Theme: Small Victories
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
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 second 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.
Email all submissions in pdf format to [email protected] with the subject line “Writing Competition Submission.”
A Few Notes On The Theme: Our theme for this year’s writing contest is “Small Victories.” We are looking for stories and poems about personal triumphs and sacred things preserved, things that may not receive massive fanfare, but that are necessary, good, and beautiful nonetheless. This could be the birth of a child, the planting of a seed, the overcoming of a vice, a victory over an enemy, or anything else you think is relevant to the prompt. We encourage you to get creative with it and not to stick to clichés! The mood could be pensive, hopeful, inspirational, somber, melancholy, or anything else – but we remind entrants that we don’t solicit material that is gratuitously crass or disgusting, even if you think it makes a good point.
This event is being generously sponsored in part by the White Art Collective, a decentralized collection of artists of European descent whose mission is to preserve, promote, celebrate and expand upon our shared European culture.
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.