Please send as much poetry or prose as you like. Whole manuscripts are welcome. 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 Published and unpublished writings are equally welcome.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 Dan Beachy-Quick. Multiple entries are welcome. The deadline is January 31st, 2018. The final decision will be announced here in late winter 2018. In the event that none of the entries meets our standards, no winner will be declared. The winner will be published in Volume 8 of The Winter Anthology and receive a $1000 honorarium. Finalists will also be considered for publication.
To enter electronically, go to thewinteranthology.submittable.com/submit
The winner of the 2016 Winter Anthology Contest is J. Bowers for her story “Fred W. Loring and His Mule, ‘Evil Merodach’ 48 Hours Before Death,” selected by Donna Stonecipher
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.”