See the contest page for full details or to learn how to enter!
Your writing prompt for this contest is the single word spark. Contest One awards prizes for poetry and prose.
Prose includes both fiction and creative nonfiction, but we have not divided the category further because we believe that well-written creative nonfiction should tell a story so well that the result is indistinguishable from fiction.
Poetry includes all styles, meters, and rhyme schemes, or may be free-form.
We will award one Grand Prize for poetry, and one for prose. Each of the two Grand Prize winners will receive:
Publication in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume II
I am committed to the idea that all contributors should be paid for their writing—whether they are experienced professionals or first-time submitters.
— Brian Lewis, Editor-in-Chief
As Spark: A Creative Anthology enters the final hours of its Kickstarter fundraiser, please consider pledging a dollar or two and sharing the link with others. A pledge as low as $1 helps us reach our goal, and just $4 secures you an eBook copy of Volume I. Higher pledges come with rewards such as personal critiques and copies of the original artwork we will be using for the covers of our first volumes. Remember: Kickstarter operates on an “all or nothing” model: if we do not reach (or exceed) our goal, no pledges are collected and we get nothing.
Spark was founded with the goal of providing a high-quality market where emerging writers are published alongside established authors and poets. To maintain that high quality, I am committed to the idea that every contributor should be paid for their writing—whether they are experienced professionals or first-time submitters.
Unfortunately, while I am funding this project myself, I am only able to offer token and semi-professional payments. That’s just not enough. When you choose to support Spark: A Creative Anthology, not only are you getting great writing, you enable Spark to pay its contributors the professional rates I know they deserve.