Lightning Key Review in conjunction with Green Rabbit Press is seeking submissions for an inaugural chapbook prize for creative nonfiction, in memory of the magazine’s co-founder, Kurt Wilt. Harrison Scott Key, author of the Thurber Prize winning memoir, The World’s Largest Man, will judge the contest.
The winner will receive a $500 prize along with 50 copies of the chapbook and a free entry to the Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University, May 19, 2018, where Harrison Scott Key will be the keynote reader.
Entries must be creative nonfiction essays or memoir, 30-50 pages in length, either as one long essay or a series of essays. Previously published work in magazine and journals is fine. There is a $10 entry fee. One submission per person. Former students, friends, and associates of the judge are not eligible.
All entries will be due by January 1, 2018. Announcements will be made in late winter, early spring of 2018.