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$1,000 advance and standard contract from Unleash Press for one winning manuscript. Novels, poetry collections, short story collections, and creative nonfiction manuscripts are accepted.

Full-length, completed manuscripts only.

Guidelines:

  • Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2022.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere and you wish to withdraw it from consideration.
  • There are no refunds if you withdraw a submission.
  • Please include a cover letter with a summary. Your name and contact information may appear in the cover letter area. Please leave all identifying information off of the manuscript as the first round of reading is blind.
  • The minimum length of a manuscript is 30,000 words.
  • Genres accepted include fiction and creative nonfiction.

Formatting:

  • Please include page numbers.
  • Please double-space and use a 12pt font.
  • Submit as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or PDF file format.



The job you loved... 

The job you loathed... 

The job that told you about yourself....


Essays, fiction, drama, and poetry will be accepted. All interpretations of "Work" are encouraged.


Guidelines:

  • Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2022.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if the story is accepted elsewhere and you wish to withdraw it from consideration. 
  • There is a submission fee of $10. There will be no refunds of the reading fees.
  • All contributors will receive a paperback copy of the anthology.
  • All accepted work will be considered for the Editors' Prize, which includes a custom illustration to accompany the winning piece, along with a $150 prize. 

Formatting:

  • Short stories, whether fiction or nonfiction, should have a total word count of no more than 5,000 words. Poets may submit up to five poems per submission.
  • Please include page numbers.
  • Please double-space and use a 12pt font.
  • Please remove any identifying information from the submission.
  • Submit as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or PDF file format.
  • No revisions will be accepted once the submission is uploaded. You may withdraw and resubmit.



Unleash Press is charging $10 to cover the costs of putting together a quality publication. This includes hiring a copyeditor and fact checker, securing art for the cover, and covering mailing and contributor copy costs as well as paying the editor's choice winner. Submission does not guarantee acceptance and there are no refunds.


Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. We don't accept previously published work for our journal.

Please submit only one piece of prose or up to five poems at a time. All poems may be submitted in a single document.

Include a third-person bio of up to 100 words in the body of the email.

Fiction and creative nonfiction may be up to 2,000 words.

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Unleash Lit acquires first electronic rights and the non-exclusive right to include your work in our archives. Upon publication, rights revert to the author. We are unable to pay for submissions currently, but we will actively support our writers and nominate select manuscripts for awards.

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