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Narrative Magazine’s Spring 2016 Story Contest

13 May 2016

OUR SPRING CONTEST is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pushcart Prize,the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in collections such as The Best American Short Stories,The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and many others. View the recent awards won by Narrative authors.
As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.
We welcome and look forward to reading your pages.

Awards: First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and up to ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication.

Submission Fee: There is a $24 fee for each entry. With your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

All contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize and for acceptance as a Story of the Week.

Timing: The contest deadline is July 31, 2016, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by August 31, 2016. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions, which will be final. The judges reserve the option to declare ties and to designate and award only as many winners and/or finalists as are appropriate to the quality of contest entries and of work represented in the magazine.

Submission Guidelines: Please read our Submission Guidelines for manuscript formatting and other information.

Other Submission Categories: In addition to our contest, please review our other Submission Categories for areas that may interest you.

Visit the website to submit your work:  http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/332521

Confrontation is open to submissions from any writer.

11 April 2016

How to send your work:

U.S.-based writers: Along with your manuscript of previously unpublished work, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with standard letter-rate 1st-class postage so that we can reply to your submission. If you want us to return your manuscript along with our reply, be sure to include enough postage on your SASE to allow us to do so. If your work is a simultaneous submission, please let us know in your cover letter.

International writers: E-mail submissions (confrontationmag@gmail.com) are accepted only from writers living outside the U.S. Please do not include prose and poetry submissions in the same e-mail. Please do include your postal mailing address with your submission. E-mail submissions from U.S. writers will be deleted.

If your work under simultaneous submission is accepted elsewhere, please inform us as soon as possible: confrontationmag@gmail.com. In addition to the title of the work, be sure to specify whether it’s poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, and whether it was sent via regular mail or e-mail.

We usually respond to submissions within three to four months; we are quite a small staff, so we appreciate in advance your patience if we stray beyond this window. Reading period for all submissions: August 16 – April 15. Unless specifically commissioned or solicited, all manuscripts and e-mail submissions received during the non-reading period will be returned unread.

Please note: we do not respond to queries.

For all submissions, please be sure not to put two spaces after a period.

Mail your submissions to:

Confrontation Magazine
English Department
LIU Post

Brookville, NY 11548

 

Stories

We judge on quality of writing and thought or imagination, so we will accept genre fiction. However, it must have literary merit or it must transcend or challenge genre.

Send complete manuscript.

Length: Up to 7,200 words, one piece per submission; six pieces per submission for flash fiction (up to 500 words per piece).

Payment: $175-$250; more for commissioned work.

 

Poetry

Length of a poem should be kept to two pages.

Send up to six poems per submission.

Payment: $75-$100; more for commissioned work.

 

Nonfiction

We publish personal as well as cultural, political and other kinds of essays, and (self-contained) sections of memoirs.

Send complete manuscript.

Length: 1,500-5,000 words, one piece per submission.

Payment: $100-$150; more for commissioned work.

Visit the website:  http://confrontationmagazine.org/submit/

Yellow Chair Review – call for submissions

11 April 2016

Yellow Chair Review is a literary journal accepting submissions of poetry, prose and art.  Issues release quarterly.   We seek to act as a safe space for both readers and writers from marginalized groups. We are particularly interested to see submissions from POC and the LGBTQ community.

These same standards and practices extend into our Press.

Submission Guidelines:

WE ARE NOW USING SUBMITTABLE.  PLEASE NO MORE EMAIL SUBMISSIONS. (LINK BELOW)

Please see our publication schedule for details on what we’re looking for.

Deadlines:  Submittable will always have our current deadlines posted. 

