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Word Lit Zine Spring Fiction Contest!

WLZ 2019 Spring Fiction Contest


Spring is in the air, it’s time to throw open those windows, let the sunshine in, and dust the cobwebs off! This April, Word Lit Zine will be hitting the shelves with a brand new issue, and we want all of the work you’ve been hording over these winter months.

Submit a fiction under the prompt “Spring Cleaning” and your words can be in Word.

The winner of the contest will receive a cash prize and prize package of $200.00!



This is a fiction contest only!

Fiction pieces must be 3,000 words or less.

Flash fiction pieces up to 500 words are accepted.

Please send your files in a doc or docx  format only, 11pt font single-spaced.


Don’t have a piece for the contest? That’s okay, you can still submit your work.

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We do have a couple of guidelines though:

  • One submission per payment. You can submit multiple times, but you may only submit one work at a time; no sneaking in a poem with your short fiction submission.
  • All forms must be submitted as a word document and properly formatted— 11 pt font, single spaced, and in a Word doc (docx).
  • All content must be original— no plagiarized work will be accepted
  • Unpublished submissions only, or work that has only been printed in a publication of less than 2,000


  • Submission limits:

PROSE (i.e. fic, non-fic, memoir) 5,000 Words Max

POETRY  1 Poem per page


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