Our Cover Art Contest now closes on Friday, February 9 2024! Enter your original visual artwork that captures the spirit of genre fiction for a chance to be featured on the cover of Page Turner Magazine.

Just make a copy of our Master Submissions form, fill it out, and send it and a copy of your artwork to pageturnermag@gmail.com by Friday, February 9, 2024.

Late night competition craving? You’ve come to the right place.
This academic year at PTM, we’ll host a contest for each genre we publish, from Romance to Mystery, as well as the Illuminated Manuscript Contest, which pairs writers with visual artists to create an illustrated flash fiction piece in the genre of their choice. The winner and runner-up of each contest will be published online, and the winner will make it into our print magazine in Spring 2024.

To submit your work for a contest: Make a copy of our Master Submissions form, title your copy with the name of the contest and your work’s title, fill out the form, and send the form and your fiction or visual art to pageturnermag@gmail.com.

What we’re looking for:

We want contest submissions of between 500 and 1,500 words of potent prose that grabs the reader by the lapels, slingshots them through crackling tension, and lands them, disheveled, excited, and breathless, at a riveting end.

Genre Contest Schedule:

During the time frames listed below, we’ll accept flash fiction pieces (500-1,500 words) from Emerson students, staff, and alumni that are based on the corresponding themes.

10/31/23-11/14/23: Spooky Season Fiction Contest

11/21/23- (extended to) 12/19/23: “It was a Dark and Stormy Night…” Mystery Contest

12/12/23- (extended to) 1/23/23: “Baby, there’s Bots Outside” Science Fiction Contest

1/2/24-1/29/24: Historie Fatale Thriller Contest

1/23/24-2/6/24: “Romancing the Reader” Romance Contest

2/13/24-2/27/24: “A Call to Adventure” Fantasy Contest

Spring 2024: Historie Fatale

Winning Entry: Faithless by Marleigh Green

Runner-Up: Third And Finally by Rowan Wasserman

Spring 2024: It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Winning Entry: A Wretch Like Me by Rhiannon Guzelian

Runner-Up: His Face Was Abnormal by Jacquelyn Agliata

Fall 2023: Spooky Season Flash Fiction

Winning Entry: The Salesman by Sophia Laughlin

Runner-Up: Trail Angels by Brigs Larson

Spring 2023: The Lost Issue

Winning Entry: Blue Horizon by Elizabeth Gomez

Winning Entry: The Grizzly Machine by Sam Kostakis