Written Work:

  • Include a brief (50 words or so) 3rd person Bio.  Include a link to your website!
  • Please do not send a long explanation of your work.  Let your work speak for itself.
  • Poetry – 5 poems maximum and no longer than 10 pages
  • Send all work in ONE FILE.  Do not send multiple submissions in the same category or multiple files.
  • Prose – Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction only.  1000 words or less and up to 2 pieces
  • We will also consider Found Poems, Ekphrasis Poems (so long as you have permission to include the art with it) and Erasure Poems.
  • No previously published work.
  • Simultaneous Submissions accepted.  Please notify ASAP if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • If submitting to an Issue expect a response within 48 hours.

Art:

  • Please submit your stick figures, paintings, illustrations, drawings, digital media, photography, or anything not listed here that could be considered art.
  • You may submit up to 5 pieces.
  • Submit a bio and the medium the work is in.
  • Artwork should be high-resolution digital copies.
  • Images of your artwork must be attached in jpeg, png, or tiff format.
  • All submitted artwork will automatically be considered for the cover art of that issue.
  • If submitting to an Issue expect a response within 48 hours.

By submitting the writer/artist acknowledges:

  • Work must be final and checked for grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Minor grammatical and spelling edits may be needed.  If they are you will be notified.
  • Yellow Chair is currently a non-paying market.
  • Publication is currently online only via issuu.com or wordpress.com.  Your work may also appear as a feature on Twitter and on Facebook.
  • Yellow Chair requires first North American serial publishing rights, after publication all rights revert back to author.  All accepted work will remain archived online.
  • Accepted work may appear in an annual print anthology.  If your work is chosen for this anthology you’ll be notified.  We cannot provide contributor copies at this time but hope to change that in the future.
  • Yellow Chair asks that any reprints give first publication credit.

Visit website for submission details:  http://www.yellowchairreview.com/#!ycr-submission-guidelines/c1lzv

Announcing four new awards from The Los Angeles Review!

23 March 2016

Red Hen Press and The Los Angeles Review are pleased to announce the inception of a brand new bi-annual award series. A prize of $1,000 and publication in The Los Angeles Review will be given to four authors each issue for exceptional writing in each genre.

The new contests are:

Short Fiction Award, with inaugural judge Tom Janikowski (1500 word max)

Flash Fiction Award, with inaugural judge Ron Koertge (500 word max)

Creative Nonfiction Award, with inaugural judge Seema Reza (1500 word max)

Poetry Award, with inaugural judge Brynn Saito (50 line max)

Complete Guidelines:

  • Submissions for each contest are accepted via Submittable for $20 USD.
  • The contest closes May 1, 2015.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately at lareview.maddox.assteditor@gmail.com if the work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Only previously unpublished writing will be considered. Entries are not considered for general inclusion inThe Los Angeles Review.
  • In the cover letter field of each submission, include author’s name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. Do NOT include this information in the submitted file.

Deadline: May 1, 2015

  • The winners will be selected in fall of 2016 and announced via our website, and a Red Hen Press press release.
  • The winning works will be published in The Los Angeles Review, Issue 21.
  • Please direct questions to: lareview.maddox.assteditor@gmail.com

Visit the website for details: http://losangelesreview.org/awards/

1000 WORDS or LESS – FLASH FICTION COMPETITION ROUND 2

13 March 2016

1000 WORDS or LESS – FLASH FICTION COMPETITION ROUND 2

1000 WORDS or LESS wishes to give writers the opportunity to showcase their creative skill in the shorter story genre.

Approximately 50 entries will be selected for printed and e-book publication to capture the creativity, inspiration, ideas and thoughts of a diverse range of writers and provide a permanent published record of contemporary, past or futuristic ideas or themes. The entrant may choose any subject, theme, idea or inspiration.

The entry must be fictitious and not exceed 1,000 words.

The competition is open to writers in Australia and overseas.

First prize is $1,000 AUD.

There are additional cash prizes of $100 AUD for up to 5 other entries.

Entry fee is $15 AUD.

Competition closes on 31 March 2016 AEST.

Visit the website for details: http://www.1000words-or-less.com.au/

Please contact 1000wordsorless@1000wordsorless.com.au with any queries.

