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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Spring 2020

April 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Our Spring 2020 reading period is open until April 30th. The Gravity of the Thing accepts defamiliarized works in the following general categories:

Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms.

Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words.

Poetry: share up to three poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less.

Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen.

Baring the Device: brief essays for our Baring the Device column; click here to learn more.

[See the website for more info.]


Portland, OR 97207


The Gravity of the Thing
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