Archive for February 4th, 2013

The Lascaux Review: Second Annual Lascaux Flash Fiction Contest!

4 February 2013

On behalf of the editors at The Lascaux Review, welcome to the second annual Lascaux Flash Fiction Contest!

Essential Stuff

Using the photo prompt below, compose a work of short fiction, maximum length 250 words. The prompt is for inspiration only; entries will not be judged on how well they relate to it. Title and byline are not included in the word count.


 the prompt


Title and artist will be revealed at the end of the contest.

Attention! One entry per person. Submissions open at noon U.S. eastern time on 6 March and close two weeks later, at midnight on 20 March (the Vernal Equinox). Submit your story using the Submittable form linked here:

Submit to Lascaux Flash

You will need to open a Submittable account, if you don’t already have one. It’s painless (also, since more and more journals are using this function to accept submissions, the account will come in handy (also, as Wendy can attest, they have the best customer support of any company this side of Alpha Centauri (I put this in merely to create a third nested clause))).

The first thing you’ll notice is the option to donate $3. The donation is not required, and will not influence the judges either way. All money raised is used to help offset expenses, especially prize money.

Submittable attachments should look like this:

The Title of Your Story

by Your Name

Story begins, single spaced, with a blank line between paragraphs, and no unconventional formatting.

We’ll post entries on this site in the order they arrive. If you wish to contribute a story but do not want to compete for the prize, declare so in your submission. We’ll treat you as a guest writer. Any poems received will likewise be treated as guest entries.

Contest participants grant Lascaux the right to publish their entries. Authors retain copyright of their work. The editors and advisory board of The Lascaux Review will collectively select finalists and a winner, all of whom will be announced simultaneously as soon as decisions are made.

The winner receives $250 (a dollar a word) as well as the virtual medal depicted here, along with the right to display it on his or her online venues. The winning entry will be published in The Lascaux Review.

Visit the website for details:

Longleaf Press Announces its 2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest

4 February 2013

The contest is open to residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida who have not yet published a full-length collection of poetry.


18-23 pages of poetry
$20 entry fee
Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Cover sheet (with name, address, phone, e-mail)

NO NAME OR OTHER INFORMATION ON MANUSCRIPT. Include a separate cover page with contact information.


Robin Greene, Editor
Longleaf Press
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311


PRIZE: $200 and 50 Chapbooks

Longleaf is a nonprofit university press that has been publishing poetry chapbooks since 1997.
Information about the press may be found on our webpage:

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

4 February 2013

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Ploughshares will be given to work by an

emerging writer in each of three genres-fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 

Writers who haven’t published or self-published a book can submit 3-5 poems

or under 6,000 words of prose with a $24 entry fee

(which includes a one-year subscription to Ploughshares) .

Deadline: April 2, 2013 at 12 noon EST. 

The entry fee is waived for writers subscribed to Ploughshares through Winter 2013.

Visit for more information or to submit.