Annual October Flash Fiction Contest – The Poedown
Deadline is October 14th at midnight
Submit a Halloween-themed work of flash fiction (500 words or fewer) or poetry (no more than one page)
**1st Place Prize: $25
**2nd Place Prize: $15
**3rd Place Prize: $10
Submit to: ChestateeReview@ung.edu
Please write “Poedown Writing Contest” in the subject line of your submission email. Winners will be invited to perform a reading of their work on the festive evening of The Poedown.
Annual Writing Contest for Inclusion in The Chestatee Review
Deadline is November 1st
Genres include poetry, short story, one-act play, creative nonfiction, and informal essay.
Winners in each genre will be published in the Chestatee Review and receive a cash prize:
**1st Place Prize: $100
**2nd Place Prize: $50
**3rd Placce Prize: $25
First and second place winners will also be entered in the 2017 Southern Literary Festival Writing Contest.
Rules for Submission
- You may submit works in more than one category. No more than five submissions per category will be accepted.
- Stories, plays, and essays may not exceed 5,000 words; poetry may not exceed 100 lines for either one poem or a collective group of poems.
- Submissions must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents. All submissions except poetry must be double spaced 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
- Submissions must include a cover page with the following information: title of the work, author’s name, student’s 900 number, mailing address, telephone number, and fifty-word bio (written in third person).
- Paginate your stories, plays, essays, and long poems, but do not include your name anywhere in the body of the work.
- Send submissions as an attachment; do not copy the submission into the body of your email. Put the category in the email subject line: poetry, fiction, etc. If submitting in more than one category, send different emails for each categorical submission.
- Works submitted cannot have been published except in UNG campus newspapers or publications.
- Failure to comply with these rules will result in automatic disqualification.