Sunspot Lit’s 2021 ‘Inception’ contest
For Sunspot Lit’s 2021 Inception contest, send your best opening.
There are no restrictions on theme, category, or the length of the piece or collection from which the beginning is excerpted.
$500 for tiny art: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art
Authors & artists eligible for Geminga
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Geminga is a neutron star so small it was difficult to detect. It was named, in part, for a transcription of gh’è minga, meaning “it’s not there.”
For 2021, Sunspot Lit is launching Geminga
: $500 for tiny fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or visual art to honor the power of the small. No restrictions on theme or category.
- Word limit is 100 for fiction and nonfiction.
- Micropoetry is limited to 140 characters. Characters include spaces, punctuation, numbers, and letters of the alphabet.
- Titles are not included in the word count.
- Compound words separated by hyphens, numbers, and letters of the alphabet are counted as a single word.
Visual art entries should be paintings, drawings, or sketches no larger than 25 inches square. Sculptural forms should be no larger than 25 inches in any dimension (length, height, or width).
- Open: January 1, 2021
- Close: March 31, 2021
- Entry fee: $6
- Prize: $500 cash, publication for the winner, publication offered to runners-up and finalists.
Submit entries to: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit
Sunspot Lit’s 2020 ‘Inception’ contest
Call issued for literary or visual art
Submission deadline: Sept. 30, 2020
Sunspot Lit’s 2020 Inception contest is open to literary and visual artists.
Send your best opening. There are no restrictions on theme, category, or the length of the piece from which the beginning is excerpted. Word limit is 250 for prose, 25 words for poetry. Graphic novel entries should be the first page (unlimited number of panels on that page) with a maximum of 250 words...so, cut the number of panels in order to meet the word count, if needed.
This contest is also now open for artwork. Visual art entries should be the first in a series, the first in a gallery lineup, the first photo in a themed collection, etc. Entries are limited to one image with up to 250 words to describe the series, lineup or collection.
100 bucks for 100 words
New contest from Sunspot Literary Journal
Submission deadline: June 30, 2020
A contribution from Sunspot Literary Journal:
Microfiction, micro essay, micro memoir, short poem, micro script, micro screenplay... if it's 100 words or less, it might be worth $100. No restrictions on theme or category.
In addition to receiving the cash prize, the winner will be published. Select finalists will have the chance to be published. Sunspot asks for first rights only; all rights revert to the contributor after publication.
Works accepted for publication include bylines and biographies. These are published in the next quarterly digital edition an average of one month after contest completion. All the published pieces will be considered for inclusion in the annual fall print edition.
Enter as many times as you like. One piece per submission. Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Work can have won other awards without being disqualified.
Cash award of $100
Entry fee: $5
Open April 1, 2020
Closes June 30, 2020
Link here to submit: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit/164031/100-for-100-words-2020