Please send up to 10 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose. Send writings of which you are the sole author and that were not written earlier than 1999. Published and unpublished writings are equally welcome. To get a sense of our aesthetics, see our previous volumes. All work will be read by the editors, with finalists judged by Richard Kenney. Multiple entries are welcome. The deadline is January 31st, 2016. The final decision will be announced here in late winter 2016. In the event that none of the entries meets our standards, no winner will be declared. The winner will be published in Volume 6 of The Winter Anthology and receive a $1000 honorarium. Finalists will also be considered for publication.

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previous winners

2014, judged by Srikanth Reddy: Meg Matich, for her poem “Cantilevered Star,” and Andrew Seguin, for his poem “Last Visit to Chalon.”

2013, judged by Andrew Zawacki: Robert Shuster for his story “A Solution to the Barber Paradox.”

2012, judged by Cole Swensen: Steven Toussaint for selections from his long poem “Fiddlehead”: “the sentient flies,” “and woke in a flood,” and “the sapphirous eye of transits.”

2011, judged by Lisa Russ Spaar: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram for “With a Candle for a Head.”