Written by S. Kalekar January 2nd, 2024

44 Themed Submission Calls and Contests for January 2024

These are 44 outlets with themed calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the calls are: rites of spring; solarpunk; underappreciated writers; classic fairy tales; marshland horror; the devil you know best; boundaries; old friends; poison; bigfoot country; and dragons. A few outlets have more than one call.


The Cosmic Background
This is flash fiction magazine. “We are primarily a slipstream publication — that means we like your stories that don’t make a ton of sense. We want your giant talking frogs. We want your people with unexplained, never commented-upon eyes in their fingertips. We enjoy character-focused writing, with an emphasis on voice.” They also accept reprints. They will reopen for submissions on 4th January 2024; the deadline was unspecified at the time of writing.
Opens on: 4 January 2024
Length: Up to 1,000 words (see guidelines)
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here and here.

Flickers of Fear: Rites of Spring

They are reading horror fiction and poetry submissions for Issue 1 from 1st to 7th January 2024; the theme is Rites of Spring. They also want artwork.
Deadline: 7th January 2024
Length: Up to 300 words for fiction, up to 30 lines for poetry
Pay: $10 for fiction and poetry
Details here.

diet milk: Gothic
They publish work on Gothic themes – fiction, poetry, and art. Their website says, “Give us withering romance, creatures that lurk and lure, families to be feared and houses that haunt; give us isolation and reeping, oppressive unwellness. Quietly thrill, terrify, and leave us wanting more.”
Deadline: 8 January 2024
Length: Up to 5,000 words for fiction, up to 3 poems
Pay: $0.01/word for fiction, $15 for poetry
Details here and here.

Hungry Shadow Press: And One Day We Will Die Anthology
They want short weird fiction using a song from the Neutral Milk Hotel song catalog for inspiration — authors will select a song (or songs) from the band’s back catalog to serve as a jumping-off point for crafting their own original weird fiction narratives. Also, songs already selected by invited authors have been crossed off, see the guidelines page for details. “Look at the inspiration material. Mangum’s surreal, opaque, and stream of consciousness writing draws inspiration from childhood fantasies, historical events (including the life and death of Anne Frank), sexual tensions, tarot, and more. Night terrors and lucid dreaming also proved a rich vein for lyrical inspiration. These songs feature characters that could be denizens of Weird and dark fantasy tales already, with names like “The King of Carrot Flowers” and “The Two-Headed Boy.”
Possible story genres that might work well for a Neutral Milk Hotel-inspired stories include folk horror, weird fiction, dark fantasy, fabulism, phantasmagoria, and cosmic horror.” The call is open to all writers until 16 January 2024, and they have an extended submission window exclusively for writers from marginalized communities 16th to 23rd January 2024.
Deadline: See above
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Pay: $0.05/word
Details here.

They welcome submissions on place, climate, and justice – fiction (short story, flash fiction series, novel excerpt, radio play, or other fiction piece), nonfiction, and poetry. They also accept translations, and art. Payment is a minimum of $50. And, “All accepted submissions by writers of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, women, and/or other marginalized communities whose contributions explore place particularly in the context of social, environmental, or climate justice are considered for our annual Editor’s Prize of $500 per genre.” Certain sections, like Letter to America and ArTerrain, are open year-round, and other sections have submission periods, or are open periodically.
Deadline: 31 January for poetry; 31 March 2024 for fiction and nonfiction
Length: Up to 5,000 words for fiction and nonfiction, 2-6 poems
Pay: Minimum of $50
Details here and here.

Underdog Press: Nightmares Before Bed
They are reading submissions for a fiction anthology. “How you incorporate the quarterly theme in your story is up to you.  We do ask that you make sure the theme idea is not an afterthought, but an integral part of the story.  We want truly want stories depicting underdogs rising to the occasion when it seems all hope is lost. … If your story is nobledark, noblebright, grimdark, or grimbright or something in the middle of all of those that’s okay.”
For Nightmares Before Bed, they say it is“is exactly what you think it is. This will be our first horror anthology and we want to be clear, no sexual violence, abuse of children, overly disturbing images and ideas, or gore will be published. We want horror, we want to be scared, but let’s do it in a way that is respectful. We’d love to see fantasy horror or sci-fi horror here.” 
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Length: 3,500-12,000 words for both Underdog Press anthologies
Pay: $0.03/word
Details here.

