From Our Staff | December 17, 2012

Since 2012 is wrapping up, and the judging for our Editors’ Prize contest is almost finished,  it’s time to let you know (“remind”?) you of our 6th Annual Audio Competition. The inclusion of original audio content is one of our favorite wrinkles to literary magazine publishing, and we’ve been delighted with the work we’ve published on our website over the last few years. You can read the complete guidelines to our contest here. Also, here are a few other things to remember:

We have three categories: Poetry, Prose, and Documentary If you’re uncertain what, exactly those categories mean and you don’t find our Submission Guidelines tell you enough, hey, drop us a line. We’d love to give you more details! Email us at and we’ll get back to your promptly.

The time limit is now 15 minutes Last year, our time limit was ten minutes, and after listening carefully to the finalist and going to the Third Coast Audio Festival in October, we decided this was a little too short. We want to give you the chance to spread your wings.

Our deadline is March 15, 2013 Beware the ides of March!

This year’s contest judge is Laura Starecheski Here’s a photo of her at work:


Starecheski travels the country as a producer at NPR’s State of the Re:Union (SOTRU). In 2010, she reported on immigrant communities and mental health for The World and Latino USA as a National Health Journalism Fellow at USC Annenberg. She won a Third Coast Silver Award for her Radiolab story “Goat on a Cow” in 2006, and was honored in 2012 by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association for SOTRU’s “Laramie After Matthew Shepard.” Laura was a 2011-2012 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow, covering innovators and leaders in rural mental health care. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

We’re looking forward to listening to your work!

Photo Credit: Bob Torrez

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