Ends on June 1, 2017
Tethered by Letters is pleased to announce its first-ever scriptwriting contest! Three times a year, we release F(r)iction, our fine art and literature collection. Starting with issue #5, we've used Kickstarter as a way to grow our readership and expand our literary reach into the farthest corners of the world.

A major ingredient to a successful Kickstarter campaign is the video. And that's where you come in! Submit your script idea today for a chance to gain some serious exposure...and a $200 prize.

(Disclaimer: Although we hire a professional film crew to create each video, the cast is usually comprised of TBL staff, none of whom have ever been trained as an actor. You have been warned.)

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Awards: A cash prize of $200. TBL will also use the winning video script in the video for F(r)iction's next Kickstarter Campaign!

Submission Fee: FREE!

Submission Guidelines: Video run time must be 3 minutes maximum. Please adhere to standard script format (use of brackets and italics to describe stage directions and setting, 10–12 pt American Typewriter or Courier font, etc.)

Tethered by Letters reserves the right to NOT award a winner if the submissions do not reach an excellent standard as determined by our editorial staff.
Ends on June 1, 2017$15.00
$15.00

Judge TBA.

Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.

The winner will be announced publicly in July 2017. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of June 2017. Judges' decisions are final. 

Awards: 1st prize receives $1,000.00 and publication as the featured short story in F(r)iction, our triannual print collection. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent F(r)iction publications as well as in our online literary journal, F(r)Online. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.

Submission Fee: $15.00

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible. We strongly recommend checking out a past issue of F(r)iction to get an idea of our aesthetic before submitting. You can do this at the TBL Store.

Note: Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the TBL Untethered Podcast.

* Tethered by Letters reserves the right to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.
$12.00

Judge TBA.

Criteria: Any genre with a limit of 750 words.

The winner will be announced publicly in July 2017. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of June 2017. Judges' decisions are final.

Awards: 1st prize receives $300.00 and publication as the featured flash fiction in F(r)iction, our triannual print collection. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent F(r)iction publications as well as in our online literary journal, F(r)Online. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.

Submission Fee: $12 (three submissions)


Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible. We strongly recommend checking out a past issue of F(r)iction before submitting to get an idea of our aesthetic. You can do this at the TBL Store.

Note: Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the TBL Untethered Podcast.

* Tethered by Letters reserves the right to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.

Judge TBA.

Criteria: Any genre with a limit of 750 words.

The winner will be announced publicly in July 2017. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of June 2017. Judges' decisions are final. 

Awards: 1st prize receives $300.00 and publication as a feature in F(r)iction, our triannual print collection. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent F(r)iction publications as well as in our online literary journal, F(r)Online. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.

Submission Fee: $8.00

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible. We strongly recommend checking out a past issue of F(r)iction to get an idea of our aesthetic before submitting. You can do this at the TBL Store.

Note: Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the TBL Untethered Podcast.

* Tethered by Letters reserves the right to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.
$12.00

Judge TBA.

Criteria: Poetry of any style with a limit of three pages per poem.

The winner will be announced publicly in July 2017. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of June 2017. Judges' decisions are final.

Awards: 1st prize receives $300.00 and publication as the featured flash fiction in F(r)iction, our triannual print collection. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent F(r)iction publications as well as in our online literary journal, F(r)Online. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.

Submission Fee: $12 (three submissions)


Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible. We strongly recommend checking out a past issue of F(r)iction before submitting to get an idea of our aesthetic. You can do this at the TBL Store.

Note: Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the TBL Untethered Podcast.

* Tethered by Letters reserves the right to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.
$8.00

Judge TBA.

Criteria: Poems of any style, up to three pages in length.

The winner will be announced publicly in July 2017. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of June 2017. Judges' decisions are final. 

Awards: 1st prize receives $300.00 and publication as the featured short story in F(r)iction, our triannual print collection. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent F(r)iction publications as well as in our online literary journal, F(r)Online. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.

Submission Fee: $8.00

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible. We strongly recommend checking out a past issue of F(r)iction to get an idea of our aesthetic before submitting. You can do this at the TBL Store.

Note: Tethered by Letters reserves the right to discuss contest entries, finalists, and winners in the TBL Untethered Podcast.

* Tethered by Letters reserves the right to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.