Past Contests (Editor’s Reprint Award)

The contest is currently closed. The following is maintained for archival purposes. The Editor’s Reprint Award will return, and soon. Sign up to our newsletter for updates: Newsletter.

Currently Accepting Submissions:
2019 New Writer Awards details can be found here –
Free Subscriber Submission details can be found here

Every year we run an experiment that – with the exception of the occasional heavyweight anthology – is generally left untouched by publishers. Among traditional journals, it’s strictly taboo. An editor’s no-no. An unspoken gentlemen’s agreement sealed with a handshake in the backrooms of literary Geneva Conventions everywhere.

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to republish some unsolicited literature.

Our Editor’s Reprint Awards will award over $500 to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry are judged separately, with a first-prize winner and a minimum of two runners-up per genre.

Please select a genre for complete guidelines.

Genre Submission Guidelines

Fiction & Nonfiction


Submissions are only open to previously published material. All submissions are read blind by the Sequestrum staff and processed through our online submission manager.