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Welcome to the SLS submission and application dashboard!

Here you may submit work to our annual Literary Contest and/or fill out an application to attend one of our exciting and innovative literary programs.

For program information, visit


The annual SLS writing contests celebrate and reward great unpublished writing, offering winners and runners-up exciting publication opportunities and full & partial fellowships for innovative SLS programs around the world. 

Send us your best Fiction, Poetry, Essay, Flash Fiction, or First Chapter for a chance to publish, travel, and further develop your craft with Summer Literary Seminars.

We look forward to reading your work!

General Guidelines

  • Each submission must be unpublished, and accompanied by a $17 USD submission fee.
  • You may submit more than once (and in multiple genre categories) so long as each submission is separate, and accompanied by the $17 USD fee.
  • You may attach your work as a DOC, DOCX, or PDF. 
  • Your name should not appear anywhere on the document itself, please.

Genre-specific guidelines available in each submission form below, and at