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$15.00 USD

PROMPT: IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
DEADLINE: February 29, 2020 @ Midnight

For this Monthly Musepaper, submit your (1,000 words or less) story, poems, or essay inspired by the quote: If not now, when?

Feel free to dig deeper into the full quote if your Muse brings you a shovel. 

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
But if I am only for myself, who am I?
If not now, when?

― Hillel the Elder, 110 BCE–10 CE

The top three entries will be published at Musepaper.org and in a special print anthology.

Winners will also receive the ever-changing Enigma Gift. (That's right, we're not telling! We promise it will be thoughtful. It may also be fun, funky, profound...or maybe all three.)

GUIDELINES

  • No restrictions on style.
  • Stories or essays should be 1000 words or less.
  • Poetry entries may include one or two poems, and should not exceed 1000 words in total.
  • Entrant retains copyright ownership of work.
  • All entries must be previously unpublished.
  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome.
  • Anonymous Judging: Submission file should contain only the title and text of the story, essay, poem. Cover letters are optional and may be added separately.
  • Winners will be announced within 60-90 days of the closing date.
  • The reading fee is $15.* * *
  • Submissions must be received by February 29, 2020. This deadline will not be extended.

  

* * * DID YOU KNOW that aspiring, passionate, and like-minded poets and writers from across the world are making Musepaper an integral part of their writing practice?

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If you're interested, visit musepaper.org/subscribe.

If you have any questions, shoot us an email and we'll be happy to help: hello [at] newmillenniumwritings [dot] org

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