Have you ever wanted to be published in a professional, theme-driven anthology?
Have you ever wanted to win a big prize for your writing?
Here's a chance to do both.
How? AKA Publishing and Compass Flower Press are actively seeking submissions for their Uncertain Promise anthology contest, and they have extended the deadline until June 9.
What are the editors looking for in submissions? Fiction and Creative non-fiction, but not poetry.
How big are the prizes?
First place is $1,000; Second place is $500; and third place is $200.
What is the word limit? 3,000 words.
What does the theme Uncertain Promise mean?
Here are some examples from the AKA website: an unexpected outcome (joy, satisfaction, renewal, despair, emotional growth, etc.) from an otherwise routine or mundane circumstance. The uncertain promise might be an unspoken commitment from a friend or lover falls through due to misunderstanding or unforeseen happening, a career failure or future crashes--or ascends--depending on the outcome of a single event. These are some of the editor's ideas, but writers are welcome to use their imaginations and interpret the theme broadly.
May I submit something that's already been published? No. Unpublished submissions only.
How about simultaneous submissions? Yes, but please note that on the entry form and give immediate notification if your entry is accepted elsewhere.
How are the entries judged?
Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions are read and evaluated anonymously by two editorial boards. Submission does not guarantee acceptance; acceptances that make the final cut are forwarded to independent judges for possible award of cash prizes.
Each published contributor receives one free copy of the anthology.
How much does it cost to enter?
Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each category are $18 for electronic submission (paid on website) or $15 for mailed submission (paid by check or on website.) Compass Flower Press and AKA-Publishing are imprints of the independent and self-supporting publisher, AKA:yola, LLC.
How many times may I enter? No limit on submissions, but each entry requires a separate entry fee.
Where is AKA Publishing located?
315 Bernadette Drive, Ste 3; Columbia, Missouri 65203
Where can I find more details? Visit the AKA website for complete details and entry instructions.
Who can I contact for more information?
E-mail: email@example.com OR click through the contact email on the website (be sure to note “Anthology Submission” in the subject line.)
What else do I need to know?
All submissions—both snail mail and e-mail—will be notified via e-mail upon receipt.
Prize winners and entries selected for publication will be posted on CompassFlowerPress.com.
Note: As a board member of AKA Publishing, I get to help spread the word about this opportunity to fellow writers.