Big Snowy Prize

A contest for young writers

If you’re 30 or younger and a current or former Montana resident, the Montana Quarterly wants your best work.

The fifth annual Big Snowy Prize will award two prizes, one for short fiction and one for essay/nonfiction.

Who’s eligible? Anyone 30 or younger by April 15, 2018, and a current or former Montana resident.

What are the rules? Send entries up to 3,500 unpublished words in a Word document to Show that you live or have lived in Montana.

What’s the deadline? April 15, 2018.

How many entries? One per person, please. Previous winners are ineligible.

Winners in each category will get a check for $500, a handsome trophy, and publication in The Montana Quarterly. Winning entries will be announced and published in the Summer 2018 issue.

For a PDF version of the call for entries, click here.

Past winners

2014: Laura Jean Schneider, fiction; Todd Burritt, nonfiction.

2015: Kelly McClorey, fiction; Joel Harris, nonfiction.

2016: KJ Kern, fiction; Tess Fahlgren, nonfiction.

2017: Holden Sieler, fiction; Nicholas Littman, nonfiction.