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Theme: Touch Grass

Submissions have ended! CLICK HERE to buy the book!

Thank you for your participation. We expect to release the competition book in early August


Two submission categories: Poetry (of any style) and Short Story (fiction)

Two $600 prizes for best in each category

Two $400 prizes for the runner-up in each category

Generously sponsored in part by Will2Rise and Media2Rise

Antelope Hill Publishing wishes to express the stories and help build the culture that will pave the way to a better tomorrow. To this end we are launching our third annual writing competition to gather this material and later to publish the very best of it in print form. We will be accepting submissions from midnight of March 15th to midnight of April 30th (EST). No work will be reviewed until submissions are closed. Depending on the volume of content received, we will take approximately one month to come to a decision regarding the winners. Entrants are reminded to only submit work that already meets the high standard of Antelope Hill Publishing, and to keep submissions to an absolute maximum of 5,000 words.

A Few Notes On The Theme: Our theme for this year’s writing contest is “Touch Grass.” We are looking for stories and poems about the importance of real-life experiences contra spending time online. The Internet has its benefits, but we must not forget our roots in real-life interpersonal relationships. Prompts can be about forging strong bonds, in trailblazing political organization, reconnecting with old friends, or even appreciating the beauty of nature. The prompt is not limited to these ideas; we wish to keep the topic broad so as to encourage a wide array of ideas. And life is full of ups and downs, so the mood need not be limited to only triumph, but can also cover struggle, pensiveness, and heartbreak.


By submitting your work to this contest, you agree that you are granting Antelope Hill Publishing the non-revocable right to publish, print, advertise, distribute, and profit from the submitted work in a compilation. Participants must include their preferred pen name with the submission, as well as an email address or other communication address at which they can be reached. Submissions which do not provide attribution will, if published, be attributed to “Anon.” Authors who do not provide contact information at which they can be reached will forfeit any contest rewards. Contest winners will be paid only by either cash, check, or money order at their request, sent via United States Mail, or, at the sole discretion of the Publisher, may request to be paid by some other method mutually agreeable to both parties. Submissions will be judged at the sole discretion of the Antelope Hill Publishing editorial team and decisions are nonreviewable. Limit 5,000 words and three (3) unique submissions per person.

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