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Grist Journal’s Writing Contest


Are you a writer with a great short story, set of poems, essay, or hybrid work that does something interesting with form and expectation?

The good folk at Grist Journal, edited in my college, the University of Tennessee, are still interested in submissions to their Pro-Forma writing contest, and the deadline is now very, very close.

There is a submission fee, but everyone who enters gets a magazine or a t-shirt in return (the t-shirt costs a little more), and the judges will be excited to read your work.

Grist: The Journal for Writers is thrilled to announce our second annual contest: ProForma. We welcome submissions of unpublished creative work: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrids that explore the relationship between content and form. This contest is open to all forms of literary expression.

What is “pro forma”? For most, it is something static or an established way of doing things. For us, it could mean a break from traditional forms or an homage to them; genre blending or bending; the hybrid text or the genre-less.

First Prize: $750 plus publication in the print journal, two contributors’ copies, and a feature on our website
Second and Third Prizes: publication in the print journal, two contributors’ copies, and features on our website

Entry fee: $15 or $22 (includes a subscription to Grist or a Grist t-shirt).

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