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The 2016 Joy Harjo Poetry Award, Barry Lopez Creative Nonfiction Award & Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award:
For more information call 1-970-903-7914or email us @ cutthroatmag@gmail.com
    Mail manuscripts to:  CUTTHROAT Literary Award(specify genre)
P.O. Box 2414
   Durango, CO 81302
             **First Prize in each genre: $1250 and publication.** 
             **Second Prize in each genre: $250 and publication. **
                          **Honorable Mention:  Publication.**          
                                                   2016 JUDGES 

Submit up to three unpublished poems (100 line limit each), one unpublished short story or creative nonfiction piece (5000 word limit), any subject, any style, postmarked BY OCTOBER 20, 2016. MAIL ENTRIES:  Author name must not appear on MS.  Include cover sheet with name, address, phone, email, genre and title(s). MUST include SASE for announcement of winners. A stamped postcard for receipt of ms. is optional.  Manuscripts must be in 12 point font. All paper manuscripts are recycled.  DO NOT STAPLE STORIES, ESSAYS OR POEMS!  Submit as often as  you wish  (online and mail). Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as writer informs us.  $18 fee for all entries. Make checks payable to Raven's Word Writers. ONLINE ENTRIES:  Do not include a cover sheet. AUTHOR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON MS!  $18 entry fee. You will be instructed how to pay this by our submission service. Fiction must be double-spaced. 12 point font. No relatives of or employees of CUTTHROAT,  no friends or students of judges are eligible for these prizes. No stories or poems that have been published or have won contests are eligible.   All winners will be notified 
                                              by December 31, 2016.

                         WE PREFER ONLINE SUBMISSIONS!!!                        
                 Thank you to all the writers who submitted last year6
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