The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

 總獎金: 3000(USD)

最高獎金: 2000(USD)

報名時間: 2021-04-01 ~ 2021-05-15

主辦單位: Carve Magazine



  • 世界著名的小說比賽
  • 讓想法獲得實踐
  • 擁有作品,但卻沒有展現的舞台

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest


「The Raymond Carver短篇小說競賽」為全球著名的小說競賽之一,今年迎來第二十一屆,今年總獎金提高至3000美元,期望能提供世界各國的小說作家一個舞台,讓更多動人心弦的小說作品被看見。

2021年的客座評審邀請到榮獲2021 Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize的Leesa Cross-Smith,她著名的著作有 ( Grand Central Publishing, 2021 ),< So We Can Glow >( Grand Central Publishing, 2020 ),其中更在2020年被NPR評為年度最佳書籍之一 。


  • 第一名:獎金2000美元
  • 第二名:獎金500美元
  • 第三名:獎金250美元
  • 評審獎( 2名 ):獎金125美元

所有獲獎作品皆榮獲將會由作家經紀人朗讀( 包含來自Sobel-Weber Associates的Nat Sobel、來自Folio Literary Management的Erin HarrisErin Harris、來自Curtis Brown UK的Viola Hayden )





  • 至官網申請帳號並填寫相關資訊( )
  • 線上繳交作品並支付費用
  • 獲獎名單將於2021/8/1日公布




  • 以英文撰寫至多10000字
  • 文章須保持雙倍行距、 1″ 的邊界
  • 不得於文章中透露任何作者相關資訊與封面


  • 每件作品僅可含有一篇小說文章
  • 每人可繳交多件作品,每件作品皆須支付美金17元
  • 作品須為從未發布過的作品
  • 繳交作品必須為文學小說但無體裁限制
  • 過去兩屆於The Raymond Carver小說及詩歌競賽獲獎者不得參與此次競賽
The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest EDM

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest EDM

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Now in its 21st year, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $3000 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world.

The contest opens each year April 1 – May 15 and prizewinners are published in our annual fall issue in October.


Submission Dates: April 1 – May 15.

  • Prizes: $2000 ( 1st ), $500 ( 2nd ), $250 ( 3rd ), and two $125 ( Editor’s Choice ).
  • Winning stories will be read by three literary agents:
    • Nat Sobel from Sobel-Weber Associates
    • Erin Harris from Folio Literary Management
    • Viola Hayden from Curtis Brown UK.
  • Winners announced August 1 and published in fall issue online and in print.
  • Honorable mentions and semi-finalists will be listed online for up to 6 months.
  • All work submitted will also be considered for non-contest publication.
  • Entry Fee: $17.
  • One short story per entry. No limit to number of entries.
  • Story must be previously unpublished ( including online ).
  • 10,000 maximum word count.
  • We accept entries from anywhere in the world, but the story must be in English.
  • No genre fiction ( romance, horror, sci-fi ); literary fiction only.
  • Winners of the past two Raymond Carver and Prose & Poetry contests are ineligible.

Submit online via Submittable beginning April 1: no cover page or author info in document. All readings are anonymous.


Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of This Close To Okay ( Grand Central Publishing, 2021 ), So We Can Glow ( Grand Central Publishing, 2020 ), Whiskey & Ribbons ( Hub City Press, 2018 ), Every Kiss A War ( Mojave River Press, 2014 ), and the forthcoming Half-Blown Rose ( Grand Central Publishing, 2022 ). She was longlisted for the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize. This Close To Okay was a Book of the Month Early Release Pick for December 2020 and a Good Housekeeping Book Club Pick. So We Can Glow was listed as one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020. The novel Whiskey & Ribbons was longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and listed among Oprah Magazine’s “Top Books of Summer.” Every Kiss A War was a finalist for both the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction ( 2012 ) and the Iowa Short Fiction Award ( 2012 ). Find more @



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