We are now accepting entries for our third annual writing competition,Â 1,001 Awesome Words. We think it suits the PANK ethos to leave it at that. This time, we have a guest judge, the one and only Michael Martone.
Not enough, you say? Need key words, you say? Explode. Excite. Intrigue. Surprise. Blow. Our. Pea. Sized. Brains. Any form or formlessness, 1,001 words or less. You know who you are. Now go to it.
Entries will be accepted until 11/1/11.
Winners will be announced by 11/15/11.
Prizes and Fees
1st Place: $650* and publication in PANK 6.
2nd Place: $250 and Publication in PANK 6 .
Yes. An entry fee, too.
$10 for one entry; $15 for two entries; $25 for three entries. Each entrant will receive a copy of PANK No. 6, out in January 2012.
*For the sake of transparency– We realize entry fees are controversial—acknowledged. Whether you believe us or not, this isn’t a reading fee—we consider it a privilege and pleasure to read your work. While we are hoping this will make us some money, we mostly want to hold a contest and we want to pay the winners, and we want the winners to truly benefit from participation. That said, the announced prize money is predicated on getting enough entrants (we don’t anticipate a problem). However, if PANK draws a prize pool less than $900, we will announce how many entries we received, and we will pay the two winners on a graduated scale with the first place winner getting 50% of the prize pool.
If this doesn’t suit you, we respect your decision not to participate..
Go to pankmagazine.submishmash.com and select if you are submitting 1, 2, or 3 entries. Follow the instructions to upload your work.
If you have any questions regarding the contest, e-mailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org, subject “CONTEST QUERY”.