Hayden's Ferry Review


HFR Flash Prose Contest!--Deadline May 15, 2014

We are now accepting entries for the 2014 Hayden’s Ferry Review
“500 for 500”
Flash-Prose Contest

Deadline: May 15th, 2014
Judge: Catherine Zobal Dent
Prizes: $500 and Publication
Hayden’s Ferry Review is now accepting entries for the 2014 Hayden’s Ferry Review Flash-Prose contest. The contest awards $500 and publication in Hayden’s Ferry Review Issue 55 to the winner. Two honorable mentions will receive $250 and publication on the Hayden’s Ferry Review blog. All entries will be considered for publication.

Contest fees:
We’re all poor writers (even more so since the AWP conference in Seattle), so this year we are giving you two contest fee options:
  •       For $10, you will be entered into the contest and, if you are not a prize-winner, our regular submission queue.
  •       For $20, you will be entered into the contest and our regular submission queue, but ALSO, you will receive a year-long subscription to Hayden’s Ferry Review. Subscription fees are regularly priced at $25/year.

Contest Guidelines:
  •       Submit online via our submission manager.
  •       All entries must be 500 words or under.
  •       All entries must fit under the category of “prose” (including, but not limited to, fiction, nonfiction essay, memoir, prose poems, and hybrid work).
  •    Each submission may consist of up to two (2) flash-prose entries per person. Entries should be submitted as a single document.
  •       In your cover letter, let us know if your entry is fiction, nonfiction, neither or both!
  •       All entries will be read blindly, so only include your name and contact information in the cover letter.
  •       Submit your work as a single .doc, .docx., .rtf, or .pdf file.
  •       Only previously unpublished work will be considered.

Our judge, Catherine Dent:

Catherine Dent’s first book of short stories, Unfinished Stories for Girls, will be published by Fomite Press in May 2014. Her short fiction has appeared in literary journals such as the Harvard Review, North American Review and PANK, and she won the Charles Johnson Award for Student Fiction while finishing her Ph.D. at Binghamton University in 2006.  Current writing projects include Jubilee, a novel, and Polyester, a creative nonfiction book about through-hiking the Appalachian Trail. A speaker of French and Italian, Dent is also collaborating on a translation of works by the French short story writer Cyrille Fleischman. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
Sam MartoneContests, Prose