may, 2020

31may1:00 am1:00 amMidway Journal’s -1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry ContestOnline Entry Fee: $10
Max word count: 40 words (poetry) / 1,000 words (prose)
Top Prize: $500 and publication

Event Details

The Midway is a vibrant neighborhood located off I-94 that borders the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s also the home to the Minnesota state fairgrounds. Alive with a mix of energies and people, The Midway is a place of boundary crossing, reflecting our vision for this journal.

Our goal is that Midway Journal act as a bridge between aesthetics (and coasts), and, like any good fair, that it also creates an engaging sense of place for our readers. The work we publish aims to complicate and question the boundaries of genre, binary, and perspective. It offers surprises and ways of re-seeing, re-thinking, and re-feeling: a veritable banquet of literary fare.

We seek to publish a variety of styles and diverse voices, and we are honored to present work by new and established writers alike. We especially welcome marginalized voices and authors from underrepresented communities to submit their writing.

Enter Midway Journal’s -1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest for a chance to win the $500 grand prize!

Entries and payments must be received through Midway Journal‘s online submission manager under “-1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest.” You may submit an unlimited number of entries, but a new entry fee must be paid for each new submission. You may also submit to each genre. However, there is only one grand prize winner, one second prize winner and one third prize winner and not a winner in each genre.

Paste the title of your submission and your contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address) in the cover letter box. Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere on the manuscript you upload.

Previously published work will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but must be withdrawn from the contest if accepted elsewhere.

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