The Totally Free Best of the Bottom Drawer Global Writing Prize 2021
the perfect writing competition? Anything can be submitted, by anyone
(18 or over writing in English), FROM ANY COUNTRY, in any style or
format, and genre, FOR FREE! The prize? A publishing contract offer with
So, here we go: you can submit in any form or genre, as long as you've written it, and never published it. We're looking for something maybe strange, a bit rushed, a bit imperfect, a bit risky, a bit ahead of it's time... you know, the sort of thing that stays in the bottom drawer... but in ANY FORM STYLE OR GENRE - for instance: graphic novel, screenplay, TV pitch, verse novel, short stories, confessions, memoirs, play, flash fiction, novella, novel, poetry collection, long poem, joke book, illustrated guide, history book, restaurant guide, film review, essays, cookbook, rant, political manifesto, philosophy, quiz book, science explainer... anything using words and images that can be printed on paper.
Limits? Not many: one-sided, word doc or PDF only. Up to 1,000 pages.
The work must be at least 40 pages long (for publication purposes).
We encourage and welcome members of all communities and identities.
No aliases please.
The judges will be the EDITORIAL TEAM AT BLACK SPRING PRESS.