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2019 Prose Contest submissions should include no more than one short story or one essay per submission in a .doc, .docx (preferred), or .PDF document. Multiple submissions are considered as long as a separate fee is paid for each. Contest winners in prose receive $1,000 and publication in Fugue's summer/fall print issue. All entries are considered for publication. *Please identify the genre of your submission in the actual file.


This year's judge for the prose contest is Aisha Sabatini Sloan. Her writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film, and pop culture. Her essay collection, The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013. Her most recent essay collection, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, was chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the 1913 Open Prose Contest and published in 2017. That book went on to be nominated for the Iowa Essay Prize, and to win CLMP’s Firecracker award for Nonfiction.

Aisha’s essays are included in the anthologies: TrespassEcotone Essayists Beyond the Boundaries of Place, Identity, and Feminism (Lookout Books 2018), Truth to Power (Cutthroat 2017), How We Speak to One Another (Coffee House Press 2017) and The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide (University of Arizona Press 2016). Her work has been named notable for the Best American Non-Required Reading and Best American Essays anthologies and nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes. She was a finalist for the inaugural Write-A-House contest in Detroit, the 2015 Disquiet Literary Prize. Learn more at aishasloan.com.

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2019 poetry contest submissions should include 1-3 poems per submission in a .doc, .docx (preferred), or .PDF document. Multiple submissions are considered as long as a separate fee is paid for each. Contest winners in poetry receive $1,000 and publication in Fugue's summer/fall print issue. All entries are considered for publication.


This year's judge for the poetry contes, Chen Chen, is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, among other honors. Bloodaxe Books will be publishing a UK Edition in June 2019. A Kundiman fellow, Chen’s work has appeared in many publications, including Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Bettering American Poetry. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. Currently he teaches as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University. With the poet Sam Herschel Wein, he co-runs the journal, Underblong. Learn more at chenchenwrites.com.


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Fugue is excited to officially invite you to submit genre fluid, hybrid-based forms, such as photo-poem mashups, collages, erasures, graphic novel excerpts, and other image-based work concerned with lyric hybridity that tells a story, asks a question, complicates a boundary, or tests a hypothesis in a way that uses the language of shape and color as well as (or in place of) text.

We are seeking pieces that surprise us, forging new connections and blurring old ones. Please initially submit your work as a .jpg or .png file if possible. We prefer 300 dpi and 1920 x 1080 pixels, but if we select your piece(s) for publication, we can talk more about image quality then. We thank you, and look forward to viewing/reading your work.


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Send us your risks and outcasts, your ugly, honest, and revealing. Send us your resistances, spells, and curses. Send us your poems that embrace the unknown, your poems from monsters and to monsters. We believe poetry is an inclusive space—we want poems with a range of identies, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, non-binaries, sexualities, races, ethnicities. We want your fresh voices and challenging poems, the ones that disrupt language, startle, surprise, and engage. 


Please send 3-5 poems with a maximum submission length of 10 pages. Please send all your poems in one document in either a .doc or .docx file.


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Send us something fresh. We want to be surprised, to read an unconventional story—a piece that pops, sticks to our eyelids. Maybe you’re taking a risk with language, plot, characterization, or structure? We won’t know until you show us what you’re up to. We're not looking for morals, but hungry questions. We want peculiar tales that couldn't be anything other than what they are. Narrative that works as a vessel for something else. Most of all: we want a voice we can't stop listening to. 

We want to magnify voices that are consciously, unconsciously, and systemically repressed. We want to be a place to help those voices get out into the world. We want to be better together.

Please submit no more than 12-15 pages. If it’s more than that, you’re taking your chances, but we’ll see if it lands. We thank you for thinking of us, and look forward to reading your work. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file.


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We are looking for prose(ish) writing that advances. Perhaps not in a straight line. Perhaps the language loops and curls. Perhaps it shatters into fragments. Perhaps it doubles back, discovers hinterlands. And perhaps that which advances isn’t so much narrative as it is structure, form, idea, or intellection. Then again, a tidy (or tiny!) narrative, well told, that sticks with us—well, we want that, too.

Please do not submit works longer than 5,000 words. We also welcome flash nonfiction (1,000 words or less). In most cases, we do not publish academic or scholarly articles, but if you’ve got a funky piece of auto-theory on your hands, give us a try. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file.

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