The John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction
Opens: February 1
Postmark Deadline: April 15
The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the spring/summer issue of Harpur Palate. All submissions will be considered for publication and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning submission appears.
- Submissions should be previously unpublished
- Shorter than 8,000 words
- Entry fee: $15 (includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate)
- Cover letter with name, address, phone number, preferred email address and story title
- Checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money order made out to Harpur Palate
Entrant's name should appear only on the cover letter and not anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University. You may enter as many stories as you wish.
For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:
John Gardner Fiction Contest
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000