I recently came across concÄ«s, a fairly new lit mag that not only pays contributors, but also supports Room to Read, an organization dedicated to educating children in need in Asia and Africa. You can opt to donate your payment and concÄ«s will double it. They also provide a Donation Tracker so you can see how much they have donated so far.
And now they are running a contest with no entry fees! Same donation opportunities apply to you can donate with your entry if you’d like to contribute. Not only are there cash prizes, but you’ll also receive postcards featuring your winning work and publication in a special digital issue.
- First Prize: $150 cash, 75 paper postcards featuring your winning work, publication in concÄ«s and in a special digital issue.
- Second Prize: $100 cash, 50 paper postcards featuring your winning work, publication in concÄ«s and in a special digital issue.
- Third Prize: $50 cash, 25 paper postcards featuring your winning work, publication in concÄ«s and in a special digital issue.
- Honorable Mentions: publication in a special digital issue.
“concÄ«s magazine--the first project from concÄ«s publishing--is an online and e-pub journal devoted to brevity: the succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious. It's simple in approach and simple in design'but not simple-minded. Genre--if you believe in such labels--is unimportant: poems, prose poems, flash fictions, micro-essays, reviews in miniature, sudden fictions, haiku, tanka, American Sentences, insights, epigrams, the unclassifiable'they're all good.”
To learn more about what they are looking for, you can read this interview with the editor: Six Questions for Chris Lott. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2016
ENTRY FEE: None
FORMS: one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash fictions, micro-essays or what-have-you
NOTES: No simultaneous submissions for this contest
Categories: Contests (No Entry Fee)