Untold Stories Contest 2018 Now Accepting Subs

It’s time to prep submissions for Flyway’s 2018 Untold Stories Contest! This year’s contest is limited to veterans, active duty servicepeople, reservists and military families.

If you identify with any of those categories, we want to amplify your voice.

This contest is open to all genres. Bring us your best fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Submissions need not deal directly with military plots or settings. We welcome any and all pieces from writers connected with the United States Armed Forces.

Grand prize winner will receive $250.00 and publication in Flyway. All non-winning submissions will still be considered for regular publication.

The contest closes at midnight on March 1. Finalists will be judged by veteran and poet Brian Turner.

Brian Turner is a writer and musician living in Orlando, Florida. He curates The Kiss series at Guernica, recently published as an anthology—THE KISS—by W.W. Norton & Company (February 2018). He’s written a memoir (My Life as a Foreign Country), two collections of poetry—Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise, and co-edited The Strangest of Theatres. He is currently at work on a second memoir, The Wild Delight of Wild Things, and an album of music with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team entitled 11 11 (Me, Smiling). His late wife, poet Ilyse Kusnetz, will have her second collection (Angel Bones) published by Alice James Books in 2019. He is the founding director of the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.  (

The author: Debra Marquart