Every year, from January 1 to January 31, Crazyhorse accepts entries for our Prizes in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction. Winners in each genre receive $2,000.00 and publication in Crazyhorse.
All manuscripts entered must be original and previously unpublished. Upload them through our submission manager. All entries are considered for publication. Contest submissions sent by mail or e-mail, or outside of the submission period, will not be read. Winners will be announced on our website by June 1.
Each manuscript entered requires a reading fee of $20 per manuscript, which includes a one-year/two-issue subscription to Crazyhorse. More than one manuscript may be entered. For each additional manuscript entered and entry fee paid, your subscription to Crazyhorse will extend by one year/two issues. Subscriptions begin with Crazyhorse Number 84, Fall 2013.
Recent judges include Tony Earley, Lia Purpura, Martha Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, Jaimy Gordon, Aimee Bender, Ann Patchett, Ha Jin, Carl Phillips, Richard Jackson, Larissa Szporluk, James Tate, and Billy Collins.