Bacopa Literary Review Contest

                 March 1 - May 31, 2018

                                $250 prize each:
Short Story, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry  

$25 payment for each published work. We accept only previously unpublished work and submission to one genre only; if declined you may submit again to the same genre or to another genre. If accepted for publication, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights.

$3 submission fee. PLEASE DO NOT  USE THE FREE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES IF YOU ARE NOT A PAID-UP MEMBER OF THE WRITERS ALLIANCE OF GAINESVILLE (members only, your first submission is free -- scroll all the way to bottom of page). 

PLEASE FOLLOW OUR GUIDELINES. Our editors read blind so their focus can be on the work itself without the distraction of knowing the author. Include your word/line count and remove your name from the file name and the document you submit.

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Ends on May 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00

Short stories must draw in the reader with their depth, clarity and voice. Elements of a short story include characterization, conflict and change. Top word limit 1500 words. A story of under 1500 words is  welcome, but must revolve around a central story core. Keep the writing tight and concise, with a powerful, authentic voice.

No multiple submissions, please. If submitting a short story, do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

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 one story, its title and word count. Downloaded files that include the author's name or ignore the word limits will be declined. 

  • Title 
  • Word count limit = 250 -1500 words only  
  • 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 to grant us First  North American Serial Rights.

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

Ends on May 31, 2018$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. As author John McPhee says, "Creative nonfiction is not making something up but making the most of what you have."

If submitting creative nonfiction, please do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

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, no identifying information. Downloaded files that include the author's name or exceed the word limit will be declined.

  • One piece
  • Limit 2,500 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 to grant us First North American Serial Rights.

Susie H. Baxter
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Bacopa Literary Review
www.susiehbaxter.com


Ends on May 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00

We are looking for well-wrought poems. Intrigue us, move us, surprise us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure. Disturb our well-trod patterns of thought.

If submitting to poetry, please do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

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, no identifying information. Downloaded files that include the author's name or ignore line limits will be declined.

  • 1-3 poems per submission
  • Limit 88 lines including spaces each poem
  • DO NOT DOUBLE SPACE (show the shape of your poem as it will appear in print)
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only
If your work is accepted for publication, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights.

J.N. Fishhawk
Poetry Editor
Bacopa Literary Review

Ends on May 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00

Prose poems are pure creation, the playful and daring edge of poetry. The writer must provide powerful lyrical language and, above all, a truthful, commanding voice.

If submitting to prose poetry, please do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

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, no identifying information. Downloaded files that include the author's name or ignore word count limits will be declined.
  • One prose poem
  • Limit 500 words 
  • DO NOT DOUBLE SPACE (show the shape of your prose poem as it will appear in print)
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred 
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only

If your work is accepted for publication, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights.

Kaye Linden
Prose Poetry Editor
Bacopa Literary Review
http://kayelinden.com


Short stories  must draw in the reader with their depth, clarity and voice. Elements  of a short story include characterization, conflict and change. Top word limit 1500 words. A story of under 1500 words is welcome, but must revolve around a  central story core. Keep the writing tight and concise, with a powerful,  authentic voice.

No multiple submissions, please. If submitting a short story, do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

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, no identifying information. Downloaded files that include the author's name or ignore the word limits will be declined.

  • One short story 
  • Word count limits: 250 - 1,500 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 to grant us First  North American Serial Rights.

Kaye Linden
Short 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. As author John McPhee says, "Creative nonfiction is not making something up but making the most of what you have."

If submitting creative nonfiction, please do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

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, no identifying information. Downloaded files that include the author's name or ignore word count limits will be declined.

  • One piece
  • Limit 2,500 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 to grant us First North American Serial Rights.

Susie H. Baxter
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Bacopa Literary Review
www.susiehbaxter.com



We are looking for well-wrought poems. Intrigue us, move us, surprise us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure. Disturb our well-trod patterns of thought.

If submitting to poetry, please do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

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, no identifying information. Downloaded files that include the author's name or ignore line limits will be declined.

  • 1-3 poems per submission
  • Limit 88 lines including spaces each poem
  • DO NOT DOUBLE SPACE (show the shape of your poem as it will appear in print)
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only
If your work is accepted for publication, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights.

J.N. Fishhawk
Poetry Editor
Bacopa Literary Review


Prose poems are pure creation, the playful and daring edge of poetry. The writer must provide powerful lyrical language and, above all, a truthful, commanding voice.

If submitting to prose poetry, please do not submit to another genre unless this submission is declined.

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, no identifying information. Downloaded files that include the author's name or ignore word count limits will be declined.
  • One prose poem
  • Limit 500 words 
  • DO NOT DOUBLE SPACE (show the shape of your prose poem as it will appear in print)
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred 
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only

If your work is accepted for publication, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights.

Kaye Linden
Prose Poetry Editor
Bacopa Literary Review
http://kayelinden.com