Writing Contest!

Déraciné Literary Magazine is pleased to announce our first writing contest!

Writing prompt: Intrusive thoughts

Send us your literary short stories, flashfiction pieces, or poems that follow the prompt. We are looking for metaphorical and symbolic representations of intrusive thoughts. Make it dark, fresh, and meaningful.


Winners (one for each category – Fiction & Poetry ): your work will be published in our winter 2017 issue. We will also create a special promotional post for you which will be featured on our tumblr, website, and our twitter.

Runners-up: You will be featured in a promotional post on our tumblr, website, and our twitter.

Rules: Please submit your contest entry to our submissions email, and include “Writing Contest” in the subject line.* Stories can be a maximum of 8000 words. Please review our full guidelines, as they also apply to contest entries.

Deadline: September 21st, 2017

Winners will be contacted by email.

*If entries are not marked with “Writing Contest” in the subject line, we will treat them like a regular magazine submission.


Michelle Baleka


Now Accepting Submissions | Winter 2017

We are happy to announce that we have begun accepting submissions for our first issue of Déraciné literary magazine. The issue will be this released this winter, so please send in your submissions!

More information about submission guidelines and deadlines can be found on our Submissions page.

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We thank you for your support and look forward to launching our first issue this year.


Victoria Elghasen