Writing Contests

Fiction Open
Winter Issue: January 15th
Submissions Close: November 1st

Ides Issue: March 15th
Submissions Close: January 1st

Spring Issue: May 15th
Submissions Close: March 1st

Summer Issue: July 15th
Submissions Close: May 1st

Fall Issue: September 15th
Submissions Close: July 1st

Holiday Issue: November 15th
Submissions Close: September 1st

Writing Contests

First Line
Publication Dates: March 15th
Submissions Close: January 1st
Word Count: Up to 6,000 words
The first line is provided and the writer will take it from there and submit a completed story.
Reading/Submission Fee: $15.00
Winner receives check for $50.00

How Did We Get Here?
Publication Dates: July 15th
Submissions Close: May 1st
Word Count: Up to 6,000 words
The last paragraph is provided and the writer will submit a completed back story detailing how the story ended the way it did.
Reading/Submission Fee: $15.00
Winner receives check for $50.00

Halloween/Spooky/Horror Stories
Publication Date: Fall/Halloween Issue (September 15th)
Submission Close: July 1st
Word Count: Up to 6,000 words
Stories featuring a scary, supernatural or Halloween spirited theme.
Reading/Submission Fee: $15.00
Winner receives check for $50.00

Holiday/Family Values
Publication Date: Holiday Issue (November 15th)
Submission Close: September 1st
Word Count: Up to 6,000 words
Stories detailing the trials and tribulations all families experience at times as well as the love, strong bonds and values as they interact with one another during the holidays and throughout the year.
Reading/Submission Fee: $15.00
Winner receives check for $50.00