Want to explore an idea and connect with other writers? Submissions for the Thirteenth Annual Mormon Lit Blitz writing contest are due on 31 March 2024 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted works may be in any genre so long as they are under 1,000 words and designed to resonate in some way with a Latter-day Saint audience. Submissions may be written in any language. Previously published material and simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Up to three submissions are allowed per author.
Finalists will initially be published in early May, both in electronic form on the Mormon Lit Lab website (https://www.mormonlitlab.org/) and (likely) in audio form on an accompanying Mormon Lit Lab podcast. At the conclusion of the Lit Blitz, readers will vote for their favorite pieces, and two prizes will be given: a $125 prize to the audience choice winner and a $125 prize for a judge’s choice award. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, each selected finalist will also receive a $25 token payment (paid via Paypal). All finalists stories will be published in a future volume of our print anthology, and finalist authors become eligible for future sessions of book mentoring program.
To facilitate the judging process, we prefer to receive submissions as .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachments. Please include the author’s name and contact information in the body of the email but not in the attached story text. Please email submissions and any questions you may have to email@example.com.
As a writer, you retain the right to republish your piece in your own collections or other venues. By submitting, authors give us non-exclusive rights to publish their work electronically, as part of an audio podcast, and in a future print anthology (with an anthology copy as payment for including your piece or pieces). As stated above, previously published work is fine if you still have the rights to the piece and if it meets the above contest requirements.