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.


The 2017 Philip Booth Poetry Prize will be open from November 1, 2017 to March 15, 2018. See the contest page for guidelines and information.


Dead Lake Chapbook Contest

We're pleased to announce the winning manuscript of the 2016 Dead Lake Chapbook Contest, judged by Emily Kendal Frey: Alison Thumel's LIFE OF, which will be available for purchase in late April 2017. We’d like to thank everyone who let us read their fantastic work for this contest. Our 2017 contest will be open from April 15 to August 15, 2017. See the contest page for guidelines and information. 


Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction 

Congratulations to Eliezra Schaffzin for 2017's winning story, "Cingo, Cingere, Cinxi, Cinctum."

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.