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March 2024 eLitPak :: Writing Contests for the Best Poem and Short Story

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Gival Press is now accepting entries for the Best stand-alone Short Story (prize: $1,000.00) and for the Best Poem about LGBTQ+ life (prize: $500.00). Details about reading fee, etc.: at our Submittable portal. Winners will be published in the online journal, ArLiJo,  which will have an Open Reading Period from March 25 to April 25, 2024. View flyer for more information.

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Contest :: Gemini Magazine 12th Annual Short Story Contest

shadowy hands in front of a burst of colorsDeadline: March 31, 2021
We are open to any subject, style, or genre. All five winners will be published online in the June/July 2021 issue of Gemini. Both new and experienced writers have won our contests. All entries are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. Maximum length: 6,000 words. First prize: $1,000. Second: $100. Three honorable mentions: $25 each. Entry fee: $8. All winning stories may be read online. Advice from Ray Bradbury: “I’ve had a sign over my typewriter for over 25 years now, which reads ‘DON’T THINK!’ You must never think at the typewriter—you must feel.” Enter at our website.