Contest Submission

TBL is pleased to announce our third annual 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 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:
February 28th, 2015. Midnight PT.

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

 

Short Story Contest

The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $500.00 and publication as the featured short story in our Literary Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.

There is a $15.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

Click here to submit your story!

 

Flash Fiction Contest

The winner of our flash fiction contest will be awarded $150.00 and publication as the featured flash fiction in our Literary Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words.

There is a $7.00 reading fee per entry, or you may choose to submit three entries for $15.00.

 

Click here to submit your story!

Poetry Contest

The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $150.00 and publication as the featured poem in our Literary Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly poem selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre or form, three three pages or less per poem.


There is a $7.00 reading fee per entry, or you may choose to submit three entries for $15.00.

Click here to submit your story!

* Tethered by Letters reserves the rights to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.

 

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