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The Vonnegut Prize is a fiction competition sponsored by North American Review. This award is intended to recognize the finest speculative fiction, which can include, but is not limited to, work influenced by the postmodern science-fiction of Kurt Vonnegut; however, avoid mere imitation. We love Vonnegut’s dark humor but are also enthusiastic about unreal events that take themselves seriously. We welcome all work painted with speculative fiction’s broad brush: fairytale, magical realism, fabulism, the fantastic, horror, Afro-futurism, science fiction hard and soft, and everything in between.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenre: Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Hard Science Fiction, Soft Science Fiction.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (Fairy tales).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 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 Unknown Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 08 Nov 2021
Last Checked: 08 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 08 Nov 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Aug 2018

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