The Elegant Literature Award For New Writers

The Elegant Literature Award For New Writers

Write a story involving Home, and an anchor.
$3,000 grand prize.

Cross the threshold. Feel the warmth of the fire, the smell of rising bread. Loved ones speak softly in the hall, so release the breath you’re holding. You have come home.

Home brings comfort… or terror. It’s where life begins, and if we’re lucky, where it ends. Seclusion or community. Cliffside cottages, high-rise apartments, and caves painted with our own hand. We construct dwellings with brick and branch but populate them with emotions. Dreams, memories, love and fear. Nomads carry it on their backs, explorers take it to the stars, and spiders spin new ones with each falling rain. And yet, perhaps your home is found in a book, a song, or a shared glance. A fragrance on the wind. How do you feel when another shares the keys? And later, when walls crumble and memories fade? Do you rebuild, reaching for what was? Or do you venture forth into the unknown, searching for something new to call… HOME.

This contest invites you to explore Home, whatever that means to you. Fantasy, contemporary, romance, crime. All genres are welcome.

Submissions close June 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Contest only open to new writers.

Important Dates: 
The contest opens at 12:01 am EST on June 1st.
The contest closes at 11:59 pm EST on June 30th.
Winners will be announced on August 1st.

Unlimited. English language only. Must follow the contest theme/prompt and include the word “anchor” (or anchored, anchors, etc).

Minimum 500 words. Maximum 2000. Word count does not include title of work.

Website link: Contest – Elegant Literature

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