Contests & Submissions

Call for Submissions - WINTER 2021:  TRUTH SERUM

You've imbibed.  By choice or by force, the truth serum is now circulating through your body and as it burns through your veins, you feel your mind loosen. The walls you have steadily built to keep it all in are crumbling down and there is nothing you can do to stop it. With no protection now, you are bare; your truths come spilling out ...

Our theme for our Winter 2021 issue is TRUTH SERUM.  We're looking for your prose, flash, poetry, photos, and art that embody this theme as you choose to interpret it.  Consider: What truths pour out in your work when there is nothing to contain them anymore? You can't fight it, so create instead! Expose yourself!

For specifics about formatting and length requirements for submissions, please see our About section and the question that addresses our rules for this. We're going to be sticklers about it, so please take the time to familiarize yourself with our preferences.  To submit, please use the Submittable link provided here.

Contest! Artfully Inspired.

A picture is worth 1,000 words but you are only getting 500!  Write a short piece (poetry or prose) based on this piece of art created by Richard Thompson, a Highland Park artist who is also an award winning educator. 

We have no other parameters than word count to give you for this contest. We're excited to see what you come up with! As always, we are looking to be moved -surprised, shocked, charmed, tickled, offended, heartbroken, whatever.  KNOCK US OUT with your creativity.

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