The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate.
Opens: September 1
Harpur Palate accepts previously unpublished creative nonfiction short story submissions shorter than 8000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than one piece per entry. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate.
All creative nonfiction submissions entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning story appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and story's title. Entrant's name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.
We prefer online submissions which you can do here: Harpur Palate Online Submissions
For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:
Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Contest
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000