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Scarborough Fair and Minds Matter Magazine are currently leading a joint creative writing contest. This contest is open to everyone, and the strongest submissions will be published online and/or in print. The first place winners in each of the three following categories will also receive prizes:



Flash Fiction entries up to 600 words in length: maximum of 2 submissions per contest entrant
Poems up to 20 lines: maximum of 2 submissions per contest entrant
Short Stories up to 2500 words in length: maximum of 1 submission per contest entrant

All submissions (regardless of theme and subject matter) will be considered for publication by Scarborough Fair. All submissions that focus on mental health will be considered for publication in both Minds Matter Magazine and Scarborough Fair.

The authors’ names should NOT appear on any of the actual contest submissions. Instead, authors should include their names and contact information (e-mail, phone number, and address) on a separate cover document.

Please send each contest submission in a separate e-mail and write the type of submission in the subject line of your e-mail (“Poetry”, “Flash Fiction” or “Short Story”). All contest entrants may send in submissions for different contest categories. Send all submissions to

DEADLINE OCTOBER 31st 2015 at 11:59 PM.

Winners will be contacted by telephone in late November.