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Tombstone Contest

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What would you like to see written on your tombstone?

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 12 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Memoir (See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 12 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No Unknown Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Tombstone Contest Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2019
Date Added: 30 Aug 2018

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