phren-Z is a quarterly online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing Santa Cruz writers.
Our Floodlight Features appear independent of our quarterly schedule and provide an in-depth look at individuals, topics, and events of interest to the local literary community.
phren-Z is a publication of Santa Cruz Writes, a grass roots organization dedicated to promoting the local literary community. Santa Cruz Writes is a sponsored project of the William James Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.
About the Contest
We are interested in seeing your best work: surprise us, delight us, make us shed a tear.
We accept and read submissions year-round from all emerging and published writers 18 years and older from Santa Cruz County ONLY. phren-Z accepts previously published work, as long as you hold the copyright. Simultaneous submissions are accepted: just let us know as soon as possible if a piece we are considering has been accepted elsewhere.
The winner will receive a prize in amount of $1,000.
- Winter - February 15
- Spring - May 15
- Summer - August 15
- Fall - November 15
At this point, we cannot pay for work. Work is published with a short bio, photo, links to author sites, and is archived on the phren-z site.
The deadline for submission is September 1, 2016.
The application fee makes $15.
If you have any question, send an email at submissions@phren-Z.org. We look forward to reading your work!
To submit your application, please click on the "Further official information" link below.