'Flyway' Extends 2018 Veterans-Lit Contest

Under the banner of their annual "Untold Stories" contest, editors of "Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment" have extended to March 31, 2018 (originally March 1) a call for submissions of poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, and hybrid forms produced by past and present military service members and family. Entry fee is $15. Prize is $250. All entries will be considered for publication.

The final judge is poet, memoirist, and anthologist Brian Turner, author of Here, Bullet; Phantom Noise; and My Life as a Foreign Country. The director of the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, Turner also recently edited the anthology The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers, a collection of essays first published at "Guernica" magazine.

According to the submissions guidelines, the contest annually focuses on a different group of underrepresented voices. For this year's contest, entrants should indicate their relationship to the United States armed forces in a cover letter accompanying each submission.

A Submittable page for the contest is here.

The on-line literary journal "Flyway" is based at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, which is also home to a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Environment program. More generally, editors describe the philosophy of their publication here:
We are interested in work that explores the intersection of human experience and the environment, broadly interpreted: work that focuses on ecology, science and the environmental imagination, certainly, but also work that focuses on place, on natural and built environments, and on the ways that people interact with their environments. We are looking for work that surprises, moves, haunts, or affects the reader in some significant way.
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