Dispatches | September 06, 2009

Sorry for the system having been down for a couple of days. It occurred due to a server changeover that was a little more complicated than we had hoped. That process is finished now and working and we invite your Smith Prize submission.

An established fiction writer (three novels; lots of stories) emailed me yesterday and asked whether he should enter the contest and I told him, hell yes, enter it. The simple percentage likelihood of winning or being a runner up is as high as a regular submission (because of the large number of regular submits), and the payday is considerably nicer. Also, submitters get a subscription to the magazine–either a regular print subscription or an online one, their choice.