Grist: The Journal for Writers is a literary magazine run out of my university. They are good people, and they’ve just extended the deadline of their “Pro-forma” writing contest (until the end of the month).
This contest is open to all genres, with the theme of artistic form and the breaking of form. So if that sounds like your kind of writing, send them work.
There is a fee to enter, but you get a t-shirt in return, so it’s like shopping for clothing… Everyone likes to spend money on clothes 🙂
“Pro Forma” contest, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Spring 2016
Grist: The Journal for Writers is thrilled to announce our second annual contest: ProForma. We welcome submissions of unpublished creative work: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrids that explore the relationship between content and form. This contest is open to all forms of literary expression.
What is “pro forma”? For most, it is something static or an established way of doing things. For us, it could mean a break from traditional forms or an homage to them; genre blending or bending; the hybrid text or the genre-less.
Entry fee: $15 or $22 (includes a subscription to Grist or a Grist t-shirt).
Multiple submissions have the option of gifting the subscription or extending an existing subscription.
For longer works: no more than 5000 words
For shorter works: no more than 3-5 pieces
**Please indicate in the comments section on Submittable if your manuscript should be considered in a certain way (if three flash pieces or poems should be grouped together rather than read as separate pieces, for example).
First Prize: $750 plus publication in the print journal, two contributors’ copies, and a feature on our website
Second and Third Prizes: publication in the print journal, two contributors’ copies, and features on our website
– See more at: http://gristjournal.com/pro-forma-contest/#sthash.nqtajFWS.dpuf