Short Story, Poetry, and Essay Contest! $1000 prizes for each category!

Hourglass Literary Magazine presents a short story, poetry, and essay competition. Winning Entry in each category will receive US$1000 as prize money.

Deadline:  April 30, 2017   ($5000 total cash prizes!)

 

We only accept submissions online via Submittable.

  • Entry fee: $15 USD per submission (except for Best Poem category where up to three submissions are accepted for the same price).
  • Entry fee for authors who want to compete with more than one work in the category for the best essay, best short story is 25 USD for three works.

 

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BEST SHORT STORY

Text for a short story should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words.

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BEST POEM

There are no strict limits, provided that poems should not have more than 3500 words. Author, writer competing in the category for the best poem can submit up to three works.

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BEST ESSAY

Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 words.

Full guidelines and information can be found via following sites: www.hourglassonline.org or hourglass.submittable.com .

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