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Fiction Contest: Summer 2024 Fee: usd $10.00

Open

Closes on Thursday, August 1, 2024 11:59 PM PDT (in 100 days)

Deadline: August 1, 2024

First place prize:

  • $100. Publication in Midsummer Dream House online and in Issue 3 of the magazine.

Nominees:

  • $25. Publication in Midsummer Dream House online and in Issue 3 of the magazine.

Non-Contest Winners:

  • All entries will be considered for publication in Midsummer Dream House online and in Issue 3 of the magazine.

Guidelines:

  • Submit 1 work of fiction between 100-10,000 words as a doc. or doc.x file.
  • You must be 18 years of age or over to submit.

Judges:

  • Emma Grey Rose (Editor-in-Chief)
  • George du Bois (Editor)

How the entries will be judged:

  • We are looking for compelling and engaginging stories.

Prizes:

  • Winner and nominees will be publicly announced by October 1, 2024.
  • Payment for prizes will be sent by October 15, 2024.
  • Payment is sent via PayPal.

Simultaneous Submissions:

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If you are submitting simultaneously, please withdraw your submission if accepted elsewhere.

Reprints:

  • If you are submitting previously published work, please note this in your submission and include where it was first published. Work that has been posted only to your social media account(s), personal website(s) or blog(s) is not considered previously published.

Rights:

  • For unpublished pieces: Midsummer Dream House acquires first North American serial rights for its digital and print publication and retains online archival rights. For previously published pieces: Midsummer Dream House acquires second serial rights for its digital and print publication and retains online archival rights. At this time, we do not offer payment for pieces selected for publication that are non-contest winners.

Response Time:

  • All submissions will be responded to by October 1, 2024.

Issue 2 Fee: usd $3.00

Open

Midsummer Dream House accepts submissions through Duosuma.

Submissions to Issue 2 are open.

Issues are published bi-annually. All work submitted will be considered for publication online and in the second issue of Midsummer Dream House. All work submitted will be considered for publication online and in the second issue of Midsummer Dream House. If a piece is accepted for publication, it will be published online, digitally, and in print. Midsummer Dream House accepts simultaneous submissions and previously published work. If you are submitting previously published work, please note this in your submission and include where it was first published. Work that has been posted only to your social media account(s), personal website(s) or blog(s) is not considered previously published. If you are submitting simultaneously, please withdraw your submission if accepted elsewhere.

You may submit to more than one category at a time. Midsummer Dream House does not accept work that has been generated or created by Artificial Intelligence. You must be 18 years of age or over to submit.

POETRY SUBMISSIONS

  • Send 1-6 poems.
  • Start each poem on a new page and submit as a doc. or doc.x file.

PROSE POETRY SUBMISSIONS

  • Send 1-2 works of prose.
  • Start each work of prose on a new page and submit as a doc. or doc.x file.

FICTION

  • Send 1 fictional story between 1,000-10,000 words.
  • Submit single spaced as a doc. or doc.x file.

FLASH FICTION

  • Send 1-3 works of flash fiction.
  • Each work of flash fiction can be up to 1,000 words long.
  • Start each piece on a new page and submit single spaced as a doc. or doc.x file.

CREATIVE NONFICTION AND MEMOIRS

  • Send 1 work of creative nonfiction or 1 memoir between 500-10,000 words.
  • Submit single spaced as a doc. or doc.x file.

PLAYS OR SCRIPTS

  • Send 1 play or script up to 30 pages long.
  • Submit as a doc. or doc.x file.

TWO-DIMENSIONAL AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART

  • Send 1-10 photos or scans of artwork. All photos or scans must be at least 300 DPI.
  • Title each file with the title of the art piece.
  • Include a short cover letter which includes the medium of the work you've included in your submission.

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Submit under the 'Visual Art' category.
  • Send 1-10 photos.
  • Title each file with the title of the photo.

COMIC BOOKS OR GRAPHIC FICTIONAL WORKS

  • Send 1 comic book or graphic fictional work up to 30 pages long.
  • All images must be at least 300 DPI.
  • Include a short cover letter that also includes credits (if needed) and a synopsis.

MUSIC:

  • Submit under the 'Multimedia' category.
  • Submit 1 song as an audio link.
  • Include a short cover letter that includes the name of all author(s) of the song. State whether you are a solo musician or if you are part of a band.
  • If your submission is accepted for publication, you will receive a file request for the MP3 or WAV file of the song(s) accepted. If your song includes lyrics, you will also file receive a request for the full song lyrics and title(s) of the song(s).

RIGHTS:

For unpublished pieces: Midsummer Dream House acquires first North American serial rights for its digital and print publication and retains online archival rights. For previously published pieces: Midsummer Dream House acquires second serial rights for its digital and print publication and retains online archival rights. We do not offer payment for accepted pieces at this time.

RESPONSE TIME:

1-6 months.

Midsummer Dream House is an independent publisher. We do not accept submissions that feature or include excessive gore, violence, or nudity. The nominal submission fee directly contributes to operational costs and expenses.

Poetry Contest: Summer 2024 Fee: usd $10.00

Open

Closes on Thursday, August 1, 2024 11:59 PM PDT (in 100 days)

Deadline: August 1, 2024

First place prize:

  • $100. Publication on in Midsummer Dream House online and in Issue 3 of the magazine.

Nominees:

  • $25. Publication on in Midsummer Dream House online and in Issue 3 of the magazine.

Non-Contest Winners:

  • All entries will be considered for publication in Midsummer Dream House online and in Issue 3 of the magazine.

Guidelines:

  • Submit 1-6 poems for consideration.
  • Start each poem on a new page and submit as a doc. or doc.x file.
  • There are no formatting requirements or line limits.
  • You must be 18 years of age or over to submit.

Judges:

  • Emma Grey Rose (Editor-in-Chief)
  • George du Bois (Editor)

Entries will be judged on:

  • Imagery
  • Use of Language
  • Concept
  • Form and Structure

Poems may take on any form or structure to include free verse.

Prizes:

  • Winner and nominees will be publicly announced by October 1, 2024.
  • Payment for prizes will be sent by October 15, 2024.
  • Payment is sent via PayPal.

Simultaneous Submissions:

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If you are submitting simultaneously, please withdraw your submission if accepted elsewhere.

Reprints:

  • If you are submitting previously published work, please note this in your submission and include where it was first published. Work that has been posted only to your social media account(s), personal website(s) or blog(s) is not considered previously published.

Rights:

  • For unpublished pieces: Midsummer Dream House acquires first North American serial rights for its digital and print publication and retains online archival rights. For previously published pieces: Midsummer Dream House acquires second serial rights for its digital and print publication and retains online archival rights. At this time, we do not offer payment for pieces selected for publication that are non-contest winners.

Response Time:

  • All submissions will be responded to by October 1, 2024.