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The Tusculum Review Fiction Prize


Thursday, April 1, 2021


Entry Fees

The entry fee is $15 per manuscript. Entry fees include a one-year subscription to The Tusculum Review (an annual publication) and consideration for publication.


A prize of $1,000, publication in The Tusculum Review, and creation of a limited edition chapbook is awarded for the winning story.


Each manuscript should consist of a single story between 2000 and 6500 words in a standard 12-point font. Co-authored stories are permitted. Stories may not have been previously published nor be forthcoming.

Please submit a cover letter with your entry. The cover letter should include the title of your entry, your name, postal address, phone number, and email address. Please do NOT include your name or any other identifying information on any page of the essay manuscript.

Editors of The Tusculum Review and final judge Amy H. Sturgis will determine the winner of the 2021 prize. Family, friends, and previous students of the final judge as well as the Tusculum Review editors are disqualified from the contest, as are those with reciprocal professional relationships.

Manuscripts will be numbered, and all names and identifying information will not be visible to the judges. If judges do not deem any submissions worthy of the prize, The Tusculum Review reserves the right to extend the call for manuscripts or cancel the award.

Amy H. Sturgis holds a Ph.D. in Intellectual History and specializes in the fields of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Indigenous American Studies. She is the author of Tecumseh: A Biography; The Trail of Tears and Indian Removal; Presidents from Hayes through McKinley, 1877-1901; and Presidents from Washington through Monroe, 1789-1825. She has published countless articles, essays, and stories; spoken at a number of colleges, universities, and other venues; and been interviewed for many podcasts, documentaries, and television programs. In 2017, she guest edited and solicited work for Apex Magazine’s “Celebration of Indigenous Fantasists.” Two of the stories in the issue won prestigious Hugo and Campbell awards, two firsts for Native authors.

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