Fiction submissions are limited to one piece not to exceed 8,500 words (please include word count). At times, sponsorships make it possible for us to offer prizes for contributors... should funding be available, and if a prize is offered, pieces by emerging writers (those writers who have not yet published a novel or a full-length collection of stories) will automatically also be considered, and no further action is necessary.
Please include a biographical statement (not a CV) including details of your past residency in Upstate New York. If more than one story is submitted by the same person, Stone Canoe editors will review only the first work received. The exception is for flash fiction; up to five flash fiction pieces under 500 words may be submitted in a single submission.
Note: The writer must have a first-person connection to Upstate New
York, but the piece submitted can be about anything at all. The work
does not need to involve New York State. Examples of qualifying
connections include but are not limited to: being born here, even if you
moved away later; going to college at an upstate school such as SUNY
Binghamton, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, etc.; working in the
area currently or at some point in the past. If you are uncertain if you
meet this criterion, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration of your particular situation.
Please indicate if your work has been submitted simultaneously to another publication. You may include your name on the piece.