Short story submissions should be previously unpublished and shorter than 8000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. The entry fee is $15 per story and includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate.
All submissions will be considered for publication and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning submission appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, your preferred e-mail address and story title. Entrant's name should appear only 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:
John Gardner Fiction Contest
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000