Deadline: January 31, 2022 (or first 200 submissions in each category)
Entry Fee: $25.00 USD
Categories: ADELAIDE POETRY AWARD 2021 ADELAIDE SHORT STORY AWARD 2021 ADELAIDE ESSAY AWARD 2021
The prize: The winning author in each category shall receive a publishing contract for a book of poetry, short stories, or essays by Adelaide Books (http://adelaidebooks.org) and a free copy of the Adelaide Literary Award Anthology 2021. The winning authors will be featured in the interview section of the Adelaide Literary Magazine April 2022 Edition and their books will be exhibited at the Brooklyn Book Festival and International Frankfurt Book Fair.
Six shortlist winner nominees in each category will be announced, recognized, and featured in the respective sections (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) of the Adelaide Literary Magazine April 2022 Edition. Each shortlist winner nominee shall receive a free copy of the Adelaide Literary Award Anthology 2021 and will be considered for a book publishing contract.
Up to thirty-three finalists in each category will be announced, recognized, and their selected works will be published in the Adelaide Literary Award Anthology 2021
Eligibility: Open to all English, Portuguese, or Spanish language authors (of any age, ethnicity, gender or orientation) for the best poem, short story, and creative nonfiction essay. Allowed length of a SINGLE submission:
- for best poem – up to five poems (in one Word document no longer than five pages single-spaced)
- for best short story – one to three short stories (together no longer than 4000 words)
- for the best essay - one to three essays (together no longer than 4000 words)
Word documents ONLY. By submitting, all authors attest that the work is their own.
The number of submissions from the same author is NOT limited. Each additional submission will be charged $20. Authors are allowed to compete in more than one category.
Submission: The author's name should not appear in the uploaded manuscript, just the title(s).
Only appropriate submissions will be eligible to enter the contest. Adelaide Literary Magazine therefore reserves the right to refuse any material for any reason.
After receiving and approving your submission, we will send you a confirmation email and a link for a secure credit card or e-check payment of the entry fee online. If we do not receive your payment, your submission will not be considered. All sales are final. There are no refunds.
Judges: Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Editors of the Adelaide Literary Magazine, together with their editorial staff will select up to thirty-three nominees and five shortlist finalists in each respective category. Stevan V. Nikolic, editor-in-chief of the Adelaide Literary Magazine will be the final judge of the prize-winning works.
The winners will be announced on February 28, 2022. Adelaide Literary Award Anthology 2021 with the best works from each category will be released on March 27, in paperback and e-book format.