We seek thrilling, fanciful, oddball, unusual, stunning fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction pieces.

Think Olympics on a case of Red Bull. Think October in April. Think Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey.

A world not quite right? Yes, that is Bending Genres.

We ask previous contributors to wait at least six months before submitting again. However, submissions to a different category are okay and will be considered.

Please limit your submission to one category per month. Don't have us make the decision for you.

We do not accept previously published work.

Simultaneous submissions are not allowed.

All rights revert to author upon publication.

Ends on January 20, 2019
We seek FICTION that is experimental, gut-wrenching, terrifying, gorgeous, breakneck speed, delightful, memorable and secretive. We like blending genres, hybrid writing, blurred lines.

Please send us one story. Please have the document (.doc or .docx) in Times New Roman 12pt.

1,000 words or less. Please include the word count on the document.

No simultaneous submissions!

Ends on January 20, 2019
We seek CREATIVE NONFICTION that is experimental, gut-wrenching, terrifying, honest, breakneck speed, whooshing out, fabulous and secretive. We like blending genres, mixed and hybrid writing, blurred and creative lines crossed.

Please have the document (.doc or .docx) in Times New Roman 12pt.

1,500 words or less. Please include the word count on the document.

No simultaneous submissions.
Ends on January 20, 2019
We seek POETRY that is unusual, experimental, terrifying, delightful, stultifying, rare, deep, whooshes out, magnanimous and secretive.

We enjoy blending genres, hybrid writing, blurred lines and creative bursts of stylistic fusion.

Please send up to three poems in a single document (Times New Roman, 12pt). We accept .doc or .docx files.

No simultaneous submissions!





Ends on January 20, 2019
Only accepting solicited book reviews or interviews at this time.

Column curated by Jonathan Cardew for Bending Genres.

Postcard Poetry is Bending Genres latest 2018 contest.

Poetry and fiction writer, Sara Comito, will be the judge. 

Her bio: Sara Comito's poetry has been published in places like Thrush Poetry Journal, Hip Mama, Blue Fifth Review, and A-Minor Magazine. She has recently started writing flash fiction with the encouragement of her friends at Bending Genres. Her first "fake nonfiction" was recently published in the long-loved Defenestration magazine. She was named 2018 Best Urban Poet by her weekly Fort Myers paper, but her favorite thing is to travel far in to the Florida swamp and gaze at the stars. 

The link to an example of one of Sara's poems is on our Postcard Poetry Contest page: https://bendinggenres.com/2018/12/01/postcard-poetry-contest-2/

The premise of the contest is simple: write a poem, one page or less, using the front and back of the postcard as a prompt. You could be the person that sends it, the postperson who delivers it, or the one who receives it. Really, it’s up to you. Be creative and have fun!

  • Please use Times New Roman 12pt font.
  • Previous contributors are welcome to enter the contest.
  • We are firm on one page or less. Any entry that exceeds one page will automatically be disqualified.
  • Entries will be considered from 12/1- 12/21. (11:59pm CDT).
  • Please do not include your name on the attachment. We want to read the submissions blind.
  • We will announce the winner on December 28, 2018.

Enter the contest through our Submittable page.

In addition to their poem being published, the winner will also receive, if desired, a “winner's box of trivia” via snail mail.

Good luck to everyone that enters!

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