2014 Philip Booth Contest Contest Now

Guest Judge: Ashley Farmer, author of Beside Myself (Tiny Hardcore Books)

********** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15 **********

First Place: $400 & publication
Runner-up and finalists will be considered for publication.


▪ Enter up to three poems, any length, any style, each starting on a new page. Submit all poems in one document.

▪ Only previously unpublished work is accepted.

▪ The Philip Booth prize is judged anonymously: your name and other identifiers (phone number, address, etc.) should NOT appear on any of the poems.

▪ All submissions will be considered for general publication. If you would like to provide a bio, include it in the comments section when submitting. If you do not want your poems considered for general publication, include this in the comments section.

▪ There is a $15 submission fee

▪ Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you notify us immediately of its acceptance elsewhere – unfortunately, for withdrawals, we cannot issue refunds. Multiple submissions are permitted, each with a paid submission fee.

▪ Family, colleagues, current and former students of the last two years of the guest judge are ineligible to submit. As are graduates and those affiliated with the Syracuse University Creative Writing Program.

▪ Submit work at http://salthill.submittable.com/submit

If there are questions or a need to retract a poem please send us an email: salthillpoetry@gmail.com


Dead Lake Chapbook Contest

Congratulations to Ruth Baumann, winner of the second-annual Dead Lake Chapbook Contest for her manuscript i'll love you forever and other temporary valentines. Check back in January 2015 for info on the next contest.


Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction


Congratulations to Geetha Iyer for 2013's winning story, "The Mongerji Letters"

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