(Please note, we are not running the contest in 2009. If we do run the contest again in the future, you will see the announcement on our home page and news page. Thank you.)


The 1st Annual 2007-2008
Tonka Fiction Contest


Below are the rules as originally published


The winning entry will be published and its author will receive
$1,000 and a personalized, engraved plaque featuring
a print of the cover art from the award issue (below)

2nd Place Prize: $100

3rd Place Prize: $50

10 Honorable Mentions will be named

All entries judged anonymously and considered for publication.

Contest Judge:

Robin Lippincott

Author of In the Meantime

(Toby Press: October 2007)

Robin Lippincott

Robin Lippincott is the author of a collection of short stories (The Real, True Angel), and three novels (Mr. Dalloway, Our Arcadia: An American Watercolor, and In the Meantime which will be released in October). His fiction and nonfiction have also appeared in The Paris Review, Fence, The New York Times Book Review, The Literary Review and many other publications, as well as several anthologies. The recipient of multiple fellowships to Yaddo, as well as to the MacDowell Colony, he teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Spalding University and at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


1. The entry fee of $10 includes a copy of the award issue (Winter 2008). This fee is waived for all subscribers who have paid for at least a two-issue subscription and whose subscription would include the award issue.

2. Entries must be less than 6,000 words in length and have a typewritten title page that includes the author's Name, Address, Email (if available), Phone, and Title of the story. THE AUTHOR'S NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ELSE IN OR ON THE MANUSCRIPT.

3. Simultaneous Submissions are acceptable, but you must notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.

4. Winning entries must not have been previously accepted for publication.

5. Friends and family of Minnetonka Review editors and staff are not eligible.

6. Entries must be postmarked between August 15th and November 30, 2007. Winners will be announced on the website in February 2008 and the award issue will be printed around the same time.

7. Send your entry to the address below, along with a check or money order payable to "Minnetonka Review" (or if you are a subscriber, indicate such on your title page). If you wish, you may include a self-addressed stamped postcard to verify that we received your entry.


Minnetonka Review
Tonka Fiction Contest
P.O. Box 386
Spring Park, MN 55384

Issue Two Cover