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F’Air Words 2012

Statewide Writing Competition


Accepting submissions any day!

DEADLINE April 15, 2013

All submissions must be made digitally at CAfe



F’air Words, F Magazine’s Third Annual Statewide Writing Competition is open to all poets and writers, whether published or not, regardless of experience, residing anywhere in Alaska. We’re not sticklers on what defines “resident,” we just ask writers to take into consideration that this competition is promote the talent within and from our state, and elevate public awareness of this talent.

Current F Magazine judges are not eligible, but content contributors and volunteers are.

Previously published poems and short stories in other contests, books, magazines, etc. (including those previously published in F Magazine) are accepted and welcomed as long as they are original works created by the contest entrant(s).

Submissions must be typed, single-spaced, 12-point font, (preferably Times New Roman) with standard one inch margins.

Double submissions are accepted.

Multiple entries are accepted.

Only one submission per entry. To submit more than one piece at CAfe, you will have to create a new login identity.

Payment and submission form (click competition entry form) must accompany submission.

Do not include your name on your writing submission!


All poems must be 2 pages or less (or 86 lines/1,000 words) on any subject or theme.


All fiction must be no more than 5000 words and may be on any subject or theme and in any style. For example, all short/flash/science fiction, novel excerpts, and screenplays are accepted.


All nonfiction must be no more than 3000 words and may be on any subject or theme and in any style. For example, all non-fiction stories, essays, critique/analysis, diary/journal entries and autobiographies are accepted.



All submissions must be made by copying and pasting into the entry box. There is only one entry allowed per registration. If you have multiple entries, you must create a new registration for each one. So be sure to keep track of your different registration identities. Each poem, story, et al. must be contained within its own document. Please include in the top left corner of your document, the title of your piece and the genre. All entries are judged on anonymity. Do not include your name!

Additionally, please complete your competition entry form.


All contest winners will be notified, announced and published in our summer issue of F Magazine.


The entry fee for all categories this year is $7 per entry. Disclosure: As F Magazine is entirely volunteer owned and run no-profit publication, the entry fee is necessary to cover the cost of the call service used to collect submissions and make available to volunteer judges.

First Place winners will be published in the summer issue of F Magazine. First, Second and Third Place Winners will all receive an award certificate and mention in both print and on-line. A reading of the top winning works (in entirety or excerpts) will be scheduled for mid-summer at Out North Contemporary Art House. If you are unable/willing to read your work at the event, a reader will be assigned in your place. The event will be aired on KONR 106.1 FM, Anchorage and uploaded to our website



All works will be submitted to our judging committee anonymously. Until the winners are announced June 1, 2012, the judging committee will maintain its own anonymity. All poems are judged on the basis of originality, creativity, characterization and artistic quality. All fiction and nonfiction entries are judged based on their originality, creative imagination, character introduction and development; plot development and story arc. All decisions by the judges are final.


F Magazine does not release or sell customer or contest entrant information to third parties or mailing lists, nor will you receive telephone solicitations, whatsoever – not even from us. We occasionally send customer, contest entrants and members of our mailing news about F Magazine products, contests and updates (no more than twice a month). You may opt out of these notices at any time by sending a request to


All poems and stories remain the property of the artist who wrote or created them. By submitting a poem/story for this contest, the artist may also be eligible for the publication of her or his work in F Magazine, and submitted for national small publication competitions.


All prizewinners will be notified by postal mail, email or by telephone. The first place winners will have their work published in the summer issue of F Magazine. The top three winning entries of all three categories will have their names and brief biographical information published in the summer issue of F Magazine and all winning works may be published on our website.

For inquiries concerning this competition and submissions:

F Magazine
c/o F’Air Words
3800 DeBarr Road
Anchorage, AK 99508


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