Introducing CutBank 83!

CutBank 83 Has Arrived!

CutBank 83 features the winners from our 2015 genre prizes:

January, by Ruth Madievsky, Winner of the Patricia Goedicke Prize for Poetry - selected by Matt Rasmussen

My Husband, His Stunning Dermaflorescence, by Kim Hagerich, Winner of the Montana Prize for Fiction - selected by Susan Steinberg

A Hat in the Wind, by Emry McAlear, Winner of the Montana Prize for Creative Nonfiction - Selected by Will Boast

In addition to our prize winners, our editors selected the best work from the many submissions we received.  Below are the authors featured in CutBank 83.

Poetry by:
Julie Henson
Emily Oliver
Caroline Crew
Brandon Rushton
Caiden Feldmiller
Lynne Potts
Denise Jarrott
John Surowiecki
Maxwell Shanley
Allison Reed
Eliza Rotterman
T. Zachary Cotler
Alice Gribbin
Briony Gylgayton
Marina Blitshteyn

Fiction by:

Zach VandeZande
Daniel Coshnear
Joseph Martin
Kira Archibald
Cady Vishniac
Annabel Graham

Nonfiction by:

Pamela Walters
Paul Rodgers
Olivia Worden
Paul Vega

Click HERE to purchase CutBank 83.  Thanks for your support!

*Please view our submission guidelines for upcoming submission dates.  General submissions re-open on September 15, 2015 and contest submissions re-open on November 1, 2015

Latest News and Events


Clear your calendar - CutBank's Autumn Gala is November 14!

Join us for the CutBank Autumn Gala! We'll have music, entertaining readings from this year's editors, raffle prizes, and plenty of CutBank love.

$10 general admission, $5 students. Social hour starts at 6:15pm.

Come get to know the people creating the 82nd issue of the longest running Montana literary magazine. This is our fun, annual fall event and we'd love to see you there! All are welcome!

Don't forget, there are now more ways than ever to submit

Contests open November 1

CutBank will begin accepting submissions for the Montana Prize in Fiction, the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry this Saturday. Please see our contest submission guidelines for more information.

Submit to CutBank 82 and 83

Submissions to the print edition of CutBank are open through February 1. Submission guidelines are available here.

Web-Only Features

CutBank Online is always seeking contributions to our online features, interviews and reviews. Visit our online submission guidelines or shoot us an email for more information.

CutBank Online Has A New Look!

Welcome to our newly redesigned website! Excuse us for our recent absence in your life – we missed you as much as you missed us! We’ve been hard at work developing a clean new face for CutBank Online. Things might look a little different now, but fear not.  We are still featuring all of your old favorites – the Burn Pile, Woodshop, reviews, interviews and more – and periodically, we’ll open submissions for special online features (like this summer’s All Accounts and Mixture feature).

To submit to any of our online features, send us an email at cutbankonline[at]gmail[dot]com.  Please read guidelines carefully at  For review and interview inquiries, send an email to cutbankpoetry[at]gmail[dot]com.

Check back soon for a sampling of literary links from around the web. And please, don’t hesitate to reach out with any feedback and ideas!  We love to hear from our online community!

Literary Journalism Program in Banff National Park

Victor_Dwyer4a1cd7 Dates:  July 7 – August 2, 2014. Apply by: March 15, 2014 Faculty: Ian Brown (Rogers Communications Chair), Victor Dwyer, Charlotte Gill

Imagine spending a month in Banff during the summer, with all expenses paid

Join 7 other established non-fiction writers seeking professional development with a community of peers for a fully-funded month-long creative journalism residency in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

While completing a $2,000 commission

After acceptance to the program, writers are commissioned to develop a major essay, memoir, or feature piece in consultation with one of our experienced faculty editors. On successful submission of their manuscript by the end of the residency, writers will receive a $2,000 commission fee.

In the privacy of our Leighton Artists’ Colony

In between individual consultations with faculty and round-table discussions with fellow writers and guests, participants will work on their manuscripts and enjoy the seclusion of their own space within the colony of unique studios hidden in the pine groves on Tunnel Mountain.

With unparalleled opportunities to learn from experienced professionals

Advance your professional development through work with the program chair, experienced and exacting faculty editors, as well as through peer interaction with each other. In addition, a series of outstanding guest speakers give public talks and will be available to participants for informal discussions during the residency.

Apply by March 15 for Literary Journalism at The Banff Centre this summer.

Contribute to CutBank's new online features

William Kittredge spent little time introducing CutBank’s first issue in the spring of 1973. Issue One opened with a bare-bones title page, then cut to the chase: pieces from Raymond Carver, Roberta Hill Whiteman, William Stafford and so on. Accordingly, we won’t drag our heels. As the journal celebrates its fortieth anniversary, CutBank is excited to launch a few new web features, and to invite your submissions.

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