Surging Tide is pleased to launch our inaugural writing & art contest this summer. This year, the contest theme is SYNTHESIS. Please find below a more detailed prompt as well as guidelines on how to submit.
Surging Tide editors will shortlist 3-4 writers and artists in each category (poetry, prose, visual art) whose works we believe engage most imaginatively with the contest prompt, SYNTHESIS. We will forward this list onto the judges, who will select a winner and a runner-up. All shortlisted writers and artists will be guaranteed publication in Surging Tide, Issue 07. In addition, the winner and runner-up will receive written commentary from their respective contest judges. The winning artist will have their artwork featured on the cover of Surging Tide, Issue 07.
Entrants can submit ONE piece per category per submission or up to FIVE pieces with a donation to Surging Tide. Multi-genre submissions allowed (i.e. you can submit one poem and one flash fiction, but not two poems.) In addition to publication, the winner of each category will be awarded $100 and each runner-up will also be awarded $25. There is no fee to enter.
CONTEST THEME: SYNTHESIS
For this contest, we want pieces that combine styles, mediums, and historical inspirations. Give us your back-of-the-google-drive, your too-experimental-to-submit. We and the judges are ready for your genre infusions and lyric essays, sonata-erasures, your abecedarians in another tongue. We want your courage, your defiance, your experimental ecstasy.
HOW TO ENTER
CONTEST SUBMISSION BOX
The contest submission period is closed.
Attach your submission as a .pdf or .jpg only using the form on the left. Please name your file [NAME OF FIRST/ONLY PIECE].
An entrant may submit only one piece per category (poetry/prose/art) for consideration without an entry fee. With a donation, an entrant can submit up to five pieces per category. All donations go to maintaining Surging Tide's website, supporting new projects, and paying our judges. Please donate on our support page.
Contest submissions must address the theme, but may do so directly or indirectly.
All submissions are judged anonymously. Please ensure that your file attachment has no identifying details.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted provided that they are acknowledged below and immediately withdrawn if accepted elsewhere.
Note: for writing submissions, we take .pdf files exclusively. Do not send your submissions as a word document. Please keep this in mind or we may not be able to read your submission.
All shortlisted and winning works will be published in Surging Tide, Issue 07.
We look forward to reading your work!
We are 100% volunteer-run! If you submit, please consider donating to help us maintain our website, continue writing our columns, and keep uplifting more experimental work!
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