Final Call for The Second Annual Normal Prize in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry


Fiction Prize: $1000 & Publication
Nonfiction Prize: $1000 & Publication
Poetry Prize: $1000 & Publication

Final Judges
Nonfiction: EULA BISS

Deadline March 4, 2011

1. All fiction and nonfiction submissions must be 10,087 words or less, double-spaced, 12 pt. font. Poetry submissions should not exceed five pages or five poems total. Please submit all poems in a single document.

2. All submissions will be read blind. Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.

3. There is a $20 fee per submission. When you click “Pay and Submit” you will be automatically redirected to our billing page, after which you will immediately be able to submit your document.

4. Please, no previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you notify editors should your piece be accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also permitted, but each submission should be accompanied by the $20 fee.

5. Submissions for the second annual contest are only accepted online between January 1 and March 4, 2011. Please visit our submission manager to enter.

6. All entrants will receive a complimentary issue of The Normal School. Contest winners and finalists will be announced before the Fall 2011 issue via email. For questions, please email us at


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