Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose began accepting entries of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 2016-2017 issue and contest on July 1, with a deadline of Sept. 5. Winners in the three genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction will be chosen by the judges listed below; a grand prize winner will then be chosen from among those three. The grand prize winner will receive $1000, and the remaining two genre winners will receive $250 each. All finalists for the prize, chosen in a blind review process, will be offered publication in Dogwood 16, to be published in late spring 2017.
The grand prize winner will be chosen from winners in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Winners in the other two genres will receive prizes of $250. Entry fee is $10; all submissions considered for publication in the 16th annual edition of this print and e-pub journal. Non-contest entries will also be considered; please submit under the “Non-Contest” tab with the $3 processing fee. Results of the contest will be announced in Spring 2017 and published in the 2016 issue of Dogwood. All entrants receive an electronic PDF of the journal. Because September 5 is Labor Day and a postal holiday, manuscripts mailed with a postmark of September 6 will be accepted, or you may use our online submission manager for your submissions until midnight tonight.