Friday, March 29, 2013

subTerrain Lush Triumphant Literary Awards for fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction


sub-TERRAIN Magazine
P.O. Box 3008, MPO
Vancouver, BC V6B 3X5

subTerrain is published three times a year from the magazine’s offices just off of Main Street in Vancouver. subTerrain strives to produce a stimulating fusion of fiction, poetry, photography and graphic illustration from Canadian, U.S. & International writers and artists.


The annual Lush Triumphant Literary Awards

Three cash prizes in three categories:

Fiction: Maximum 3,000 words (no specific theme, the editors simply want to be amazed!)

Poetry: A suite of five related poems (maximum 15 pages)

Creative nonfiction: Based on fact, adorned with fiction. Maximum 4,000 words.

Deadline: postmarked May 15th – or submit online
The winning entries in each category will receive a $750 cash prize (plus payment for publication) and will be published in subTerrain’s Winter issue. First runner-up in each category will receive a $250 cash prize and be published in the Spring issue of the following year.
Entry fee: $27.50 per entry. Entry includes a one-year subscription to subTerrain
Full contest details and on-line submission form here.

Regular submissions:
subTerrain seeks fiction (3,000 words maximum, but 2,000 is better, creative nonfiction (4,000 words maximum), and commentary – social or otherwise (4,000 words maximum). subTerrain accepts poetry only if its specifically related to an issue’s theme.

Most issues of subTerrain are themed, but all issues also accept unthemed material and the the summer 2013 issue has not theme. The deadline for submissions to the summer issue is May 15.

The theme for the fall, 2013 issue is still to be announced. The deadline will be September 15. The theme for the spring 2013 issue (deadline February 15) was Heat – political, sexual, economic, environmental 

When submitting writing or imagery, please identify on the envelope the theme issue for which you're submitting. Feel free to interpret these themes in unique and unusual ways. 

Full submission guidelines here.

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