THE SUBNIVEAN AWARDS
The 2022-23 Subnivean Awards in fiction and poetry are now open.
Five finalists' work will be
forwarded on to Kazim Ali or Joan Silber
published in the summer 2023 issue
featured at our hallmark Subnivean Awards event, which is promoted to thousands at SUNY and beyond
Two winners (one in poetry, one in fiction) will also receive
a blurb by Kazim Ali or Joan Silber
a $150 prize
Peruse prior finalists' work, or catch them reading at our virtual Subnivean Awards, in Issue 5. (Following the reading, final judges Daniel "Lemony Snicket" Handler and U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera discuss writing, and announce our two most recent winners: Zach Swiss and Lauren Holguin.)
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.
Entering the CNY New Writers Award
Click the button below for guidelines.
The Subnivean Awards offer writers the chance to have their work read and blurbed by one of our luminary final judges, read at avirtual soiree and a bit of earn cold hard cash.