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 1, 2015-January 15, 2016.  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, 2016.  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 January 15, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

Open November 9 - January 15, the Montana Prize in Fiction seeks to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness. The winner, chosen by judge Alexandra Kleeman, will be featured in CutBank 86 and receive $500. All pieces will be considered for print publication. We look forward to reading your work!


CONTEST GUIDELINES:
Submissions are accepted November 9 through January 15. Submissions are accepted through our online submission manager only.  The $20 contest entry fee includes a one-year subscription to CutBank and covers the reading of a single submission in a single genre. Please send only a single work of no greater than 35 pages. Please submit only once per genre - writers are permitted to submit in multiple genres.  

Please DO NOT include any biographical information in your manuscript, but do include a short cover letter in the space provided that mentions your address (where your subscription will be sent), phone number, and email address, as well as the title of your work.  We apologize that CutBank is not able to send subscriptions to international addresses at this time.  

Author names will be removed from the pool of submissions that goes before our contest judges. Current subscribers may submit for the same $20 fee—subscriptions will be extended by one year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your submission via Submittable immediately should it be accepted elsewhere. We are unable to offer refunds.

Entrants will be notified of their submission status no later than May 15, 2017. One winner in each genre, as chosen by our guest judges, will receive a $500 award and publication in CutBank 85, our summer 2016 issue. Winners will be required to complete a W-9 form to receive payment.  All rights to selected manuscripts revert to the author upon publication. The author grants their permission to have their work electronically archived as part of CutBank 85 in EBSCO International's subscription-based research database. Current University of Montana students and faculty and former CutBank staff are not eligible for the awards.

Ends on January 15, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

Open November 9 - January 15, the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction seeks to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness. The winner, chosen by judge Peter Orner, will be featured in CutBank 86 and receive $500. All pieces will be considered for print publication. We look forward to reading your work!


CONTEST GUIDELINES:
Submissions are accepted November 9 through January 15. Submissions are accepted through our online submission manager only.  The $20 contest entry fee includes a one-year subscription to CutBank and covers the reading of a single submission in a single genre. Please send only a single work of no greater than 35 pages. Please submit only once per genre - writers are permitted to submit in multiple genres.

Please DO NOT include any biographical information in your manuscript, but do include a short cover letter in the space provided that mentions your address (where your subscription will be sent), phone number, and email address, as well as the title of your work.  We apologize that CutBank is not able to send subscriptions to international addresses at this time.  

Author names will be removed from the pool of submissions that goes before our contest judges. Current subscribers may submit for the same $20 fee—subscriptions will be extended by one year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your submission via Submittable immediately should it be accepted elsewhere. We are unable to offer refunds.

Entrants will be notified of their submission status no later than May 15, 2017. One winner in each genre, as chosen by our guest judges, will receive a $500 award and publication in CutBank 85, our summer 2016 issue. Winners will be required to complete a W-9 form to receive payment.  All rights to selected manuscripts revert to the author upon publication. The author grants their permission to have their work electronically archived as part of CutBank 85 in EBSCO International's subscription-based research database. Current University of Montana students and faculty and former CutBank staff are not eligible for the awards.

Ends on January 15, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

Open November 9 - January 15, the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry seeks to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness. The winner, chosen by judge Bob Hicok, will be featured in CutBank 86 and receive $500. All pieces will be considered for print publication. We look forward to reading your work!


CONTEST GUIDELINES:
Submissions are accepted November 9 through January 15. Submissions are accepted through our online submission manager only. The $20 contest entry fee includes a one-year subscription to CutBank and covers the reading of a single submission in a single genre. Submit up to five poems. Please submit only once per genre - writers are permitted to submit in multiple genres.  All manuscripts are considered for publication in CutBank.


Please DO NOT include any biographical information in your manuscript, but do include a short cover letter in the space provided that mentions your address (where your subscription will be sent), phone number, and email address, as well as the title of your work.  We apologize that CutBank is not able to send subscriptions to international addresses at this time.  

Author names will be removed from the pool of submissions that goes before our contest judges. Current subscribers may submit for the same $20 fee—subscriptions will be extended by one year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your submission via Submittable immediately should it be accepted elsewhere (to withdraw a single poem, email us at editor.cutbank[at]gmail[dot]com). We are unable to offer refunds.

Entrants will be notified of their submission status no later than May 15, 2017. One winner in each genre, as chosen by our guest judges, will receive a $500 award and publication in CutBank 85, our summer 2016 issue. Winners will be required to complete a W-9 form to receive payment.  All rights to selected manuscripts revert to the author upon publication. The author grants their permission to have their work electronically archived as part of CutBank 85 in EBSCO International's subscription-based research database. Current University of Montana students and faculty and former CutBank staff are not eligible for the awards.

Ends on February 1, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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!