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TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Spring Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best writing of all kinds, and we encourage submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style.
Judging: The finalists for each category will be read by a guest judge, who will select a winner to be published in the Summer 2016 issue of F(r)iction. Emily St. John Mandel is the Short Story Contest judge, Helen Phillips is the Flash Fiction Contest judge, and Suzi Q. Smith is the Poetry Contest judge.
Submission Guidelines: Please visit our formatting 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 if the piece received free edits from our team.
Notes: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL if your work is selected for publication elsewhere as soon as possible. We encourage writers to submit as many stories as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication in F(r)iction Series, our triannual print journal.
Our judges also reserve the right not to award a winner in any category if submissions do not meet our standards of publication.
Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the Untethered Podcast.