Summer is just around the corner, and our Short Story Award For New Writers, which awards $3000 + publication + agency review to the winner is now open! Check out all the details below, including an awesome new crop of agents who have agreed to review the winners.
$3000 +Publication + Agency Review
“Thanks for providing a place for emerging talents to thrive!”
— Amy Williams, The Williams Agency
$3000 + Publication + Agency Review
Our Short Story Award For New Writers, our biggest submission period of the year. The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review by: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, and Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one.
- Winner receives $3000, publication, and agency review
- Second and third place prizes ($200/$100, publication, and agency review)
- Stories under 7000 words
- Previously unpublished stories only
- Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
- Emerging writers only (We are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit. Writers with works published with a circulation of less than 5000 copies can also submit)
- International submissions allowed
- $20 entry fee
- Deadline: July 31, 2017
- Please no identifying information on your story
- All stories are considered for publication
To submit a story click the submit button:
Winners and honorable mentions will be announced in the fall. The winning writer will be awarded $3000, publication, and agency review. Second and third place will be awarded $200 and $100, respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will earn agency review. All stories submitted will be considered for publication. It is very common for us to accept additional work.
We don’t have any preferences topically or in terms of style. We’re simply looking for the best. We don’t define, nor are we interested in, stories identified by their genre. We do, however, consider ourselves a publication that focuses on literary fiction and are looking for stories that dazzle us, take chances, are bold — and do so by focusing on more than plot. For a good idea of what we like you can read last year’s winners. Our New Voices archive is also a good reference.