Annual Bat City Review Short Prose Contest

We welcome submissions for our short prose contest which opens on March 1 every year.


Submit a piece of prose (genre not otherwise specified) up to 400 words in length. 

Submissions are judged blind, so do not include your name or any identifying information on the document you upload. 

Do please include the word count at the bottom of the document.

One piece per submission, with a limit of three separate submissions per author.

 We will close either after the 400th submission or on March 30, whichever comes first. Writers are encouraged to submit early.

One winner and three runners up will be selected. The winner and runners up will be published online in spring 2019. The winner will also receive $500 and print publication in Bat City Review Issue 15 (Spring 2020). 


This contest is not open to employees, students, or affiliates of the University of Texas at Austin. We're happy to read simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. We will not consider previously published work.