Fall is our favorite season. There is something about the chilly weather and changing leaves that spurs our creativity and makes us crave a good short story. So, we are stoked to put out a call for stories for this year’s Fall Fiction Contest judged by Brian Evenson. Send us your very best fiction of 7000 words or less. The winning story receives publication, $2000, and a note from our judge on why the story was chosen. Second and third place stories win $200 and $100 respectively, publication, and correspondence from our judge. Click here to read past winners, check out the submissions guidelines, and submit! Happy Fall, y’all.
/ About Our Judge /
BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses. He is one of fiction’s best literary writers with a stellar eye for gothic and dark literary fiction. Evenson is a Shirley Jackson, International Horror, and Edgar Award finalist, as well as the winner of three O. Henry Prizes. This contest is in the very best of hands.
/ Guidelines /
- Submissions are open from Sept 15 – Nov 15
- 7000 word limit
- Fiction only
- 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.)
- $20 to enter
- Previously unpublished work only
- One story per submission
- Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us if your story is accepted elsewhere
- International submissions allowed