Off the Grid Press Contest for Poets Over 60

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Off the Grid Press is currently accepting manuscript submissions of previously published work from poets over the age of sixty. The contest runs through September 15th, and one winning poet will receive $1,000, plus a published collection of their work. Founded in 2005, Off the Grid Press is a non-profit focusing on providing a forum for older, perhaps recently overlooked poets.

To learn more and submit your manuscript, visit their site.


Vestal Review 12 Word Competition

What would you write on your tombstone? The Vestal Review wants to know! In 12 words or less, enter what you would like to see written on your tombstone. Entry is free and the winner of the best monthly feature receives a $10 prize. The Vestal Review is a semi-annual print magazine. It remains the oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction. Check out more about this contest here!

Museo de la Palabra Micro Fiction Contest

The Museo de la Palabra has recently announced its third short tales contest! This edition’s theme is “Words and Freedom.” The Micro stories Award aims to represent people, cultures and nations of many different traditions. In the past two editions of the competition, over twenty thousand stories were submitted from upwards of a hundred different countries. The competition is free to enter and the overall first prize for best story is $20,000. The Museo de la Palabra, a Palace in the heart of the Cervantine route, stands as a place for study and exchange, and remains an emblem of the Fundación César Egido Serrano. Check out more about the contest here!