Ends on February 4, 2019$10.00 - 15.00
$10.00 - 15.00

The Cabin is now accepting submissions for the eighth annual Writers in the Attic writing competition. Idaho poets, fiction, and nonfiction writers are encouraged to send their work on the one-word theme, "Fuel."  

About the Theme

Google the word “fuel,” and Jacksons, Maverik, and Shell pop up as the first results, followed by off-road wheelers from fueloffroad.com, a band named Fuel, and Thai cooking classes that advertise as “fuel for the soul.” Fuel is power, energy, the stuff that keeps us going. The need for fuel itself has waged wars, encouraged green energy and savings like solar power, and motivated marathon runners to cross finish lines. Is it food? Is it family? A muse, perhaps? What exactly ignites the imagination, accomplishes goals, and gels our creative juices when we’re searching for a boost? Whether you’re tracking close to empty or full-up, write us a 1500-word (maximum) story or poem that incorporates the 2019 one-word Writers in the Attic theme “Fuel.” Submissions due Monday, February 4, 2019 through thecabin.submittable.com. 


Submission Guidelines

  • Poems, fiction, and nonfiction must apply, abstractly or literally, to the theme “Fuel.”
  • Keep entries under 1500 words, not including title.
  • No photos, illustrations or artwork.
  • Submissions should be typed, Times New Roman, 12pt font, and double-spaced (if prose) and in separate Microsoft Word files.
  • To allow for blind-judging, leave personal information off the submission itself.
  • The entry fee ($10 members, $15 general public) covers up to 3 poems or stories. Each poem or story will be considered separately for publication.
  • Send us your pieces by 12 PM Monday, February 4, 2019.
  • Writers will be emailed in the spring as to whether or not their work was chosen for inclusion in the anthology!
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