Fence will be accepting submissions during an open submission window from February 1 through March 31 2018. Submissions will be accepted in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, and Other. 

Please note that in 2017, Fence modified its submission guidelines, so even if you have submitted to Fence in the past, it is important that you review submission guidelines for the category in which you submit.

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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. The 2019 FMPP will be awarded to a prose memoir. 

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The Ottoline Prize awards publication and $5,000 to a book-length work of poetry by a woman writing in English who has previously published one or more full-length books of poetry.  

The submission fee is $28, and all entrants receive a complimentary subscription or renewal to Fence. The winning manuscript will be published in the Fall of 2019 by Fence Books.


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The Fence Modern Poets Series is open to poets of any gender and at any stage of career, and offers a one thousand dollar cash prize in addition to book publication.

Manuscript Requirements
The Fence Modern Poets Series is open to poets of any gender and at any stage of career, and offers a one thousand dollar cash prize in addition to book publication.
  • between 48 and 80 pages
  • Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration
  • No revisions to submitted manuscripts will be considered; the winning manuscript may be revised before publication
  • Translations ineligible
Manuscripts remain anonymous until a winner is selected. Fee entitles entrant to a one year subscription to Fence to begin with the Summer 2018 issue.