The Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction closing soon!

There’s still time to submit to our Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, dear writers! Why not beat the crowd and submit today?

Every year, we’re amazed by the talent in our prizes submissions. And this year, celebrated writers David James Poissant and Marcia Aldrich will be judging. We couldn’t be more excited!

The contests close January 31st. We hope to read your work soon!

About our judges:


David James Poissant is the author of The Heaven of Animals: Stories (Simon & Schuster, 2014). His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, The New York Times, One Story, Playboy, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and in the New Stories from the South and Best New American Voices anthologies. His writing has been awarded the Matt Clark Prize, the George Garrett Fiction Award, the RopeWalk Fiction Chapbook Prize, and the Alice White Reeves Memorial Award from the National Society of Arts & Letters, as well as awards from The Chicago Tribune and The Atlantic and Playboy magazines. He is currently at work on a novel, Class, Order, Family, also forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida and lives in Orlando with his wife and daughters.


Marcia Aldrich is the author of the free memoir Girl Rearing, published by W.W. Norton and part of the Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Series. She has been the editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Distinguished Professor of The Year Award for the state of Michigan. Companion to An Untold Story won the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is at work on Haze, a narrative of marriage and divorce during her college years and just completed a collection of essays, The Art of Being Born. Her website is


An entry fee of $15 includes a discounted subscription. Winners receive $1,000 each and publication in Volume 35.1. Early submissions are encouraged, so polish up your best and send soon! For guidelines, visit our Prizes or Submittable page. We look forward to reading your work!