Fence will be accepting submissions during an open submission window from January 1, through 31, 2017. Please note: Fence has slightly modified its submission guidelines, so even if you have submitted before, it is important that you review carefully submission guidelines for the category in which you submit.
The 2018 FMPP awarded to a work of Literature Appropriate for Children, and judged by Daniel Handler. "Literature Appropriate for Children" is prose whose primary audience is individuals between five and sixteen years old. Illustrated manuscripts are welcome, but the prize is for a work of prose, not a book of images which uses an occasional word. Manuscripts should be 200 pages or less. Submissions will be accepted February 22 - April 30 2017. The fee to submit is $29. Applicants will receive a one-year subscription to Fence, to begin with the summer 2017 issue.
The Fence Modern Prize in Prose is a contest for open-form prose projects of any length written in English. Genres rotate between criticism, hybrid nonfiction, poetics, biography, autobiography, speculation, and anything Other.
Please submit up to five poems and no more than fifteen pages of poetry per submission. You may submit as many times as you would like. Each submission is $3.
This category allows submitters to self-define by choosing not to define their genre. Is appropriate for work that is hybrid or otherwise not interested in saying what it is. Submissions containing more than one document will not be read.