Spring Edition Prose & Poetry Contest – Etched Onyx Magazine and the Story Discovery Podcast

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Onyx Publications

Call For Submissions
Onyx Publications accepts submissions year round for our quarterly on-line magazine, Etched Onyx. We are currently accepting works for our Spring Prose & Poetry Contest.
The EARLY BIRD deadline with a reduced entry fee of $7.50 is March 16, 2024, after which the regular contest fee of $12.50 applies. The final deadline is April 21, 2024.

This year’s contes is awarding  First, Second, and Third prizes for both Prose and Poetry:

  • First Place: $500 (One award for Prose | One award for Poetry)
  • Second Place: $150 (One award for Prose | One award for Poetry)
  • Third Place: $75 (One award for Prose | One award for Poetry)

All stories in the magazine are narrated and include an author interview in our bi-monthly Story Discovery Podcast.  A new podcast show is posted every two weeks after the initial release of the on-line magazine. Etched Onyx is published in February, May, August, and November.

Submitted works must be previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry or flash fiction.  We do not require that you put the story’s life on hold while applying to us, therefore simultaneous submissions are fine, but please do let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We are open to all styles, genres, and types of writing as long as the story is engaging.

For poetry submissions, please submit a minimum of three (3) and preferably five (5) poems (with five being the maximum) in one document/submission.

All works must be under 5,000 words.

Contest details, manuscript requirements, and a link to our Submittable Portal can be found on our submissions page.

Submission Period
February 18, 2024 - April 21, 2024

Contact Name
JW McAteer
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