Word doc and docx formats only. All fiction entries must be double-spaced in 12 pt. Times New Roman. Poetry entries use industry standards.

• Send no more than one short story/novel excerpt per entry.  Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is sent for each.

• Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify Bosque Press as soon as possible if a submitted story or poem is accepted elsewhere.

• Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Bosque's definition of publishing includes electronic publishing.

• Prior Bosque Press poetry and fiction first and second place winners are not eligible for entry.

Ends on April 1, 2019$22.00

Bosque Press announces the 9th annual bosque Fiction Prize for writers 40 and over; submit March 1 – April 1, 2019: 

5000 word  limit (there is no minimum); one short story or self-contained novel excerpt accepted. Multiple submissions accepted if submitted separately. Standard formatting required: double-space throughout, use 12-pt. Times New Roman font, and number pages.

Please submit in doc or docx word formats only

First Prize: $1000 honorarium + publication in bosque issue 9
all submissions will be considered for publication.

Final Judge: Julie Williams

bio: Julie Williams is a writer and mixed-media artist living in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She has two published novels, the award-winning novel-in-poems, ESCAPING TORNADO SEASON (HarperCollins 2004) and DRAMA QUEENS IN THE HOUSE (Macmillan, 2014). Her four-part poem, “Memorial Day,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She was an adjunct professor for many years at California State University, Northridge, teaching performance studies classes and doing administrative work for the Educational Opportunity Program. She is a member of the Loft Literary Center and of WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota). 

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