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Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest

Submissions to our 2022 contest open on Nov. 15.

Quarter After Eight Short Prose Contest

Contest Submission Guidelines for 2022

Prize: $1,008.15 + Publication
Judge: Kirstin Valdez Quade
Submissions Open: Nov. 30, 2022

Submit up to three previously unpublished pieces of 500 words or fewer. Send us your best prose poems, short-short stories, micro-essays, etc. To read the work of past winners, see our Table of Contents page.

The entry fee is $15 for three pieces and includes complimentary digital access to QAE volume 28.
Include a title page with your address, phone number, and the title(s) of your submission.
All entries will be considered for publication in Quarter After Eight.

We no longer accept submissions by mail. All entries must be made online through our Submittable page. See link below.

Submissions open on Nov. 15, 2022.

Submit Your Work

Our 2022 Contest Judge

 Kirstin Valdez Quade, portrait
Kirstin Valdez Quade