All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously.
Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry.
Please submit a two page cover sheet document with each entry, page one with the title of the story ONLY, and page 2 with the title of the story and your name, address, phone number, and email. Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the story itself.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify the editors as soon as possible if a submitted story is accepted elsewhere.
Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Salamander’s definition of publishing includes electronic publication.
No handwritten, faxed, emailed, or poorly copied/printed manuscripts will be considered.
Salamander will not consider work from anyone currently or recently (within the past 4 years) affiliated with Suffolk University or the prize judge.
Submissions must be entered by 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2019.
Writers of all ages and nationalities are eligible.
The story must have a title.
We do not accept work that has been previously published in print, online, or any other medium.
We do not accept works in translation.
Once entered, we do not accept revisions for any stories. Your $25 is nonrefundable.
You may enter as many stories as you like, but a $25 fee is required for each story.
We no longer accept mailed, paper submissions. Stories received in the mail will be returned unread with your uncashed check. If you have problems with the online form or are unable to submit online for some extenuating circumstance, please contact Selected Shorts directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure your work reaches us.
Deadline: June 30, 2018 Prize: $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train, 10 copies Entry: $18 fee, Submittable Eligibility: Emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.
Short Story Award Guidelines:
This category is exclusively open to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5000. (Entries must not have appeared in any print publication.)
Most entries run from 800 – 4000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.
Winners will be contacted directly the week before the public announcement in our bulletins on September 1, 2018.
Crazyhorse Literary Prizes offer three awards of $2,000 each and publication in Crazyhorse. Prizes are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Ada Limón will judge in poetry, Justin Torres will judge in fiction, and Robin Hemley will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Crazyhorse, during the month of January. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Crazyhorse, Literary Prizes, College of Charleston, English Department, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
The Short Story Award for New Writers contest is held three times a year and is open to submissions in January/February, May/June, and September/October, with the following deadlines:
February 29 | June 30 | October 31
NOTE: All contest deadlines have a one-week grace period.