$750.00 + Publication
Deadline: October 12, 2020

Subject: TBA

Enter online via Submittable

  • Stories must concern the 2020 subject and must exhibit a grounding in the subject in some way, whether implicitly or explicitly through title, setting, plot, theme, conflict, or the minds of the characters.
  • All contest entries are judged “blind,” free of names and other identifying information. Please be sure that your name does not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
  • Stories may not exceed 8,000 words and must be previously unpublished.
  • The name of the file you upload should be the title of the story, itself.

Rules & Notes:

  • Entrants receive a one-year subscription to New Letters (initial entry only).
  • No substitutions or revisions may be made after a manuscript has been submitted.
  • Multiple entries are welcome with appropriate fees.
  • The winner will be announced in early March 2021.
  • The winner will be published in New Letters and receive a $750 cash prize.
  • The name of the award’s judge will be made public at the time the winner is announced.
  • Postal entries will not be accepted.
  • Current students and employees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and current volunteer members of the New Letters and BkMk Press staffs are not eligible.