Contests

Pulp Literature has four annual contests for writers, and new this year, a cover painting contest for artists!  Total entries are limited in each category, giving you a better chance to win!  To hear about contests in advance, subscribe to our free monthly newsletter.

The Magpie Award for Poetry

*The Magpie Award is now closed.  Winners will be announced May 15th.  Best of luck to all the entrants!*

At Pulp Literature, we have an affinity for poetry, the hard liquor of literature. We like it strong, neat, and we don’t mind if it makes incidental magpie 2our eyes water.  Our judges, will be looking for a fusion of musicality, imagery, feeling, and thought.  May the best poem win!

Contest opens: 1 March 2017
Deadline:  15 April 2017
Winner notified: 15 May 2017
Winners published in: Issue 16, Autumn 2017
First Prize: $500
Runners up (2): $50 each
All entrants receive a 1 year digital subscription to Pulp Literature.

Entry fee: $25 1st poem, $10 each subsequent poem
Earlybird fee (before 15 March): $20 1st poem, $10 each subsequent poem
Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature.

This contest is for previously unpublished poems of up to 100 lines in length.  Total entries limited to 500.

The Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize

Got something short, sharp and snappy to tell?  Wow us with your most economical and brilliant storytelling.  This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words.  Want feedback on your story?  Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $15 more.

Contest opens:  1 May 2017
Deadline:  15 June 2017
Winner notified:  15 July 2017
Winner published in:  Issue 17, Winter 2018
Prize:  $300

Entry fee: $15
Earlybird fee (before 15 May): $10
Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature.

This contest is for previously unpublished works of fiction up to 1000 words in length.  Total entries limited to 300.

The Raven Short Story Contest

We Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches our eye and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to our nests.  Want feedback on your story?  Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $25 more.  Show us your most scintillating treasures in the form of short fiction up to 2500 words in length and you could be the one bringing home $300 to line your nest!

Contest opens: 1 September 2017
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Winner notified: 15 November 2017
Winner published in: Issue 18, Spring 2018
Prize: $300

Entry fee: $20
Editorial critique: $25
Earlybird fee (before 15 September): $15
Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature

This contest is for previously unpublished short fiction between 500 and 2500 words in length.  Multiple entries welcome.  Total entries limited to 200.

The Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest

*The Bumblebee Contest is now closed.  Winners will be announced March 15th*

The Bumblebee looks soft and cuddly but hides a venomous sting.  Entice us with your inviting prose that serves up a pointed ending in 750 words or fewer.  Want feedback on your story?  Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $15 more.

Contest opens:  1 January 2017
Deadline:  15  February 2017
Winner notified:  15 March 2017
Winner published in:  Issue 15, Summer 2017
Prize:  $300

Entry fee: $15
Earlybird fee (before 15 January): $10
Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature.

This contest is for previously unpublished works of fiction up to 750 words in length.  Total entries limited to 300.

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