Fall Contests

The Madison Review annually hosts the Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry and the Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction. The finest unpublished short story and finest group of three unpublished poems will be awarded $1,000 with publication in an issue of The Madison Review. Writers may submit one entry per genre (one short story and/or group of three poems).

Congrats to our most recent Chris O’Malley Prize winner, Keenan Norris, with his short story “The Chittlin’ Test: Question 1” and our most recent Phyllis Smart-Young winner, Maggie Yang, with her poems “Landscape of a Table”, “Exocarps”, and “Retrieving”. Be sure to check them out in our Spring 2023 issue!

Submissions for these prizes open on November 1st, 2023 and close on January 1st, 2024