Submission of Manuscript
Submit a manuscript of short fiction on any theme up to 5,000 words in English. It must be double-spaced on standard paper and bound only with a clip. Electronic submissions are not allowed.
Include two title pages: one with the manuscript title and the author’s contact information (name, address, phone, email), and the other with only the manuscript title. (The author’s name must not appear on or within the manuscript.)
Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want to be notified when your manuscript is received. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send your only copy.
Include a nonrefundable reading fee of $20 for each manuscript submitted. Make the check payable to Truman State University Press. If you prefer to pay by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, include your credit card number, expiration date, cardholder name, and signature.
Manuscripts must be postmarked by September 30 each year.
Manuscripts should be sent to:
The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize
Truman State University Press
100 East Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
Your manuscript may be under consideration elsewhere, but please inform TSUP if it is accepted for publication. More than one manuscript may be submitted annually to The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize, but only one prize issue is offered for each author’s multiple entries (and each requires a separate fee).
The final judge will be announced after the finalists have been selected in January. Previous judges include Jaimy Gordon, Kellie Wells, and Gordon Weaver.
Previously published stories are not eligible. Current Truman State University faculty, staff, and students are not eligible to compete.
See also The Chariton Review