october, 2020

30oct1:00 am11:59 pmF(r)iction Writing ContestInternational Entry Fee: $15 Max word count: 7,500 (short stories), 1,000 (flash fiction) , 3 pages (poetry) Top Prize: $1,000

F(r)iction Writing Contest

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F(r)iction is a triannual publication that boasts work from both industry legends and emerging writers. Each issue is carefully curated to evaluate an important cultural topic from vastly different perspectives. We accept short fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, comics, and poetry submissions all year round, and also host contests featuring guest judges and cash prizes twice a year (each spring and fall). Every piece published in F(r)iction is also accompanied by custom artwork, making our journal a visual odyssey from cover to cover!

In our writing contests, we seek writing that reflects a similar mission to our journal, F(r)iction: work that actively pushes the boundaries of traditional publishing, that has complex characters and a strong narrative arc, and makes us feel something as we read it. We want stories we haven’t seen before, whether it twists or plays with genre, setting, language, voice, you name it. Our contests also feature a panel of three guest judges to help us decide the winners for each category. For our Fall 2020 Contests, we have Lev Grossman judging Short Stories, Benjamin Woodard judging Flash Fiction, and Rachel Mennies judging Poetry. Winners in each category will receive a cash prize, as well as work with one of our Senior Editors to see their work published either online or in our print journal!

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