Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition

The Crucible poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the material is implied by submission. Entries submitted without the above information will not be considered. Manuscripts will be accepted only through May 1 of each year. Winners will be notified by October of the same year. Crucible will receive first publication rights to winning entries, after which rights will revert back to the author. Winning entries will be published in the fall issue of Crucible published by the Barton College Department of English. Fiction must be limited to 8,000 words or less. Poetry must be limited to five poems. No prizes will be given in other categories.

The Sam Ragan Poetry Prize is open to all poets. The rules stated above apply also to competition for this prize. One prize of $150 will be awarded.

All work submitted for publication is automatically considered for the prizes, and the same guidelines apply.

Prizes and Categories

Poetry:

  • $150.00 First Prize
  • $100.00 Second Prize

Fiction:

  • $150.00 First Prize
  • $100.00 Second Prize

All entries should be submitted electronically to:

crucible@barton.edu

Copies of the current Crucible may be purchased for $8.00. Back issues are also available from the Editor for $8.00 per copy.

 

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