CONTESTS

The Roadrunner Review holds two contests each year: The Roadrunner Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry and The High School Writing Contest.

The Roadrunner Prizes celebrate the creativity of university students worldwide.

  • You must be a student, either graduate or undergraduate, to enter
  • Prose submissions should be no longer than 1000 words
  • Poetry submissions can include up to three poems
  • Please submit only once in each genre
  • The winning pieces will be published in our Spring issue
  • All submissions will be considered for our Spring issue
  • Submissions for The Roadrunner Prizes usually open in October or November and are free via Submittable
  • Winners will be selected by guest judges
  • Prizes: $100 in each genre

The High School Writing Contest celebrates the creativity of high school students worldwide.

  • You must be a high school student to enter.
  • You can submit in any genre, but you can only submit once.
  • Prose submissions should be no longer than 1000 words
  • Poetry submissions can include three poems
  • The winning piece will be published in our Summer issue
  • Honorable mentions will be acknowledged in a blog post
  • Submissions for The High School Writing Contest usually open in April and are free via Submittable
  • The winner is selected by The Roadrunner Review staff
  • Prize: $100