The results of Round 1 of the competition and forms, guidelines and information for Round 2 can be found on http://www.1000words-or-less. com.au

1000 WORDS or LESS – FLASH FICTION COMPETITION

10 January 2016

1000 WORDS or LESS – FLASH FICTION COMPETITION

1000 WORDS or LESS wishes to give writers the opportunity to showcase their creative skill in the shorter story genre.

Up to 50 entries will be selected for printed and e-book publication to capture the creativity,

inspiration, ideas and thoughts of a diverse range of writers and provide a permanent published record of contemporary,

past or futuristic ideas or themes.  The entrant may choose any subject, theme, idea or inspiration.

The entry must be fictitious and not exceed 1,000 words.

The competition is open to writers in Australia and overseas.

First prize is $1,000 AUD.

There are additional cash prizes of $100 AUD for up to 5 other entries.

Entry fee is $15 AUD.

Competition closes 31 January 2016 AEST.

Please contact 1000wordsorless@1000wordsorless.com.au for entry details.

More information is available from http://www.1000words-or-less. com.au

Calls for submissions: NEON LITERARY MAGAZINE

9 January 2016

HOW TO SEND WORK FOR PUBLICATION

Before sending your work for possible publication… please read the magazine! Doing so is the only way to understand what I want to publish, and doesn’t cost much. In fact, digital issues are free and print issues cost less than a sandwich and a coffee. By subscribing, purchasing a sample copy, or making a donation you’ll be helping to keep the magazine alive, and allowing me to pay the authors I publish.

You can find a wealth of good reasons to subscribe to Neon in this article. I hope that you’ll consider doing so; if just one in ten people who submitted work also subscribed to the magazine, Neon would never be short of funds. If you do support the magazine with a purchase, subscription or donation, please mention this in your cover letter. As a thankyou for your support, I’ll try and provide some personal feedback on your submission.

 

1. What I’m Looking For

There is no set word limit, but please send enough work to cover approximately three pages of the magazine. This could be one story, a couple of flash fictions, or several poems. I prefer darker pieces, especially those with an element of the surreal or speculative. I am open to reading anything, however, and am often surprised by pieces that don’t fall into these categories.

Images, comics and graphic poems are also welcome, as are self-contained extracts. If you have any doubts about whether something is suitable, please send it anyway and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

2. Terms

Reprints and simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let me know if a piece is published elsewhere. On acceptance Neon takes one-time non-exclusive rights to your work, as well as the right to archive it. Accepted authors receive one contributor copy, as well as a royalty derived from sales, subscriptions and donations – usually about £8.

 

3. How To Submit

Include a covering letter and a 50-word biography in the body of the email. The subject line should include the word “Submission”. The editor is Krishan Coupland. Send work by email to subs@neonmagazine.co.uk. Paste work into the body of the email if possible.

Please add Neon to your “Safe Senders” list, and query if you have received no response after two months. You may also wish to follow Neon on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, or join the mailing list, to be kept informed of any submissions-related news.

If you are new to sending your work out for publication, you might find this guide useful.

 

4. Feedback

If you are a current subscriber to the magazine, or if you have recently made a donation orpurchased a sample copy, please mention this in your covering letter. I’ll try and give some personalised feedback in my response. All submissions are given equal consideration, regardless of whether or not the author supports the magazine.

Visit the website: http://neonmagazine.co.uk/

Call for submissions: LUNARIS REVIEW Journal

9 January 2016

GUIDELINES FOR FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION AND ESSAYS SUBMISSION

We publish literary fiction (flash fiction, short story and creative nonfiction). Lunaris Review accepts submission of flash fiction up to 1,000 words; short story, creative non-fiction up to 4,000 words and essay not longer than 7,500 words. We do not accept sci-fi and erotic compositions.

Submission should be sent as attachment in .doc or .pdf format using double line spacing. The attachment should include your name, email address, the title of the story and the word count. In the subject line write in caps: YOUR NAME: FICTION/ESSAY SUBMISSION.

