We are open to all genres and seek great work that grounds itself primarily in narrative: traditional, experimental, lyrical, pataphysical—just so the writing is powerful and no longer than 700 words.

Submissions don’t have to be about lightning or keys, though we won’t rule out work that deals with either. In short, if you have written imagistic, traditional or experimental, genre-bending, serious or humorous narrative prose or poetry, we’d love to read it.  To read more about our aesthetic, check out the interview we did for Jim Harrington’s blog “Six Questions for” here: http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2016/05/six-questions-for-patrick-crerand-and.html

You may submit up to three (3) pieces at a time. Simultaneous submissions are expected and accepted, but please withdraw the piece when the work has been accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work.


Ends on January 1, 2018$10.00
$10.00
Lightning Key Review in conjunction with Green Rabbit Press is seeking submissions for an inaugural chapbook prize for creative nonfiction, in memory of the magazine's co-founder, Kurt Wilt.  Harrison Scott Key, author of the Thurber Prize winning memoir, The World's Largest Man, will judge the contest. 

The winner will receive a $500 prize along with 50 copies of the chapbook and a free entry to the Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University, May 19, 2018. 

Entries must be creative nonfiction essays or memoir, 30-50 pages in length, either as one long essay or a series of essays.  Previously published work in magazine and journals is fine.  There is a $10 entry fee.  One submission per person.  Former students, friends, and associates of the judge are not eligible. 

All entries will be due by January 1, 2018.  Announcements will be made in late winter, early spring of 2018.

For questions, please visit the website, www.lightningkeyreview.com
Ends on April 30, 2018

We are open to all genres and seek great work that grounds itself primarily in narrative: traditional, experimental, lyrical, pataphysical—just so the writing is powerful and no longer than 700 words.

Submissions don’t have to be about lightning or keys, though we won’t rule out work that deals with either. In short, if you have written imagistic, traditional or experimental, genre-bending, serious or humorous narrative prose or poetry, we’d love to read it.  To read more about our aesthetic, check out the interview we did for Jim Harrington's blog "Six Questions for" here: http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2016/05/six-questions-for-patrick-crerand-and.html

You may submit up to three (3) pieces at a time. Simultaneous submissions are expected and accepted, but please withdraw the piece when the work has been accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work.