Ends on November 30, 2018

$8.00 USD

The 2018 Blurred Genre Contest is open for submissions from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 2018!

This contest explores porous genre boundaries and honors work that doesn't quite fit into a conventional submittable category. For you this means we accept anything that bends genre and sloughs off convention--from flash fiction/nonfiction to prose poetry to labeled diagrams and beyond! 

First Prize $500 || Second Prize $300 || Both include publication in Redivider 16.2 alongisde a blurb from our judge. 


A little about our excellent judge:

A founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You WaitKathleen Rooney is the author, most recently, of the novel Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (St Martin’s Press, 2017) and The Listening Room: A Novel of Georgette & Loulou Magritte (Spork Press, 2018). With Eric Plattner, she is the co-editor of Rene Magritte: Selected Writings (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Married to the writer, Martin Seay, she lives in Chicago and teaches at DePaul University. Her reviews and essays appear regularly in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Chicago Magazine, and the Poetry Foundation website. Follow her @KathleenMRooney.


And the rules for the contest:

  • Length Restrictions: Each entry should contain one piece and should total 1000 words or fewer. (Entries containing images should total no more than four pages.)
  • Entry Fee: $8
  • More about Submissions: Entrants may submit as many times as they’d like but they must pay the submission fee each time. All submissions must be the author’s original, unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are okay--just withdraw in Submittable if your piece gets picked up. 
  • Manuscript Specifications: Each entry must appear in its own separate file. It must not contain the author’s name or any other identifying information. All entries must go through our online submission manager.