Guidelines for Poetry

Lunaris Review accepts poems of diverse thematic pre-occupations, forms and styles. Please do not send more than four poems per submission period and the length of individual poems should not exceed 40 lines. Although, longer poems would not be declined, but shorter poems would be given first consideration.

Submission should be sent as attachment in .doc or .pdf format using double line spacing. The attachment must include your name, email address, the title of the poem(s) and the number of lines. In the subject line write in caps: YOUR NAME: POETRY SUBMISSION.

Guidelines for Artwork and Photography

Visual Artwork (photographs inclusive) will be considered for the cover and/or interior of each issue. Please do not send more than seven pieces per submission period. Any format is acceptable

Attach your works as high-resolution files. In the subject line write in caps: YOUR NAME: ARTWORKS/PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSION.

General Guidelines and Policy

In the body of the email, include; your name, your email, and a brief biography. We publish only works that have not been previously published, either online or in print. Multiple submissions are not accepted. We accept simultaneous submissions; however let us know right away when/if such work has been accepted elsewhere, in the case of which you would need to withdraw your submission through an email notification. All submissions should be sent to africa@lunarisreview.com.

By sending us your work you are stating that the work is your own, and do not infringe on any copyright. You are also stating that we acquire first rights (that is, we do not accept previously published works) to publish your work in the event that it is accepted. The rights of any published work in this journal remain with the contributor, and we ask that you acknowledge Lunaris Review if you republish such work.

We reserve the right to copyedit your work before publishing it. Any significant changes to content will be approved by the author prior publication. We also reserve the right to use your work in all promotional material for the journal. We do not charge submission fees and do not pay contributors for now but would put up necessary information should/whenever that change.

Entrust us with your best work and let us share your creativity.

JOURNAL SUBMISSION WINDOWS

    • January issue: October 1st – November 30th
    • April Issue: January 1st – February 28th
    • July issue: April 1st – May 31st
    • October Issue: July 1st – August 31st

Any work received after the deadline would be automatically considered for the following issue.

How to submit, visit: http://lunarisreview.com/submit-journal

Tethered by Letters F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition

9 January 2016

TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best writing of all kinds, and we encourage submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style.

Deadline: March 31, 2016. Midnight PST.

Short Story Contest

The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $1,000.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.
Fees: $18.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

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Flash Fiction Contest

The winner of our flash fiction contest will be awarded $300.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Criteria: Any genre with a word limit of 750 words.
Fees: $10.00 per entry, or three entries for $15.00.

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Poetry Contest

The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $300.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.

Criteria: Any genre or form, three pages or less per poem.
Fees: $10.00 per entry, or three entries for $15.00.

Judging: Judges will be announced shortly.

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our formatting guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible if the piece received free edits from our team.

We strongly recommend checking out an issue of F(r)iction to get an idea of our aesthetic. You can do so at the TBL Store.

Notes: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL if your work is selected for publication elsewhere as soon as possible. We encourage writers to submit as many stories as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication inF(r)iction Series, our triannual print journal.

Our judges also reserve the right not to award a winner in any category if submissions do not meet our standards of publication.

Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the Untethered Podcast.

Other Categories: Please visit our submissions page for more ways to submit your work to TBL for possible publication and learn about our free-editing policy for work submitted to our journal.

How to enter: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submissions

INKTEARS FLASH FICTION COMPETITION 2015

8 July 2015

Now open for entries. Age 18+

Closing date: 31 July 2015

There are six prizes available:
Winner: £250
Runner Up: £50.00
4 x Highly Commended: £25.00

All prize-winners will have their story published to the InkTears Readership and their Bio published on the InkTears website.

Submissions must be 500 words or less in length, any theme.

