2016 AWARD WINNERS

Washington Square Review is proud to announce the 2016 Washington Square Review Award recipients, each of whom will receive $500 and publication in our Fall 2016 issue. Big congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who participated!

FICTION (SELECTED BY marie-helene bertino): nick kocz, “pacto del olvido”

Nick Kocz's stories have appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Florida Review, Mid-American Review, and Web Conjunctions.

FLASH FICTION & NON-FICTION (SELECTED BY SAÏD SAYRAFIEZADEH): Tara deal, “study abroad”

Tara Deal is the author of Palms Are Not Trees After All (winner of the 2007 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize from Texas Review Press) and Wander Luster (poetry chapbook, Finishing Line Press). Her work has also appeared in Alimentum, Beecher’s, The Common, failbetter, Sugar House Review, Tampa Review Online, and West Branch, among others. And her shortest story can be found in Hint Fiction (Norton). She lives in New York City.

POETRY (SELECTED BY NATALIE DIAZ): Sarah bates, “But beetles”

Sarah Bates studies poetry in the MFA program at Northern Michigan University, where she is also an associate editor for the literary journal Passages North. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Josephine Quarterly, The Normal School, First Class Lit, Pacifica, and Dirty Chai

2017 AWARD GUIDELINES

Award submissions will open December 1 and are due by February 1, 2017. Judges will be announced closer to the date. Please send your submissions via Submittable. The submission fee is $10, and includes a one-year subscription to Washington Square Review. Each winner receives $500. 

FICTION: 

Please submit one short story, up to 20 pages in length. Multiple entries require separate reading fees. The winner receives $500 and publication in a forthcoming issue of Washington Square

FLASH FICTION AND NON FICTION:

Submissions may be fiction or non-fiction, but must not exceed 500 words. Multiple entries require separate reading fees. The winner receives $500 and publication in a forthcoming issue of Washington Square

POETRY:

Please submit up to 3 poems, (maximum of 6 pages total). Multiple entries require separate reading fees. The winner receives $500 and publication in a forthcoming issue of Washington Square