Contest Submissions

Contest Submissions


F(r)iction‘s Summer 2018 Literary Contests

Guest Judges Alyssa Wong, Jericho Brown, and Len Kuntz
$1600 in Prizes

F(r)iction is now accepting submissions for our Summer Literary Contests!

F(r)iction is accepting previously unpublished works of short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. We accept submissions from writers located anywhere in the world, as long as the work is in English. In addition to prizes, winners in each category will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction and discussed in our Untethered Podcast.

Our editorial staff favors stories that celebrate the weird, take risks, and are driven by a strong, unique voice. To best understand our style, we strongly recommend buying an issue of F(r)iction at the TBL Store.

Please visit our formatting guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. We encourage writers to submit as many pieces as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication in F(r)iction, our triannual print journal.

Please note: We are unable to offer refunds for contest submissions, so please read the options and choose your submission category carefully. For poetry and flash fiction, you can submit ONE ENTRY or a THREE PACK.

Check Out Prior Contest Winners

To get an idea of the type of stories we like, take a look at these past winners.

 

 

Deadline Midnight, July 31!

Forgiveness Machine

Joy Baglio

Ectophilia

Dorian Karahalios

Cinema Lessons

A.C. Koch

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: Stories of any genre, ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.
Fees: $15.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

Alyssa Wong lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and really, really likes crows. Her stories have won the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award. She was a finalist for the 2016 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her fiction has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her work has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and Nightmare Magazine, among others. She can be found on Twitter as @crashwong.

Deadline: July 31

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: Stories of any genre, with a maximum of 750 words.
Fees: $8.00 per entry, or three entries for $12.00.

Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State and the author of four books—including a poetry collection, The Dishonesty of Certain Mirrors, out now from Cervena Barva Press—and a story collection, This Is Why I Need You, forthcoming from Ravenna Press in June of this year. You can also find him at www.lenkuntz.blogspot.com.

Deadline: July 31

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: Poems of any genre or form, three pages or less per poem.
Fees: $8.00 per entry, or three entries for $12.00.

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award. He is Director of the Creative Writing Program and associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University. Follow him on Twitter @jerichobrown.

Deadline: July 31

Creative Nonfiction Contest

The winner of our creative nonfiction contest will be awarded $500.00 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: $10.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

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Our judges reserve the right not to award a winner in any category if submissions do not meet our standards of publication. Staff members are not eligible for participation; nor is any work previously submitted to TBL for publication if the piece received free edits from our team. TBL staff reserves the right to discuss all contest entries, finalists, and winners in the Untethered Podcast.