Fees: 1 entry £3.00 GBP; 2 entries £5.00 GBP; 3 entries £6.50 GBP; 4 entries £7.50 GBP

Full results will be posted on the InkTears website by 10 November 2015.
NB: stories may have been previously published in a magazine or online (providing the author still owns the copyright and there is no exclusivity with the prior publication) or unpublished.

Visit http://www.inktears.com for full details and how to enter.

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Call for Entries! Big Pond Rumours, the Literary E-Zine

27 April 2015

This is a call for entries to the contest in every issue of Big Pond Rumours, the International Literary E-Zine. We have two issues a year with the deadline for the Summer issue being June 30th and deadline for the Winter issue is November 30th. BPR strives to have two independent Judges for each issue and delivers publication and $350 in prizes to the contest winners. We have no particular preference for genre and the primary requirement is that all submissions be previously unpublished.

Poetry:

1st place $100

2nd place $50

3rd place $25

Fiction:

1st place $100

2nd place $50

3rd place $25

Please submit:

1-3 poems for $5 USD;

1-3 flash fiction for $5 USD;

or 1 story of 3,500 to 5,000 words for $5 USD

We seek quality in the writing and do not have a preference for any particular genre.

Check us out at: http://www.big-pond-rumours.com

Submit your entries online, electronically at: https://bigpondrumourstheliterarye-zine.submittable.com/submit

Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge

23 April 2015

Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Entry Fees

Free

Prizes

Each Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology published by Indies Unlimited.

Description

Ongoing, weekly contest: Every Saturday at 9 a.m. Pacific time, Indies Unlimited hosts a Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and/or the written prompt provided. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced. Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Use the comment section on the prompt’s page to submit your entry. Entries for that week’s prompt are accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. On Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday. More details and information are available at http://www.indiesunlimited.com/flash-fiction/.

Contact Information

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/contact/

Website

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/flash-fiction/

2015 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize

23 April 2015

“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.”

―Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

We at Spider Road Press are celebrating excellent, unpublished flash fiction featuring a female protagonist. Enter your compelling flash fiction about complex women to win the 2015 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize!

First Prize:  $100 and publication in the print and e-book editions of the next Spider Road Press anthology.

Second Prize: $25, publication on the Spider Road Press website, and a free copy of any Spider Road Press title.

Honorable Mention: Publication on the Spider Road Press website and a certificate.

Entries accepted March 1-May 1, 2015.

Fiction will be judged “blind” by a panel that includes authors Lani Longshore, Pamela Mooman, and Patricia Flaherty Pagan. Winners will be contacted in June, 2015. Enter your fiction today!

Submissions criteria:

•  Unpublished flash fiction featuring a female protagonist.

•  750 word limit per piece.

•  $12 entry fee per piece. (A $5 entry fee is available for graduate/undergraduate students, qualifying Texas writers, & Goddard College alumni. Students must state the name of their university in their cover email.)

•  No more than three submissions per writer.

•  Standard formatting. Please include your home address in your cover email.

•  Excerpts from longer works are not eligible.

•  No children’s fiction, romance, erotica, extreme horror or gore, young adult fiction, vampire or werewolf fiction, dark fantasy, erotic horror, or fan fiction.

•  No explicit scenes of sexual violence or child abuse.

•  Writers who enter simultaneous submissions must contact us should their work be published before June, 2015.

•  We regret that we cannot accept any submissions from writers under the age of 18.

•  We regret that, due to our small staff, it may take us four months to get back to writers about non-winning entries.

·  In recognition of their contribution to the writing community, members of the Houston Writers Guild, Writers’ League of Texas, and Goddard College alumni community may pay a reduced submission fee of $5. The willingness to provide us with a copy of your membership information (upon request) or Goddard graduation date are required.

