Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose has begun to accept submissions for its 2017 literary prizes.  Guidelines for the contest, which begins officially on July 1, are available below by genre or below.  More information about Dogwood and our new issue can be found here.

The poetry judge for this year's contest will be Michele Glazer, who is the author of three books of poems, most recently, On Tact, & the Made Up World (Iowa). She teaches in and directs the MFA and BFA programs at Portland State University.

The fiction judge for this year's contest is Karen Osborn, the author of four novels: Patchwork, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Between Earth and Sky, The River Road, and Centerville, which won the Independent Publishers Award in 2013. Her poetry has been published in numerous literary journals, anthologies, and magazines, including The Southern Review, Poet Lore, The Seattle Review, The Wisconsin Review, The Montana Review, Clapboard House, The Hollins Critic, and Kansas Quarterly. She was a finalist for the Dzanc Mid-Career Novel Award in 2012 and the Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University in 2013. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts and teaches creative writing and fiction writing at Mt. Holyoke College.

Stay tuned for announcement of the judge in nonfiction, to be announced in the next few weeks.

CausewayLit, the online version of Dogwood, will soon be accepting submissions on its own site and is no longer accepting submissions here.  Those who submitted to Causeway Lit through this site will be contacted by the editors as their decisions are made.  More information about Causeway Lit can be found here.


Contest Submission Guidelines

Fiction and Nonfiction Submission Guidelines

  • Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 22 pages using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please double space and use 12-point font.
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.

Poetry Submission Guidelines

  • Submit one, two, or three poems (max ten pages)
  • Please include all poems in one document.
  • Please single space and use 12-point font.
  • In the submission manager, please include the titles of all poems in your submission title (rather than "Three Poems").
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.

Deadline: September 5, 2016





Ends on 9/5/2016$ 10.00
$ 10.00
  • Submit one, two, or three poems (max ten pages)
  • Please include all poems in one document.
  • Please single space and use 12-point font.
  • In the submission manager, please include the titles of all poems in your submission title (rather than "Three Poems").
  • Include a brief bio in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
Ends on 9/5/2016$ 10.00
$ 10.00
  •    Submit nonfiction up to 22 pages using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please double space and use 12-point font.
  • Include a brief bio in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
Ends on 9/5/2016$ 10.00
$ 10.00
  • Submit fiction of up to 22 pages using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please double space and use 12-point font.
  • Include a brief bio in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the mss.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if Dogwood is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
Ends on 9/5/2016$ 3.00
$ 3.00

Please submit up to 25 pages of fiction here if you do not want to be considered for the contest. We are asking for a $3 fee to support the work of the journal.

Ends on 9/5/2016$ 3.00
$ 3.00

Please submit up to 25 pages of nonfiction here if you do not want to be considered for the contest. We are asking for a $3 fee to support the work of the journal.

Ends on 9/5/2016$ 3.00
$ 3.00

Please submit up to 3 poems totaling no more than 15 pages here if you do not want to be considered for the contest. We are asking for a $3 fee to support the work of the journal.