Thursday, October 02, 2008

Iron Horse Novella Competition

Iron Horse Literary Review is hosting a novella competition, judged by Ron Carlson. Carlson is the author of Five Skies, At the Jim Bridger, Plan B for the Middle Class, and numerous other novels and short story collections. He currently teaches in the creative writing program at University of California, Irvine.

The winning novella will be published in 2009 as a separate issue. Full-color cover art will reflect the novella’s content and emphasize the novella’s title, not the name of Iron Horse. The published novella will look like the single-author book that it is. The winner also receives a $1,000 honorarium.

Formatting Instructions:

Entries must be between 15,000 and 21,000 words.

Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins.

Manuscripts must be previously unpublished.

The author’s name and contact information must appear on a cover sheet, but it must NOT appear anywhere else on the manuscript.

Pages must be numbered.

Entries must include the $15 reading fee, which also purchases a subscription to Iron Horse.

Entries must also include an email address for results notification.

Mail entries to Iron Horse Literary Review, Texas Tech University, English Department, Mail Stop 43091, Lubbock, TX 79409-3091.

Postmark deadline for entries is November 15, 2008.

Entries failing to meet formatting instructions will be automatically disqualified.

Additional questions should be directed to the editors at

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