Ends on February 23, 2019

$5.00 USD

Welcome to The A3 Review's February Contest

The prompt for this month's Contest is: Romance. A Valentine's month deadline calls for some loving. What with the way the world is at the moment, some romance would not go amiss. Send us love poems and love stories. Write a mini-essay about The Art of the Cuddle. Send us illustrations of creatures holding hands. 

Write about dating and what you love and hate about it. The last or first date you went on. Create a list poem out of these old-fashioned dating rituals. Send us a very short play about a very bad date, or a praise song to that perfect date. Be inspired (or disturbed) by Daniel Borzutzky's poem "The Ecstasy of Capitulation." Write about dates who lied or the date that got away (if only I'd said this, if only I hadn't done that), or create a comic about chivalry.

Send us meditations, rants, abstract drawings, rules and survival tips about romance. 

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.

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DEADLINE: 23 February 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 September till February contests will receive cash prizes: 1st = £250, 2nd = £150, 3rd = £75 (approx: 1st = $325, 2nd: $195, 3rd: $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.