Ends on December 22, 2018

$5.00 USD

Welcome to The A3 Review's December Contest

The prompt for this month's Contest is: Parties. It’s that time of year. Our deadline is just before Christmas, so we're looking for party-inspired stories, poetry and art. Photography, illustration, comics about office parties and work dos. We’re looking for stories, mini-essays, poems and artwork about bunting, pool parties, birthday parties, the dinner party that went overboard. Compile a poem out of your dream dinner-party guest list? What’s it like being the life and soul of the party? Create a character sketch of a party pooper. Make a list poem or collage out of the paraphernalia of parties.

Think: Tupperware parties, stag parties, surprise and tea parties. Send us pictures of the aftermath, poems about the preparations, and stories about the first birthday party you'd like to forget.

And let’s get political, too. What’s your party line? Write a political manifesto for your new political party in 150 words or less. What’s your plan for a better world? 

We welcome short stories, flash fiction, poetry, comics, graphic stories, a snippet of memoir, photographs, illustrations, and any combination of the above. The only restriction is a word-limit of 150 and images should fit well into an A6 panel.

Visit us on Twitter

DEADLINE: 22 December 2019

Please make sure to view our full guidelines here

Entry fee is $5 (approx £3) per submission. Multiple submissions welcome.

All genres welcome. All writers and artists welcome.

The two winning entries from each month's contest will be published in Issue #10 of The A3 Review in early April 2019. Winners will also receive contributor copies and Writing Maps goodies.   

CASH PRIZES: Three overall winners of the March till August contests will receive cash prizes of £175 for 1st; £100 for 2nd; and £75 for 3rd (approx: $220, $130, and $95).

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your work!

PS. We offer feedback on submissions after the deadline date. If you'd like suggestions on ways to strengthen your work, just add the Brief Critique option to your submission fee, and we'll provide you with a line edit of your work, along with a 200-word critique.