you're invited to submit:


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, March 1

PRIZE: $400 (winners) / $100 (runners up) + publication in our annual contest issue

CATEGORIES: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Translated Fiction

*Contest submission fee includes a 1-year subscription to Epiphany 

Our annual writing contest is open, with four writers we revere judging four categories.

Peter Ho Davies (author of The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl; published in The Paris Review, Harper's, The Atlantic, Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Awards) judges fiction

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh (author of Brief Encounters With the Enemy and When Skateboards Will be Free; published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's) judges nonfiction

Patricia Smith (author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah and Blood Dazzler, among others; published in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Tin House, The Washington Post, Best American Poetry, and Best American Essays) judges poetry

Ann Goldstein (Guggenheim Fellow, translator of Elena Ferrante and Primo Levi) judges fiction in translation

We're honored that these four will join Epiphany to choose four winners and four runners up to be published in our annual contest issue this Spring. 


Epiphany Fall '16:


BEYOND THE PALE UNKNOWN is our most robust issue to date. Featuring literary greats like Lydia Davis and Patricia Smith alongside enthralling new voices, the issue includes over 50 writers and artists. If you're new to Epiphany, this is a good place to start. If you're an old friend, believe us, you won't be disappointed.

Get it for yourself, get it as a gift!