the trifecta

Every November, Iron Horse accepts submissions for its annual Trifecta, which is your chance to publish those marathon manuscripts most journals won't consider. Poets should submit a single poem, 10-20 pages long. Prose writers should submit a story or essay that runs between 25 and 40 pages. The entry fee is $10, which includes a year's subscription. The winners--a poet, an essayist, and a fiction writer--each receive $250.

 

Every June, the three winning manuscripts are released individually as e-singles, right when everyone on summer vacation needs a good read. The Trifecta singles are produced in attractive, four-color, FREE(!) electronic issues, each with its own chic design. They'll receive a lot of real estate space here on our website, but also on our social media outlets. Anyone can download them (we said, "FREE!"), and you can post them on your social media outlets, so all of your friends and family and professional connections can read your work. The Trifecta comprises Issue 3 of each year's volume of Iron Horse.

 

NOTE: Iron Horse does not read long manuscripts outside of the Trifecta submission period. So don't miss the opportunity to have an editor look at your long stories, essays, or poems each November.

 

Submit online. And IHLR Trifecta stories, essays, and poems at IHLR Online ... for FREE!

 

current/previous winners

2017 Trifecta: an essay
2017 Trifecta: an essay
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2017 Trifecta: a story
2017 Trifecta: a story
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2017 Trifecta: a poem
2017 Trifecta: a poem
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The Apparition at Fort Bragg
The Apparition at Fort Bragg
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2017 Trifecta Nonfiction Winner
2017 Trifecta Nonfiction Winner
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2017 Trifecta Fiction Winner
2017 Trifecta Fiction Winner
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2017 IHLR Poetry Winner
2017 IHLR Poetry Winner
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Tiffany Higgins
Tiffany Higgins
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Grand Avenue: an essay
Grand Avenue: an essay
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Collateral Damage: a story
Collateral Damage: a story
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Ordeal by Water: a poem
Ordeal by Water: a poem
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Conflict: an essay
Conflict: an essay
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Sarah Pape
Sarah Pape
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Kate Norris
Kate Norris
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Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
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Dario Sulzman
Dario Sulzman
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French for Weakling: a story
French for Weakling: a story
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Fine Open Spaces: a story
Fine Open Spaces: a story
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Off Owl's Head: a poem
Off Owl's Head: a poem
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Dying in Red Dirt Country: an essay
Dying in Red Dirt Country: an essay
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David Armstrong
David Armstrong
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Lee Barnes
Lee Barnes
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Thorpe Moekel
Thorpe Moekel
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Kip Stratton
Kip Stratton
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