This is a non-acquisitive Prize. In exchange for the Prize money, The Letter Review gains the exclusive right to publish and display your artwork. You retain all copyright in the artwork, except for the fact that The Letter Review may continue to display your artwork indefinitely. After three months have passed, you may also sell and publish your artwork elsewhere.
Do not mail artwork to us please: we are not able to return or refund any mailed entries.
Editing after submission will not be possible.
The Prize money includes publication fees.
Refunds will not be possible.
The winning entrants must invoice The Letter Review within three months of request of invoice, or the Prize money is forfeit.
In the highly unlikely event that an element of the Prize is cancelled, postponed or not available, that element of the Prize will be considered forfeit.
Results can be expected within three months of the closing date.
Winning entries will be published at letterreview.com.
Winners, and those Longlisted, must respond to our emails within 72 hours.
The entrant warrants that publication by The Letter Review will not infringe upon the personal rights of or give rise to any claim by any third party including without limitation claims in defamation, privacy, copyright, or trademark, and that the entrant has the authority to grant The Letter Review these rights. Copyright must reside solely with the entrant, the work must be entirely original (not based on other works) except where acknowledged otherwise, and the entrant must be the sole artist. Where an artwork is ‘inspired’ by or alludes to another work of art this must be acknowledged. No unacknowledged appropriations, or contemporizations of existing artworks. The entry must not be plagiarized, obscene, libellous (defamatory), or unlawful. AI content is not permitted. The Letter Review retains the right to sell digital and printed back issues of The Letter Review in which the work appears. We also reserve the perpetual non-exclusive right to publish your work on our website, in The Letter Review ebooks and audiobooks, in printed works including anthologies, in promotional materials (including your name and biographical details), and in third party locations such as Protagonist to assist the work to reach a wider audience. We are seeking new artworks: the work must not have previously been sold, or recognised in a contest. You may have not received money in relation to any element of this artwork, including for exhibition. The Letter Review asks for exclusive first serial rights and electronic, online, and archival rights. This means you allow The Letter Review to be the first publisher of your work (meaning this work has not been previously published anywhere else). However, artwork that has appeared only on personal blogs, websites, and personal social media accounts is acceptable. After three months you may publish your work elsewhere. If any of our Terms and Conditions are breached we reserve the right not to publish, and to revoke the Prize including monetary awards. The entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless The Letter Review for any IP rights violations, or damage as a result of the breach of any terms above, resulting from publication. These Terms and Conditions represent the complete agreement which supersedes all previous agreements, written or verbal.
We will seek your permission before submitting your entry to prestigious anthologies such as the Best of the Net.