Terms and Conditions of The Letter Review Prize for Short Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

  • Results can be expected from three months after the relevant closing date.
  • Editing after submission, and refunds, will not be possible.
  • All references in this T&C to The Letter Review (TLR) are inclusive of any employees of TLR. At the time of submission 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 author. Entrant warrants that publication by TLR will not be unlawful, or infringe upon any personal rights, or give rise to any claim by any third party including without limitation claims in defamation, privacy, copyright, or trademark. The Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless TLR for any rights violations, or damage, including copyright, resulting from submission or publication. No AI content. No translations. Communications between the Entrant and The Letter Review are private, confidential, and intended for the recipient only. Entrants give consent to receive email communications from TLR. Entrants grant TLR the perpetual right to publish and reproduce Winning entries in our media, along with the Winning Entrant’s name and biography. Entrants grant TLR the right to publish and reproduce the names and biographies of Shortlisted & Longlisted Entrants. If the Entry features images, the Entrant grants TLR the perpetual right to publish and display those images in TLR’s media. TLR will seek Entrants’ permission before submitting entry to third party anthologies e.g. The Pushcart Prize. TLR asks for exclusive first serial rights and electronic, online, and archival rights (TLR will be the first publisher of your work). Work previously appearing solely on the Entrant’s own website or social media is permitted. After five months you may publish your work elsewhere. If any of T&Cs are breached, including unprofessional behavior, we reserve the right not to publish, and to revoke the Prize including money. Prize money includes all publication fees (online, anthology etc.). Entrants must invoice TLR and collect payment within three months of request of invoice, or the Prize money is forfeit. Prize money is paid via Paypal. Entrants must respond to emails within 72 hours. In the unlikely event that an element of the Prize is canceled, postponed or not available, that element of the prize will be considered forfeit (this has never happened). These T&Cs supersede all previous agreements, written or verbal. Please acknowledge TLR, if you publish the winning work elsewhere. 
  • We will seek your permission before submitting your entry to the Pushcart Prize, and other anthologies such as the Best of the Net.