The contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book.The entry fee is $24. The fee includes a 1-year subscription to Ploughshares.The winning story, essay, and poems will be published in the Winter 2020-21 issue of Ploughshares. Each winning author will receive $2,000.
The competition is open to poets of any nationality writing in English.You may submit up to four poems per entry.The $25 USD entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle magazine.The overall winner will receive a cash prize of $15,000 USD. Ten finalists will each receive $500 USD, and be eligible for the $5,000 USD Reader's Choice Award.