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Narrative Prize 52

A project of Narrative Magazine (see other related projects)

About

THE NARRATIVE PRIZE is awarded for the best short story, novel excerpt, poem, one-act play, graphic story, or work of literary nonfiction published by a new or emerging writer in Narrative.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella Novella15,000 - 40,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt2,000 - 15,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay Essay2,000 - 15,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction2,000 - 15,000 words.
Book Excerpt Book Excerpt2,000 - 15,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:
Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Narrative Prize Submission Statistics

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Narrative Library DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
Narrative Magazine Charges fees for some submissions
Narrative Magazine Story Contest Charges fees for all submissions
Narrative Poem of the Week Contest Charges fees for all submissions
Narrative Six-Word Stories Charges fees for all submissions
Narrative Story of the Week Contest Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2021
Last Checked: 21 Jan 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 29 Jan 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 09 Apr 2015

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.