A note about revisions: because a piece may be withdrawn, revised, and re-entered until the contest deadline, only the final submission of each entry is counted. If a piece was entered on September 15, then revised at the last minute on October 1, it will appear as though it was entered on October 1 in the charts below.
Total: 1,424 | Poetry: 708 | Prose: 656 | Artwork: 60
High: 339 | Low: 37 | Average: 79.88
Poetry: 49.7% (708) | Prose: 46.1% (656) | Artwork: 4.2% (60)
Entries can be held for the next round of judging, or eliminated. Entries are eliminated when they’ve received too many “No” votes from our judges to continue on to the Semifinal Round. Judges may vote “No” for many reasons unrelated to quality of the work, including:
- The entry does not effectively match our contest theme, even if it is a very well-written piece.
- The entry does not follow contest guidelines to remove identifying information from the manuscript (for poetry and prose) and to avoid erotica, gore, and excessive profanity, even if it is a very well-written piece.
- The entry contains multiple discrete works which should have been entered separately.
- The writer or artist entered more than three works in the contest.
The elimination round is complete. We have sent out notifications on for pieces which have been eliminated. You can also check the message for your entry in your Submittable submission manager.
The semifinal round is complete. We have sent out notifications on for pieces which have been eliminated. You can also check the message for your entry in your Submittable submission manager.
The final round is complete. Winners were announced November 3, 2014. You can see the results on the main Contest Seven page.