Thursday, June 5, 2014

Seven Hills LIterary and/or the Penumbra Poetry and Haiku Contests

Win cash, publication, and recognition in the Seven Hills Literary and/or the Penumbra
Poetry and Haiku Contests, sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers Association. Deadline for 
entries is August 30, 2014.

The Seven Hills Literary Contest is in its twentieth year. Penumbra is in its twenty-eighth year. 
Winners are published in the Seven Hills Review the following year, usually by the end of January. 
They regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration. All judging is blind
 by professional, published authors.

Submissions only through

Contest details at

Seven Hills Contest

$100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third
·  Plus publication in the Seven Hills Review

Contest Categories - click on the category for criteria.
·  Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre.
·  Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could include (but are not 
limited to) memoir, food or travel writing, personal essays, new journalism, biography, nonfiction 
stories, and nature writing. The emphasis in creative nonfiction is on factually true yet elegant 
literary expression. 

·  Children’s Chapter Books or short stories are targeted toward children ages 6-12.  If geared 
toward the 6-8 age range, the pieces should use simple vocabulary that the child could read with 
some assistance from parents.  If geared from 9-12, children should be able to read the material 
on their own.  Submit a 2,500 word (maximum) excerpt plus a 100 word (or less) synopsis. No 
illustrations. Judging is blind. (They accept children's picture books in alternate years.) (Note: They
offer children’s picture book competition in alternate years.)

Note: members of the Tallahassee Writers Association receive a price break on entries, but no 
preference in judging. 

·  Flash Fiction 500 word maximum, any genre. 

·  New! Young Adult Novel. Submit a 2,500 word (maximum) excerpt of a young adult novel plus a 
100-word (or less) synopsis. The typical Y/A novel is written for ages ranging from sixteen years up 
to the age of twenty-five and features a teen or young adult protagonist.

Penumbra Poetry Contest
There is no limit to the number of entries. All skill levels welcome.
Up to 50 lines, any style or subject; line length may be edited to fit chapbook publication format.
Prizes: $100, $75, $50; Winners and honorable mentions, if any, are published in the Seven Hills 
Review and mailed a complimentary copy.

Haiku Contest
There is no limit to the number of entries. All skill levels welcome.
3-line haiku need not conform to strict syllable count.
Prizes: $50, $35, $20.

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