Publisher's Description: Publishing short stories online since 2000, Carve is known for launching the careers of many writers, has received special mentions from the Pushcart Prize, and has been recognized three years in a row (2012-2014) by the Million Writers Award as having the best online fiction.
We also accept short story, poetry, and nonfiction submissions via Submittable and by mail year-round. We pay our contributors in cash and contributor copies. If we don't publish your story and someone else does, we'll add you to our ever-growing Decline/Accept list. We also try to provide feedback on at least 5-10% of declined submissions.
Carve hosts two annual contests that dole out over $5000 in combined prizes: the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and the Premium Edition Contest for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The international contests are known for discovering new writers who have never been published.
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