Terrain.org 4th Annual Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments is a
triannual journal of place-based literature, publishing online since
1998. We are pleased to announce our 4th Annual Contests in Fiction,
Nonfiction, and Poetry, judged by Teague Bohlen, Kathryn Miles, and John
The entry fee is $10 with a prize of $250 for the winner in each genre,
plus publication. All submissions are considered for publication.
The contest theme is Elemental, to match our 34th issue, which launches
on October 15, 2013. Though the contest and issue have a theme, we have a
very liberal interpretation of the theme and encourage you first and
foremost to submit your best work.
The contest submission period ends September 1, 2013. Winners will be announced on or before October 1, 2013.
You may submit up to three entries (at $10/entry) in any or all genres:
Submit 3-5 poems, or one long poem (5+ pages), per entry. Combine all
poems into a single document. For poetry, we are seeking not just the
best poem, but the best set of 3-5 poems or the best long poem, with the
hopes of awarding our prizes to poetry sets rather than individual,
shorter poems, when possible. No maximum lines per poem. Poems must
contain only the poem title(s) and poem(s) without the author name or
Submit one story, up to 6,000 words total, per entry. Stories must
contain only the story title and story itself without the author name or
Submit one essay or article, up to 6,000 words total, per entry. Essays
must contain only the essay title and essay itself without the author
name or contact information. We will consider all nonfiction, but are
most interested in creative nonfiction, including personal essays, lyric
essays, memoir, and other literary forms.
View full guidelines and submit and pay online here before September 1.