Visit the website for details: https://spiderroadpress.submittable.com/submit/39508

Further Questions? Email our staff at:  editor@spiderroadpress.com

Call for Submissions: WOW! Women On Writing Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest

2 April 2015
WOW! Women On Writing invites entries to its Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by BookBaby. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, good storytelling, and provide well-rewarded recognition to writers of all levels.
Guest Judge: Literary Agent Vicki Selvaggio of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Guidelines: Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Writers retain all copyright to their stories. Open internationally. 
Prizes: 1st Place: $350, The Complete Publishing Package from BookBaby ($579 value), $25 Amazon Gift Card; 2nd Place: $250, $25 Amazon Gift Card; 3rd Place: $150, $25 Amazon Gift Card; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards; and 10 Honorable mentions receive $20 Amazon Gift Cards. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin. 
Limited to 300 entries. $10 entry fee. Critique option also available. 
Deadline: May 31, 2015
 
Details: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest

14 March 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and be considered for later publication. The prizes are $500 (USDA) for the short story winner, $150 (USDA) for the flash fiction winner, and $150 (USDA) for the poetry winner. Winners will be announced publicly in August. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Good luck to all our authors!

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $500 for Short Story, $150 for Flash Fiction, $150 for Poetry

Entry Fee: $15 per Short Story; $7 per Flash Fiction OR $15 for three Flash Fictions; $7 per poem OR $15 for three poems

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Short Story Contest

We are currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words. The short story contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent journal publications or a TBL online monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $500 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $15 per entry

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest

We are currently accepting flash fiction submissions of 55, 250, or 500 words in length. The flash fiction contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL online monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Poetry Contest

We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single-spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL online monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

Creative Competitor Writing Competitions

2 March 2015
The Fortune-Teller Writing Competition

1st Prize: £395.00

2nd Prize: £250.00

3rd Prize: £150.00

Closing date: 10th March 2015

Entry fee: £5.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

All you have to do to win this exciting new writing competition is to craft a story around a fortune teller in a maximum of 1000 words including the title. Consider your starting point carefully to maximise the strength of your story. We want to be hooked by every word. Rules online.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/fortune-teller-writing-competition/

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Twist in the Tale Writing Competition

1st Prize: £195.00

2nd Prize: £125.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date: 21st March 2015

Entry fee: £3.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

To stand a chance of winning this exciting writing competition, all you have to do is create a strong, compelling story in 1100 words or less, but, it must have an unique twist ending. We want you to surprise us with your fantastically, unexpected ending.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/twist-tale-writing-competition/

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65 Little Words Writing Competition

1st Prize: £260.00

2nd Prize: £195.00

Closing date: May 10th 2015

Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish Members

You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one but you can do it and we look forward to receiving your submissions.

Of course it doesn’t have to be exactly 65 words but if you win the top prize, it’s equivalent to £4.00 per word.

Your submission must be inspired by the photo published online.

http://creativecompetitor.com/65-little-words-creative-writing-competition/65-little-words-writing-competition-may/

GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST

1 February 2015

Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Entry Fees

$10

Prizes

$500 and publication

Description:

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers. Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

Final Judges:  Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.
Awarded work will be published in Ginosko Literary Journal, http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com/

Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.com . Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted).

Contact Information

Ginosko Literary Journal
P.O. Box 246
Fairfax, CA 94978

GinoskoContest@gmail.com

Visit the website:

http://www.GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com/

Creative Competitor Writing Contests & Poetry Contest

21 January 2015
ENTRY FEE £3 (FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £150. 2nd Prize: £100. 3rd Prize: £75.
Deadline February 2, 2015.
Craft a beautiful poem that captures the spirit of a winter landscape. Whether it’s snow-capped mountains, misty rivers or frost-laden fields…we don’t mind, just paint the scene with your words. You can use the online photo for inspiration or, be inspired by a wintry landscape close to you. It’s your choice.
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65 LITTLE WORDS WRITING COMPETITION
ENTRY FEE £2 (OR FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £260. 2nd Prize: £195.
Deadline February 10, 2015.
You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one, but you can do it,and we look forward to receiving your submissions. You must use the photo published online.
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THE PARK BENCH WRITING COMPETITION
£3 ENTRY FEE (FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £195. 2nd Prize: £150. 3rd Prize: £100.
Deadline February 28, 2015.
Using the photo for inspiration, you have just 1,000 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader. To be in with a chance of winning this writing competition, you must include the park bench in your story.

