Short Story and Poetry Contest

The 18th annual Short Story & Poetry Contest will open on July 15, 2016. 

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Congrats to the winners of the 2015 Short Story & Poetry Contest!

Short Story:


A total of 200 poems and short stories were submitted to the contest this year. Our 2015 contest judges were Evelyn Lau, Sheryda Warrener and Jordan Abel. All entries were judged blind. 

First place winners in each category will receive $500 and will be published in subTerrain magazine. Second place winners will receive $350. To view the winning entries, click on the entry's name above.