By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules.
All entries must be original works by the entrant, in English.
Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission, will result in disqualification. Excessive violence or sex, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification. Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length.
We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children.