 

Creative Competitor – Writing Competitions

11 January 2015
Flash Fiction Writing Competition
 
1st Prize: £190.00

2nd Prize: £150.00

3rd Prize: £95.00

Closing date: 28th January 2015

Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

In our latest competition, you have just 500 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader. The genre is open, just use the photo for inspiration. Full rules and photo online.

Publication and cash prizes.

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/flash-fiction-writing-competition/

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Winter Wonderland Poetry Competition

1st Prize: £150.00

2nd Prize: £100.00

3rd Prize: £75.00

Closing date: 02 February 2015

Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

For this brand new poetry competition, you simply need to craft a beautiful poem that captures the spirit of a winter landscape. Whether it’s snow-capped mountains, misty rivers or frost-laden fields…we don’t mind, just paint the scene with your words. You can use the photo for inspiration or, be inspired by a wintry landscape close to you. It’s your choice.

Publication and cash prizes.

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/winter-wonderland-poetry-competition/

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65 Little Words Writing Competition

1st Prize: £260.00

2nd Prize: £195.00

Closing date: February 10th 2015

Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish Members

You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one but you can do it and we look forward to receiving your submissions. You must use the photo published online.

Publication and cash prizes.

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

http://creativecompetitor.com/65-little-words-creative-writing-competition/65-little-words-writing-competition-february-2015/

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The Park Bench Writing Competition

1st Prize: £195.00

2nd Prize: £150.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date: 28th February 2015

Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

Using the photo for inspiration, you have just 1000 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader.  To be in with a chance of winning this writing competition, you must include the park bench in your story.

Publication and cash prizes.

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/park-bench-writing-competition/

2nd GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST

13 October 2014

$500 Award, $10 entry fee,

deadline: March 1, 2015

Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

Final Judges: 
Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.

Awarded work will be published on Ginosko Literary Journal website.

Guidelines and Eligibility:

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers with the following exception:

Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the submitted manuscript.

Procedures and Considerations:

Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.comAttachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted).

Send print submissions to:

CONTEST
Ginosko Literary Journal
PO Box 246
Fairfax, CA 94978

Payment Procedures:

Online submissions will receive emailed invoices via PayPal, though you do not need a PayPal account. Print submissions may send $5 in cash or check (made payable to Ginosko Literary Journal) to the above address. 

Visit the website:  http://www.ginoskoliteraryjournal.com/contest.htm

Call for submissions: GeminiMagazine

11 October 2014

We have no guidelines or restrictions on
writing style or content—nada, zilch, keine. As
Charlie “Bird” Parker pointed out, “There’s no
boundary line to art.” We don’t want to set any
boundaries so we use a clean, simple selection
process: if it strikes a chord with us we print it.

Payment: $10 per published piece

TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL (except contest entries):

Paste previously unpublished fiction, poetry,
essays, memoirs, short plays or other
interesting work into body of email and send to:

submissions@gemini-magazine.com

No attachments except JPEG images for art and
photography. Don’t send contest entries to this
email address. See box at top for contest info.

TO SUBMIT BY SNAIL MAIL:

Gemini Magazine
P.O. Box 1485
Onset, MA 02558 USA

(include SASE/email address for reply)

*****

Submission period: 365 days per year

Response time: We have a large backlog and
are making every effort to catch up. After 60
days please feel free to inquire about your
submission. We will respond to all submissions.

Rights: All rights revert to author upon
publication in Gemini Magazine.

Visit the website:  http://www.gemini-magazine.com/submit.html

Tethered by Letters’ Fall Literary Contests

11 October 2014

Tethered by Letters (TBL) is pleased to announce our second third annual Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles.

