Send us your flashiest flash fiction (any subject) up to 800 words.

STEETLIGHT'S 2018 FLASH FICTION CONTEST GUIDELINES:
  1. Send us a maximum of 800 words (no minimum). Please do not submit previously published work.
  2. You may only submit one story per entry--multiple entries are permitted, but please make a separate submission for each entry.
  3. Simultaneous submissions at other magazines are okay. Notify us immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere.
  4. Contest deadline is Thursday, September 7, midnight EST.
  5. Winners will be announced on September 28, 2018, and all winning entries will be published in Streetlight. Additionally, all contest entries will be further considered by our fiction editor for general publication in Streetlight's fiction category.
  6. Entry fee:  $10
  7. Winners will be chosen by our fiction editor Erika Raskin.

This is a blind contest--do NOT include your name or address on the pages containing your work.

CASH PRIZES (paid by check):
  • 1st place: $125.00
  • 2nd place: $75.00
  • 3rd place: $50.00
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
  • By submitting your work, you grant Streetlight Magazine first North American print and electronic publication rights and guarantee that the submission is your own, original writing. All rights return to the author after publication.
  • If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice stating that it was first published at Streetlight Magazine.
  • Streetlight will only mark contest entries as ACCEPTED. Our editors do NOT decline contest entries nor close them out. After the contest deadline, winners are announced, and non-winning entries are considered for general publication.
  • All winning entries will be published in the spring quarter on our website and also in early 2019 in the 2018 Streetlight annual anthology. You may opt-out of the anthology if for some reason you do not wish to be published in print.
  • Winning entries may receive a receive an audio production for Streetlight Voices. If you wish to have your piece excluded from the podcast, you may opt-out.

As with our regular essay/memoir submissions, we are seeking strong and stirring personal stories.

STEETLIGHT'S 2018 ESSAY/MEMOIR CONTEST GUIDELINES:

  1. Send us a maximum of 1500 words (no minimum). Please do not submit previously published work.
  2. Please submit only one written work per entry--multiple entries are permitted, but please make a separate submission for each entry.
  3. Simultaneous submissions at other magazines are okay. Notify us immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere.
  4. Contest deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018 midnight EST.   
  5. Winners will be announced on July 20th, 2018, and all winning entries will be published in Streetlight. Additionally, all contest entries will be further considered by our non-fiction editor for general publication in Streetlight's essay/memoir category.
  6. Entry fee:  $10
  7. Winners will be chosen by our non-fiction editor Susan Shafarzek.

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.

CASH PRIZES (paid by check):
  • 1st place: $125.00
  • 2nd place: $75.00
  • 3rd place: $50.00
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
  • By submitting your work, you grant Streetlight Magazine first North American print and electronic publication rights and guarantee that the submission is your own, original writing. All rights return to the author after publication.
  • If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice of the first printing appearing at Streetlight.
  • Streetlight will only mark contest entries as ACCEPTED. Our editors do NOT decline contest entries nor close them out. After the contest deadline, winners are announced, and non-winning entries are considered for general publication.
  • All winning entries will be published in the summer quarter on our website and also at the end of 2018 in the 2018 Streetlight anthology. You may opt-out of the anthology if for some reason you do not wish to be published in print.
  • Winning entries may receive a receive an audio production for Streetlight Voices. If you wish to have your piece excluded from the podcast, you may opt-out.
$3.00
$3.00

We are looking for elegant and memorable writing, both traditional and experimental.  Send us stories up to 3,500 words in length.  Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
  • By submitting your work, you grant Streetlight Magazine first North American print and electronic publication rights and guarantee that the submission is your own, original writing. All rights return to the author after publication.
  • If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice of the first printing appearing at Streetlight.
  • All accepted entries will be published in the annual Streetlight anthology. You may opt-out of the anthology if for some reason you do not wish to be published in print.
  • Accepted entries may receive an audio production for the Streetlight Voices podcast. If you wish to have your piece excluded from the podcast, you may opt-out.
$3.00
$3.00

We seek to publish all types of well-crafted poems which go beyond description, and resonate with rich language, clear images and a voice. Streetlight Magazine welcomes work by both emerging and established poets. Send us 3-5 unpublished poems in a single document.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • By submitting your work, you grant Streetlight Magazine first North American print and electronic publication rights and guarantee that the submission is your own, original writing. All rights return to the author after publication.
  • If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice of the first printing appearing in Streetlight.
  • All accepted entries will be published in the annual Streetlight annual anthology. You may opt-out of the anthology if for some reason you do not wish to be published in print.

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.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • By submitting your work, you grant Streetlight Magazine first North American print and electronic publication rights and guarantee that the submission is your own, original writing. All rights return to the author after publication.
  • If you publish your work again at a later date, we request that you include a notice of the first printing appearing at Streetlight.
  • All accepted entries will be published in the annual Streetlight anthology. You may opt-out of the anthology if for some reason you do not wish to be published in print.
  • Accepted entries may receive an audio production for the Streetlight Voices podcast. If you wish to have your piece excluded from the podcast, you may opt-out.

Streetlight seeks original art submissions -- paintings, photography, pastels, pen and ink -- that will make us pause and consider.

We welcome guest bloggers -- it's free to submit a blog to Streetlight Magazine.

We're interested in topics about the literary and visual arts as well as personal perspectives, humor, commentary, and interviews with writers and visual artists. Blogs should be between 300-700 words long and may be edited to fit our website's format and style.

  • You may submit previously published blogs, and we will credit your blog accordingly.
  • Casual, informal writing is okay.
  • Authors retain all copyrights and their content will appear on the Streetlight Magazine website with the author's permission.