Contest Submissions

Contest Submissions


F(r)iction‘s Spring 2018 Literary Contests

Guest Judges Sarah Gerard, Mercedes M. Yardley, Jeremy Radin, and Kirsty Logan
$2100 in Prizes

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

F(r)iction is accepting previously unpublished works of short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. In addition to prizes, winners in each category will be published in the Summer 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, March 15!

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.

Mercedes M. Yardley is the author of many diverse works, including Beautiful Sorrows, Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, Pretty Little Dead Girls, and the Bone Angel Trilogy, She recently won the Bram Stoker Award for her story "Little Dead Red." Mercedes lives in Las Vegas, and you can reach her at www.abrokenlaptop.com.

Deadline: March 15

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.

Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. She is the author of two story collections, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, and a novel, The Gracekeepers, which was awarded a Lambda Literary Award. Her next novel, The Gloaming, will be released May of 2018. She lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue dog. She has tattooed toes.

Deadline: March 15

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.

Jeremy Radin Jeremy Radin is a poet, actor, and teacher. His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Cosmonauts Avenue, Grist, Nailed, and others. He's the author of two poetry collections, Slow Dance with Sasquatch and Dear Sal. You may have seen him on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia or joyweeping into a pastrami sandwich at Wexler’s Deli. Follow him in Twitter @germyradin.

Deadline: March 15

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.

Sarah Gerard is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, the novel Binary Star, two chapbooks, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in the New York Times, Granta, The Baffler, Vice, and BOMB Magazine. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.

Deadline: March 15

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.