May: Wagon Trail Romance

CONTEST ISSUE (special submission process)

Featured Author: Brian Bird
Submission Deadline: March 9, 2018

Sub-genres – Love on the Prairie, Westward Expansion Wedding, Gold Rush Fairytale, Historical

Who doesn’t love covered wagons, settlements, open spaces, and the adventure of finding home in a new place? Whether your character falls for the town’s teacher during a barn raising, nurses a handsome wagon master through cholera, or discovers gold together, give us love that stands against the odds and survives the hardship
of pioneer life.


Splickety Publishing Group has three contest issues per year – one for each magazine: Splickety, Havok, and Spark.

For a small fee, contest entrants have a chance at big prizes (like a $100 Amazon gift card), and every entrant receives a complimentary digital magazine subscription.

When a contest is open for submissions, the issue listed above will be a link to the contest entry page. The submission process for contests is different. You must pay the entry first (securely, via PayPal), and then you will be redirected to a Contest Entry Form which will allow you to enter your manuscript for consideration. Once your payment is confirmed and your submission is received, you will receive a confirmation.

IMPORTANT: Once your payment is complete, you must click “Return to Merchant” at the bottom of the PayPal page in order to access the Contest Entry Form.

Click the “Add to Cart” button below to enter!


For information about future contest issues, check the Submission Deadlines (contest issues are listed in red) and check the Upcoming Themes for details about the theme for each contest issue.

NOTE: We also occasionally have other “contests” which are announced here on the website and/or social media.