CutBank Submissions Calendar

Print Editions

General submissions are open from September 15 through February 1 for poetry (5 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 - January 31

  • The Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction
    November 9 - January 31

  • The Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry
    November 9 - January 31

  • 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
Submissions open May 18th through June 19th via our Submittable page.
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.

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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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