Each month a selected piece of creative writing up to 1,000 words will be published in the pages of Little Village, Iowa City’s News and Culture Magazine.
Oh, and the author will receive an honorarium of $100. That’s right, $100, to one writer, every month.
Judges will consider creative work in all genres and formats up to 1,000 words. These might include short fiction, short literary nonfiction, poetry, or even two pages of dialogue from a play or scenes from a graphic novel. Work may be pulled from a larger piece, but it will be judged on its ability to stand on its own. We are only interested in work that has not been published elsewhere–in print, online, or otherwise.
The series is designed to highlight new work produced in Iowa City, so entrants must live or work in the Iowa City area at the time of submission. Please include your current address with your submission.
Submit your work to: email@example.com. Please attach your work as a Word Document, PDF, or Rich Text file. Your name and contact information will be removed from your entry and it will be judged anonymously. Judges will be Andre Perry (UI Nonfiction MFA graduate and executive director of the Englert Theatre), Hugh Ferrer (associate director of the UI International Writing Program and board member at Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature) and Matt Steele (publisher and managing editor of Little Village magazine).
The reading period at Hot Tin Roof is currently open year-round: please submit your work at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org. Response time is 8 – 12 weeks. If your work is selected for publication in another journal before we get back to you please send us an email to withdraw your piece with us.
Winners are eligible to enter again only after 12 months have passed since the publication of their work.
Submitted work must be the intellectual property of the entrant only.
For all published pieces we buy first North American serial rights for the print magazine and first worldwide serial rights for our website. All subsequent rights revert back to the author.
NOTE: These guidelines have been recently updated (Feb. 2012). We are now working with “rolling” submissions. If we are keeping your piece on hand for future consideration we will contact you, and you will have the opportunity to pull your piece or keep it in contention. If your piece is published elsewhere in the interim, please advise email@example.com. Thank you!
Submit your piece now to HTR@LittleVillageMag.com