Contest: Spark Anthology’s Contest Seven: “Monsters and Marvels”
Criteria: all styles, meters, and rhyme schemes, or may be free-form | less than 300 lines | previously unpublished only | must include both a monster and a marvel (follow the theme)
Prizes: First Place - $500; publication in an upcoming volume of Spark: A Creative Anthology; a lifetime Premium Membership at Scribophile; a one-year subscription to Duotrope; a one-year print subscription to American Poetry Review or Poets & Writers magazine or The Writer magazine; a one-year print & digital subscription to Spark: A Creative Anthology | Second Place - $100; a lifetime Premium Membership at Scribophile; a one-year digital subscription to American Poetry Review; a one-year digital subscription to Spark: A Creative Anthology; one print copy of Spark: A Creative Anthology, any volume | Third Place - $20; a one-year Premium Membership at Scribophile; a one-year digital subscription to American Poetry Review; a one-year digital subscription to Spark: A Creative Anthology
Entry Fees: none
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Entrance: online only
New writers are welcome. No credentials necessary.
Rules for submissions
Submissions are rolling – always free, always open.
We accept all works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We encourage thought provoking works that highlight the personal experiences of women, LGBTQIA idividuals, people of color, etc. We also encourage experimental pieces that mix genres and show us something new with structure.
Word count must be under 4,000 words. We are willing to accept flash fiction (under 800 words). Please submit 1 fiction piece at a time.
Word count must be under 4,000 words. We accept personal essays and flash creative nonfiction (under 800 words). Please submit 1 nonfiction piece at a time.
You may submit up to 5 poems at a time. Please do not exceed 10 pages total.
To submit your work, email your piece (with name and genre in the subject line) and a 1-5 sentence bio in a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Word document should use Calibri or Arial, size 12. Your name should be at the top of the document (not in the header).Example subject line: PERSON A, NONFICTION.
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