Editors' Prize

Jabberwock Review’s Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize in Fiction and Poetry

Editors' Prize Submissions

Accepted January 15 - March 15th


Fiction and Poetry 

Entry Fees

$15 entry fee


Each winner will receive $500 and publication.


DEADLINE: March 15

  • One winner in fiction and one in poetry each receive $500 and publication in Jabberwock Review.
  • All finalists are considered for publication.
  • All entrants receive a one-year (two-issue) subscription beginning with the prize-winning issue.
  • Each fiction entry should consist of a single short story of any length—though please keep in mind that our entire journal runs 90-100 pages. (Novel excerpts may be submitted if they are self-contained.)
  • Each poetry entry should consist of 1-3 poems. The winning entry may be for a single poem or group of poems.
  • Entry Fee: $15, which includes a one-year (two-issue) subscription to Jabberwock Review. (If you enter more than once, your subscription will be extended—or else note in the comments section where you would like your additional subscription sent as a gift.)

Please Note:

  • Entries will be read anonymously (blindly). For that reason, do not include any identifying information on the manuscript or file name.
  • Entries with identifying information will be disqualified from the contest, but will still be considered for publication.
  • All manuscripts uploaded by 11:59 p.m. on March 15 will be considered
  • All manuscripts must be original and previously unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome; if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it through the submissions manager.
  • Current students or staff of Mississippi State University and previous winners of the prize are ineligible for the Editors’ Prize, though finalists are eligible.

Questions? Please drop us a line at jabberwockreview@english.msstate.edu.


To submit to the Editors' Prize, click HERE.