Critical Blast Publishing: The Devil You Know Best
This is the third volume in their ‘The Devil You Know’ anthology series. For The Devil You Know Best, they want “stories that involve an encounter with the literary/mythological/theological Devil himself in situations that range from comedy to tragedy, via horror, comedy, fantasy, or science fiction. All genres welcome as long as the theme is met.”
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Pay: $25
Details here.

Mysterion: Christian speculative fiction
They want science fiction, fantasy and horror stories that engage meaningfully with Christian themes, characters or cosmology. The stories need not teach a moral, or be close to an approved theological position, or be pro-Christian. They are especially interested in stories that show Christians from cultures beyond those of the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. They also accept translations and reprints. They have two annual reading periods for fiction, January and July.
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Length: Up to 9,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

This is a new online and audio magazine, with a print issue. “Heathen is a new literary magazine and multimedia platform spotlighting the best in horror and dark fantasy fiction. Released quarterly in a digital medium, the stories you’ll find in Heathen will be available in both text and audio formats. Once a year, the most-read (and listened to) stories will be collected in a physical annual.” And, “Should you hope to have your story listed in an issue of Heathen, it should be reminiscent of the likes of Lovecraft, Poe, and Chambers. Though humanity finds itself at the root of all stories, tales told in Heathen should heavily involve monsters, beasts, the supernatural, or fantastical world-building.”
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Length: Up to 7,500 words
Pay: $0.05/word
Details here.

Alpennia: Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast
This is a fiction podcast series on lesbian-relevant themes, and it is open for all writers. They have detailed submission requirements, including, “Stories must be set in an actual historic culture–i.e., a specific time and place in history–and the plot and characters should be firmly rooted in that time and place. (No time-travel or past memories, please.) Stories may include fantastic elements that are appropriate to the historic setting. …Stories must be set before 1900. We’d love to see stories that reach beyond the popular settings of 19th century America and England unless you do something new and interesting in them. … Romance is optional, and romance stories should have some other significant plot element in addition to the romance.” They do not want erotica.
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

Brink Literary Journal: Boundaries
They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, and cross-genre work; they’re particularly interested in hybrid/cross-genre submissions. They want work on the ‘Boundaries’ theme. They have two reading periods, January and July. Deadline: 31 January 2024
Length: Up to 3 poems; work of any length for prose
Pay: $25/poem; $50-100 for prose
Details here and here.

Zoetic Press: Non-Binary Review – Two themes
They want poetry, fiction, essays, translations, and art. They have two upcoming themes: Old Friends, and Heredity. Please remember, they accept submissions until a cap is reached, or the deadline, whichever comes first. All submissions must have a clear relationship to the theme. Apart from these two themes, they are also accepting submissions for Dear Horace Greely and Heartbeats: Visual Verse sections.
— Old Friends: “There’s a reason why the idea of childhood friends is so popular in books, television, and movies: the idea of someone who’s known us for most of our lives and still likes us enough to want to be around us is tremendously attractive. Old friends don’t even have to be human – our pets, favorite books, geographical locations, cars, even food can be considered an old friend. But “old friend” isn’t necessarily a good thing. We’ve all had friends who aren’t exactly great influences in our lives, and the longer we know them, the more influence they can exert.
We’re looking for speculative takes on old friends – the weird, the outrageous, the mysterious. We’re NOT looking for buddy stories, sweetly nostalgic reunions with childhood school friends, or anything else that might appear on the Hallmark channel.” The deadline is 31 January 2024, or until filled.
— Heredity: “Maybe you have your mother’s nose, or your father’s eyes, or your grandmother’s hair, or your uncle’s earlobes. There are so many things that run in families – not just physical characteristics, but so many of our habits, tastes, and ways of thinking. The “nature vs. nurture” debate has been raging forever, although science is finding that a surprising amount of what we think of as learned behavior might actually be biological. But what else might we inherit from our families? Magic powers? A tail? ESP?
We’re looking for speculative takes on heredity – the unexpected, the impossible, the very furthest out there. We’re NOT looking for stories about inheritance – things given to us by families or friends. We’re not looking for werewolves or vampires (or any other well-known fictional monsters). We’re looking for something new – something we’ve never seen before.” The deadline is 30 April 2024, or until filled.
Deadlines: See above
Length: Up to 3,000 words for prose; up to 3 pages for poetry
Pay: $0.01/word for prose, $10 for poetry
Details here and here.

