Philip Booth Poetry Prize

Salt Hill is excited to announce Jim Whiteside as the winner of this year's Philip Booth Poetry Prize, for his poem "Vessel." Of Whiteside's poem, our guest judge Nate Pritts writes,

"'Vessel' seems to come from a more liminal space, haltingly, through a process of emotion and figuration, which allows the utterance here to be achingly casual while cutting deep into the heart of the matter. And where we end up is everywhere, a human 'body full of lightning' in a posture of openness and hope."

Thank you to everyone who submitted. You can read Whiteside’s "Vessel" in SH Issue 39, out in August. 

 

The 2017 Philip Booth Poetry Prize will be open from June 15 to October 15, 2017. See the contest page for guidelines and information.

 

Dead Lake Chapbook Contest

We're pleased to announce the winning manuscript of the 2015 Dead Lake Chapbook Contest, judged by Sarah C. Harwell: J.L. Conrad's NOT IF BUT WHEN, which is now available for purchase. This was an outstanding year for the contest, and we thank everyone who submitted their work. Our 2016 contest is now closed; the winner will be announced and published in the winter of 2017. Please check back in January 2017 for next year's contest.

 

Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction 

Congratulations to Micah Dean Hicks for 2014's winning story, "Flight of the Crow Boys," published in Salt Hill Issue 35. The 2015 winner, "Glass City" by Nick Greer, will be published in Salt Hill Issue 37.

Salt Hill Journal partners with the University of Louisville for the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction. A prize of $1,500, publication in Salt Hill Journal, and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the University of Louisville's annual 20th Century Literature Conference is given annually for a work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. Second prize is $300. Submit up to 25 pages of a short story, novel, or novella with a $25 entry fee. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines and deadlines.

Website: http://louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/contests
Submissions: http://universityoflouisvillecreativewriting.submittable.com/submit