Submissions

ROUTINEOLOGY

 

A project-based study of creative routine featuring writer-produced videos, photos, and essays. From inspiration to realization this vulnerable analysis of writing reveals familiar patterns of ambition and apprehension. Share your process and join the conversation.

 

  1. Write a 200-word essay describing your routine.
  2. Record a 30-second video documenting your routine or capture 1 photo detailing your routine.
  3. Submit via Submittable.

SUMMER WRITING PROJECT

 

The Summer Writing Project is an annual collaboration between 1888 and JukePop that advocates writing and supports reading. This joint venture presents authors with the opportunity to craft their novellas one chapter at a time with immediate quantitative and qualitative feedback from their readers, while also broadcasting their words to an audience eager for the next great storyteller.

 

  1. Submissions accepted June 1 – July 31
  2. Submit novella chapters via jukepop.com
  3. A minimum of one chapter must be submitted for consideration

THE COST OF PAPER

 

The Cost of Paper is an annual publication dedicated to short fiction. It is a unique anthology of international narrative prose sold only for the cost of paper in your hand—or, completely free at 1888.center. Purchase the print edition of The Cost of Paper: Volume One and Volume Two on Amazon.

 

  1. Write a short story under 2,000 words and submit via Submittable.
  2. Submissions accepted September 1 through October 31.

THE PLAZA LITERARY PRIZE

 

The Plaza Literary Prize is a national novella competition. We believe a great story is never defined by its length and welcome all genres and themes with compelling characters and evocative moments. We’re looking for our generation’s Hemingway, Oates, or Steinbeck.

 

The City of Orange, California was incorporated on April 6, 1888. The center of the town became known as the Plaza, which has become a symbol of the community and a catalyst for storytelling.

 

  1. Write a novella and submit via Submittable.
  2. Submissions are accepted from March 1 through April 30. Our team of readers will consider each submission for content, craft, and voice and select ten (10) finalists to be reviewed by our jury. One (1) novella will be selected for publication.

WHY WE WRITE

 

When the task of writing grows inevitably arduous—and seemingly thankless—we must remember why we started. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1946 essay “Why I Write,” this introspective column highlights our motives for writing. Essays are released through The Paper Trail, our free subscription newsletter. Share your story and join the conversation.

 

  1. Write a 500-word essay explaining why you write.
  2. Submit via Submittable.

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