This contest explores the porous boundaries between genres. We welcome all hybrid, genre-blurring and experimental work. Flash fiction and nonfiction, prose poetry, and poetry comics all fall in the broad spectrum of possibilities!
The Blurred Genre Contest will open for submissions from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 2019!
First Prize $500 || Second Prize $300 || Both include publication in Redivider’s Spring issue alongside a blurb from our judge.
A little about BGC 2019’s judge:
James Hannaham is a writer, performer, and visual artist. His novel Delicious Foods, which deals with human trafficking, won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s top ten books of the year.
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 All submissions must be the author’s original, unpublished work.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.