WINNER will receive $1,000 and a year's subscription to Bayou Magazine.
FINALISTS will be named on our website.
All submissions will be considered for publication.
The 2018 Judge of the James Knudsen Prize in Fiction is Marcy Dermansky.
- Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work of fiction, no longer than 7500 words.
- Reading fee: $20, includes a contest issue.
- You may enter more than one story, but each submission must be uploaded separately with its own entry fee.
- We accept novel excerpts if the submission stands alone as a complete short story.
-Please enter your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission into our online form. DO NOT include your name on the pages of the story. Any story with identifying material will be disqualified.
NOTE: We subscribe to the CLMP contest code of ethics. UNO students and alumni are ineligible. All current and former Bayou staff, previous contest winners, and current or former students of the judge are ineligible to submit.