General and Contest submissions are open for our 2016 print issue!  No charge for general submissions, but the $15 contest entry fee buys you a copy of our 2016 issue, along with eligibility for the $1000 prize.  See guidelines below, and check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/slipperyelmfindlay for featured bios from our new 2015 issue. 

We also read for online-exclusive content on a rolling basis, year-round.  See our website http://slipperyelm.findlay.edu or e-mail us at slipperyelm@findlay.edu.for more information.

Slippery Elm Prize

Guidelines

  • $1000 prizes in Poetry & Prose
  • Submissions open annually in May, and close at midnight EST on September 1st.
  • All contest entrants will receive a copy of the winning issue and be considered for publication. 
  • All entries should be original and previously unpublished. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine.
  • $15 entry fee for up to 3 poems (no line/length limit) or one essay or story (5000 words maximum).  Multiple entries are fine.
  • All entries must be sent through our Submittable interface.

  • All contest entries will be considered for publication in Slippery Elm’s 2016 issue.
Ends in 5 days, 16 hours $ 15.00
$ 15.00

Please post up to three original, previously unpublished poems per entry here, as a single document.  All entrants will receive a copy of our 2016 issue!


Ends in 5 days, 16 hours $ 15.00
$ 15.00

Please post one original, previously unpublished essay or story per entry of up to 5000 words here.  All entrants will receive a copy of our 2016 issue!



Ends in 5 days, 16 hours

Submit 1-3 original, previously unpublished poems here.  There's no fee for regular submissions, but contest entrants get a copy of the winning issue.

Ends in 5 days, 16 hours

Submit one original, previously unpublished story or essay here.  There's no fee for regular submissions, but contest entrants get a copy of the winning issue.  Pieces longer than 5000 words present a difficult fit for our print issue, but we encourage writers to submit longer works for our Online-Only content.


Submissions for our 2016 print issue will remain open until Sept. 1st, but we consider work for our online-exclusive web content on a rolling basis, to be featured in our online edition of Slippery Elm.  Send us the kind of work that can't get the attention it deserves in a print format: longer prose pieces, photo-essays or stories or poems with visual accompaniment, videopoems, and multimedia or hypertext narratives are all great.