A Few Notes On The Theme: Our theme for this year’s writing contest is “Thinking about Rome.” We are looking for stories and poems about the perennial nature of human experiences, whether they happened yesterday or two thousand years ago, as well as the intersection of our struggles today and those of times long past. Submissions can be about the echoes of the classical world in modernity, the shadow of modernity in the classical world, or even about the inspiration one draws from those that came before them. The prompt is not limited to these ideas; we wish to keep the topic broad so as to encourage a wide array of ideas. And life is full of ups and downs, so the mood need not be limited to themes of victory and triumph, but can also cover pensiveness, heartbreak, or anything else.
By submitting your work to this contest, you agree that you are granting Antelope Hill Publishing the non-revocable right to publish, print, advertise, distribute, and profit from the submitted work in a compilation. Participants must include their preferred pen name with the submission, as well as an email address or other communication address at which they can be reached. Submissions which do not provide attribution will, if published, be attributed to “Anon.” Submissions must have a single title; if not titled, they will be titled “untitled.” Authors who do not provide contact information at which they can be reached will forfeit any contest rewards. Contest winners will be paid only by either cash, check, or money order at their request, sent via United States Mail, or, at the sole discretion of the Publisher, may request to be paid by some other method mutually agreeable to both parties. Submissions will be judged at the sole discretion of the Antelope Hill Publishing editorial team and decisions are nonreviewable. Limit 5,000 words and three (3) unique submissions per person.