As with our regular essay/memoir submissions, we are seeking strong and stirring personal stories. Submit a maximum of 800 words (no minimum). Please do not submit previously published work.
1st ($125), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) place prizes, chosen by Streetlight staff, will be awarded. All winning entries will be published in the summer quarter of Streetlight magazine on July 14, 2017 and may also receive an audio production for the Streetlight Voices podcast. Deadline for entries is July 1st, 2017 (midnight EST).
This is a blind contest and your name will be hidden from our judges--do NOT include your name or address on the pages containing your work. Streetlight retains the first North American print and electronic publication rights of the essays and memoirs we select from the contest for publication. After your winning piece appears on our website, all rights return to you. If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice of the first printing appearing at Streetlight.
We are looking for elegant and memorable writing, both traditional and experimental. Send us stories up to 4,000 words in length. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere.
We seek creative non-fiction and essays that examine issues from fresh, new angles. Send work that arcs towards truth--as ephemeral as that may be--whether by examining real life, or through the exercise of pure thought. Send us work that can change our minds and our way of seeing the world.
Streetlight seeks original art submissions -- paintings, photography, pastels, pen and ink -- that will make us pause and consider.