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 AndWeWereHungry Submissions

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work!
Extended Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 11:59 pm ET.


◊ Call for Entries—The Flying Elephants Short Story Prize | Judge :: Award-Winning Author Edwidge Danticat

Grand Prize ($2000) • Three Finalists ($1000 each) • Eight Runner-Ups (publication only) :: Sponsor:  "Ashes & Snow" Artist Gregory Colbert. | Contest Theme or Prompt: "And We Were Hungry....," or "Hunger." • For isn't it, to quote the late Ray Bradbury, "lack that gives us inspiration?" | Consideration for the Grand Prize is limited to short stories that connect the theme to nature. | No-Entry-Fee.

      Flying Elephants Prize Abridged Rules 

  • Submit only original, unpublished short stories.
  • Your name and contact information MUST NOT appear on any page of your story. 
  • Two entries are allowed per person, and If you are submitting two short stories, please submit each entry separately. 
  • If you need to withdraw a story, you can do this directly by logging in here.  For complete terms and conditions please visit

Call for Submissions—The Debut Issue

Fiction • Nonfiction • Essay • Poetry • Art • Photo • Film | Debut Issue Submission Theme: "And We Were Hungry....," or "Hunger." • For isn't it, to quote the late Ray Bradbury, "lack that gives us inspiration?" | No-Reading-Fees • NonPaying Market | For information on our vision, mission and future themes and deadlines please visit

Call for Submissions—HomePage Features Section 

We accept submissions of short content (up to one-thousand words in prose or sixteen lines of poetry) for our non-themed Homepage Features section on an ongoing rolling basis. | No-Reading-Fees • NonPaying Market.


If your work is accepted for publication, you retain all rights; we ask only that you credit that it was published here first. For answers to other frequently asked submissions questions, please visit, which, for your convenience, are also replicated in the Submissions FAQ tabs below.

We Look Forward to Your Interpretations of Our Debut Issue Theme!

This document was last updated on Feb. 13, 2013.