Contest is in full swing!

Earlier this week, students in Fairfield University’s low-residency MFA program began reading submissions and deliberating about what we loved and what we wanted to see in the handful of fiction we’d begun to consider.

The view outside was lovely, but we were all hunched over our text, thinking about your work.

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And this is on an overcast day…

There’s still time to submit as the work from authors is rolling in. We have a deadline of Sept. 5, with a prize of $1000  to one winning entry, with two additional entries receiving $250 each.

In the fall, we’ll continue screening with the help of MFA student and Dogwood associate editor John Faugno. Finally, around the first of the year, we’ll have a batch ready to send to our judges: Jill Christman in nonfiction, Mark Neely in poetry, and Rachel Basch in fiction.

Here are a few more details, with everything else on the contest announcement page. The grand prize winner will be chosen from winners in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Entry fee is $10; all submissions considered for publication in the 14th annual edition. Non-contest entries will also be considered; please submit under the “Non-Contest” tab with the $3 processing fee. Results of the contest will be announced in Spring 2015 and published in the 2015 issue of Dogwood. All entrants receive an electronic PDF of the journal. Please use our online submission manager for your submissions.


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