Fall Lines literary magazine deadline extended and $500 in cash prizes announced

friends of the richland library

Fall Lines

a literary convergence

Jasper is pleased to announce the addition of two $250 cash prizes, one for poetry and one for prose, offered by the Friends of the Richland Library for the 2014 Fall Lines:  A Literary Convergence project and competition. Given this exciting new information we are also delighted to extend the submission deadline until midnight on Sunday, March 16th, 2014.

We'd also like to note that while deadlines are sometimes extended due to a shortage of submissions, we are delighted that this is not the case. We have been overwhelmed not only by the number of submissions we have received, but also by the quality of the submissions themselves and the professional status of the authors submitting. We have happily received submissions all the way from emerging writers to Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina's Poet Laureate herself. We have no doubt that Fall Lines will be a new force on the literary landscape and we are thrilled that Columbia, SC is the journal's home.


Fall Lines – a literary convergence is a new literary journal based in Columbia, SC and presented by Jasper Magazine in partnership with Richland Library, the University of South Carolina Press, Muddy Ford Press, and One Columbia.

With a single, annual publication, Fall Lines is distributed in lieu of Jasper Magazine’s regularly scheduled summer issue. While a limited issue of three thousand copies of Fall Lines will be printed, Fall Lines will be available in its entirety in a downloadable e-format via RichlandLibrary.com.

Fall Lines will accept submissions of previously unpublished poetry, essays, short fiction, and flash fiction from January 1 through March 1, 2014. (NOTE – THIS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2014.) While the editors of Fall Lines hope to attract the work of writers and poets from the Carolinas and the Southeastern US, acceptance of work is not dependent upon residence.

Please limit short fiction to 2000 words or less; flash fiction to 350 – 500 words; essays to 1200 words; and poetry to three pages (Times New Roman 12 pt.) Submit your work via email to Editor@JasperColumbia.com with the words “Fall Lines” in the subject heading along with the category (above) of the item being submitted. While you are invited to enter up to five items, each item should be sent individually as a single submission. Please include with each submission a cover sheet stating your name, age, email address, and USPO address. There is no fee to enter.

Publication in Fall Lines will be determined by a panel of judges and accepted authors will be notified in May 2014, with a publication date in June 2014. Accepted authors will receive two copies of the journal.


The Columbia Fall Line is a natural junction, along which the Congaree River falls and rapids form,runningparalleltothe east coast of the country between the resilient rocks of the Appalachians andthesofter, more gentle coastal plain.