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Literal Latté currently offers five — count ’em, FIVE — annual writing contests. The deadline dates given below apply every year, so there’s always a contest just around the corner.

All entries will be considered for publication.

The current reading fee for all contest entries is US $10.00, and there are discounts for multiple entries. Make sure to read the guidelines below for detailed information.

Entries may now be submitted online via Submittable. (See below.)

Online Submissions – Click Below

Snail-Mail Submissions:  Reading fees — by check or money order — should be made out to Literal Latté and included with your entry manuscript.) Mail to:

Literal Latté Awards

200 East 10th Street, Suite 240
New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-5532

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Literal Latté Annual Contests

click contest name below for detailed guidelines and list of past winners

Annual Deadline
Jan. 15th
June 30th
July 15th
Sept. 30th
March 15th


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