Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose
The Cincinnati Review invites submissions for the annual Robert and Adele Schiff Prose and Poetry Awards. One winning poem and prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2014 prize issue, and winning authors will receive $1000 each. All entries will be considered for publication in The Cincinnati Review.
Writers may submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 40 pages of prose, per entry. Previously published manuscripts, including works that have appeared online (in any form) will not be considered. There are no restrictions as to form, style, or content; all entries will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable under the condition that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Entry fee is $20, which includes a one-year subscription to The Cincinnati Review. We will be accepting submissions only through our online submission manager, so contestants will pay the fee through that system. Please do not include the writer’s name or any identifying information in the manuscript file, as submissions will be judged blindly. Instead, insert a cover letter with the writer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email, and the title(s) of the work(s) submitted in the “comments” section of the online submission manager.
Note to international entrants: Our payment gateway requires you to enter a US state or territory AND a zip code as part of your address. We suggest you use “OH” for the state and “45202″ for the zip. If you already have an account with us, you’ll need to change this information on your account page before submitting payment. After your payment goes through, you can change it back.
All entries will receive equal consideration.
Submissions will be accepted through our online submission manager from June 1 to July 15.
Winners will be notified October 1, and an announcement will appear on our website and in the Winter 2014 issue. Winning entries will be published in the Summer 2014 issue.