2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes

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We’re excited to announce that submissions for our 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes with $1750 in awards are now open!

We’ve made a few changes this year — we have added a non-fiction contest and all three of our contests (the William Richey Short Fiction Contest, the Pocataligo Poetry Contest, and the Inaugural Non-Fiction Contest) are open right now until January 15, 2015. All submissions will be considered for publication in the magazine. Additionally, entrants have the option of signing up for a one-year subscription at the amazingly low price of $2!

Details & submission guidelines available on our Submittable page.

 Yemassee Releases Issue 21.2!


Brand new Issue 21.2 (Spring/Summer 2014) is now available for purchase via Submittable.

Issue 21. 2 features:

  • Ross White’s winning poem from Yemassee‘s 2014 Pocataligo Poetry Prize, as well as poetry from the runners-up, Catherine Bresner and Lois Harrod;
  • Fiction from the runners-up in Yemassee‘s 2013 William Richey Short Fiction contest, Michael Cody and Barrett Warner;
  • New fiction from Michael Czyzniejewski and Katherine Zlabek;
  • New poetry from Caylin Capra-Thomas, Karen Craigo, Julie Henson, Dara Lyn-Shrager, and Rebecca Suzan Watts;
  • Essays from Kat Moore and Barbara March;
  • An interview with David Mitchell, author of, among other great works, the novel Cloud Atlas;
  • And beautiful artwork from our featured artist, Chambers Austelle!

Read a sample from the new issue:

“Memorare for the Ding Dong” by Michael Czyzniejewski