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Purple Pegasus Publishing Announces Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Food and Sense of Place

In a time of constant migration, many people live in places far removed from their hometowns. This contest is intended to honor the struggle immigrants go through as they build new lives, and with a focus on rediscovering foods from home in their new habitat.

We are seeking stories that tie together immigration, memories of food and sense of place. Feel free to interpret the theme of the contest in any way that suits you personally, as long as it is a heartfelt story that is rich in sensory detail. We want stories the reader can really taste. You do not need to be an immigrant yourself to enter this contest. Maybe the immigrant in your story is your grandparent, your neighbor, or your childhood best friend.

This contest is open to writers of any nation.

Submission should either be originally written in English or translated into English.

Submit one piece per entry. Enter as many times as you want.


Aug. 1, 2020


Every month, we select winning entries to publish on our website. All selected works are then eligible for further consideration.

Up to 6 runners-up will receive a $50 honorarium.

An anthology will be compiled from winning entries and will be published by the end of 2020.

Guidelines and Terms:

We are looking for unpublished, original writing (previous publication on personal blogs is fine).

Submissions should be creative nonfiction, personal essays, short stories or experimental. 

Entries should be between 1000 and 5000 words. Your manuscript must be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, and .txt.

All manuscripts should be in 12-point type and double-spaced, with at least one-inch margins and sequentially numbered pages.

The author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief (under 100 words) biography should be typed on the cover page. Please do not include your name anywhere other than the cover page.

We ask for exclusivity for 30 days on our website. 

After 30 days, we ask for non-exclusive electronic and print publication rights, including the right to publish on our website, in our archives, and in any future anthologies. Authors retain copyright.

Please submit your manuscript to now!

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