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Writing Competition: "Into the Unknown"

Welcome to the "Into the Unknown" writing competition! This theme invites writers to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery, venturing into realms uncharted and mysteries unsolved. Whether it's exploring distant galaxies, delving into the depths of the human psyche, or uncovering secrets of the past, "Into the Unknown" encourages writers to push the boundaries of imagination and storytelling.

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Competition Details


  1. Submissions must be original and created by human authors. AI-generated content is not eligible for the competition.
  2. All submissions must be written in English.
  3. Entries must be formatted as Microsoft Word documents or plain text (.doc, .docx .rtf .txt).
  4. Participants may submit multiple entries, but each entry must be submitted separately.
  5. Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, writing style, adherence to the theme, and overall impact.
  6. The decision of the judges is final and binding.
  7. By submitting your entry, you grant tellitintype the non-exclusive right to publish your work in print and online formats for promotional purposes.

How to Enter

To enter the competition, please follow these steps:

  1. Write your original piece based on the theme "Into the Unknown".
  2. Review the competition guidelines to ensure your entry meets all requirements.
  3. Save your entry as a Microsoft Word document or plain text (.doc, .docx .rtf .txt).
  4. Complete the VENMO payment of $4.77 for your submission fee below.
  5. Complete the entire submission form below, and be sure to attach your document.
  6. Submit each entry separately.

Judging Criteria

TellItInType is a dynamic publishing platform curated and directed by the talented graduate students of Southern New Hampshire University's MFA Creative Writing Program.

We dedicate ourselves to the meticulous review of every submission, ensuring that each piece undergoes two thorough readings where our team of experienced reviewers meticulously assesses the content, style, and adherence to our publication's standards, thus guaranteeing a comprehensive evaluation process aimed at maintaining the highest quality of content showcased on our platform.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  1. Creativity
  2. Originality
  3. Writing style
  4. Adherence to the theme
  5. Overall impact

CLMP Code of Ethics

We are a member of CLMP, and as a member of the literary community, we adhere to the CLMP Code of Ethics. We are committed to fostering a literary ecosystem that upholds integrity, fairness, and respect for writers and their work.

Conflicts of Interest Statement

We recognize the importance of transparency and integrity in our judging process. Our judges are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from evaluating entries where such conflicts exist. We ensure a fair and impartial evaluation of all submissions.

Submission Form

This contest is closed