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Welcome to The A3 Review's November Contest

The prompt for this month's Contest is: Tablets. Tablets, tabs, pills, medication, drugs. We want to see and read what you have to say about them. Addiction, salvation, reliance, lifeline. If you're addicted to your iPad, then there's that kind of tablet, too. Now's the time to write that iPad poem, "Ode to My Tablet."

We want Issue 12 to be more topical than usual, so we've called it The "T" Issue. Be political, take risks, overshare. You could write about the different ways we use pills and tablets, to help us sleep, to relieve pain, to calm an irritable bowel, to keep infections and illnesses at bay.

Consider also capsules and lozenges. Or taking tabs in clubs. Or how pills can restore us. "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" - explore that, in the most delightful way. Write about coming off medication or going on to it. Be inspired by the intensely personal and honest poetry of Cynthia Huntington, Danez Smith, and Alan R. Shapiro.

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 November 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 #12 of The A3 Review in early April 2020. Winners will also receive contributor copies and Writing Maps.

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.