Epiphany Magazine’s Third Annual Breakout 8 Writers Prize brings visibility to the writers of our future by honoring and supporting outstanding college and graduate student writers. Submissions close September 15th.

Eight Writers, Four in Prose and Four in Poetry, Will Receive:

  • Publication in the Fall/Winter 2020 Breakout 8 Issue

  • A $250 cash prize

  • A year-long mentorship, including an additional short manuscript review, with Epiphany’s editor-in-chief Rachel Lyon

  • A spotlight interview on the Epiphany website

  • one-year subscription to Epiphany

Submission Guidelines:

Candidates must have been enrolled in an accredited university, at least part-time, for the academic year Fall 2019–Spring 2020. The prize is open to both graduate and undergraduate students; students need not be enrolled in an MFA or creative writing program.

Applications should be submitted by individual writers. Interested applicants must submit a creative manuscript and a “Statement of Interest,” which includes the manuscript title, the author’s enrollment status, the name of college or university attended, and an email address and telephone number for the department head of the student’s program of study or academic advisor, if applicable.

Prose manuscripts may consist of one short story, a novel excerpt, or a work of creative nonfiction, not to exceed 5000 words. Poetry manuscripts may include up to five poems. The author’s name should not appear on the creative manuscript. Please number all pages of the manuscript, include the manuscript title, and use a 12-point font.

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