Milton Kessler Memorial Prize in Poetry

Milton Kessler—poet and teacher—was a great friend and mentor to students in the Creative Writing program at Binghamton University. In honor of his dedication to the development of writers, Harpur Palate is pleased to award the annual Milton Kessler Poetry Prize in his name. Information about our 2020 prize, judged by Tina Chang, can be found HERE.

AWARD: $500 and publication in the winter/spring issue

READING PERIOD: September 1-November 15

GUIDELINES: Poems in any style, form, or genre are welcome, provided they are no more than five pages long and previously unpublished. The fee is $18 for each entry of five poems and includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. You may submit as many times as you wish, but no more than five poems per entry fee.

Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, email address, and story title. Your name should appear only on the cover letter and nowhere else on the manuscript.

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Harpur Palate Prize in Creative Nonfiction

We are pleased to award the Harpur Palate Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Developed by former Editor-in-Chief Marissa Schwalm, the prize is awarded annually. Information about our 2020 prize, judged by Justin Hocking, can be found HERE.

AWARD: $500 and publication in the winter/spring issue

READING PERIOD: September 1-November 15

GUIDELINES: Essays in any style, form, or genre are welcome, provided that they are no longer than 8,000 words. The fee is $18 for each entry and includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. You may submit as many times as you wish, but no more than one essay per entry fee.

Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, email address, and essay title. Your name should appear only on the cover letter and nowhere else on the manuscript.

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John Gardner Memorial Prize in Fiction

John Gardner—prose writer and teacher—was a great friend and mentor to students in the Creative Writing program at Binghamton University. In honor of his dedication to the development of writers, Harpur Palate is pleased to award the annual John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction in his name.

AWARD: $500 and publication in the summer/fall issue

READING PERIOD: February 1-April 15

GUIDELINES: Short stories in any style, form, or genre are welcome, provided that they are no more than 8,000 words long and previously unpublished. The fee is $18 for each entry of one story and includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. You may submit as many times as you wish, but no more than one story per entry fee.

Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, email address, and story title. Your name should appear only on the cover letter and nowhere else on the manuscript.

SUBMIT