Deadline Extended for New Voices Contest; Open Submissions Closed

The open submission period for our upcoming first e-book issue of See the Elephant is now closed. A big thank you to all who submitted. You will be hearing from us soon. However, if you are a new writer, you can still submit – read on for details!


See the Elephant Magazine’s New Voices contest deadline is now March 15, 2015

Prizes include cash and publication alongside established writers of literary, metaphysical and speculative fiction.

Who Qualifies: Unless you are a semi-pro or professional writer (for example, you regularly sell stories to pro markets (paying 5c/word or more), or have established a career as a novelist, you may enter.



First place: $100 and publication
Second place: $75 and publication
Honorable Mention(s): $25 and publication
If not enough suitable winners are found, we reserve the right to extend the contest until we find at least three worthy stories.
You must be signed up for our mailing list in order to be entered. This is because we are building a community of writers.  We also hope you will engage with us on your social media platforms of choice. You can find us on Twitter @metacircuspress, Facebook (MCPress) and on Google +. Your support means a lot and will help make this author-first endeavor a success!
Length: 500-6000 words.Fee: $5 per story. This helps cover the prize money and enables us to publish more new writers.
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. If your work is accepted for publication elsewhere you must withdraw from the contest. No refunds of entry fee(s) possible.
Multiple Submissions: Yes. You may separately enter up to three stories per contest period and pay the $5 entry fee for each.
Reprints: No.
Response Times:  We will either announce winners, or announce that we are extending the contest, within 1 month of the end of the submission period. Follow the Circus to be sure to receive all of the latest news.
Formatting: Work must be free of typos and professionally formatted. If you need guidance, we highly recommend you follow William Shun’s guide.


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