Fall Contest

Our Fall 2022 Contest Edition closed on August 28th, but you can still submit your works for our Winter Edition! Just visit our Submissions page for more information.
 
This year’s winners can be found on the Magazine page with a new story or poem posted every two weeks starting October 16th! You may also listen to the works and hear the author interviews on the Story Discovery Podcast.
 

Fall Edition Contest Winners – 2022

  • First Prize $500 – Rome, by all means Rome by Kevin Broccoli
  • Second Prize $250 – A Selection of Poems by Smeep
  • Third Prize $100 – Tess by Michail Mulvey
  • 3 Honorable Mentions $50 each
    Pastoral and Other Poems by Meggie Royer
    Flicker Sighting and Other Poems by Delaney Gray
    Pilots by Mary Carroll Moore

Thank you to all of the writers and poets who submitted your work. We enjoyed the opportunity to read your creations and wish you success in all of your future writing endeavors.

The contest closed on August 28th. Winning stories and poetry will be posted bi-weekly beginning October 16th. Come back often!
 

We’re please to our contest made the Recommended by Reedsy list as a Best Writing Contest of 2021 & 2022! Please check out their other recommended contests and consider submitting to Reedsy as well!

Judges

Onyx Publications staff provided the initial screening with final selections by our two esteemed guest judges.

Katie McDougall

Katie McDougall

Guest Judge - Fall 2022

Katie McDougall co-founder and co-director of The Porch, a Nashville literary arts nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and connect writers of all ages and stages through classes and literary events. The largest literary arts organization of its type in the Southeast, The Porch has become a vibrant thread both in Nashville’s creative culture and in the national literary landscape. Prior to cofounding The Porch, Katie spent fifteen years as a high school English teacher in Colorado, Nashville, and The Bahamas. Katie holds an MFA from Colorado State University, and has published short stories and essays in Chapter16, Barcelona Review, Storyglossia, and others. More on Katie at her website.

A.M. Ringwalt

A.M. Ringwalt

Guest Judge - Fall 2022

AM Ringwalt is a multimodal writer and musician. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Notre Dame, where she received the 2019 Sparks Prize. The Wheel, her hybrid memoir, was published by Spuyten Duyvil. What Floods, her book-length poem, is forthcoming from Inside the Castle. As the artist Anne Malin, she has performed at the Watermill Center, the New Yorker Festival, the YoungArts Foundation and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Her fourth album, Summer Angel, is out now via Dear Life Records.

The Fall Contest is closed, but our Winter Edition is now open for submissions.