Spark: A Creative Anthology
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Current / Upcoming Contests
Contest Five: “Fables” runs through April 1, 2014, with entries accepted beginning March 15, 2014. Guest judges Helena Bell and Brittani Sonnenberg. Winners will be posted May 2, 2014.
The theme for this contest is “Fables.”
Fables have been a part of storytelling as long as we’ve been telling stories. Fables do more than entertain: they also present a lesson or attempt to teach a moral. Traditionally, fables feature anthropomorphic animals as main character(s).
For the best chance of winning this writing contest, your story or poem should feature at least one animal as a primary character—does not have to be the protagonist, and does not have to speak, but certainly can do both—and should contain a lesson or moral. The lesson or moral may be humorous or somber.
The theme for Contest Six will be announced May 1, 2014. Entries will be accepted from June 15 to July 1, 2014. Winners will be announced August 1, 2014.
The theme for Contest Seven will be announced July 31, 2014. Entries will be accepted from September 15 to October 1, 2014. Winners will be announced November 3, 2014.
The theme for Contest Eight will be announced November 1, 2014. Entries will be accepted from December 15, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Winners will be announced February 6, 2015.
We will award one prize at each level for poetry, and one at each level for prose.
See full contest guidelines and enter your work at http://SparkAnthology.org/contests/.
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Spark: A Creative Anthology is administered and published by the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
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What type of submissions are you looking for?
Short Stories up to 12,000 words will be considered. However, “twelve thousand” is not a goal or a challenge, it’s an upper limit. More important than word count is the quality of your work: we are looking for excellent, polished writing that pulls us into an engaging story.Poetry
Most forms are considered, both metered and unmetered, traditional and experimental. Poems from 3 to 100 lines have the best chance of acceptance. You may submit up to three poems at a time, but a separate submission form must be completed for each poem.Flash Fiction
The ideal length for Flash Fiction submissions is about 500 to 750 words, but pieces up to 1500 words may be submitted in this category. Remember that Flash Fiction is not the same as “vignette”; your short piece should still present an interesting and compelling story.Creative Non-Fiction
Creative Non-Fiction is the beautiful union of exposition and literature. Tell us a true story, and tell it well. Word count limits are the same as for Short Stories.