank.




      The contests' $13 entry fee includes a one-year, two-issue subscription to CutBank, beginning with the prize issue, CutBank 71.




      Please send only your best work.  With all three of these awards, we are seeking to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness.




      Full guidelines available at www.cutbankonline.org.







      CutBank Literary Magazine

      University of Montana

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    • crwropps@aol.com
      CutBank is proud to announce our call for submissions to our annual Montana Prize in Fiction, Montana Prize in Creative Non-Fiction, and the Patricia Goedicke
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 9, 2011
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        CutBank is proud to announce our call for submissions to our annual
        Montana Prize in Fiction, Montana Prize in Creative Non-Fiction, and
        the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry!

        Submissions have already begun, but the contests run through Feb 29,
        2012. Winners receive $500 and publication in CutBank 77. All
        submissions will be considered for publication in CutBank. The
        contests' $17 entry fee includes a one-year, two-issue subscription to
        CutBank, beginning with the prize issue, CutBank 77.

        Please send only your best work. With all three of these awards, we
        are seeking to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a
        boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness. For more
        information, guidelines, and to apply, visit
        http://cutbank.submishmash.com/Submit

        Our judges this year are the following:

        Montana Prize in Fiction: Benjamin Percy
        Montana Prize in Creative Non-Fiction: Eula Biss
        Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry: Bhanu Kapil

        Judges' bios as follows!


        2012 Montana Prize in Fiction, Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction,
        and Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry

        Montana Prize in Fiction Judge – Benjamin Percy

        Ben teaches in the MFA program at Iowa State University and at the
        Low-Res MFA program at Pacific University. He has also taught as guest
        faculty at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and regularly lectures at
        conferences and universities around the country. He is the author of
        two novels, Red Moon (forthcoming from Grand Central / Hachette in
        2012), The Wilding (Graywolf, 2010), and two books of short stories,
        Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie
        Mellon, 2006). His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National
        Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire,
        GQ, Men's Journal, Outside, Paris Review, Chicago Tribune, Glimmer
        Train, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. When he
        isn't hunched over the keyboard, hammering out stories, Ben enjoys
        hiking, canoeing, fishing, skiing, and throwing back a few pints with
        friends and family. He lives in Ames, Iowa, with his wife and two
        children.

        Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction Judge – Eula Biss

        Eula Biss holds a BA in nonfiction writing from Hampshire College and
        an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her second
        book, Notes from No Man's Land, received the Graywolf Press Nonfiction
        Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Her
        work has also been recognized by a Pushcart Prize, a Jaffe Writers'
        Award, and a 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library. She
        teaches writing at Northwestern University and is working on a new
        book about myth and metaphor in medicine with the support of a
        Guggenheim Fellowship and a Howard Foundation Fellowship. Her essays
        have recently appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The
        Best Creative Nonfiction and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary
        Nonfiction as well as in The Believer, Gulf Coast, Columbia, Ninth
        Letter, the North American Review, the Bellingham Review, the Seneca
        Review, and Harper's.

        Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry Judge – Bhanu Kapil

        Bhanu Kapil lives in Colorado where she teaches writing and thinking
        at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, as
        well as Goddard College’s low-residency MFA. She has written four
        full-length cross-genre works--The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers
        (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon
        Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street
        Press, 2009), and Schizophrene (forthcoming, Nightboat Books).





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