The Last Girls Club: Poison
This is a feminist horror magazine and they’re reading fiction and poetry on the ‘Poison’ theme. “Poison has an interesting history as a liberator, a political tool, and the perfect murder. It also could mean the poisoning of our air, our water, and our land. Take it where you want.” They also accept nonfiction pitches.
Deadline: 1 February 2024, or until filled
Length: Up to 2,500 words for fiction; up to 3 poems
Pay: $0.015/word, up to $37.50 for fiction; $10 for poetry
Details here and here.

Celticfrog Publishing: Bigfoot Country
Their guidelines say, “We are looking for stories that feature Bigfoot, (or the other names for the being, I will use Bigfoot to talk about them all) they can be about a sighting, or be from the creature’s point of view, and anything in between. The only proviso is that Bigfoot must be the central point of the story. Whether you stay with common Bigfoot lore or go in a completely different direction is up to you.
We want stories with strong plot and character, pull us into the story, don’t just tell us about it. Make the story your own, we don’t want retellings of well-worn paths, but tales that enthrall and entertain. We’re open to anything that tells a story, so a play, an epic poem, a graphic story, all are welcome.” Also, please note, “Celticfrog Publishing reserves the right to not publish if there is insufficient content to make a quality anthology.”
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Length: Up to 4,000 words
Pay: A minimum of CAD100 (more if Kickstarter funds)
Details here.

The First Line Journal
They want fiction and poetry that begins with pre-set first lines, one for each quarterly issue. They also accept 4-part stories (or 5-part, if also ending with the last-line prompt from The Last Line Journal – ‘I didn’t want to admit it, but Lee was usually right.’ – see guidelines) from writers who want to use all the 4 (or 5) prompts, but all of these must be submitted by the 1 February 2024 deadline. For nonfiction, they want critical articles about your favorite first line from a literary work. For fiction and poetry, the first lines are:
Spring: ‘Mr. Morton needed a new pair of shoes.’ Due date: February 1, 2024
Summer: ‘“Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today.”’ Due date: May 1, 2024
Fall: ‘When she was eight, Alice Henderson briefly held the world record for filling her mouth with marbles.’ Due date: August 1, 2024
Winter: ‘The parking lot was empty.’ Due date: November 1, 2024
Deadlines: 1 February 2024 for the Spring issue, and for 4-part (or 5-part) stories; later for other issues (see above)
Length: 300-5,000 words for fiction; 500-800 words for nonfiction
Pay: $25-50 for fiction, $25 for nonfiction, $10 for poetry (less postage fee for overseas writers – see guidelines)
Details here.

Utopia Science Fiction: Relationships
They publish utopian science fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. They have detailed guidelines, please read them carefully. Their next upcoming theme is Relationships – “(platonic, romantic, family, etc). We’re looking for work that really develops and explores character relationships.”
Deadline: 6 February 2024
Length: 100-5,000 words preferred for fiction, up to 6,000 words for nonfiction, up to 5 poems
Pay: $0.04/word for fiction, $30 for nonfiction, $25 for poetry
Details here.
(Utopia Science Fiction has other themes listed too, with later deadlines; see guidelines.)