Deadline: December 15th, 2014. Midnight PT.

Judging: All submissions will be judged by the professional editing team at TBL and the winner will be announced publicly in February, 2015. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of March, 2015. Judges decisions are final.

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible if the piece received free edits from our team.

Notes: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL if your work is selected for publication elsewhere as soon as possible. We encourage writers to submit as many stories as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication in our quarterly journal.

Our judges also reserve the right not to award a winner in either category if the submissions do not meet our standards of publication.

Other Categories: Please visit our submissions page for more ways to submit your work to TBL for possible publication and learn about our free-editing policy for work submitted to our journal.

Visit the website for details on how to enter!  http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

BARTHELME PRIZE FOR SHORT PROSE 2014

6 July 2014

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. The contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. To view last year’s winner and honorable mentions, you can purchase issue 26.2 here.

This year’s contest will be judged by Amy Hempel. A recipient of awards from the Guggenheim and United States Artists Foundations, and the Academy of Arts and Letters, Amy Hempel is the author of four collections of stories. Published in Harper’s, Vanity Fair, Tin House, GQ, and many more, her Collected Stories was named by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2007. It won the Ambassador Book Award for best fiction of the year. In 2008 and 2009, the REA Award and PEN/Malamud Award for the Short Story followed. She teaches at Harvard and Bennington.

We will accept submissions both via our online submissions manager (http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/submissions/) and via postal mail.

Contest Guidelines: Online Submissions

  • Submissions accepted via Gulf Coast’s online submissions manager.
  • Submit up to three pieces of short prose in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file.
  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. This information should only be pasted in the “Comments” field.

Contest Guidelines: Postal Mail Submissions

  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • Please address postal mail entries to:
    Gulf Coast
    ATTN: Barthelme Prize in Short Prose
    Department of English
    University of Houston
    Houston, TX 77204-3013
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so your contact information should appear only on your cover letter.
  • Please include your $17 reading fee, payable in U.S. dollars to “Gulf Coast.”

Visit the website:  http://gulfcoastmag.org/contests/barthleme-prize/

Submit Work to Teen Ink & Get Published!

21 June 2014

Teen Ink has no staff writers; we depend completely on you to send writing, art, and photos. There is no charge to submit or be published. All submissions will be considered for publication in Teen Ink’s print magazine and website.

General Guidelines
  • All submissions of writing and artwork will be considered for publication in our monthly print magazine and on TeenInk.com, and are also automatically entered into any relevant contests.
  • Teen Ink has no deadlines. We accept submissions year round. If, however, you are sending work that is holiday-specific, please submit it at least two months ahead.
  • You must be 13 to 19 years old to be a TeenInk.com user and be published in Teen Ink magazine.
  • Requesting anonymity. If, due to the personal nature of a piece, you don’t want your name published, please check the anonymous box when submitting your work. We will respect your request and not publish your name in print or online, but we must still have accurate name and address information for every user.
  • All materials submitted become the property of Teen Ink. By submitting your work to us, you are giving Teen Ink and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to Teen Ink retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Teen Ink is copyrighted by the Young Authors Foundation, Inc.
  • Plagiarism. Teen Ink has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. We check the originality of all published work through WriteCheck.

How to submit, visit:  http://www.teenink.com/submit

THE SIXTH ANNUAL GeminiMAGAZINE FLASH FICTION CONTEST

20 June 2014

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000
Second Place: $100
Four Honorable Mentions: $25 each
Entry fee: $4
($3 for each additional entry)
Deadline: September 2, 2014
Maximum length: 1,000 words

All Six Finalists Will Be Published Online in the
October 2014 Issue of Gemini.

Any subject, style or genre:
experimental, mainstream, noir, fantasy, humor, erotica….
Simply send your best, most powerful, unpublished work.

Why such a low entry fee? So EVERYONE can have a chance.
Both new and experienced writers have won our contests.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html