Best New Writing accepts nominations for both the Hoffer Award (fiction and creative nonfiction less than 10,000 words) and the Gover Prize (fiction and creative nonfiction less than 500 words) exclusively by electronic submission. We also accept potential cover art for our annual edition. All submissions are reviewed quarterly following the last day of March, June, September, and December. You will receive a response within two weeks of those dates. It is highly recommended that you read a volume of Best New Writing prior to sending your work. It is an inexpensive publication. Alternatively, you may ask your librarian to request a copy.
Simultaneous submissions cannot be considered. Please, no more than one submission per quarter. This award is for unpublished stories. If your story was previously published, including on-line publications, please do not submit it. To send us your story or artwork, please click on the link below.
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