Eye to the Telescope: Dragons
This is a speculative poetry magazine. For the Dragons theme,
they say, “Even though no one can agree on what exactly dragons are, nearly every culture has mythologized them in some way. From their size to their design to their abilities to their origins, tales of dragons are as diverse as humanity itself, with some of the earliest poetry in the English language revolving around them, reinventing what dragons were perceived as for the time. In this dragon-themed call, we want your take on dragons. Feel free to draw from traditions outside the predominant Western narrative to develop an original take on these fearsome creatures or introduce under-appreciated interpretations from your own cultures. Not only can you twist the idea of what dragons are as you see fit, but you can place them in genres outside of traditional fantasy, where they have often been underutilized or absent.
Poetry that rhymes is more than welcome, and I’m open to a genre approach to submissions as much as I am to a literary one!” They also accept translations.Deadline: 15 March 2023
Length: Up to 3 poems
Pay: $0.04/word (up to $25)
Details here.


The Leon Levy Centre for Biography: Biography Fellowships  
These are four resident fellowships at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, to nonfiction writers working on biographies. preference in the award of fellowships is given to those who have not yet published a biography or received fellowships for the writing of a biography. They also welcome applications from published and accomplished writers who are undertaking their first biography. The Leon Levy Center for Biography does not award fellowships for memoirs, essays, plays, films, or fiction. One of the application requirements is a sample of the proposed biography, a maximum of 2,500 words. (Also see the Sloan Fellowship, given annually to a writer working on a biography of a figure in the field of science or technology.) 
Value: $72,000, residency 
Deadline: 4 January 2024 
Open for: Writers working on biographies 
Details here  

Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction Contest
This is for Quantum-inspired flash fiction. “The challenge for writers is this: craft a story no longer than 1000 words that takes inspiration from quantum physics. The story must also incorporate the phrase “nobody said this was going to be easy”.”
Value: $1,500, $1,000, a People’s Choice prize of $500; $100 for shortlisted stories
Deadline: 8 January 2024
Open for: All writers
Details here and here.

Teachers & Writers Magazine: The Bechtel Prize
Teachers & Writers Magazine provides lesson plans, interviews, and personal essays to support teaching creative writing. Their website says, “Each year the Teachers & Writers Magazine editorial board awards the Bechtel Prize and a $1,000 honorarium for an essay describing a creative writing teaching experience, project, or activity that demonstrates innovation in creative writing instruction.” They want essays up to 2,500 words, and have detailed guidelines about the kind of essays they want on their website.
Value: $1,000
Deadline: 12 January 2024
Open for: Unspecified
Details here and here.
(They’re also open for magazine submissions. Please be sure to submit in the correct category.)

The John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
This is for US high school students in grades 9 through 12. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. Essays should be 700-1,000 words and must quote at least five sources.
Value: $10,000, $3,000, $1,000 each for finalists, $100 each for semi-finalists
Deadline: 12 January 2024
Open for: US high school students
Details here (also click on tabs on the page for various details)

Blair: Bakwin Award for Full-Length Prose
Their website says, “This award is for an unpublished full-length literary prose work of fiction or nonfiction, prioritizing manuscripts by authors that fit Blair’s mission of publishing new and historically neglected voices.
Entries should be literary in nature. Novels, short story collections by a single author, memoirs, essay collections, and biographies are all acceptable”. They do not want poetry, or genre fiction. This opportunity will close when they reach a submission cap.
Value: $1,000, publication
Deadline: 15 January 2024, or until filled
Open for: Unspecified
Details here and here.

Fourteen Hills: Stacey Doris Memorial Poetry Award
This is a poetry contest – send one poem of 3 to 10 pages. Their guidelines say, “Stacy Doris was a poet, translator, and an Associate Professor in San Francisco State University’s Department of Creative Writing, where she taught for ten years. … Doris created new worlds with her unexpected poetics. Following upon her spirit of creative invention, engaging wit and ingenious playfulness, discovery in construction, and radical appropriations based on classical forms, pastiche, etc., and love, the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award is given to a poet with a truly inventive spirit.” Works that don’t win will be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills. 
Value: $500
Deadline: 15 January 2024
Open for: Unspecified
Details here
(They also have another fee-based award, as well as a fee-free one for San Francisco State University students/graduates.)

Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History
This prize is for an essay on early American history (up to 1826), not previously published, with preference being given to New England subjects. Essays should be 40-60 pages, and can be emailed (as both PDF and Word attachments – see here) or mailed.
Value: $2,500
Deadline: 15 January 2024 (postmarked)
Open for: Unspecified
Details here, and here.

Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize
They want poetry from US poets whose poem best evokes a connection to place. “The prize interprets “place” in many ways: A place may possess historical, cultural, political, or personal importance, and may be literal, imaginary, or metaphorical.” Please read the conditions at the bottom of the page carefully.
Value: $1,000, $100 for honorable mentions
Deadline: 22 January 2024
Open for: US poets
Details here.

This RAFTA (Rise Against Fanaticism Through the Arts) award is for playwrights; it is for a stage play script against extremism, intolerance and xenophobia. “The script length must be between 25-35 pages, suitable for up to a one-hour presentation and characters for up to 5 actors. The script can be in any style on any historical, future, or regional context so long as it fulfils RAFTA aims to tackle extremism, intolerance and xenophobia.” The winning script will receive £500 with the commitment to produce it for the stage, and 5 runners-up will be selected for rehearsed script readings. Rehearsals are likely to be held in London. You can read about RAFTA here.
Value: £500
Deadline: 20 January 2024
Open for: Unspecified
Details here.

Future Worlds Prize
They want science fiction and fantasy stories for this contest. Writers must identify as a person of colour and be a resident of the UK or Ireland, and cannot have had a book published in any format previously by a UK publisher, or be under contract for publication by such a publisher. “Entrants will need to submit 5,000-10,000 of either a short story or opening chapters of a novel … The entrants should supply a covering letter and a short summary of their short story or novel of no more than 1,000 words alongside their Entry.” Please read the terms carefully, including their right to alter the prize.
Value: £4,500, £2,500, and £850
Deadline: 29 January 2024
Open for: UK and Ireland POC writers
Details here.

Speculative Literature Foundation: A. C. Bose Grant
This grant supports South Asian or South Asian diaspora writers developing speculative fiction. Work that is accessible to older children and teens will be given preference. “This grant, as with all SLF grants, is intended to help writers working with speculative literature. Speculative literature spans the breadth of fantastic writing, encompassing literature ranging from hard science fiction to epic fantasy, including ghost stories, horror, folk and fairy tales, slipstream, magical realism, and more. Any piece of literature containing a fabulist or speculative element would fall under our aegis.” A writing sample of up to 5,000 words is part of the application. Applicants need not have prior publishing credits to apply.
Value: $1,000
Reading period: 1-31 January 2024
Open for: South Asian or Desi/South Asian or Desi diaspora writers
Details here; the schedule for their other upcoming grants is here

Kinsman Quarterly: Iridescence Award

This is an award for short stories and poetry by BIPOC authors. “Themes should include the supernatural, extraterrestrial, or the paranormal. Prizes include publication in the Iridescence anthology with cash awards up to $500. … Genres include, but are not limited to, fantasy, folk mythology, science fiction, and the paranormal.”
Value: $500, $250, $100; gift cards for finalists
Deadline: 31 January 2024 (extended)
Open for: BIPOC writers
Details here.

Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Contest
The magazine runs a short story contest thrice a year. Readers of this magazine are interested in music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theater, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America. While the writing should appeal to a reader with these interests, stories can be on any theme. Stories should be up to 3,000 words, but up to 4,000 words will be considered. 
Value: $150
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Open for: All writers
Details here.

Harbor Editions Prizes
They are running two prizes – the Laureate Prize for Poetry, for which they accept fee-free submissions from BIPOC writers and previous finalists for poetry manuscripts, the prize is $500 and publication; they also have the Harbor Review Editor Prize, which is for a micro poetry chapbook manuscript, and for which, also, submissions for BIPOC writers and previous finalists are free, and prize is $200; entries for other poets have a submission fee.
Deadline for both prizes: 31st January 2024
Value: See above
Open for: See above
Details here (Please be sure to submit in the correct category.)

