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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.

  • 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  • Previously unpublished work only—we do not review reprints or partial reprints, including self-published work, for contests.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).

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