CONTEST DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15TH. 

SUBMIT REGULAR SUBMISSIONS OF POEMS, FICTION, AND NONFICTION THROUGH THE "SUBMIT HERE" LINK. 

  Our theme is THE NATURE OF NATURE AND HUMAN NATURE.

PRIZES
            **First Place in each genre$1300 and publication.** 
             **Second Place in each genre$300 and publication. **
                          **Honorable Mention:  Publication.** 

                                        2022 FINAL JUDGES:
JACQUELINE JOHNSON: JOY HARJO POETRY PRIZE
DEBORAH MIRANDA: BARRY LOPEZ NONFICTION PRIZE
       LAURA PRITCHETT: RICK DEMARINIS SHORT STORY PRIZE
                            
GUIDELINES: Submit up to three unpublished poems (100 line limit each), one unpublished short story or creative nonfiction piece (5000 word limit), any subject, any style, between August 31, 2022 and midnight November 1, 2022.  

                               SUBMIT HERE

AUTHOR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ON THE SUBMISSION!$25 reading fee ($3 is charged by Submittable.) You will be instructed how to pay by our submission service. All prose must be double-spaced. 12 point font. No relatives of or employees of CUTTHROAT,  no friends, family or  students of judges  are eligible  for prizes. UNPUBLISHED stories, poems and nonfiction only. 

                  Winners will be notified by December 31, 2022.