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October 2023 eLitPak – Two Writing Contest This Fall for Teens

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Deadline: November 30, 2023
Under the Madness Magazine is sponsoring two no-fee writing contests for teens this fall: a Street Poetry Contest (with a judge from Spain) and a Fiction Contest (with a judge from the United States). We’re also open for general submissions in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. View flyer or visit website to learn more.

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October 2022 eLitPak :: Submit Your Work: Pangyrus Fiction Contest

Screenshot of Pangyrus' Inaugural Fiction Contest flyer for the NewPages October 2022 eLitPak
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Deadline: December 10, 2022
Pangyrus announces its first Fiction Contest. Calling all writers of short stories! The contest is an open theme and the judge is novelist Jennifer Haigh. Cash prizes and publication for the top three winners! Please see Pangyrus‘s Fiction Contest 2022 Submittable page or view flyer for more details.

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StoryQuarterly Reopens to General Nonfiction Submissions July 31

Screenshot of StoryQuarterly's Issue 53 websiteLiterary magazine StoryQuarterly has decided to do something new – general nonfiction and fiction reading periods versus running multiple contests. This year on July 31, they will begin accepting nonfiction submissions via Submittable. This submission period will run through Sunday, October 17.

They seek personal essays, narrative nonfiction, memoir, flash nonfiction, lyric essays, and other forms of creative nonfiction, preferably under 6,250 words.

Then, they will open up a reading period for fiction only from October 16 through December 19. If you would like to enter their Fiction Contest, that will open August 28 and run through November 7.

While waiting for these submissions opportunities to open up, don’t forget to read Issue 53 featuring work by Sophie Braxton, Nina de Gramont, Viet Dinh, Anthony Tognazzini, Kathleen Heil, Beatrice Baltuck Garrard, Jim Flanagan, Asher Dark, Chaney Kwak, Michelle Gurule, Cassie Mannes Murray, Rachel Toliver, Chris Stuck, Noel Alumit, James Magruder, Miah Jeffra, Rachel Howard, Kathy Anderson, J.E. Sills, and Amelia Martens.