Contest Guidelines

Slippery Elm Prize Guidelines

  • $1000 prizes in Poetry & Prose
  • Submissions open annually in May, and close at midnight EST on September 1st.
  • All contest entrants will receive a copy of the winning issue and be considered for publication. 
  • All entries should be original and previously unpublished. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine.
  • $15 entry fee for up to 3 poems (no line/length limit) or one essay or story (5000 words maximum).  Multiple entries are fine.
  • All entries must be sent through our Submittable interface.

Submit here.

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