The deadline for the 2020 Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, 2020 Barry Lopez Creative Nonfiction and the 2020 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize is midnight November 15, 2020.

At 358 pages, Puro Chicanx is a historic collection of poems and prose featuring 84 contemporary Chicanx writers, including Sandra Cisneros, Alberto Rios, Luis Alberto Urrea, Octavio Solis, Denise Chavez, Demetria Martinez, Carmen Tafolla, Octavio Quintanilla, Edward Vidaurre, Raul Sanchez, Rosemary Catacalos, Griz Munoz, Matt Mendez, Matt Sedillo, Gary Soto and more.  

THANK YOU for purchasing THE BEST OF CUTTHROAT,  The Print Editions featuring works by Joy Harjo, Rita Dove, Carolyn Forché, Wendell Berry, Sandra Cisneros, Alice Anderson, LeAnne Howe, Marilyn Nelson, Marilyn Kallet, Richard Jackson, TR Hummer, Luis Alberto Urrea, Doug Anderson, Rebecca Seiferle, Martin Espada, Alfred Corn, Rick DeMarinis, Naomi Shihab Nye, Patricia Smith, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Matt Mendez, Keith Flynn, Marvin Bell, Naomi Benaron, Carmen Calatayud, Patricia Spears Jones, Pam L. Houston,Karen Brennan, B.j. Buckley, Meg Pokrass, Michael Martone, Bryce Milligan, Aurelie Sheehan, Dan Vera, Jasminne Mendez, Jacob Shores-Argüello, Adie Smith, Danielle Bainbridge and more.  This anthology is 272 pages and collects the best of ten years of
Cutthroat.  


 Submit up to 3   poems (100 line limit/one poem per page) in 12 point font.  NO AUTHOR NAME ALLOWED ON ANY MS.   There is a $23 nonrefundable entry fee per submission.  READING PERIOD: August 1, 2020- November 15, 2020.    UNPUBLISHED WORK ONLY!  No work that has already won a prize is eligible.  No former CUTTHROAT prize-winning author may enter the contest he/or she has previously won. Enter as often as you wish. Multiple submissions okay, but we must be informed immediately of acceptances elsewhere. Finalists considered for publication.  Winners published in CUTTHROAT and announced on our website, in POETS & WRITERS and New Pages.  No relatives of or staff members of CUTTHROAT nor close friends, relatives and no students of judges are eligible to enter our contests.   See www.cutthroatmag.com  for more information.  WE RECOMMEND YOU READ A COPY OF CUTTHROAT BEFORE ENTERING OUR CONTESTS.

Our Final Judge This Year is Kimberley Blaeser.


   Submit one short story  (4000 word limit/double s spaced) in 12 point font.  NO AUTHOR NAME ALLOWED ON ANY MS. There is a $23 nonrefundable entry fee per submission. READING PERIOD: August 1, 2020- November 1, 2020.    UNPUBLISHED WORK ONLY!  No stories are eligible that have already won a prize.  No former CUTTHROAT prize-winning author may enter the contest he/or she has previously won. Enter as often as you wish. Multiple submissions okay, but we must be informed immediately of acceptances elsewhere. Finalists considered for publication.  Winners published in CUTTHROAT and announced on our website, in POETS & WRITERS and NEW PAGES.  No relatives of or staff members of CUTTHROAT nor close friends, relatives and no students of judges are eligible to enter our contests.   See www.cutthroatmag.com  for more information.  WE RECOMMEND YOU READ A COPY OF CUTTHROAT BEFORE ENTERING OUR CONTESTS. 

Final Judge is AMINA GAUTIER


One essay or memoir piece (5000 word limit/double s spaced) in 12 point font.  NO AUTHOR NAME ALLOWED ON ANY MS. There is a $23 nonrefundable entry fee per submission. READING PERIOD: August 1, 2020- November 15, 2020.  UNPUBLISHED WORK ONLY!  No work that has already won a prize is eligible.  No former CUTTHROAT prize-winning author may enter the contest he/or she has previously won. Enter as often as you wish. Multiple submissions okay, but we must be informed immediately of acceptances elsewhere. Finalists considered for publication.  Winners published in CUTTHROAT and announced on our website, in POETS & WRITERS and NEW PAGES.  No relatives of or staff members of CUTTHROAT nor close friends, relatives and no students of judges are eligible to enter our contests.   See www.cutthroatmag.com  for more information.  WE RECOMMEND YOU READ A COPY OF CUTTHROAT BEFORE ENTERING OUR CONTESTS.

FINAL JUDGE IS FENTON JOHNSON


 Cutthroat 24 is a double issue.  Contributors include:  

Daniel Barnum-Swett, Tony Barnstone, Austin Bennett, Kimberley Blaeser, Chris Bullard, .chisaroakwu., Stewe Claeson, Chard DeNiord, Ty Dettioff, Richard Dinges, Anita Endrezze, Michele Feeney, Courtney Felle, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jerry Gates, Julia Mary Gibson, Jenn Givhan, Hedy Habra, Joy Harjo, Elizabeth Hellstern, Sandra Hunter, Richard Jackson, Patricia Spears Jones, Whitney Judd, Sarah Kaminski, Barry Kitterman, Joan Larkin, Angela LaVoie, Sara Levine, Jennifer Martelli, Tim Miller, Patricia Colleen Murphy, Naomi Shihab Nye, Martin Penman, Samuel Piccone, Herbert Plummer, Sarah Priestman, Maj Ragain, Linsey Royce, Anele Rubin, David St. John, Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, Danielle Sellers, Art Smith, Jane Hipkins Sobie, Meredith Striker, Melissa Studdard, Emma Claire Sweeney, John Tait, Shelly Taylor, Marina Tsvetayeva, Heidi Vanderbilt, George Wallace, Donley Watt, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, and Ann Leshy Wood

It is $20 online which includes cover price of $15, postal and Submittable charges.

Back Issues are $15:  Please specify the numbered issue you wish to purchase. 

Submit only one story unless you are asked to resubmit by an editor.  This year, we call for stories that concern race, gender, culture and identity.   Send ONLY your finest writing.  The competition is stiff.  We are open to all styles, but we favor stories with an edge.  The word limit is 4000 words.  There is no reading fee.  Include a short bio note.  Give us two to six months to make a decision.  Thank you for your interest in our journal.  

  We publish book reviews of books published by small presses no longer than 250 words.  Please submit a review of no more than 250 words.  Make sure you format the publication information for the book you are reviewing.  We will get back to you with our decisions by January 2021.  If accepted, your review will appear in Cutthroat 26.

This  year we call for poems that address in some way race, gender, culture and/or identity.  Send 3-5 poems per submission and one submission at a time.  Send one submission only! Please do not send more than one batch of poems unless you are asked to do so by an editor.  We are open to all styles, formal and free verse, and all sub-genres.  What we are looking for is well-crafted poems with fresh imagery, heart, and with an edge.  We are particularly concerned with social issues.   Please read a copy of our journal before submitting to determine what our tastes are.  Be sure to title your poems.  We'll get back to you within six-eight months of your submission with results.  We plan publication in May 2021.

Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts