we are reading for the 2019 contest now…
Prose Judge for 2019: Marcia Douglas
Marcia Douglas was born in the U.K. and grew up in Jamaica. She is the author of the novels, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: a Novel in Bass Riddim,Madam Fate and Notes from a Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells as well as a collection of poetry, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom.
Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies internationally, including Edexcel Anthology for English Language/London Examinations IGCSE, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse, The Forward Book of Poetry, Sisters of Caliban: Contemporary Women Poets of the Caribbean, Cultural Activism: Poetic Voices, Political Voices, Kingston Noir, Jubilation! Poems Celebrating 50 Years of Jamaican Independence, Mojo: Conjure Stories, Whispers from Under the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction, Caribbean Erotic: Poetry, Prose, Essays, The Art of Friction: Where (Non) Fictions Come Together, and Home: An Imagined Landscape.
Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a U.K. Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The Marvellous Equations of the Dread was longlisted for the 2016 Republic of Consciousness Prize and the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. In addition to writing, she performs a one-woman show, Natural Herstory, and teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Poetry Judge for 2019: Julie Carr
Julie Carr is the author of 10 books of poetry and prose, including Real Life: An Installation(Omindawn 2018), Objects from a Borrowed Confession (Ahsahta, 2017), and Someone Shot my Book (University of Michigan Press, 2018). Earlier books include 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta, 2010), RAG (Omnidawn, 2014), and Think Tank (Solid Objects, 2015). With Jeffrey Robinson she is the co-editor of Active Romanticism (University of Alabama Press, 2015). Her co-translation of Leslie Kaplan’s Excess-The Factory was published by Commune Editions in 2018. A chapbook of prose, “The Silence that Fills the Future,” was released as a free pdf from Essay Press: http://www.essaypress.org/ep-19/
Carr was a 2011-12 NEA fellow and is a Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the English department and the Intermedia Arts Writing and Performance Ph.D. She has collaborated with dance artists K.J. Holmes and Gesel Mason. With Tim Roberts she is the co-founder of Counterpath Press, Counterpath Gallery, and Counterpath Community Garden in Denver. www.reallifeaninstallation.com; www.juliecarrpoet.com; www.counterpathpress.org
Subito encourages work that challenges accepted literary modes; we look for new voices as well as previously published writers. All entries are also considered for publication with the press. We only consider unsolicited manuscripts through these contests.
There are no page limits. No close friends or former students of our judges may submit. All submissions will be judged anonymously. Close friends, relatives, and former students of University of Colorado-Boulder creative writing faculty are not eligible. Employees or graduates of the University of Colorado-Boulder are also ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are fine but please notify Subito immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Subito Annual Prose and Poetry Contests
Subito encourages work that challenges accepted literary modes; we look for new voices as well as previously published writers.
We publish two books of innovative writing a year through our poetry and prose contests. All entries are also considered for publication with the press. We only consider unsolicited manuscripts through these contests; however, if you have a manuscript that you feel fits into our aesthetic, please query us via email.
Submissions are open through our submission manager.
Subito Press adheres to the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses Contest Code of Ethics: CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines—defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.
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