The Furious Gazelle wants you to enter our Spring 2019 writing contest! Write away the dark nights of winter all the way into spring, and possibly win some  money.

When: Submissions will be open from now until June 1, 2019 11:59 p.m. ET

 

What can you get? The Winner of the Spring 2019 contest will receive $50 and a book in the genre of their choosing (the book is US-only, but if you live in another country we will make sure to send you another delightful surprise).

All finalists will be published on thefuriousgazelle.com (which offers a priceless amount in bragging rights) and in a special print edition of the contest winners!

 

How

This year, the Spring contest will be free to enter. Please send your submission to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com with SPRING CONTEST + your name in the subject line.

 

Rules:

The theme for this contest is fury. Interpret that theme however strictly or loosely you’d like. Is there a subject that fills you with rage? A short story filled with fiery passion? A Nick Fury fanfic you’ve been slaving away on? We want to see the best of your best.

We accept all genres of writing, and up to five pieces, totaling 5,000 words or under, from a single entrant. If submitting multiple entries, please send each separately. Submissions should be sent as a .docx or .doc.

 

Critique

For the second time, we’re offering a chance to receive constructive criticism about your entry. Constructive criticism is a great way to learn how to become a stronger writer. We will provide three lines of feedback: what we liked, what could be working better, techniques you could consider using to strengthen your story.

If you’d like constructive feedback, click here to purchase the item in the Square store (non-US: send $8 via paypal to thefuriousgazelle@gmail.com and note your receipt number in your submission e-mail).
Donation
Just want to support our contest? We’re committed to keeping our Spring contest free to enter, but that costs money. If you can, please consider contributing with your entry. Your $5 contribution will go towards the first place prize, and our website hosting costs. If you’d like to contribute, click here to donate through our Square store (non-US: send $5 via paypal to thefuriousgazelle@gmail.com) and submit your entry as an attachment to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com.
Donating will not have any impact on your chances of winning, but it will earn our eternal gratitude, and help us to keep the Furious Gazelle online.

Click here to view our 2017 finalists.

 

Please direct any questions to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com with “QUESTION” in your subject line.

 

Stay Furious,

The Furious Gazelle Editors

 

* During the contest period our regular submissions will be closed. Any regular entries received during this time will not be read until after the contest.