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Tethered by Letters F(r)iction Literary Competition


P.O. Box 2504
Elizabeth, CO 80107

TBL is pleased to announce our 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 either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles.

Submission Info

  • Cost to Enter: $7 poetry and flash fiction, $15 short stories

  • Submission Deadline: Apr 29, 2021

  • Submission Instructions/Form

  • Open to unpublished manuscripts

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $500 for the short story winner; $150 each for flash fiction and poetry winners

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