Winners will be selected in each genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry) from entries submitted prior to June 15, 2012. Each genre’s winner will receive $100, publication in the 2012 print issue, an invitation to the release party (to be held in September 2012) and two complimentary copies. Runners-up will also have their work published and receive two complimentary copies of the issue.

All submitted work will also be considered for publication in the online version of Cobalt, in the June, September or December issues. Authors will be notified before any publication, and no work will be published online without author’s consent.

Since this contest is designed with the specific purpose of fundraising, we are also offering that entrants can pre-order Cobalt’s first print issue, which will be released in September 2012, at a discounted rate. If you would like to participate in this option, please submit your entry under the “Entry + Print Issue” in your genre. This is available in the online submission manager.

The first print issue of Cobalt will include:

Cobalt Writing Prize winners & runners-up
Exclusive author interviews
“Best of” online issues 1 through 4

Submissions for online content will remain open during the period of this contest. However, our standard “Donation/Submission” option will not be available until the entry period has closed. Only submissions accompanied by an entry fee will be considered.

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If you have questions, please leave them in the comments section below, or email them to, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks and good luck,

Cobalt Staff.


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