The End Is Nigh Prose Contest 3

A project of The Carolina Quarterly

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions. We provide the following information as an archive.

About

STEP 1: Excavate bunker in backyard. Prep doomsday go-bag. Sharpen quills. STEP 2: Survive apocalypse, literal, metaphorical, figurative or otherwise. Take copious notes. STEP 3: Write it up. Send it in. STEP 4: Win cash money, big-time celebrity writer validation, publication in the Carolina Quarterly and titillating sexual favors from adoring fans.* Send us your dispatches about anxious endings, anticipated apocalypses, doomsday prepping, or getting right with God and family before it all comes crashing down. Or tell us about the aftermath of a less-than-total cataclysm. How do you move on after you literally (or figuratively) bet it all on END. Pieces should incorporate travel experience, archival research, ethnographic observation, interviews, technical vocabulary from specialized professions, schematics for future technologies, or otherwise explore the vast, undocumented wilderness that lies beyond contemporary fiction and nonfiction’s manicured, clearly demarcated backyards.

The End Is Nigh Prose Contest
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Audience

Country of Publication

Unknown United States

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

E Electronic PublicationOne-time contest.
P Print PublicationOne-time contest.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
G General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We do not list prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Academic, Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We do not list prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
22 Aug 2013
Last Updated:
01 Jan 2014