Submissions to Volume 2, Issue 2 of The Gateway Review will open on January 15–be on the lookout for submission info!
In addition, we’re excited to announce that, in addition to regular submissions to the journal, we’ll be accepting entries in our first ever Writing Competition! Here’s the scoop:
Gateway Review Summer Writing Contest
Entry Fee: $8, or $10 to include a copy of the winners issue
The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magic Realism is excited to announce its first writing contest. Guidelines are identical to the journal’s regular submission requirements: work should be fiction that in some way employs the magical, surreal, or bizarre in an otherwise normal setting (consider writers such as Alissa Nutting, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Manuel Gonzales, Ramona Ausubel, etc., as exemplars). Entries should be no more than 4,000 words, or they will be disregarded for the competition immediately. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but those accepted elsewhere must be withdrawn (but entry fees will not be refundable), as winning entries will be published (see below) and we do not accept or award previously published work. Multiple entries are fine, but each requires its own submission and fee.
Unlike regular submissions, submitted work should not contain any identifiers (that information will be included in the submission information), and we request that no cover letter be included. Word count, however, should.
Five finalists will be selected, with the following awards given:
1st place: $100, publication, free copy of volume 2, issue 2 (winners issue) and volume 3, issues 1 and 2
2nd place: $30, publication, free copy of volume 2, issue 2 (winners issue) and volume 3, issues 1 and 2
3rd place: $20, publication, free copy of volume 2, issue 2 (winners issue) and volume 3, issues 1 and 2
4th and 5th place: publication, free copy of volume 2, issue 2 (winners issue) and volume 3, issue 1
Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm CST on March 15, 2016. Finalists will be notified of their status by May 15, 2016, with winners announced by June 15, 2016.