Ends on May 31, 2018

$2.00 USD

We have reached our cap for free submissions this month, so there is a $2 fee (the lowest allowed by Submittable) to submit to this category throughout the end of the month. If you do not want to pay the fee, come back on August 1st.


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.


This free category does NOT come with the complimentary copy of our latest short-story collection or any feedback options. You will receive a standard form reply only. Our regular prose category is still open if you want feedback services or a copy of the collection.  



Read our complete general guidelines here.

Read prose guidelines here.


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 pieces of prose in a single document.  


We pay for all the work we accept.

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