CONTESTS




THE MILTON KESSLER MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR POETRY
The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate.

Opens: September 1
Postmark Deadline: November 15

Contest Guidelines
Harpur Palate accepts previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre.  The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate.  No more than five poems per entry.  Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate.


All poems entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning poem appears.  Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and poem titles.  Entrant's name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.


We prefer online submissions which you can do here: Harpur Palate Online Submissions


For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:
Milton Kessler Poetry Contest
Harpur Palate
English Department
Binghamton University
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY  13902-6000



THE HARPUR PALATE PRIZE FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION

The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate.


Opens: September 1
Postmark Deadline: November 15

Contest Guidelines
Harpur Palate accepts previously unpublished creative nonfiction short story submissions shorter than 8000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish.  The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate.  No more than one piece per entry.  Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate.

All creative nonfiction submissions entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning story appears.  Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and story's title.  Entrant's name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.

We prefer online submissions which you can do here: Harpur Palate Online Submissions

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:

Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Contest
Harpur Palate
English Dept.
Binghamton University
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY  13902-6000


THE JOHN GARDNER MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR FICTION
The annual winner receives a $500 Prize and publication in summer issue of Harpur Palate.


Opens: February 1
Postmark Deadline: April 15


Contest Guidelines
Short story submissions should be previously unpublished and shorter than 8000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. The entry fee is $15 per story and includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate


All submissions will be considered for publication and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning submission appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, your preferred e-mail address and story title. Entrant's name should appear only on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.


We prefer online submissions which you can do here: Harpur Palate Online Submissions

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:
John Gardner Fiction Contest
Harpur Palate
English Dept.
Binghamton University
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY  13902-6000