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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 — some deadlines are changed periodically.

Entries may be submitted by regular “snail mail” post (see below for address), or (NEW!) may be submitted online via Submittable. (See below.)

(If submitting by regular “snail mail” post, reading fees should be in the form of a check or money order made out to Literal Latté.)

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Literal Latté Annual Contests

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