Ends on January 26, 2019

$5.00 USD

Welcome to The A3 Review's January Contest

The prompt for this month's Contest is: Top. This is our first contest with a deadline in 2019; ie. the top of the year. So our theme is top. Everything from spinning tops (Hanukah!) to sexual positions (winter!). Speaking of which, write about top-shelf magazines... the first time you noticed them/bought them/sold them. Now, how do we remove the sexual innuendo from other top-related suggestions like cherry on the top, and the time you blew your top. 

Let's start again and take it from the top. We're looking for poems, prose and artwork about keeping things top secret. What's it like to keep a secret? Write about the thrill of travelling at top speed. Send us illustrations and comics about the food chain and who's on top of it.

You could write along to The Carpenters singing "Top of the World" or be inspired by treetop living.

We welcome short stories, flash fiction, mini-plays, 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.

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DEADLINE: 26 January 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.