All poems published in our pages in a given year are eligible for consideration for the annual James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry ($1000) and stories are eligible for the annual $1,000 Shenandoah Prize for Fiction. The Thomas H. Carter Prize for the Essay ($1,000) is awarded for the best non-fiction worked published in a calendar year. For these awards there is no “submission” process per se. We have recently begun the Bevel Summers contest for the short short story. The 2014 deadline is March 31, and the entry fee is $2 per entry of up to 3 stories. Word limit is 1000 and the prize is $1000.