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CRAFT Elements Contest 2020

2020 CRAFT Elements Contest: Conflict


Thank you to all writers who entered stories and excerpts in the contest! We can’t wait to share results with the world later this year.


Our plan:

All writers will be contacted by October 15 at the latest.

We want to give your piece back to you as quickly as possible if it is not advancing; by the middle of August, we will start to release pieces. We hope to have a longlist decided by early October. We hope to have a shortlist by mid-October, with decisions made and winners announced by early November. The three winning pieces will publish in December. All work will also be considered for publication in CRAFT.

Entrants whose pieces are advancing will be contacted at each stage.


Elements is an occasional contest (keep an eye on the Calendar for announced contests). The first CRAFT Elements Contest was held in September and October of 2018.