Ends on January 27, 2018

$5.00 USD

Welcome to The A3 Review's January Contest

The prompt for this month's Contest is: Losing It. Write about that time you lost it, whether it was your cool or a precious object (see also last month's theme). Write about the things a character does in order not to lose their self control, or the lengths a character goes to to lose weight. What have you done to lose weight? Write about that time you lost yourself in the music. Tell the story of a character, or someone you know, who never loses it.

We'd also love to see images of someone losing it.

Write about the build-up to someone losing it, and end with the words: "...and then she lost it" or "...and then we lost it." This could be duing a job interview, or a wedding speech, or the first time a character has sex.

This month's contest is inspired by The Character 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: 27 January 2018

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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