We’re pleased to share this year’s judge for THE BOILER PRIZE, Kendra Allen!

Kendra Allen is the author of When You Learn The Alphabet, winner of the 2018 Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, her poetry collection titled The Collection Plate is forthcoming from Ecco Summer 2021. Sometimes she tweets @Kendracanyou.

THE BOILER challenges you to submit flash/hybrid pieces under 800 words for this year’s prize. We welcome fragments, experiments, prose poems, flash essays/fiction. The only thing that matters is whether you can sustain our attention and craft a well-written, sleek, beautiful little thing.

The deadline for submission is November 30. One winner will be published in our winter issue. A runner-up will be awarded $250 and also be offered publication. Additional finalists will be considered for our winter issue.

Submission fee is $7. Close friends and colleagues should not submit.

All submissions are read by a panel of readers from THE BOILER who select finalists to be passed on to the judge.