Submissions are CLOSED. We look forward to reading your work!
We look forward to reading your work.
We are pleased to announce Rita Mae Brown (Fiction) and Amy Chua (Nonfiction) will judge our 2019 Curt Johnson Prose Awards. $1,500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue for First Place (fiction and nonfiction); $500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue for honorable mention (fiction and nonfiction) all finalists will be listed in the awards issue.
Rita Mae Brown is the legendary award-winning author of Rubyfruit Jungle, more than 50 other novels, memoirs, poetry collections, and screenplays. Winner of 2015 Lambda Literary Pioneer Award. She is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; the Runnymede novels, including Six of One and Cakewalk; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; In Her Day; and many other books. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia, and is a Master of Foxhounds and the huntsman. http://www.ritamaebrownbooks.com
Amy Chua is the best-selling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, The Triple Package, and Political Tribes, and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Chua is a lawyer, academic, and writer. She graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her expertise is in international business transactions, law and development, ethnic conflict, and globalization and the law. https://www.amychua.com
Our submission period is CLOSED.
Maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Name and address on cover letter only. $20 entry fee includes copy of Awards issue.
AUTHOR NAME OR OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR IN YOUR TITLE OR ANYWHERE ON YOUR UPLOADED OR HARD COPY DOCUMENT.
december accepts submissions online through Submittable.
We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally provide a response within six weeks.
december also accepts submissions through the U.S. mail. If submitting by mail, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage, your $20.00 entry fee (check or cash), and indicate if you would like your manuscript returned. Multiple entries accepted with additional $20.00 entry fee per submission.
december assumes no responsibility for delayed, lost, or damaged manuscripts.
Address postal submissions and correspondence to:
P.O. Box 16130
St. Louis, MO 63105