The Curt Johnson Prose Award

One of the many things we try to do here at the PSP is to provide our students and our readers with updates about events and contests that might interest them. That’s why we’re posting today about the Curt Johnson Prose Award, sponsored by decemberĀ magazine. You might know of them as the first publication to print work by Raymond Carver, and they have a rich history of promoting new writing talent in the years since, too.

This year, the judges include Roxanne Gay and Lily King, and the contest will provide a $1,500 top prize for first place with $500 prizes for honorable mention in both fiction and nonfiction. Work may be up to 8,000 words, and the submission period is currently open. The $20 entry fee covers your copy of the awards issue as well.

For more information about this contest, or to send in your short stories, check out the guidelines here.