This category is to submit up to 4 INDIVIDUAL PROSE PIECES to consider for the Luminaire Award for Best Prose and open-reading publication on our daily literary journal, The Coil. It is recommended that journalism and personal essays be submitted to a specific column in The Coil category instead. This is NOT the place for full book manuscripts.
Each submission comes with a complimentary digital copy of our latest short-story release, Second Acts in American Lives, a collection of darkly humorous puns, plays-on-words, and political statements, by Ryan Ridge and Mel Bosworth.
$2.99: Regular reading fee. This will come with a standard form response.
$6.99: Get brief FEEDBACK from our reading panel.
Read our complete general guidelines here.
Read poetry guidelines here.
Before you request feedback, read this paragraph.
•Do not put your name or any identifying marks inside the file, in the title, or in the file name.
•No cover pages with contact information or acknowledgments within the file.
•Soft word-limit guideline of 3,000 words.
•Submit up to 4 stories in a single document.
We pay for all the work we accept.