The Glint Awards

25 April 2013

Guidelines

Topic
The topic for Volume I of the Glint Awards Anthology is open.  In general, submissions should aspire to “show, not tell” in keeping with the spirit of our organization’s adopted quotation by Anton Chekov, “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

Eligibility
The contest is open to all writers age 18+.  All submissions must be original, the writer’s own work and previously unpublished in any format.

Categories

  • Prose
    • Short stories from 1,000 – 6,000 words.  You may submit one short story in a single entry.
    • Flash prose pieces should not exceed a 1,000 word count limit.  You may send up to three flash prose pieces in a single entry.
  • Poetry
    • Poems should not exceed a 1,000 word count limit.  You may send up to three poems in a single entry.

Prizes

  • Prose
    • First Prize – $250.00, publication as the “Glint Prose Award Winner” in the Glint Awards Anthology and 3 contributor copies.
    • Second Prize – $100.00, publication as the “Glint Prose Award Runner-Up” in the Glint Awards Anthology and 3 contributor copies.
    • Honorable Mentions – up to 20 works of prose will be granted an Honorable Mention and published in the Glint Awards Anthology.  Each contributor will receive a complimentary copy.
    • All individuals submitting to the contest will receive a subscription to our sponsor’s weekly digital publication, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine.
  • Poetry
    • First Prize – $250.00, publication as the “Glint Poetry Award Winner” in the Glint Awards Anthology and 3 contributor copies.
    • Second Prize – $100.00, publication as the “Glint Poetry Award Runner-Up” in the Glint Awards Anthology and 3 contributor copies.
    • Honorable Mentions – up to 20 works of poetry will be granted an Honorable Mention and published in the Glint Awards Anthology.  Each contributor will receive a complimentary copy.
    • All individuals submitting to the contest will receive a subscription to our sponsor’s weekly digital publication, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine.

Enter
$15 per entry, non-refundable.  Multiple entries are acceptable.  (Please note the category guidelines above for information about sending multiple submissions in a single entry.)  Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify us know immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.  All entries must be received via our online submission manager.  Submissions sent by mail or e-mail will not be read.

Deadline:
Submissions must be received by November 30, 2013

Results
Winners will be notified via email and announced on the website in December 2013.  Results are final and not open to appeal.  Recipients of a First Prize, Second Prize or Honorable Mention will be sent a contract establishing first publication rights for their work to be included in the Glint Awards anthology.  All copyright reverts back to authors upon publication.  Winners will be included in the anthology and receive prizes only upon receipt of this completed contract.  The Glint Awards Anthology will be published in conjunction with our sponsor and available for purchase on Amazon.  Further distribution may be attained through cooperation with a third party agency.

View complete Official Rules at http://www.glintawards.org/p/guidelines_17.html

Any entry found to violate the Glint Award guidelines or rules will be disqualified.

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