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For longer works: no more than 5000 words
For shorter works: no more than 5 pieces (in one document)
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us if the submission is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also fine, but you will be charged the full reading fee per submission (you can either extend or gift the additional subscription/s). We cannot refund the fee if the submission is withdrawn. No one currently or recently affiliated with the University of Tennessee or with the Creative Writing Programs at University of North Carolina-Greensboro is eligible to enter. Additionally, close associations with Grist staff and former students of our final judge Emilia Phillips are also ineligible.
All submissions will also be considered for publication outside of the contest feature.http://gristjournal.com/pro-forma-contest/