Submissions for our chapbook contest have been rolling in, but in consideration of (or concession to?) the business of this past month we are extending the submission deadline to January 15th, 2014! That means you have until next year to submit your poetry or fiction related to the theme THE MAZE for a shot at big money and fame. See below for contest details.
We’d also like to thank all our readers, contributers, and supporters for the success of this past year. 2013 saw our second chapbook contest (The Chase), and the publication of our 13th issue! We were able to hold some wonderful events featuring readers who delighted and entertained, and on occassion bummed us out in the most beautiful ways. We expanded our editorial board for a more collaborative approach to publishing, and have a lot of exciting plans for 2014. Expect to see a beautiful chapbook, a fourteenth issue of Echolocation, and a vastly suped-up website with more content and a back issue catalogue. Thank you, and we’ll see you in the new year!
What mazes do we encounter in our daily lives? What mazes exist inside us? What beast dwells at the heart of the maze? Do we build the walls ourselves? This theme can be interpreted in any number of ways and we encourage you to think creatively. Submissions will be assessed based on the quality of writing and the originality of your thematic interpretation. There will be separate prizes awarded for poetry and prose, but boundary-crossing and experimental work is also considered.
Contest winners and runner-ups will have their work published in a professionally printed, artist designed chapbook.
Contest Opens: November 1, 2013
December 31, 2013 January 15, 2014
Prizes: 1st place in the two categories will each receive publication in the chapbook and
2nd place in each category will receive publication in the chapbook and
Honourable Mentions will receive a feeling of glowing accomplishment and a new line on their CV.
Submit: On Submittable. There is an entry fee of $5 CAD. All paid submitters will receive two copies of the chapbook delivered to their given address. Sorry, but we cannot consider emailed or paper copy submissions.
Please keep your submissions within 2000 words (for fiction) or 250 lines (for poetry – multiple poems may be submitted provided they fall within the word limit). Multiple submissions will be considered, but an entry fee must be received for each submission.
Good luck, and good writing!