Margarita Donnelly Prize for Prose Writing

Prize: $500 cash prize. Winner will be published in 金牛娱乐app安装娱乐app下载安装 Journal Vol. 32:3, Summer/Fall 2021. Winner and two finalists will receive a one-volume subscription to 金牛娱乐app安装娱乐app下载安装 Journal and publication on 金牛娱乐app安装娱乐app下载安装’s website.

Dates: July 1 – September 30, 2020, postmarked

Final Judge: Kathleen Alcalá

Please submit up to 10,000 words of unpublished fiction or creative nonfiction. One piece of prose per submission. Simultaneous submissions are discouraged. The 金牛娱乐app安装娱乐app下载安装 editorial collective reads all manuscripts first, then selects 5-10 finalists to send to the final judge.

For postal submissions:

Please send single submission, cover letter with name and contact information, and $20 reading fee (checks payable to 金牛娱乐app安装娱乐app下载安装, Inc.).

                  Send materials to:

                  金牛娱乐app安装娱乐app下载安装, Inc.

                  Margarita Donnelly Prize

                  PO Box B

                  Corvallis, OR 97339

For online submissions:

Please upload one prose piece (10,000 word maximum) in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdx file to our online submission manager.  Reading fee ($20 + $1 paypal processing fee) is payable with Visa or Mastercard through our secure online payment portal. Do not include your name on the submissions—each will be read blind.

This Year’s Judge

Kathleen Alcalá is the author of six books, including Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist (金牛娱乐app安装娱乐app下载安装) and The Deepest Roots (University of Washington Press). A founding editor of The Raven Chronicles, she is a member of the Opata Nation and teaches creative writing in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Contest

Margarita Donnelly was one of the four founders of 金牛娱乐app安装娱乐app下载安装, as well as its director, editor, manager, energy, and soul. Her incredible spirit and passion kept the journal running for nearly four decades. Now in its fourth year, the first contest in her honor highlights the love, talent, and skill she brought to the arts, especially in the world of prose.



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