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 email@example.com more information.
Slippery Elm Prize
- $1000 prizes in Poetry & Prose
- David Garrison will judge in poetry, and Mary Grimm will judge in 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- All entries should be original and previously unpublished.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 2017 issue.
- We welcome General Submissions from all, but those currently or recently affiliated with the University of Findlay or Slippery Elm should refrain from entering the Contests. Although judging will be blind, we wish to avoid any potential appearance of conflict of interest.
- Contest entries must be the work of the submitter, but persons submitting on behalf of another writer may contact us by e-mail regarding General (non-contest) submissions.
Please post one original, previously unpublished essay or story per entry of up to 5000 words here.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 2017 issue!
Please post up to three original, previously unpublished poems per entry here, as a single document. All entrants will receive a copy of our 2017 issue!
Submit one original, previously unpublished story or essay here.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.
Submit 1-3 original, previously unpublished poems here.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.