Bacopa Literary Review
   Contest Submissions now open until May 31, 2017

                  Poetry, Flash Story, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
                                        $400 prize in each genre

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                                        SUBMISSION LINKS BELOW -- FEE $3
                    (ONLY Members of Writers Alliance of Gainesville get first entry free;
                                     scroll down past public submission links)
                 
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               ($36 membership includes a copy of the most recent Bacopa Literary Review)

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One genre, one entry, previously unpublished work only (we ask that former Bacopa two-prize winners not submit). If accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will credit Bacopa Literary Review.

Poetry:
A well-wrought poem in any form or genre that intrigues us, moves us, surprises us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure.

Flash Story:
Flash fiction, creative nonfiction or memoir, 750 or fewer words. We're interested in the writer's voice and what you have to say over strict story structure..


Creative Nonfiction:
Writing with a moving inner voice that holds to the same standards as other literary forms while remaining grounded in fact.

Literary Fiction
: A distinctive voice that offers a deeper look at the human experience, does more than tell a simple story. 


Ends on May 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00

We are looking for well-wrought poems in any form or genre, or none. Intrigue us, move us, surprise us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure. Disturb our well-trod patterns of thought. .

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, poem title, line count and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?

The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself.

  • 1-3 poems per submission
  • Poems need not be double-spaced
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only
If your work is accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to Bacopa Literary Review.

J.N. Fishhawk
Poetry Editor
Bacopa Literary Review



Ends on May 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00

Flash fiction, creative nonfiction or memoir, 750 or fewer words. We're interested in the writer's voice and what you have to say over strict story structure. Resource: 35 Tips For Writing A Brilliant Flash Story.

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, poem title, line count and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?
The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself.
  • One flash story
  • Limit 750 words 
  • Double spaced 
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred 
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only

If your work is accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to Bacopa Literary Review.

Kaye Linden
Flash Story Editor
Bacopa Literary Review
http://kayelinden.com

Ends on May 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00

The creative nonfiction we publish has a moving inner voice. It holds to the same standards as other literary forms while remaining grounded in fact.

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, title, word count, and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?

The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself.

  • One piece
  • Limit 3,300 words
  • Double-spaced
  • One-inch margins, all sides; 0.5-inch paragraph indent; left justified
  • 12-point type in Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc .docx or .rtf only
If your work is accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to Bacopa Literary Review.

Susie H. Baxter
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Bacopa Literary Review


Ends on May 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00

We're interested in literary fiction: a distinctive voice that does more than tell a simple story; beautiful writing that offers a deeper look at the human experience, with uniquely individual phrasing, fresh and authentic.

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, title, word count and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?

The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself. 

  • One piece
  • Limit 8,000 words
  • Double spaced
  • One-inch margins all sides; 0.5-inch paragraph indent; left justified
  • 12-point type in Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc .docx or .rtf only
If your work is accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to Bacopa Literary Review.

U.R. Bowie
Fiction Editor
Bacopa Literary Review
http://classical-russian-literature.blogspot.com


We are looking for well-wrought poems in any form or genre, or none. Intrigue us, move us, surprise us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure. Disturb our well-trod patterns of thought.

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, poem title, line count and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?

The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself.

  • First entry in any one category is free for WAG members
  • 1-3 poems per submission (if submitting to poetry, no submissions to other genres)
  • Poems need not be double-spaced
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only
If your work is accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to Bacopa Literary Review.

J.N. Fishhawk
Poetry Editor
Bacopa Literary Review



Flash fiction, creative nonfiction or memoir, 750 or fewer words. We're interested in the writer's voice and what you have to say over strict story structure. Review 35 Tips For Writing A Brilliant Flash Story for ideas and a basic guideline.

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, poem title, line count and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?
The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself.
  • First entry in any one category is free for WAG members
  • One flash story (if submitting a flash story, no submissions to other genres)
  • Limit 750 words
  • Double spaced 
  • 12-point type in Arial font preferred 
  • Submit the file in .doc .docx or .rtf only

If your work is accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to Bacopa Literary Review.

Kaye Linden
Flash Story Editor
Bacopa Literary Review
http://kayelinden.com



The creative nonfiction we publish has a moving inner voice. It holds to the same standards as other literary forms while remaining grounded in fact.

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, title, word count, and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?

The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself. 

  • First entry in any one category is free for WAG members
  • One piece (if submitting to nonfiction, no submissions to other genres)
  • Limit 3,300 words
  • Double-spaced
  • One-inch margins, all sides; 0.5-inch paragraph indent; left justified
  • 12-point type in Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc .docx or .rtf only
If your work is accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to Bacopa Literary Review.

Susie H. Baxter
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Bacopa Literary Review


We're interested in literary fiction: a distinctive voice that does more than tell a simple story; beautiful writing that offers a deeper look at the human experience, with uniquely individual phrasing, fresh and authentic.

The submission process includes a text entry box titled "COVER LETTER," the only place where you provide the following information:

  • Name, address, email, phone, title, word count and a brief bio (50 words or less).
  • Where did you hear about Bacopa Literary Review?

The file you upload must contain only the title and work itself. 

  • First entry in any one category is free for WAG members
  • One piece (if submitting to literary fiction, no submissions to other genres)
  • Limit 8,000 words
  • Double spaced
  • One-inch margins all sides; 0.5-inch paragraph indent; left justified
  • 12-point type in Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc .docx or .rtf only
If your work is accepted for publication, you agree (1) to grant us First North American Serial Rights and all archival rights for six months after publication, and (2) if your work subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to Bacopa Literary Review.

U.R. Bowie
Fiction Editor
Bacopa Literary Review
http://classical-russian-literature.blogspot.com