University of Louisville Creative Writing

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Jonathan Lethem is the Final Judge for this year's Calvino Prize. [DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 21!]

1) Submit up to 25 industry standard (double-spaced, 12-point font, pages numbered) pages of a novel, novella, short story, or short collection. Entries which use a smaller font or are single-spaced in order to make a longer work appear to be only 25 pages will be trimmed to approximately 25 industry standard pages. Work previously published is eligible and simultaneous submissions are accepted. An excerpt from a larger work is allowed; however, remember that the selection will be judged on its own merit and so should be able to stand on its own. 2) Your name must not appear anywhere in the manuscript attachment. Instead, please include one cover page listing only the title of the manuscript. 3) Please tell us from what venue you learned of this contest. 4) Please do not send publication history of the author. 5) Submit anytime between Friday, July 1 and Friday, October 21, 2016. 6) The entry fee is $25, and all proceeds go to fund the award. 7) Results will be posted to the University of Louisville's website by Friday, December 30th, 2016. Finalists and winners will be notified via email. 8) For questions, email Paul Griner, Director of Creative Writing, at 9) Faculty and employees of the University of Louisville and the University of Syracuse may not enter the contest. 10) The judges reserve the right to withhold the award if no entry is deemed worthy. 11) Previous first place winners may not enter for three years after winning.  Second place winners and finalists have no restrictions. 12) Final Judge for 2016: Jonathan Lethem.