First prize winners in both genres will receive $250 (each) plus publication of their entries in Issue 12. The winning works of 5 runners-up in each genre will also be published in Issue 12.
All winning entries will be published in a print anthology called “Knock Our Hats Off: A Little Book of Curious Delights.” Each winner will receive a copy of this deluxe collector’s item.
The terms “fiction” and “poetry” may be interpreted broadly. Take a walk on the wild side through our pages. Take liberties. Governments are taking them away from us, so we’re giving them away free.
Our honorable judges:
Cris Mazza, Fiction
Sheila E. Murphy, Poetry
Our entry fee and modus operandi:
$12 per entry via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poetry: 3 poems max per entry.
Fiction: 3000 words max per entry.
By all means, enter as many times as you wish.
All submissions must be sent to email@example.com with the following information in the subject line:
- Your Name
- Genre (Fiction or Poetry)
- Title/s of submission
- Word Count
Pages of texts should be titled, but your name should only appear on the subject line of your email, as submissions will be read blind. We’ll ask for your bio and optional pic if you’re a first place winner or runner-up.
Simultaneous submissions are expected. Just tell us immediately if some other lucky editor has grabbed your gem/s. But please realize that we won’t refund entry fees.
Winning entries will be announced by September 15th. Please address queries to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: QUERY).