Contest Winners

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Weekly Contests 

Each week, Silver Needle Press holds poetry, fiction, and visual art competitions: winning submissions are published every Monday and stored in our archives.  Featured poems will also be added to the General Submissions pool for the Fall 2018 journal issue.

 

Guidelines

Visual-Art / Mixed Media

  • Submit up to 3 images in separate .jpg, .gif, or .png files.
  • If accepted, we will require 300 dpi tiff files for each image.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed.
 

Poetry

  • Submit up to three poems in a single Word Document
  • Include a short bio
  • Multiple submissions are allowed
  • Submit by Saturday at midnight to be considered in the weekly reading
  • No entrant may win more than twice within the span of six months
 

Fiction

  • Submit three pieces of flash up to 1000 words, OR
  • Submit one short story up to 2500 words
  • Include a short bio
  • Multiple submissions are allowed
  • Submit by Saturday at midnight to be considered in the weekly reading
  • No entrant may win more than twice within the span of six months
 

Nonfiction

  • Submit three pieces of flash up to 1000 words, OR
  • Submit one longer piece up to 2500 words
  • Include a short bio
  • Multiple submissions are allowed
  • Submit by Saturday at midnight to be considered in the weekly reading
  • No entrant may win more than twice within the span of six months

Silver Needle Press Poetry Prize 

$150 and publication in the Fall 2018 issue will be awarded to the winning poem. Three additional poems will be commended with “Honorable Mention” status, $50 and publication. Submit up to six previously unpublished poems for consideration. ALL entries will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please withdraw submissions immediately if published elsewhere. Winners will be announced on November 15, 2018 at 5 pm (EST).

Guidelines

  • Submit up to 6 poems, no longer than 12 pages combined, in a single Word document

  • Do not include any personal information in the submission file; submissions that include personal information are subject to disqualification.

  • Include a short bio in the comments section