For full Submission Guidelines, please read the information on our Submittable page carefully. And please visit our formatting guidelines page to properly format your work for submission.
An insider tip for you all: We seek work that actively pushes boundaries, that forces us to question traditions and tastes. If your work takes risks, we want to read it. We like strong narratives that make us feel something and stories we haven’t seen before. To get an idea of the kind of work we look for, please check out this page from our editors detailing what we look for in our submissions.
We also strongly recommend checking out a past issue of F(r)iction before submitting to our contests to get an idea of our general publishing aesthetic. We have several pieces available online, but there’s nothing like holding a glossy, full-color issue in your hands. You can check out all of our issues in our shop.
Short Story: 1st prize receives $1,000
Flash Fiction: 1st prize receives $300
Poetry: 1st prize receives $300
Creative Nonfiction: 1st prize receives $1,000
Up to five finalists in each category will be considered for publication in F(r)iction.
Short Story: $15
Flash Fiction: $10 (single entry) / $12 (3 pack)
Poetry: $10 (single entry) / $12 (3 pack)
Creative Nonfiction: $15