TBL (Tethered by Letters) is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Fall Literary Competition. Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best writing of all kinds, and we encourage submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style.
If you love literature, you’ve probably seen just about every journal out there. Maybe you’re a devoted reader, bored with themes like adult-life paranoia and coming-of-age angst. Or maybe you’re a writer—and you’ve been writing traditional works to fit within traditional boundaries—but you can’t find a home for the more experimental work you really love. You feel like you’ve seen everything a literary journal has to offer. But you haven’t seen F(r)iction.
F(r)iction is different. The brainchild of a ragtag team of editors, artists, and writers, F(r)iction is the best of everything we’ve ever loved. F(r)iction is experimental. F(r)iction is strange. F(r)iction pokes the soft spots, touches nerves most would rather remain protected. F(r)iction is secrets and truths and most importantly—stories.
F(r)iction is weird, in every respect.
Printed triannually and distributed around the world, F(r)iction publishes short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, in addition to a selection of graphic stories. Since our creation in 2015, we published original work by established authors such as Benjamin Percy, Isaac Marion, Scott O’Connor, and Helen Phillips, as well as amazing graphic features, including two Eiser-nominated comics. These acclaimed authors pave the way for the emerging voices published in each issue, many of them seeing their work in print for the first time.
And if that wasn’t crazy enough, every single literary work is accompanied by custom original artwork, creating a collection that is as visually engaging as the stories within.
We publish F(r)iction because we don’t want to see great literature die.
The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $300.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Criteria: Any genre or form, three pages or less per poem.
Fees: $8.00 per entry, or three entries for $12.00.
For further information about submission guidelines and eligibility please visit the original web page via the link below.