Deadline EXTENDED to Valentine’s Day 2022 (Feb 14 for all you non-romantics)!

Bill Boggs Fiction Contest Guidelines:

All entries considered for publication. Pay Pal Reading Fee $10

Contest Reading Period Details & Deadline:

Submit either a flash, medium, or traditional-length fiction story with a $10.00 reading fee, which includes a two-year subscription.  Submit fiction stories through SLAB Submission Manager and complete $10 PayPal fee by clicking the “Buy Now” button.  We read fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and text-based graphic art submissions from August 1, 2021 through February 14, 2022.

Fiction Contest

Work submitted outside of our reading period will not be read.
We encourage you to read over back issues of SLAB to see if your work is akin to the work we have previously published.
SLAB is only seeking unpublished work.


Anjali Sachdeva author of All the Names They Used for God, winner of the 2019 Chautauqua Prize, named a Best Book by NPR, and NEA Creative Writing fellowship recipient.

First Place:

$650 and publication in SLAB.


$400 and publication in SLAB.

Contest Rules:

All winners will be published in SLAB.
All poems considered for publication.
All manuscripts are submitted to the readers and judges anonymously.
*Current and former students of the judge are ineligible to enter.