Contest Guidelines

Poetry Award: $1000 First Prize and Publication
Fiction Award:
$1000 First Prize and Publication

Finalist Judge Poetry: Dick Allen
Finalist Judge Fiction: Ron Rash

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit fiction up to 25 pages or three poems (max ten pages).
  • Include a $10 reading fee per story or group of three poems; make check payable to Fairfield University.
  • Include an SASE for notification; mss. not returned.
  • Include a brief bio, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • All entries will be considered for publication.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
  • Announcement of winning entries will be made in Spring 2008.

Submit by October 15, 2008

Kim Bridgford, Editor
English Dept.
Fairfield University
North Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

Contest Deadline: Postmarked by October 15, 2008

Winners and Finalists to be published in Spring 2009 Issue of Dogwood
















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