The contest we’re bringing you today is open to students in high school and undergraduate programs. The Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose are sponsored by the Adroit Journal, a small, US-based literary magazine dedicated to publishing emerging writers. Submissions can be up to six poems (ten pages) or three short stories (combined 3,500 words). Participants can submit work to be considered in each category. There will be one winner per category who receives a $200 cash prize. In addition, there will be two runners-up and eight finalists recognized. The winners and runners-up will have the opportunity to have their stories or poems published in the journal. Work can be submitted through Adroit’s online submissions manager, Submittable, and the cost to enter is $12. Submissions close February 15th at 11:59pm. We encourage anyone in grades nine and beyond to enter their work into this contest!
NB: This would be a great time to create a Submittable account if you haven’t already, as many contests and publications use this to collect submissions. Read about the site here.