Bacopa Literary Review is Looking for a Few Good Writers

 Bacopa Literary Review

Contest submissions open March 1 – May 31, 2018 with a $250 prize in each of four genres plus $25 payment for each published work. $3 submission fee (first submission free formembers of Writers Alliance of Gainesville). If accepted for publication, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights. 

Poetry:
 We’re looking for well-wrought poems. Intrigue us, move us, surprise us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure. Disturb our well-trod patterns of thought.

  • 1-3 poems per submission
  • Each poem maximum 88 lines including spaces
  • Do not double space: show the shape of your poem as it will appear in print.
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only

Prose Poems are pure creation, the playful and daring edge of poetry. The writer must provide powerful lyrical language and, above all, a truthful, commanding voice.

  • One prose poem per submission
  • Limit 500 words
  • Do not double space; show the shape of your prose poem as it will appear in print
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only

Short Stories must draw in the reader with their depth, clarity and voice. Elements of a short fiction story include characterization, conflict and change. Fiction of under 1500 words is welcome, but must revolve around a central story core. Keep the writing tight and concise, with a powerful, authentic voice.

  • One short story per submission
  • Limit 1,500 words; minimum of 250 words
  • Double-spaced
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only

The Creative Nonfiction we publish has a moving inner voice. It holds to the same standards as other literary forms while remaining grounded in fact. As author John McPhee says, “Creative nonfiction is not making something up but making the most of what you have.”

  • One creative nonfiction per submission
  • Limit 2,500 words
  • Double-spaced
  • 12-point type; Arial font preferred
  • Submit the file in .doc, .docx or .rtf only

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