Flying M-Inklings Writing Contest – “Rising Up”

Writing Contest


  • Theme – “Rising Up”
  • Contest is open to writers 18 years and older.
  • Entries must be original, previously unpublished pieces, 500-1500 words in length, and written in English.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • Essays, fiction, and memoir will be accepted—no poetry.
  • Pieces will be judged on their creativity, style, passion, voice, and a compelling story line or message, based on the theme “Rising Up”. They will be judged anonymously.
  • The deadline to enter is midnight, Mountain Time on Friday, July 10, 2015.
  • Winners will be announced on the Flying M-Inklings Website and Facebook page on July 25.
  • The contest winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card and the winning piece will be published in the Fall issue of RAIN Magazine, and on the Flying M-Inklings website.
  • Two runners-up will receive $10 coffee shop gift cards and a mention on the Flying M-Inklings website.
  • Family members of Flying M-Inklings are not eligible to enter.



  1. Enter via email. Submit your entry to
  2. Attach your entry as a Word Doc or PDF to the email, NO LATER THAN Friday, July 10, at midnight, Mountain Time. In the event your entry is selected as the winning piece, you will be asked to submit a version in Word. You will also be asked to submit a headshot.
  3. Include your name and email on the submission. Note that entries will be judged anonymously.
  4. Use Writing Contest as the Subject Line of the email.
  1. *Please read, then copy and paste the following information into the body of your email. Entries will not be accepted without this text:
  2. I have read and agree to the Flying M-Inklings Writing Contest Rules (listed above).
  3. I have subscribed to the Flying M-Inklings blog and Liked their Facebook page.
  4. I confirm that all personal information I am submitting is complete and accurate.
  5. I guarantee that the writing entered in this contest is my original work.
  6. I understand that all submissions will be judged by the Flying M-Inklings and that their decisions are final.
  7. If my writing should be chosen as a winner, I hereby give The Flying M-Inklings permission to publish my piece in the Fall issue of RAIN Magazine and on the Flying M-Inklings web site.
  8. By submitting this entry I signify my compliance with the posted rules of the contest.
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