Boulevard is accepting entries for its annual short fiction contest for emerging writers. The winner will receive US$1500 and have their story published in the magazine.
Boulevard is an American literary magazine established in 1985 and based at St. Louis University in Missouri. Boulevard aims to publish the finest in fiction, poetry and non-fiction and was described by Poet Laureate Daniel Hoffman as ‘one of the half-dozen best literary journals’. The magazine has been edited throughout its history by Richard Burgin, a five-time Pushcart Prize winner.
Boulevard’s Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers is only open people who have not yet published a book of fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. Stories may be up to 8000 words and must be previously unpublished.
The 2015 contest was won by Joshua Idaszak for his story ‘The Last Laz of Krypton’.
An entry fee of $16 is payable but all entrants will receive a one-year subscription to the magazine. The contest is open to writers around the world and entries may be submitted online or in hard copy.
Entries for the Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers close on 31 December 2016. For full entry information and conditions visit the Boulevard website.
Between 1 October and 1 May, Boulevard also welcomes unsolicited submissions from both established and emerging writers. The minimum payment for prose is $100, maximum $300.