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The Fall 2016 Breakwater Fiction Contest


We're excited to announce the Fall 2016 Breakwater Review Fiction Contest, to be judged by ZZ Packer!

  • Submit stories of up to 5,000 words.

  • $10 submission fee

  • The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Breakwater Review.

  • All finalists will be considered for publication.

  • Deadline is January 15, 2017. Winners will be announced Spring 2017.

Head to our submittable page to submit!

This Year's Judge

ZZ Packer holds a BA from Yale University, an MA from Johns Hopskins, and an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her 2003 collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere was published to critical acclaim and was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner award. In 2010, she was named one of the "20 under 40" writers to watch by The New Yorker.

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