The 13th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest

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Hi, any updates on the contest? It says below the issue came out in June? Thx. 14 days ago

Re: Contest?

That reply was from last year; this year's summer issue will be out in July. We're still in the judging process but we will keep entrants posted. 14 days ago


Hello! Will the contestants who don't get selected be notified via email that their entries weren't chosen? Thank you

Jesse 22 days ago

Re: Contest

Yes, all contestants will be notified via email. 22 days ago

Contest announcement

Hello Geist,
Just curious, when will the winners be announced?

Lynne 30 days ago

Re: Contest announcement

Thanks for your note. The shortlist will be posted online in the next few weeks and the winners will be announced an upcoming issue. 29 days ago

Extended Deadline Date

Good morning,

I just want to double check I'm reading this right - deadline is now March 1, 2017? Thanks!

jennifer 173 days ago

Re: Extended Deadline Date

It is! We got a number of emails asking us to extend the deadline, so we have. March 1, 2017 is the day. 171 days ago

Announcement date

When are winners likely to be announced?

Tristan Marajh 176 days ago

Re: Announcement date

Winners will be announced in our summer issue, on newsstands in June. 174 days ago

size of postcard

Is there a specific size for the post card?

Ranjith Embuldeniya more than 1 year ago

Re: size of postcard

No! We don't require postcards to be any specific size. more than 1 year ago

Replacing image

Hello. I accidently used a copyrighted image as the postcard for my entry. I'm paying an additional $5 online to re-enter my entry but with an image from Wikimedia Commons. Can I request this be read and judged instead of the previous entry? I only ask that since I fear the copyrighted image would disqualify me as a participant, meaning the second entry would not be judged despite the image given proper citing.

Philip more than 1 year ago

Re: Replacing image

Hi there. Neither of your entries will be disqualified, not to worry. Thanks for letting us know. more than 1 year ago

Online or snail mail?

Hello! A little while bag, as the Long-Distance competition was wrapping up, Geist stated that future submissions would be accepted via snail mail, and I see it also says that in the Submission Guidelines section of the website.
I just wanted to double check that we can submit online for this contest. Thanks!

Tim more than 1 year ago

Re: Online or snail mail?

Hi there! We are continuing to accept online submissions for contests only. So, yes, you can submit to the Postcard Story Contest online. Thanks for asking! more than 1 year ago

Contest Announcements

When will the winners of the contest be announced?

Tiffany Smith more than 2 years ago

Re: Contest Announcements

Winners will be announced in our summer issue! more than 2 years ago

Postcard or photo?

Hi, do we need to make a postcard or will a photo do? Can I send the photo in a word doc or do you need me to learn some graphic design first?

Lhasa more than 2 years ago

Re: Postcard or photo?

Any kind of image will do! A photograph of any kind, an actual postcard, or anything else. The photo can be in the word doc itself. more than 2 years ago


Did I read somewhere that the post card contest has been extended to February 28th?

Che more than 2 years ago

Re: Deadline

Yes! The deadline for the Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest has been extended to February 28, 2015, 11:59 p.m. PST. more than 2 years ago

Images from Wikimedia Commons

Hi-- will you accept 'postcard' images from Wikimedia Commons that require us to credit the author in order to use the photo? Can we put the credit under the photo?

Shannon more than 2 years ago

Re: Images from Wikimedia Commons

Absolutely! Having a credit under the image, if published and in your submission, is no problem. more than 2 years ago


Hi Jill,

The setting for the story can be anywhere in the world and this goes for the postcard itself as well.

The Canadian connection is only required for regular, non-contest, submission to Geist.

Web Editor more than 4 years ago

postcard place

I thought I read somewhere that the postcard has to be a Canadian postcard, but now I can't see that anywhere... can the story take place elsewhere?

jill more than 4 years ago


Hi Judith,

Geist welcomes all international entrants (best of luck to you and your class!).

The entry process is the same for Canadian and international entrants.

Please note that international entrants will receive a subscription to the digital edition of Geist

Web Editor more than 4 years ago

check on American bank?

I am having my dear "Memoir Sisters" class enter this contest as a writing assignment. We are all in the USA. Can we write checks off our banks here? Anything else we should do differently because we're in the USA. We're very excited about this contest & the opportunity it gives our creative writing class.
Thanks - Judith S. Crandell

Judith Speizer Crandell more than 4 years ago

Postcard Story Contest

I'm so glad there is still time for this! You're the only mag I'd take with me for any trip. Well, except for my Bugs Bunny one...when my brain is on overload from the maze that is social media.

Terry Gibson more than 5 years ago

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