SUBMIT TO US
Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit.
We consider short fiction, micro fiction, poetry, short plays, novel excerpts, and creative non-fiction.
LENGTH: Submissions should be anywhere from 100 to 7,000 words.
We would prefer submissions in .doc, .docx or .pdf files, but we’re flexible as long as your formatting is clear and easy to read. If you have special formatting, please do not paste your story into the body of an e-mail.
Also, please note if you have special formatting as it sometimes does not display correctly in Word. This way we can check with you if something looks incorrect. I.e. if your poem about whales is in the shape of a whale, tell us.
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t, we’ll find you. And make you.
Just kidding. But we are angry.
Halloween Contest – 2017
Our annual Halloween contest is open to submissions from now until
October 13, 2017.
DEADLINE EXTENSION! The Halloween Contest is open until Oct. 23, 2017 11:59PM EST.
The contest is free to enter. The first place winner will receive $50 and a book in the genre of their choosing.
Send us your Halloween-themed poetry, fiction, short plays and creative non-fiction. Please follow our standard submission guidelines (conveniently located at the top of this page), but put “Halloween contest” in your subject line.
Each writer may submit up to five entries.
Click here to view our 2016 finalists.
Things that Make Us Furious
We are always accepting submissions to our column, Things That Make Us Furious. We invite you to tell us, in satirical essay, listicle, rant, whatever, as long as it is well-informed words with a biting humor that makes you furious too.
We accept essays of any word count sent as an attachment to email@example.com.
2017 February Writing Contest.
Valentine’s Day alone is about love, hate, fine lines between emotions, heartbreak, loneliness, togetherness, etc. With all that riding on one day, we’ve decided to go ahead and celebrate the whole damn month.
Join us as we consider the many wonderful things jammed into the year’s shortest month.
Whatever you can connect to the great month of February is on the table, whether that’s President’s Day, Cupids, Black history, the magical extra day of leap (leap day), it’s all fair game.
When: Our annual February writing contest is now closed to submissions. Check back in the fall for more details.
What: The Winner will receive $50 and a book in the genre of their choosing. All finalists will be published on the furiousgazelle.com (which offers a priceless amount in bragging rights) and they will also appear in and receive copies of the February edition of The Furious Gazelle. That’s right! For the first time ever the Furious Gazelle will be creating an an old-timey print magazine, which you as a winner/finalist will be in and receive a copy of.
How: For this contest we will be charging a $3 entry fee (gotta fund that prize money somehow) which you must pay to be considered. Visit https://firstname.lastname@example.org&cmd=_xclick¤cy_code=USD&amount=3&item_name=Gazelle+Contest+2017. Upon receipt of your fee you will be sent a link to enter your submission. Please direct any questions to email@example.com. We accept all genres of writing, and up to five pieces from a single entrant. If submitting multiple entries, please send each separately.
Submissions should be under 7,000 words and submitted as a .docx or .doc.
Interpret the theme however loosely or literally you wish. We are hoping to get at least one story in which George Washington’s heart is torn out of his chest as part of his quest to find true love & found the United States.
The Furious Gazelle Editors