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Submissions

Welcome to the Humans of the World (HOW) Submissions page where you can find up to date information on the links to submit to our blog. Currently, we accept submissions through a platform called Submittable. The platform is free to sign up for but our projects do have fee's that go towards paying our editors, domain expenses, and contest winnings. It's a great opportunity to sign up for a platform that serves as a free marketplace for thousands of opportunities, creative calls, grants, fellowships, scholarships, residencies, contests, and more.

Click below to see all our projects you can submit to!

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❄️ 🌎 Winter Poetry Challenge $450

Contest Winnings: 1st place will win $250, 2nd place will win $125, and 3rd place will win $75

Contest End Date: November 20th, 2022

Winner Posted: November 25th, 2022

Guidelines:

Poetry - 3 poems maximum

Please send in a Word Document!

We reserve the right to extend the contest deadline as necessary

 

Description:

Enter here for the Humans of the World 🌎 ❄️ $450 Poetry Winter contest! We want poetry that evokes deep emotions within us. There are no limits to the type of poetry you can submit. Let your feelings and thoughts take charge and direct you. Give us you in your realest form, there are no boundaries here. We want to hear your message loud and clear and feel the burning desire of our literary community. We look forward to seeing what you have to offer!

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🌎 📖 $250 Short Story & Fiction Challenge

Contest Winnings: 1st place will win a $250 cash award + Digital Publication

Contest End Date: February 20th, 2023

Winner Posted: February 25th, 2023

Guidelines:

Fiction - 1 piece maximum under 10 pages

Flash Fiction - 3 piece maximum each under 5 pages

Short Story - 1 piece maximum under 10 pages

Please use a word document!

Description:

We accept short stories, fiction, and flash fiction for this contest!

Enter here for the Humans of the World 🌎 📖 Short Story & Fiction Contest! For this challenge, we want our readers to post something that breaks the mundane monotony of traditional writing. Break the mold, be bold, and submit something that transports us to your world that you have created. We want to immerse ourselves in your writing and become apart of it. Strike our hearts, be rebellious and give us something raw!  Our Editors will read all submissions and choose the best work that deeply connects and moves the human soul!

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🦠 😷 Summer Covid Challenge $250

Contest Winnings: 1st place will win a $250 cash award + Digital Publication

Contest End Date: January 20th, 2023

Winner Posted: January 30th, 2023

Guidelines:

All forms of literature accepted

Please use a word document!

Description:
Enter here for the Humans of the World 💘 Covid Challenge! With so many different perspectives we hear on the news with experts, celebrities, and organizations telling us their opinions, we want to flip the tables! We want to hear your experience dealing with the pandemic that has plagued us these last couple of years and what YOU think! It's time for the Humans of the World (HOW) to speak loudly and clearly to society and shout their opinions from the rooftops. It's time to hear people's opinions whether they match or rival our own. 

Our Editors will read all submissions and choose the piece of literature that gives the best insight and depth into how COVID affected you and your world. We all have had different experiences dealing with this difficult time so we want to  hear the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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🌎 Call for Blog Submissions

Enter here for a chance to be featured in the Humans of the World 🌎 Blog! Our Editors will read all submissions and choose any literary work that explores the theme of human emotions and the commonality we all share as humans on this earth. Upon acceptance to the blog, we will notify you of which pieces we will accept and when they will be posted on our website: howblog.org

 

Note: We accept and review blog submissions on a rolling basis. The sooner you submit your work, the sooner you will get a response from us.

End Date: There is no deadline for submissions

 

Requirements:

Flash Fiction: 3 stories maximum and under 4 pages each

Fiction: 1 story maximum under 10 pages

Creative Non Fiction: 1 story under 10 pages

Poetry: 3 poems maximum

Short Story: One story under 10 pages

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📝 Poetry Challenge! $1 per Word up to 50 Words

Contest Winnings: We pay $1 for each word up to 50 words

Note about Submissions: We accept and review submissions on a rolling basis. There is no formal deadline

 

Description:
Enter here for the Humans of the World 📝 50 Word Poetry Challenge! This challenge is all about conciseness. Getting your message across with fewer words while remaining understandable is a tricky balance of two vital components of poetry. Keep us engaged, interested, and teetering on the edge of our seats!

Our Editors will read submissions on a rolling basis and choose the poetry pieces that move them the most. The chosen poetry will be featured on our digital blog and get paid $1 per word up to 50 words.


Guidelines:
- 3 Poems Maximum

- 50 Word Maximum for each Poem

- Please send in a Word Document!