The editors of Still: The Journal announce the 2019 Literary Contests for fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Contest entries should be in keeping with our publishing mission which states: “Our emphasis is on the literature of the Appalachian region, and we are committed to publishing excellent writing that does not rely on clichés and stereotypes. We want to feature writing that exemplifies the many layers and complexities of the region or that is written by an author with a connection to the region.”
$275 each for first-place winners of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and publication in Still: The Journal, 31: Fall 2019. All other contest entries will be considered for possible publication. Previous first-prize contest winners are ineligible to enter 2019 contests in the same genre but may submit to other genres.
Submitted contest entries must be unpublished and should not have previously appeared in print or online in any form, temporarily or permanently, including blogs, social media, and websites.
Simultaneous entries are accepted. Please let us know if your submissions will be published elsewhere before the contest ends.
An entry is defined as: one short story, or one creative nonfiction piece, or up to three poems.