F(r)iction Writing Contests


Friday, October 30, 2020


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Entry Fees

$10 - $15


$300 – $1,000. Additional prizes include professional edits with a member of our senior editorial team and publication either online or in print


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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