Saturday, October 19, 2013

Writing Competition: Better


Submissions are now open for the first annual Better Prizes in fiction and poetry! One winner in each genre will receive $1,000, plus publication in issue four or five of Better. To enter, prepare a single pdf document containing one of the following: (1) up to five previously unpublished poems, totaling no more than fifteen pages in length, (2) one previously unpublished story no more than ten thousand words in length, or (3) up to five previously unpublished works of flash fiction, totaling no more than ten pages in length. Your name should not appear anywhere in the document.

Once you’ve prepared your entry, cruise on over to Submittable to pay your $15 entry fee.

All entries will be read by at least one of Better’s editors in the applicable genre, plus no fewer than two other screeners. Finalists will be judged by Robert Lopez (in fiction) and Srikanth Reddy (in poetry), and winners will be notified no later than February 28, 2014. Winners will be asked to grant Better First North American Serial and Electronic rights for the work, as well as the rights to publish the work in a future print anthology, as a condition of receiving the prize.

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