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June Contests




These are some great magazine and contest opportunities closing in the next six weeks.

Read the host's information carefully and submit responsibly. Good luck!



And Gallons

—Magazine—

Deadline: June 9

Entry: FREE

Payment: No?

Word count: up to 2,500, mixed media

Details: Open only to creators aged 13-22. Special preference for previously unpublished creators.

Find all the details here: andgallons.weebly.com/submit.html



86 Logic

—Magazine—

Deadline: June 12

Entry: FREE

Payment: No

Word count: Open

Details: "Currently we are accepting any and all forms of work including but not limited to comics, jokes, fiction, poems, plays, photography, drawings, non-fiction, and editorials for our print magazine that explores, promotes, and celebrates artists with roots in the hospitality industry. You must have worked in the hospitality industry — restaurants, bars, hotels, etc. — at some point in your life."

Find all the details here: 86logic.com/pages/submit



Eye to the Telescope

—Magazine—

Deadline: June 15

Entry: FREE

Payment: $0.04/word up to $25

Word count: 1-3 unpub poems; theme of “trauma”

Details: This issue is being edited by Tony Daly; Tony is looking for "poems that enter the screams, give voice to the pain, but don’t take the easy way out by wallowing in despair."

Find all the details here: eyetothetelescope.com/submit.html



Baby Boomer Plus

—CONTEST—

Deadline: June 15

Entry: $20; $15 per additional

Prize: $500 (1st); $200 (2nd); $100 (3rd); publication for top 15

Word count: 900-5,000 words; open topic

Details: "Entrants must be born before 1966."



Booksie

CONTEST

Deadline: June 15

Entry: $6.95/entry

Prizes: $1,000 (1st); $150 (2nd & 3rd); promotion

Word count: unlimited poems

Details: "Booksie has been helping writers tell their stories since 2006. The site has over 200,000 writers online and is visited by millions of readers per year. Some of our writers have gone on to achieve best-selling writing success (such as Lydia Kelly with Screaming in the Silence). Many other members write for a hobby and find the site a great way to connect with others and showcase their talents."



Sunlight Press

Magazine

Deadline: June 15

Entry: FREE

Payment: Maybe? (submissions page is a little confusing)

Word count: 1,000 (ff/nf); 2,000 (f); others

Details: "We want to hear the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are born from the ordinary and the extraordinary; whether it’s a reflection unfolding during a morning walk, after the loss of a loved one, or in the middle of unexpected laughter, we want to know about these moments."

Find all the details here: thesunlightpress.com/submissions



WriteFluence: Mr. & Mrs. Rosewood

—CONTEST—

Deadline: June 15

Entry: ~$2 (Rs. 150)

Prize: Publication

Word count: 2,000-3,000

Details: "WriteFluence is a dynamic publishing firm that is dedicated to promoting and encouraging the art of story writing."



Witch House

—Magazine—

Deadline: June 18

Entry: FREE

Payment: $10

Word count: 1,500 - 2,500 (f); Up to 500 words total, limit 3 (p)

Details: "Witch House is an amateur magazine that seeks to discover, inspire, and publish emerging horror authors who are enthusiastic about the pulp fiction tradition of a modern gothic literature called "cosmic horror.""

Find all the details here: witchhousemag.blogspot.com



Drue Heinz Literature Prize

CONTEST

Deadline: June 30

Entry: FREE

Prize: $15,000 + publication

Word count: 150-300 double-spaced pages

Details: "The Drue Heinz Literature Prize recognizes and supports writers of short fiction and makes their work available to readers around the world. The award is open to authors who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals."



The Henshaw Press Short Story Competition

CONTEST

Deadline: June 30

Entry: £6 to enter; £14 for a critique

Prizes: £200 (1st); £100(2nd); £50 (3rd)

Word count: 2,000 words

Details: "Henshaw Press was launched by a small group of writers, editors, lecturers and of course readers who wished to actively support creative writing."

Find all the details here: henshawpress.co.uk



Queen Mary Wasafiri

CONTEST

Deadline: June 30

Entry: £10; £16 for two

Prize: £1,000 + publication (per category)

Word count: 3,000 words (f/p/"life writing")

Details: "Wasafiri has become the UK’s leading magazine for international contemporary writing. Launched in 1984, it is now renowned for publishing some of the world’s most distinguished writers..."



Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction

CONTEST

Deadline: July 14-16

Entry: FREE

Prize: $300 AUD

Word count: 600 words

Details: "You must register in advance"

Find all the details here: notquitewritepodcast.com/prize



African Diaspora Award

CONTEST

Deadline: July 15

Entry: FREE

Prizes: $500 (1st); $250(2nd); $100 (3rd)

Word count: varies

Details: "Our mission is to diversify the literary community, extend professional opportunities to underrepresented authors, artists, and leaders in the literary industry, while restoring lost history and traditions of cultures negatively affected by generations of colonization."



Fairy Tale Review

Magazine

Deadline: July 15

Entry: FREE

Payment: $50 honorarium

Word count: 6,000 (f); 4pcs (p); others

Details: "Founded in 2005 by Kate Bernheimer, Fairy Tale Review is an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy tales and to helping raise public awareness of fairy tales as a diverse, innovative art form."

Find all the details here: salamandermag.org/contests



Tales of the Strange

—Anthology—

Deadline: Sept 18

Entry: FREE

Payment: No

Word count: 7,500 (f); theme of "the strange"

Details: "Tales is an annual WW anthology. For 2023, I hope you'll explore the beautifully weird, the slightly off, and the unusual. Break free from the norm to investigate the strange!"

Find all the details here: writersworkout.net/tales



You can find more great opportunities on Chill Subs, Duotrope, and Reedsy!

Please submit responsibly.


 

About the author: Theresa is the co-founder of The Writer's Workout, a crime fiction writer, and a developmental editor at Premier Literary Services.


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