The Academy of American Poets: Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence This is for those currently authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer; have published a poetry book/s or have a track of spoken-word poetry performance, and are able to commute to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City throughout the residency. “The Poet-in-Residence at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is an annual position created in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets that specifically focuses on poetry and public space. The Poet-in-Residence will work together with the Guggenheim and Academy of American Poets to design and create a project that takes poetry beyond the page and enlivens the museum experience for visitors. Through their residency, the selected candidate will consider how the Guggenheim may serve as an active public space for visionary ideas and community.” There are various requirements and responsibilities, including co-conceiveing/designing a project centering the museum experience and architecture; participating in public programs at the Guggenheim copresented by the museum and the Academy of American Poet; and visiting the Academy of American Poets to discuss their project, produce a 1,000-word essay on the intersection of poetry and art, and more.
Value: $20,000
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Open for: US poets
Details here.
(The Academy of American Poets is also accepting submissions for the Ambroggio Prize; the deadline is mid-February 2024; “The Ambroggio Prize is a $1,000 publication prize given for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation.”)

Terrain.org Editor’s Prize
They welcome submissions on place, climate, and justice – fiction (short story, flash fiction series, novel excerpt, radio play, or other fiction piece), non-fiction, and poetry. They also accept translations, and art. Payment is a minimum of $50. And, “All accepted submissions by writers of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, women, and/or other marginalized communities whose contributions explore place particularly in the context of social, environmental, or climate justice are considered for our annual Editor’s Prize of $500 per genre.” There is no separate submission process or entry fee for this contest; they have other, fee-based contests too. Certain sections, like Letter to America and ArTerrain, are open year-round, and other sections have submission periods, or are open periodically. Length guidelines are up to 5,000 words for fiction and non-fiction, 2-6 poems. Pay is a minimum of $50 for general submissions.
Value: See above
Deadline: 31 January for poetry, and 31 March 2024 for fiction and non-fiction
Open for: Editor’s prize open for underrepresented writers (see guidelines)
Details here.

Dragonblade Publishing: Write Track Competition for Historical Romance
This is a contest for a historical romance manuscript, and they want submissions from all writers, including those writing LGBTQ+ romance.
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Value: First prize $1,000 and publishing
Details here.

Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award
They want a short story, of up to 8,000 words, that shows the near future (no more than about 50-60 years out) of manned space exploration. They want to see Moon bases, Mars colonies, orbital habitats, space elevators, asteroid mining, artificial intelligence, nano-technology, realistic spacecraft, heroics, sacrifice, adventure. They do not want stories that show technology or space travel as evil or bad, galactic empires, paranormal elements, UFO abductions, zombie stories, thinly veiled copies of previous winners, non-standalone novel excerpts, or screenplays.
Value: 8c/word, and various non-cash awards
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Open for: All writers
Details here (click on ‘Contest rules’).
(They also have a fantasy short story contest, the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award, which pays $0.08/word for stories of up to 8,000 words in all fantasy genres, and will open for submissions from 15th January to 30th April 2024.)

Biographers International Organization: The Frances “Frank” Rollin Fellowship
They offer two fellowships, open to all biographers anywhere in the world who are writing in English, who are working on a biography of an African American figure or figures whose story provides a significant contribution to our understanding of the Black experience, and who are at any stage in the writing of a book-length biography. A publishing contract is not required for eligibility. Memoirs are not eligible. The application includes an excerpt of up to 20 pages. The Biographers International Organization also has other awards, some of which are open for all writers, as well as other resources.  Value: Two fellowships of $5,000 each
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Open for: See above
Details here.

St. Gallen Symposium Global Essay Competition
This is a contest for young writers, they want a themed essay of 2,100 words, on ‘Striving for more or thriving with less – What pressing scarcity do you see, and how do you suggest to tackle it?’ – see guidelines for details. To be eligible, writers must be enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate programme (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university, and be born in 1994 or later.
Value: CHF20,000, split between three winners; they’ll also cover travel, accommodation, and admission to the symposium in Switzerland.
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Open for: Young writers (see above)
Details here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She can be reached here.


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