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This contest is a way to unite emerging voices around the globe. The final product will be a published book available for purchase on most online book retailers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.), with professional cover design, editing, and formatting. Contributors will be published and receive a copy. A fun virtual book launch will celebrate the release.


Contributors will be announced in January 2022. We will then carry on with the next steps in the publishing process, remaining in close contact with the contributors.


For the best chance of acceptance, make your writing risky and inventive, and be sure that your work is free of grammatical and spelling errors and inconsistencies.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE (to receive specific feedback): October 1st

FINAL DEADLINE: November 15th


Once you register on the form below, you will soon receive an email prompting you to send in your work. If you do not receive an email within three days, please resubmit the form.

Please submit up to two pieces in each of the following categories, but do not exceed five pieces total. The following word/page restrictions are for each single work.


Flash Fiction: Up to 1,000 words

Short Story: Between 1,000 and 4,000 words

Poetry: Up to 5 double-spaced pages

Personal Essay: Between 1,000 and 4,000 words


General guidelines: Please submit your piece(s) with page numbers and in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Work should be double-spaced. Simultaneous submissions are not allowed. Previously published work is not allowed.

Form(s) of Piece(s)

Thanks for submitting! You will be prompted to send in your work by email within a few days.


Hudson Warm is a junior in high school in New York. Her debut young adult fantasy novel, Not the Heir, was awarded a Purple Dragonfly 1st place Youth Author Fiction award and was featured on Katie Couric’s “Books for Young Readers.” Academy for the Gifted, her second novel (YA thriller), will be published in December 2021. Her poetry, flash fiction, and short stories have been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and have appeared in The Weight Journal, Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine, and other publications. Hudson won first prize for fiction in the 2021 Chappaqua Young Writer’s Contest. She is also an editor for Polyphony Lit and The Vision. In addition to writing stories, Hudson enjoys writing and singing songs, which can be heard on most musical platforms.

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