We are now OPEN to submissions. Our current reading period runs from February 1st to April 15th , 2017. We're looking forward to reading your submissions!

We are currently accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry
The $500 John Gardner Memorial fiction contest is open for entries.

Please read our guidelines carefully.

Please consult our website and purchase an issue of Harpur Palate to see what sorts of submissions our editors like. Please note that, except for cover art and our undergraduate contests, we cannot accept submissions from authors affiliated with Binghamton University.*

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* except for the speculative fiction contest, which is open exclusively to Binghamton University students
Ends on April 10, 2017
This contest is open exclusively to current students of Binghamton University. Submissions should be in the fantasy, science fiction, or horror genre, previously unpublished, and between 1,000-2,500 words. Winner to be published on the Harpur Palate blog. 
Ends on April 15, 2017

Fiction submissions should be no longer than 6,000 words. We can accept up to three flash fictions per submission. Writers should submit no more than one manuscript at a time, unless otherwise noted on our website. Due to an increase in submissions, we can no longer accept more than one submission per reading period unless requested by our editors. Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you notify us immediately should your piece be accepted elsewhere.

We do not accept novel excerpts. 




 

Ends on April 15, 2017

Creative nonfiction submissions should be no longer than 8,000 words. Writers should submit no more than one manuscript at a time, unless otherwise noted on our website. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.


Ends on April 15, 2017

Send 3-5 poems per reading period–no more than 10 pages total, unless otherwise noted on our website. Submit only once per reading period, unless requested by our editors. Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you withdraw your piece immediately should it be accepted elsewhere.
 

 

Ends on April 15, 2017$15.00
$15.00

Short story submissions should be previously unpublished and shorter than 8,000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. The entry fee is $15 per story and includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate.

All submissions will be considered for publication and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning submission appears. Please be advised that we do not accept submissions from anyone affiliated with Binghamton University, past or present.

The annual winner receives a $500 prize, two contributor copies, and publication in the following issue of Harpur Palate.

Opens: February 1
Postmark Deadline: April 15

$20.00 - 39.00
Please use the genre submission categories to submit your work. This link is for purchasing a subscription ONLY.


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Thank you for your interest in Harpur Palate! As always, thank you for your support and we hope to read work from you soon.