NYC Lit Mag Reading & Celebration!

We have a lot to be thankful for this season... nearly 500 submissions to our Fledgling Prose Contest, nesting in a beautiful bookstore like PowerHouse Arena, having the never-ending support of NYC's literary community. So in that spirit, our November reading on Sunday 11/19 at 5pm at PowerHouse Arena is part reading, part lit mag party! There will be cake!

Clockwise: Rob Spillman, Melissa Ragsly, Kyle Lucia Wu, Annabel Graham, & Sarah Gerard

Clockwise: Rob Spillman, Melissa Ragsly, Kyle Lucia Wu, Annabel Graham, & Sarah Gerard

Our November reading will feature writers who are the backbones of our local literary scene representing themselves and also the lit mags they help shape and create. We'll be showcasing Rob Spillman (All Tomorrow's Parties) & Tin House, Kyle Lucia Wu & Joyland, Melissa Ragsly & A Public Space, Annabel Graham & No Tokens, and our judge for Pigeon Pages’ Fledgling Prose Contest, Sarah Gerard (Sunshine State). As always, our readings are hosted by Alisson Wood and are free & open to the public. Please join us! 

Stories we love...

Our Pigeon Pages flock is constantly building a nest of stories we love. Read these to get a feel for our favorite writerly birdsongs: 

The best part? These pieces all follow our submissions guidelines.

Think your story could fly with us? Send it to us via Submittable starting November 1st and we'll peck at it! 

Less than one week left to submit to our prose contest!

Don't forget: submissions for our prose contest, to be judged by Sarah Gerard (author of Sunshine State and Binary Star), are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 1st. The first-place winner will receive $250, with two runners-up receiving $50 each. 

Photo by Josh Wool.

Photo by Josh Wool.

To be considered, pieces must be under 4,000 words and be previously unpublished on any platform. Full guidelines listed here.

We can't wait to read your work! 

Announcing our contest judge: Sarah Gerard!

We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Gerard will judge our fledging prose contest! 

SARAH GERARD is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks, most recently BFF. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Vice, BOMB Magazine, and other journals, as well as anthologies. She’s been supported by fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City. Photo by Josh Wool. 

SARAH GERARD is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks, most recently BFF. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York TimesGranta, ViceBOMB Magazine, and other journals, as well as anthologies. She’s been supported by fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.

Photo by Josh Wool. 

Submissions to our contest are open until October 1st & our guidelines can be found here

PIGEON PAGES FLEDGLING PROSE CONTEST

Pigeon Pages NYC, known for its Brooklyn reading series, is expanding into a literary journal publishing prose right here on pigeonpagesnyc.com. To celebrate our first flight into this new venture, we are launching a prose contest.

We seek previously unpublished prose pieces of up to 4,000 words. We will accept submissions from any genre or hybrid-genre, with lyric or experimental prose welcome. We love writing with a strong sense of narrative and invite you to tell us a true story, be in based in the real or fictional world. We believe that a story about dragons can be just as true as a piece of memoir, and are less concerned with traditional genre definitions than we are with resonant, evocative writing.

The author of the winning submission will receive $250 cash, with two runners-up receiving $50 cash each. All three winners will be published in Pigeon Pages, and all entries—winning or not—will be considered for publication.

To enter, email us at pigeonpagesnyc [at] gmail.com with the subject line of "CONTEST", and include your name and the title of your submission in the body of the email. Writers may submit only one entry each. We ask that you attach your piece as a Word or PDF file, with the word count listed at the top. Because the Pigeon Pages flock reviews all submissions anonymously and determines the winners accordingly, please remove your name from the document.

We are accepting submissions until October 1st, 2017.

Winners will be announced no later than December 1st, 2017.

GUIDELINES: 

  • Only pieces of prose will be considered (fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, or a hybrid; no poetry please)
  • Only previously unpublished works will be considered
  • Only one entry per person
  • Submissions are accepted by email only, as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files, with author’s name removed and word count listed at the top
  • Maximum length of 4,000 words
  • Must be 18 years or older to submit
  • All entries will be considered for publication

PRIZES:

  • First place: $250 cash
  • Second & third place: $50 cash