Ends on October 28, 2017

$5.00 USD

Welcome to The A3 Review's October Contest

The prompt for this month's Contest is: Betrayal. We're looking for stories, poems and artwork that are political, personal or both. Secret betrayals and double crossings. Write about feeling betrayed by someone's Tinder profile (see also the September theme). Write about betrayal in the family, at work or in the political arena, or the betrayals that effect some or all of these realms. Use the words associated with betrayal as prompts: back-stabbing, double-dealing, disloyalty, treachery and duplicity. 

Tell the story of the first time you betrayed someone, or you were betrayed. Write a poem of rage or forgiveness. Describe how a playground betrayal lingers in an adult character's life. Tell stories of fraud and treason. Or write the story of a character, or someone you know, who chooses not to betray: their lover, their neighbour, their principles. Use classic stories of betrayal as inspiration - Shakespeare loved double-crossers, from Iago in Othello to Brutus in Julius Caesar. And the Bible is full of betrayals, from Delilah to Judas Iscariot.

Possible words to start with are: "Afterwards..." or "Just before..." or "It wasn't the first time that..."

This month's contest is inspired by the Write Through School Writing Map.

We welcome short stories, flash fiction, poetry, comics, graphic stories, a snippet of memoir, photographs, illustrations, and any combination of the above. The only restriction is a word-limit of 150 and images should fit well into an A6 panel.

For more inspiration, visit us on Twitter.

DEADLINE: 28 October 2017

Please make sure to view our full guidelines here.

Entry fee is $5 (approx £3) per submission. Multiple submissions welcome.

All genres welcome. All writers and artists welcome.

The two winning entries from each month's contest will be published in Issue #8 of The A3 Review in early April 2018. Winners will also receive contributor copies and Writing Maps goodies.

CASH PRIZES: Three overall winners of the September till February contests will receive cash prizes of £175 for 1st; £100 for 2nd; and £75 for 3rd (approx: $220, $130, and $95).

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your work!

PS. The editors of The A3 Review offer feedback on submissions after the deadline date. If you'd like suggestions on ways to strengthen your work, just add the Brief Critique option to your submission fee, and we'll provide you with a line edit of your work, along with a 200-word critique.


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