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Contest Rules

Annual Romancing the Craft of Poetry & Fiction Contest

Our annual contest has a low cost submission fee and is open to all themes and genres of poetry and fiction. Emerging and established writers are encouraged to participate. 

Guidelines
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  • Submission Period: March 1, 2016 – July 1, 2016
  • Seasoned and new writers are encouraged to submit. Also, there is no age limit or geographic location requirement.
  • All work must be previously unpublished.
  • For each entry, please upload up to three poems or a fiction story with 3,000 words or less. There is no word limit for poems.
    • The entry fee per submission is $2.00 USD.
    • There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit, but each entry requires a separate $2.00 submission fee.
    • Please make sure your name does not appear anywhere on your submission.
    • All entrants will receive a response to their submission by July 31st.
    • Previous winners are excluded from entering the contest. 

  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your poem or story is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • All rights revert to the author after publication.
  • All entries will be considered for publication in the Torrid Literature Journal.
  • All entrants will receive a one-year online subscription to the Torrid Literature Journal. 

All contest submissions should be submitted through the use of our site on Submittable.

Winners & Prizes: Our contest is now broken into separate categories for poetry and fiction. Two winners will be chosen in each category. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2016 and their work will be published in the Torrid Literature Journal.

The prizes are as follows:

Poetry:
Second Place: 1) $50.00 USD Visa Gift Card and 2) 1 print copy of the Torrid Literature Journal.

First Place: 1) $100.00 USD Visa Gift Card and 2) 1 year print subscription to the Torrid Literature Journal (4 issues).

Fiction:
Second Place: 1) $50.00 USD Visa Gift Card and 2) 1 print copy of the Torrid Literature Journal.

First Place: 1) $100.00 USD Visa Gift Card and 2) 1 year print subscription to the Torrid Literature Journal (4 issues).

Several writers will receive honorable mention for their work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alice Saunders at asaunders@tlpublishing.org.