Our Short Story Award acknowledges today’s best new writers. With agency review from three top literary agents, $2000, and publication to the winner, we’re pulling out all the stops for our favorite piece of fiction. See below for submission details and SUBMIT BEFORE FRIDAY!
DEADLINE: July 15
PRIZE: $2000 and publication to the winner. $200, $100 and publication to second and third place stories, respectively. All winners receive agency review by Victoria Marini of GELFMAN SCHNEIDER / ICM PARTNERS, Laura Biagi from Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. in New York, and Amy Williams of the Amy Williams Agency.
- 6000 word limit
- Fiction only
- Emerging Writers Only (have not published a novel at the time of submission. You may have a book under contract. Short story collections are not considered novels and therefore you qualify. We welcome work from self-published writers.)
- $20 to enter
- Previously unpublished work only
- Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us if your story is accepted elsewhere
- International submissions allowed
To submit a story or learn more about our guidelines, click the submit button:
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” — Haruki Murakami