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Those Eligible

  • individuals 18 years or older
  • authors of BIPOC and underrepresented communities preferred, but not restricted to
  • must be able to receive payment through Paypal 


Contest Guidelines

  • Each entry should be an original, unpublished work by the submitting author, which does not infringe upon the copyrights of another individual or entity. 
  • Submissions must be received by March 31st at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Submissions should feature themes of romance and love (not erotica)
  • Participants may enter more than one submission.
  • Changes to the competition entry cannot be made once a work is submitted. However, a revised version may be resubmitted with a second submission fee. In such cases, include the word "revision" in the file name. 


Formatting Guidelines (MUST READ) 

  • Submission files must be named by Title_Author's LastFirst Name. Example: "Missing Mary_DoeJohn".
  • All entries must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, double-spaced. 
  • Remove extra space between paragraphs (in MS Word, right-click, select "paragraph", select "don't add space between paragraphs..."
  • Be sure to remove all track changes from edited text. 
  • Entries that do not adhere to guidelines will not be considered. 


To ensure we obtain quality submissions for the collection, Kinsman Quarterly reserves the right to extend deadline for novella submissions up to 60 days.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.