SUBMISSIONS

CutBank reads general submissions for print issues from September 15 through February 1.  

We accept submissions in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.  Please read the submission guidelines for your selected genre closely.  

If you are unfamiliar with CutBank, we strongly recommend that you read a few issues of the magazine before submitting.  You can purchase a sample issue or the most recent issue at cutbankonline.org/shop or by selecting it from the list below.

CutBank Contests, including the Patricia Goedicke Prize for Poetry, Montana Prize for Fiction, and Montana Prize for Creative Nonfiction, are open November 9-January 15.  There is a $20 reading fee for each prize, and one winner from each genre will be awarded $500.  Again, please read submission guidelines closely.  

The annual CutBank Chapbook Competition will be open January 1-March 31.  Contest entry is $20 and one winner will be awarded $1000 and publication of the chapbook.  Please read submission guidelines carefully.

Thank you for your interest in CutBank and for supporting the magazine.  We look forward to reading your work!






Ends on February 1, 2019

Fiction submissions should be double spaced.  DO NOT include any contact info in the document, but do list that in the cover letter.  We are unable to read unsolicited submissions of more than 8,500 words.

Please only submit unpublished, original work. Include a cover letter with a brief biography and contact info including name, address, phone number and email address.  We're always happy to accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. 

We appreciate the opportunity to read your work, however please do not submit again until you hear back from us. Response time is typically 2 to 4 months. Thank you for submitting!

Ends on February 1, 2019

Nonfiction submissions should be double-spaced. DO NOT include contact info in the document, but be sure to list it in the cover letter.  We are unable to read unsolicited submissions of more than 8,500 words.

Please only submit unpublished, original work.  Include a cover letter with a brief biography and contact info including name, address, phone number and email address.  We're always happy to accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. 

We appreciate the opportunity to read your work, however please do not submit again until you hear back from us. Response time is typically 2 to 4 months. Thank you for submitting!

Ends on February 1, 2019

Poetry submissions may include up to five poems.  All poems should be uploaded as one file, with page breaks between poems.  DO NOT include any contact information in the document, but be sure to include it in your cover letter.

Please only submit unpublished, original work. Include a cover letter with a brief biography and contact info including name, address, phone number and email address. We're always happy to accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. To withdraw your entire submission, use Submittable. To withdraw part of your submission, email us at editor.cutbank[at]gmail[dot]com.

We appreciate the opportunity to read your work, however, please do not submit again until you hear back from us. Response time is typically 2 to 4 months. Thank you for submitting!

CutBank Literary Magazine is seeking interesting, compelling fiction and nonfiction prose - in 750 words or fewer. Lyric essays, prose poems, short essays, vignettes - send us your best, most dazzling short form prose. 

This year's guest judge will be announced soon!‚Äč

Contest Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions will be accepted through the Submittable submission manager. Print or email submissions will not be considered. Please include a brief cover letter, biography and contact information in the form provided - please do not include identifying information in the body of your submission.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are certainly welcome; however, please withdraw your CutBank submission immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Submissions should be double spaced, no more than 750 words.
  • Submission fee of $7 includes consideration for CutBank's $500 flash prose prize and publication in CutBank 90. Two runners-up will be awarded $50 and publication in CutBank 90. All other submissions will be considered with submissions for the print edition of CutBank Literary Magazine. 
  • We will accept submissions for Big Sky, Small Prose between August 16 and September 30, 2018.



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