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Last date
28 April 2022

Who may enter?
The competition is open to anyone over the age of thirteen.

Short description 

The competition is organized by F(r)iction, a literary journal published by Brink Literacy Project.

We accept work, written in English, from anywhere in the world—regardless of genre, style, or origin—and welcome speculative writing and experimental literature. Strange is good. Strange with a strong character arc is even better. Keep it weird, folks.

There are four catregories:

• Short Story: 1,001 – 7,500 words. Judge: Madeline Miller.
• Creative Nonfiction: up to 6,500 words. Judge: Paul Crenshaw.
• Poetry: up the three pages per poem. Judge: Alycia Pirmohamed.
• Flash Fiction: up to 1,000 words per piece. Judge: Amal El-Mohtar.

Entry fees

Short Story: $15
Flash Fiction: $10 (single entry) / $12 (3 pack)
Poetry: $10 (single entry) / $12 (3 pack)
Creative Nonfiction: $15

Short Story: 1st prize receives $1,000
Flash Fiction: 1st prize receives $300
Poetry: 1st prize receives $300
Creative Nonfiction: 1st prize receives $1,000

Up to five finalists in each category will be considered for publication in F(r)iction.

How to enroll
For further information visit the official competition website.

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