2017 Annual Writing Contest Submissions

Fugue's Annual Writing Contest is open January 1st through March 31st. We accept submissions of both poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction). Multiple submissions are accepted as long as separate fees are paid. For poetry submissions, please send between 1-3 poems. For prose submissions, please send no more than one short story or one essay. This year our judges include Edan Lepucki (prose) and Traci Brimhall (poetry). Contest winners in poetry and prose each receive $1000 and publication in the upcoming summer/fall issue.

To submit to our contest, click here.


General Submissions

Submissions are accepted online only. Poetry, fiction and nonfiction submissions are accepted September 1 through May 1. All material received outside of this period will neither be read nor considered for publication. General submissions must be submitted along with a required submission fee of $3.00 per submission to help pay for online submission services. Multiple submissions will be considered with a separate submission fee for each. All contributors to Fugue receive payment, via check, for their work and a complimentary copy of the journal in which their work appears.

Please send no more than six poems, two short-shorts, one story, or one essay per submission.

Submissions in more than one genre should be submitted separately and require separate submission fees. We consider simultaneous submissions (submissions sent concurrently to another journal or journals) as long as you notify us immediately if a piece you submitted simultaneously has been accepted elsewhere. We try to respond to submissions within 3-6 months, though this varies in the middle and at the end of submission periods when submission volumes are high.

To submit either a general or contest submission, click here.