SUBMISSIONS

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 event featuring Daniel "Lemony Snicket" Handler. Catch the 2020-21 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.

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.

2021 FICTION JUDGES

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DANIEL
HANDLER

Writing something that plays with words, subverts structure, throws caution to the howling wind and messes with our minds? The weird, wild, wonderful writer also known as Lemony Snicket selected Nicole Lynn Cohen's short, experimental story in 2021. Stay tuned re. 2022... 

APRIL
SINCLAIR

The legendary April Sinclair (whose book Coffee Will Make You Black will soon become a major motion picture) chose Angie Kang's short story in 2021. Stay tuned to learn who will select 2022's timeless classic in the making. 

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2021 POETRY JUDGE

ARISA
WHITE

Distilled. Precise. Goosebump-raising and downright amazing. In 2021, luminary poet, playwright and children's book author Arisa White selected Chaun Ballard as the prize-winning author of poems that shoot from the hip, heart and head. Stay tuned re. 2022...

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