Ends on August 15, 2018

$12.00 USD
  • The contest is open to prose submissions between June 25 - August 15. 
  • Previously unpublished fiction of 850 words or less are eligible for this contest.  We are especially interested in stories that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place, but we consider all quality writing.
  • We will select one winner to receive a cash prize of $500, and 4 runners up will recognized but receive no prize.  Winners will be named in October.  All winning entries will be published in the Fall / Winter issue of South 85 Journal, which will be released December 15.
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your entry if your piece is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please do not include personal information on your piece, as submissions will be read blind.
  • All winners must be over 18 years old and reside in the U.S. in order to claim their cash prize.
  • Please use double-spacing and a 12 point, standard font.  We suggest Times New Roman. We consider only previously unpublished work.
  • Current and former staff members are not eligible for participation. Current Converse College students and Converse College alumni are not eligible for participation.