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The Black Fox Prize: Rhapsody of Regret

thu30novAll DayThe Black Fox Prize: Rhapsody of RegretCategoryMultiple categoriesUSAEntry Fee$12 Max word count5000 Top Prize$300 and publication

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Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for its ninth writing prize. The theme for this round is “Rhapsody of Regret.” We are open to loose interpretations of the theme in any genre, as always.

What lies underneath the weight of regret?

So often, regrets are reminders of roads not taken, words left unsaid, and chances not taken. They echo in the deepest parts of our minds, insisting on what might have been. Whether fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry, we’re looking for work that uncovers the multifaceted nature of regrets. What emotions, lessons, and transformations emerge in retrospect?

Please submit your strongest fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, and we will choose one winner that we feel interprets the theme best. The prize is $300 and print publication in the Winter 2024 issue. All submissions are considered for publication in the Winter 2024 issue. The contest entry fee is $12, and submissions must be submitted before midnight (EST) on November 30, 2023.

Submissions are accepted through our submission manager, Submittable.

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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