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Contest :: The Magpie Award for Poetry Closes Soon!

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Deadline: April 15, 2022
The Magpie Award for Poetry is for previously unpublished poems up to 100 lines in length. Poetry that relies on visual structure is eligible for prize money but may be excluded from publication if the formatting is difficult to reproduce. $500 prize. Entrants receive a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature. Fee: $25 1st poem, $10 each subsequent poem. Deadline: April 15, 2022. View website.

2022 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

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Deadline: April 30, 2022
30th year, sponsored by Winning Writers, co-sponsored by Duotrope, and recommended by Reedsy. Submit published or unpublished work online to win $3,000 for the best story and $3,000 for the best essay. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $200 each. Length limit: 6,000 words. Entry fee: $20. Top 12 entries published online. Judge: Mina Manchester. Learn more at winningwriters.com/tomstorynp22.

March 2022 eLitPak :: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

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Deadline: April 30, 2022
30th year. Submit stories and essays to Winning Writers’ 2022 contest to win $3,000 and online publication. Accepts published and unpublished work. Co-sponsored by Duotrope. Recommended by Reedsy. Judged by Mina Manchester. Winners announced on October 15. View flyer and visit their website.

View the full March 2022 eLitPak Newsletter here.

Call :: Chicken Soup for the Soul Wants Your Story for My Wonderful, Wacky Family!

Deadline: April 30, 2022
We all have them! Those eccentric, goofy, wacky, lovable, and oh-so-fun family members—the ones we tell all the stories about. They could be a parent or grandparent, an in-law, a brother or sister, an aunt, uncle or cousin. Share your true stories and poems about those family members. With love and appreciation, please. No mean-spirited stories wanted. If we publish your piece, you will be paid $200 plus 10 free copies of the book. Writing guidelines and more info at www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics.

Call :: Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions

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Deadline: April 1, 2022
The Kings River Review publishes artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of current 2-year community college students. Submission Deadlines: April 1 for the spring issue and October 15 for the fall issue. Submission requirements: up to 5 pieces of artwork and photography sent as .JPEG files; creative nonfiction and fiction of up to 3,000 words; and up to 5 poems. Go to kingsriverreview.com for full submission guidelines.

Contest :: 2022 Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest (no fee)

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Deadline: April 1, 2022
Submit one humor poem up to 250 lines to win $2,000. Second prize: $500. 10 Honorable Mentions: $100 each. Top 12 poems published online. 21st annual contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. No fee to enter. Accepts published and unpublished work. Judge: Jendi Reiter, assisted by Lauren Singer. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. Learn more and submit at winningwriters.com/werglenp22.