Annual Literary Prizes

The Richard Peterson Poetry Prize

Jack Dyer Fiction Prize

John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize

$250 and publication online to each genre winner

All works published in the general issue will be considered for these prizes each year. The decisions of the Crab Orchard Review editors will be final. All works will be submitted through Submittable.
One winner will be chosen in each category (there is no theme for the Literary Prize entries; just send your best work). The three category winners will be published in the next general issue of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW ONLINE. The expected publication date of that issue is June 2020. The winners will also be announced in the CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW General Online issue.

Entries must be previously unpublished*, original work written in English by a United States citizen, permanent resident, or person who has DACA/TPS status (current students and employees at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are not eligible).

All questions should be directed to Jon Tribble, Managing Editor of the Crab Orchard Review. Visit Our Contact Page