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Taking Submissions: Synthemata June 2023 Writing Contest

June 30, 2023

Deadline: June 30th 2023
Prizes: $100 to the winner, $25 for accepted runner ups
Theme: Any genre, as long as the work relates to Neoplatonism, polytheism, or animism.

We are looking for short stories relating to Neoplatonist, polytheist, and animist traditions. We are particularly interested in stories that bring ideas and themes poorly appreciated in modern western countries into the light and leave the reader thinking about what they’ve read for many days afterwards.

Submission window: June 2nd – June 30th 2023

Looking for: Original short stories of 2000 to 5000 words that have not previously been published.

Genre: Any, as long as the work relates to Neoplatonism, polytheism, or animism.

Language: English

Prize: One short story will be selected as the winner and the author will be paid $100. Authors of other stories selected for publication will be paid $25.

Rights: Synthemata claims English-language rights to publish selected submissions on our website and in a downloadable .pdf of the entries which will be freely available on our website. All other rights remain with the author.

Please submit your entries by sending them to [email protected]. The text of the entry should be included in the body of the email. If your submission is successful, you will be emailed after submissions close on June 30th with confirmation and asked to send payment information (paypal is preferred). Publication is anticipated to take place in mid-July.

Via: Synthemata.


June 30, 2023


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