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Writing Competition: Annual $4,000 Narrative Prize

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Annual  $4,000 Narrative Prize: You too can participate

Entries into the annual $4,000 Narrative Prize organized by Narrative Magazine Inc., is still ongoing.
The prize is awarded annually for the best short story, novel excerpt, poem, one-act play, graphic story, or nonfiction published by new or emerging writer in Narrative.
Narrative prize is one of the legitimate writing competitions in arts. To enter for this writing competition, your submission must reach Narrative Magazine on or before June 15.
Guidelines for submission

Guidelines to submissions can be found on Narrative submission page  
Where to make submission

Only digital submission for the annual award is allowed. Make your submission here 

Source of funds of Narrative Prize
Since it’s a nonprofit digital publishing firm, Narrative prize is sponsored through two major means:

From donations from individuals, organization who believes in what the firm does. 

The second means is $50 Backstage whereby premium members receive a year of access to Narrative Backstage, premium content section, and on-site recognition of generosity of a donor.

So, who is going to be the 2016 Narrative prize winner?
It’s difficult to answer that question at the moment, and I don’t think the committee can’t make that pronouncement at the moment until September this year.

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Past winners of Narrative Prize are:

Year of Award
Winning Story
Min Jin Lee
Pia Z. Enrhardt
Ned Parker
Mermer Blakeslee
Saidi Hartman
Alma Garcia
Michael Dickman
Alexi Zentner
Maud Newston
Anthony Marra
Kevin A. Gonzalez
Natalie Diaz
Kirstin Valdez
Austin Smith
Ocean Vuog
According to Narrative Magazine Inc, “The winner is announced each September, and the prize is awarded in October. The award, citing the winner’s name and the title and genre of the winning piece, is widely publicized, and each winner is cited in an ongoing listing in Narrative. The prize will be given to the best work published each year in Narrativeby a new or emerging writer, as judged by the magazine’s editors. In some years, the prize may be divided between winners, when more than one work merits the award.”

About Narrative Magazine
Narrative is a nonprofit digital publishing outfit aimed at advancing the digital literary arts. It was founded by former Esquire editor Tom Jenks and Carol Edgarian in 2003.

In addition to fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, Narrative also publishes features on craft, teaching, and other topics related to a writer’s professional life. It was the first literary magazine available for the Kindle.

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