The theme for the winter contest is Tools.

We all have tools. Gadgets, gizmos, implements, utensils, devices, contraptions, instruments, equipment. Power drills, corkscrews, Swiss Army knives, hammers, cherry pitters, pliers, protractors, paint brushes, rakes, scissors, staplers, wrenches, whisks, forceps, tweezers, scalpels, chisels, pens. 

Everyday tools. The tools of your trade. Unusual tools. 

So gather your writing tools and create compelling and well-crafted poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction. 

Three winners will be selected from among all entries. All entries considered for publication.

5,000-word limit for fiction and creative nonfiction (may submit 2 or 3 flash fiction or flash CNF pieces). We're strict about word limits for contest submissions. One to three poems in an entry. 

Prizes are $500, $200, and $100. Entry fee is $10. 

All contest entries, regardless of genre, should be submitted through the Contest link.

Deadline is November 30, 2018. 


Judging is blind.


(As always, writers may submit work related or unrelated to the theme in non-contest categories and pay no submission fee. Of course, only contest submissions are considered for prizes. Contest entry fees are used for prizes and for payments to all writers published in the journal. Thank you.)

 









Ends on November 30, 2018

Submit 1-3 poems. No fee. Please submit all poems in one document, not individually. If you later need to withdraw one or two poems, please note this in Submittable. No need to email us. No need to withdraw the submission. One submission per reading period. 


Submit poems for contest at that link (during contest submission periods), not this one. Poems entered here (non-contest) do not need to fit the theme. Thanks.


Please be sure to include contact information in your bio box.

Poems should be single spaced, titled, with clear stanza breaks.


We look forward to reading your work.

Ends on November 30, 2018

Submit one short story (really, just one, no more than 5,000 words) or one to three pieces of flash fiction (in one document). No fee.

Submit stories for the contest at that link (during contest submission periods), not this one. Stories entered here (non-contest) do not need to fit the theme.

Stories should be double spaced, 12-point standard font, one-inch margins, with indented paragraphs. Pages should be numbered.

Be sure to include contact information in your cover note. 

Please be sure to withdraw your work promptly if it is accepted by another publication.

We look forward to reading your work.


Submit one creative nonfiction piece (no more than 5,000 words). Short works of CNF are also encouraged. No fee.

Submit CNF for contest at that link (during contest submission periods), not this one. CNF entered here (non-contest) does not need to fit the theme.

Work should be double spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins, with indented paragraphs. Pages should be numbered. 

Be sure to include contact information in your cover note.

Please be sure to withdraw your work promptly if it is accepted by another publication.



Ends on November 30, 2018

Submit your story in a YouTube or Vimeo format. Flash fiction. Poem. CNF. If you narrate, we will listen. We will also look for an innovative visual experience to accompany your narration. A compelling oral storytelling presence. An energetic spoken word poem in story form. Animation. Acting. Art. Anything. As long as we hear your voice telling us a story.

Three minutes or less, please.

No fee.

We encourage submissions that are both visually compelling and have a strong literary voice. Work that would be just as strong on the page. Please do not submit content here that does not fit this category. Thank you!

 
 

Ends on November 30, 2018
Have something that doesn’t fit neatly into any of our poetry, short story, CNF, and video categories? I’m not even going to try to list all the possibilities. There are too many. There are probably many “None of the Aboves” that I couldn’t even begin to imagine. No guidelines for “None of the Above”—which kind of makes sense, don’t you think? So this is the box for those. Deposit here. Your “None of the Above” might be accepted for an issue or for a blog post. No telling until we see it.



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