Please be sure to read each category's specific guidelines carefully.

For any submissions related questions, please email us at info@carvezine.com.
Ends in 6 days, 14 hours $17.00
$17.00

Carve is pleased to announce the 2018 guest judges for the Prose & Poetry Contest:

  • Belle Boggs (Fiction)
  • Alex Lemon (Nonfiction)
  • Carmen Giménez Smith (Poetry)

REMINDERS:

  • No limit to number of entries but each entry requires a separate entry fee and submission. (One story per fiction submission; one essay per nonfiction submission; one poem per poetry submission.)
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify us promptly if your piece is accepted elsewhere by withdrawing via Submittable.
  • Please do your best to format prose manuscripts to be double-spaced, with 1" margins. Do not include any author info in the document.
  • Review guidelines at https://www.carvezine.com/prose-poetry-contest if you haven't already.

Note: we cannot do any file swaps for the contest, as it would violate our blind reading policy. Once you submit, that's it!


For additional questions about the contest, please email us at info@carvezine.com.

GUIDELINES

  • Please submit only one short story at a time and wait for a response before sending another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please withdraw promptly if story is accepted elsewhere.
    • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your story, log into your Submittable account for updates.
    • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but stories must be in English.
    • No genre fiction (thriller, horror, romance, etc.); literary fiction only. Novel excerpts only if it stands alone as a story.
    • Stories must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
    • Word count limit: no minimum, max 10,000.
    • Please do your best to format manuscript to be double-spaced, with 1" margins, and author name and story title in header.

    Print/Digital Subscribers Only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid for a print or digital subscription to Carve.

    GUIDELINES

    • You may submit up to three poems in one submission. Please wait for a response before submitting again.
    • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your submission, log into your Submittable account for updates. Please note that we are reading entries for the Prose & Poetry Contest until early January, which may cause delayed response times on regular submissions.
    • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but work must be in English.
    • Poems must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
    • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
    • Word count limit: no minimum, max 2,000.

    Print/Digital Subscribers Only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid for a print or digital subscription to Carve.

    GUIDELINES

    • Please submit only one nonfiction essay at a time and wait for a response before submitting another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please withdraw promptly if essay is accepted elsewhere.
      • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time. If you’d like to check on the status of your essay, log into your Submittable account for updates.
      • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but nonfiction must be in English.
      • Essay must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
      • Word count limit: no minimum, max 10,000.
      • Please do your best to format manuscript to be double-spaced, with 1" margins, and author name and title in header.

      Print/Digital Subscribers Only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid for a print or digital subscription to Carve.

      Carve Critiques

      Get feedback on your prose or poetry to better understand what works, what doesn't, and how to improve.

      Read full guidelines on carvezine.com.


      PROSE INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Submit your story via this form. 
      2. Receive an emailed invoice based on total word count. (1.5¢ per word; $30 minimum)
      3. Submit secure online payment within 48 hours.
      4. Receive your critique within 10 days of payment.


      If you desire line-by-line edits, more in-depth services, or your work is longer than 10,000 words, we recommend Limpede Ink editorial services, a division of Carve Magazine.

      If you previously used "Carve Editing Services" and would like to request Matthew Limpede as your editor again, you may contact him via Limpede Ink for a quote.


      POETRY INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Submit your poem(s) via this form. 
      2. Receive a quote with fee and expected turnaround time.
      3. Notify us if you accept or decline quote.
      4. If you accept, we will email an invoice to be paid securely online within 48 hours.

      Please fill out your contact information. On the next page, you'll be asked to include a letter and attach a resume and/or CV.

      Carve Magazine