Contest: The Doug Fir Fiction Award

Contest: The Doug Fir Fiction Award


Bear Deluxe Magazine Presents:
The Doug Fir Fiction Award
Every Story Begins Somewhere

Grand Prize: $1,000, writer’s residency at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology*,
national publication and manuscript review

Finalists: Manuscript review, recognition, publication consideration

Deadline: September 3, 2013 (postmark)**

Award Judge (2012-13): Lidia Yuknavitch&#

39;s most recent books include Dora: A
Headcase, a novel, and The Chronology of Water: A Memoir. She is also the author
of three works of short fiction (Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to
Reel) and as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence.Her
work has appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago
Magazine, Fiction International, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. Her book Real to Reel
was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and she is the recipient of awards and
fellowships from Poets and Writers and Literary Arts, Inc. The Chronology of
Water won the Oregon Book Award Reader’s Choice 2012 and the PNBA Award 2012.
Her work appears in the anthologies Life As We Show It, Forms At War, Wreckage
of Reason. She teaches writing, literature, film, and women’s studies in Oregon.

Co-sponsor: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
Associate sponsors: Ashland Creek Press and Hawthorne Books
(Note: Ashland Creek Press and Hawthorne Books will provide manuscript review
for one story of the author’s choice from award winner and finalists.)

Entry Fee: $15

The Bear Deluxe Magazine welcomes submissions of previously unpublished short
stories up to 5,000 words, relating to a sense of place or the natural world,
interpreted as broadly or narrowly as the author defines.

Online submissions, payments and sample issue requests are accepted at

For complete guidelines: or email bearATorloDOTorg (website is under redesign)

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