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FWF PhotoThe literary publishing journal, Tethered By Letters have several new writing contests open to published and unpublished writers in the short story, flash fiction and poetry categories!

WINTER 2015 SHORT STORY CONTEST

Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.

Deadline: February 28th, 2015

Awards: 1st prize receives $500.00 and publication as the featured short story in our Literary Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our online Noteworthy publication. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.

Submission fee: There is a $15.00 entry fee for each submission.

Judging: All submissions will be judged by the professional editing team at TBL and the winner will be announced publicly in May, 2015. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of April, 2015. Judges decisions are final.

WINTER 2015 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Criteria: Any genre with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words.

Deadline: February 28th, 2015

Awards: 1st prize receives $150.00 and publication as the featured flash fiction in our Literary Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications and win free edits from one of our Senior Editors.

Submission fee: There is a $7.00 entry fee for each individual submission or a $15.00 entry fee for three flash fictions.

Judging: All submissions will be judged by the professional editing team at TBL and the winner will be announced publicly in May, 2015. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of April, 2015. Judges decisions are final.

WINTER 2015 POETRY CONTESTS

Criteria: Our editors ask that any submissions be previously unpublished, of original content, and be no more than two pages in length

Deadline: February 28th, 2015.

Awards: 1st prize receives $150.00 and publication as the featured poem in our Literary Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly short story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.

Submission fee: There is a $7.00 entry fee for each submission or $15.00 for three submissions.

Judging: All submissions will be judged by the professional editing team at TBL and the winner will be announced publicly in May 2015. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of April, 2015. Judges decisions are final.

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible. Click here to start the submission process.

* Tethered by Letters reserves the rights to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.

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