CutBank Submissions Calendar

Print Editions

General submissions are open from September 15 through February 1 for poetry (5 per submission), visual art (5 files per submission), fiction, and creative nonfiction up to 8,500 words. Electronic submissions only, guidelines here.

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Over $3,000.00 awarded annually!
Electronic submissions only, guidelines here.

  • The Montana Prize in Fiction
    November 9 - February 1

  • The Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction
    November 9 - February 1

  • The Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry
    November 9 - February 1

  • The Annual CutBank Chapbook Contest
    January 1 - March 31

  • The Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest
    August 16 - September 16

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All Accounts and Mixture: A Celebration of LGBTQ Writers and Artists
CutBank’s annual online feature showcasing poetry, prose, visual art, reviews, and interviews in a forum for writers whose voices might be mis- or underrepresented by the literary mainstream. Details here.

Big All Accounts news!

Since the summer of 2014, CutBank's All Accounts and Mixture has published the works of LGBTQ writers each year. This summer, CutBank will continue the tradition by not only publishing our contributors' work online but also by collecting this year's work with that of the previous years' in a five year print anthology.
Submissions open June 1st through July 1st via our Submittable page. As always, there will be no submission fee.

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Submit year-round in the following categories. You'll find all the details here.

Burn Pile: our weekly conflagration of interviews, essays, reviews, music, videos, and  recommended readings on the Web. We’re open to suggestions. Drop us a line.

Book Reviews: CutBank’s longest-running digital feature – original reviews of contemporary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Send your suggestions and queries to Molly Gray,

The Woodshop: writers reveal their workspaces, and thoughts about their practice. 

Long Way From, Long Time Since: your letters to writers, living or dead; short pieces that explore correspondence as a creative form.

Interviews: with writers, publishers, and editors who have influenced the way our world reads, writes and thinks. Submit interview project ideas, as well as completed interviews.

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