$1000 and publication in Issue 76 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual fiction contest, judged this year by R.O. Kwan, author of the nationally bestselling novel The Incendiaries.
Issue 76's theme is DOUBT. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our issue preview page. Fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and include page numbers. We are unable to read prose submissions that exceed 5,000 words. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography. We ask that you remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.
We welcome previously unpublished work from writers of all backgrounds and identities, particularly including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people outside the United States, and all others whom traditional publishing has historically excluded. We believe your stories are valid stories (regardless of whether they directly relate to being part of a marginalized group), and we want to consider your work!