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Contest Payment Instructions

Thank you for submitting to the contest! Annual Contest

Beginning with the 12th Annual Contest, contest payments will be made as part of the submission process, through’s Submittable system.

Thank you for your submission to the contest! We look forward to reviewing your submission, and will notify all finalists, winners, and contestants by December.

Your payment instructions are below. Please note that we will not consider your submission until we have received payment: $15 per contest entry ($500 prize in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction).

Pay Online

Click the Pay Now button below to pay online with a credit card or your PayPal account now. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay using PayPal:


Contest Entries

Please note that your payment will show to Terrain Publishing (our parent organization) on your receipt.

Pay by Mail

You may pay by mail by sending a check made out to Terrain Publishing, with “ Contest,” the entry genre(s), and the author’s name (if not already on the check) in the memo line, sent to: Contest
Terrain Publishing
P.O. Box 41484
Tucson, AZ 85717

You will receive email confirmation once your payment has been received and processed. To be safe, include your name, contest entry titles, and email address on a separate piece of paper with the check. All check payments must be received by September 21.

We reserve the right to reduce or cancel the contest if we do not receive enough submissions; in that case, submission fees would be refunded.

For further information or assistance, please contact us. is the world’s first online journal of place, publishing a rich mix of literature, artwork, case studies, and more since 1997.