Our pals at Gateway Literary Press are running a novella contest this summer! Here are the details:
Gateway Literary Press & The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magic Realism are proud to co-sponsor our first fabulist/surrealist novella contest!
Writers of any demographic or experience are invited to submit a novella of between 40-80 pages (approximately 10,000-20,000 words, though there’s certainly wiggle room there). We will only consider work that falls within the surrealist/fabulist/magic realist tradition. Please be aware we are not interested in high fantasy or science fiction.
Up to 100 submissions will be considered for this contest, starting on May 1 and concluding on June 30. After that date, or after 100 entries have been received, submissions will close. We hope to announce finalists by the end of July and the winner by mid-August. Editor-in-chief and president of press operations Joe Baumann will select the winner.
The winning novella will be published in mid-2023. The writer will receive a $200 prize and twenty copies of their novella, plus a standard contract for royalties. Up to four other finalists may be selected for publication. An excerpt from the winning novella will be published in the 2023 edition of The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magic Realism.
We have no formatting preferences for manuscripts, though projects with significantly unusual formatting may prove challenging for publication. All we ask is that entries be double-spaced. If the novella utilizes chapters, please start each chapter on a fresh page. Please number all pages.
You can enter from the press submissions page.