THE SUBNIVEAN AWARDS
The 2021-22 Subnivean Awards in fiction and poetry are now open. Seven finalists' work will be forwarded on to a final judge and published in the summer issue — where our two winners (one in fiction, one in poetry) will also be announced. Winners receive a blurb about their writing by the final judge who selected it, as well as $150 each. Finalists and winners will be invited to read at a virtual, spring 2022 event featuring Daniel "Lemony Snicket" Handler (back by popular demand). Catch past finalists and winners reading their work at this virtual soirée following a conversation between Daniel Handler, April Sinclair and Arisa White.
But what about general submissions?
Yes, we read those year-round.
The stories and poems that we are looking for need not fit into a particular mold; rather, we're seeking work that breaks the mold, grinds it into a fine powder, pours it in a pot of water and brings it to a boil, schleps it up a steep mountainside, drizzles it across the snow and lets it cool, there, into the desired shape.
Does your story shake awake some new nerve ending? Set the synapses firing by decimating and delighting? If so, the weird, wild, wonderful writer also known as Lemony Snicket wants to read your work.
U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera knows a thing or two about words growing wings to singe themselves on the sun. If your poetry is madly ablaze, let him offer a first home on our hearth.
PAST FINAL JUDGES:
The Subnivean Awards offer writers the chance to have their work read and blurbed by one of our luminary final judges, meet them at a virtual soiree and a bit of earn cold hard cash.