Contests & Submissions


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Call for Submissions - SPRING 2021: CRAVINGS & COMPULSIONS

You want it.

Oh, man, do you WANT it.

Maybe you're not supposed to. Maybe it's bad for you. But, damn it, you want it. Badly. 

And then you think about it. A lot. It weighs on your mind and sometimes so much so, you worry it's taking over. You worry it's BECOMING you.

Our theme for our Spring 2021 issue is CRAVINGS & COMPULSIONS.  We're looking for your prose, flash, poetry, photos, and art that embody this theme as you choose to interpret it.  Consider: What is that you can't seem to live without. What is it that's got you so completely hooked? Is it a thing? A person? An idea? Go ahead, embrace the desire and share it. We don't judge here.

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! Rising From the Deep

We invite you now to take the plunge. Swim the depths and let the currents pull at your thoughts. Highland Park artist Joe Campbell created the art pictured here below for our Spring 2021 issue contest and we'd like it to be the inspiration for your next work of flash fiction or poetry of 500 words or less.

Let Joe's works continue to inspire you long after our contest is over. Find more of his art on Instagram @Josephthegreat77 and at

(Click on the image to see a larger version.)

Rising from the Deep -- Joe Campbell.jpg
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