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CRAFT Hybrid Writing Contest 2022


2022 CRAFT Hybrid Writing Contest

$1500 Awarded


Thank you to all writers who sent work to the CRAFT Hybrid Writing Contest! The CRAFT Editorial Team will choose one winner and two runner-ups from the shortlist. The winner will receive $1000 and publication. Second place will receive $300 and publication, and third place will win $200 and publication. We plan to publish the winning pieces in Summer 2022.


GUIDELINES:
  • Open February 1 to February 28.
  • CRAFT submissions are open to all writers.
  • International submissions are allowed.
  • Hybrid work only! (Please, no work that fits into easy genre or category definitions.)
  • We are looking for cross-genre submissions, for example: prose poetry, speculative memoir, work that engages with image in innovative ways, multimedia, lyric essay, etc. Note: we are not accepting video or audio submissions at this time.
  • Please submit work in English only. 
  • 5,000 word count maximum.
  • Previously unpublished work only—we do not review reprints or partial reprints, including self-published work, for contests.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions—writers please notify us and withdraw your entry if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • $20 reading fee per entry allows ONE piece from 1,001 to 5,000 words OR up to TWO pieces of 1,000 words or fewer each—if submitting two pieces (2,000 words maximum combined/1,000 words maximum each), please put them both in a SINGLE document.
  • We allow multiple submissions—each entry should be accompanied by a reading fee.
  • All entries will also be considered for publication in CRAFT.
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history (if applicable).
  • We do not require anonymous submissions.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, disability, family status, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation, or for any other reason.
  • Additionally, we do not tolerate discrimination in the writing we consider for publication: work we find discriminatory on any of the bases stated here will be declined without complete review (you will be refunded, less fees).

AWARDS:
The writer of the winning piece will receive:
  • $1,000
  • Publication in CRAFT
  • Publication of an author’s note (craft essay) to accompany the piece
The two runner-ups will receive:
  • $300 and $200 respectively for second and third place
  • Publication in CRAFT
  • Publication of an author’s note (craft essay) to accompany the piece