The Wabash Prize

Each year, Sycamore Review offers the Wabash Prize for Poetry (fall), Nonfiction (fall), and Fiction (spring) with a first prize of $1,000. In 2015, Sycamore Review will begin the annual Flashcard Flash Fiction Contest with a first prize of $100. The list of past judges and winners appears at the bottom of this page.

2015 Flashcard Flash Fiction Contest

Judged in-house.

First Prize: $100, publication online, and publication on a Flashcard that will be distributed with Sycamore Review at AWP

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2015 (Contest opens January 1, 2015)

1. For each submission, send a piece of flash fiction of no more than 500 words.

2. A reading fee of $5 (submitted online) must accompany each submission.

3. Additional flash pieces may be submitted for an additional reading fee of $5 for per piece. Please submit each piece individually.

4. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.

6. All pieces of flash fiction must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each flash piece will be read by two Sycamore Editors, with the winner selected by editorial vote.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review.

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Flashcard Prize option in our Submissions Manager.

Once your work has been submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment website. Submissions will not be considered without an accompanying payment.

If you are not redirected for payment, chances are you accidentally submitted through the regular submission channel. If this is the case, withdraw your submission and resubmit, being careful to select the Flashcard Prize option.  In the event the automatic redirect doesn’t work, or you have any problems getting to the payment area, try this direct link.

Questions may be directed to sycamore@purdue.edu.

Submit your work by visiting our online submission manager.

2014 Wabash Prize for Poetry

Final Judge: Bob Hicok

First Prize: $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014 (Contest opens October 15, 2014)

1. For each submission, send up to three poems, of no more than six total pages (all poems should be compiled into a single document).

2. A reading fee of $15 (submitted online) must accompany each submission. The reading fee includes a copy of the prize issue.

3. Additional poems may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for per poem. If submitting additional poems, please submit ALL poems in a single word document.

4. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.

6. All poems must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each poem will be read by two Sycamore staffers, with the winner selected by judge Bob Hicok.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review.

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Wabash Prize for Poetry option in our Submissions Manager.

Once your work has been submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment website. Submissions will not be considered without an accompanying payment.

If you are not redirected for payment, chances are you accidentally submitted through the regular submission channel. If this is the case, withdraw your poem and resubmit, being careful to select the Wabash Prize option.  In the event the automatic redirect doesn’t work, or you have any problems getting to the payment area, try this direct link.

Questions may be directed to sycamore@purdue.edu.

Submit your work by visiting our online submission manager.

2014 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction

Final Judge: Leslie Jamison

First Prize: $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014 (Contest opens October 15, 2014)

1. For each submission, send one nonfiction piece (limit 7,500 words).

2. A reading fee of $15 (submitted online) must accompany each submission. The reading fee includes a copy of the prize issue.

3. Additional pieces may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for each additional work. If submitting more than one, please submit ALL work in a single Word document.

4. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.

6. All work must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each piece will be read by at least two Sycamore staffers, with the winner selected by judge Leslie Jamison.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review.

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Wabash Prize for Fiction option in our Submissions Manager.

Once your work has been submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment website. Submissions will not be considered without an accompanying payment.

If you are not redirected for payment, chances are you accidentally submitted through the regular submission channel. If this is the case, withdraw your work and resubmit, being careful to select the Wabash Prize option.

Questions may be directed to sycamore@purdue.edu.

Submit your work by visiting our online submission manager.

2014 Wabash Prize for Fiction

Final Judge: Rebecca Makkai

First Prize: $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: March 21, 2014

1. For each submission, send one fiction piece (limit 7,500 words).

2. A $15 reading fee (submitted online) must accompany each submission. The reading fee includes a copy of the prize issue.

3. Additional pieces may be included for an additional reading fee of $5 for each additional work. If submitting more than one, please submit ALL work in a single Word document.

4. Manuscript pages should be numbered and should include the title of the piece.

5. All entries will be read blind. Information that identifies the author should NOT appear on the manuscript itself.

6. All work must be previously unpublished.

7. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if Sycamore Review is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.

8. Each piece will be read by at least two Sycamore staffers, with the winner selected by judge Rebecca Makkai.

9. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in Sycamore Review.

10. When submitting, be sure to select the Wabash Prize for Fiction option in our Submissions Manager.

Once your work has been submitted, you will be redirected to our secure payment website. Submissions will not be considered without an accompanying payment.

If you are not redirected for payment, chances are you accidentally submitted through the regular submission channel. If this is the case, withdraw your work and resubmit, being careful to select the Wabash Prize option.

Questions may be directed to sycamore@purdue.edu.

Submit your work by visiting our online submission manager.

Judges

Bob Hicok (Poetry 2014)

Leslie Jamison (Nonfiction 2014)

Rebecca Makkai (Fiction 2014)

C.D. Wright (Poetry 2013)

Cheryl Strayed (Nonfiction 2013)

Charles Baxter (Fiction 2013)

Louise Glück (Poetry 2012)

Antonya Nelson (Fiction 2011)

Jane Hirshfield (Poetry 2010)

Peter Ho Davies (Fiction 2010)

Mark Doty (Poetry 2009)

Tobias Wolff (Fiction 2009)

Billy Collins (Poetry 2008)

Richard Bausch (Fiction 2008)

Eavan Boland (Poetry 2007)

Dan Chaon (Fiction 2007)

Ellen Bryant Voigt (Poetry 2006)

Janet Burroway (Fiction 2006)

Tony Hoagland (Poetry 2005)

Winners

John Englehardt (Fiction 2014)

Cintia Santana (Poetry 2013)

Richard Froude (Nonfiction 2013)

Angie Kim (Fiction 2013)

Maya Jewell Zeller (Poetry 2012)

Joe B. Sills (Fiction 2011)

Nancy K. Pearson (Poetry 2010)

Adam Prince (Fiction 2010)

Lizzie Hutton (Poetry 2009)

Rachel Furey (Fiction 2009)

Jim Tilley (Poetry 2008)

Matthew Simmons (Fiction 2008)

Jude Nutter (Poetry 2007)

Jacob M. Appel (Fiction 2007)

Cindy May Murphy (Poetry 2006)

Jeff P. Jones (Fiction 2006)

Anna Journey (Poetry 2005)