Contests

Entry Fee
THE DZANC BOOKS SHORT STORY COLLECTION COMPETITION

http://www.dzancbooks.org/submissions.html
$20 ENTRY FEE

The winning author will be published by Dzanc in late spring/early summer 2012, and receive a $1,000 advance. Send full manuscript. The contest deadline is December 31, 2009.

DAME LISBET THROCKMORTON FICTION CONTEST

http://www.coffeehousefiction.com
$17 ENTRY FEE

Deadline: January 31, 2010. Original short stories, or chapters that stand on their own, should use 3,500 words or less to dazzle the judges. Four cash prizes: $350, $125, $75, and $50. Winning stories will be published in an anthology with selections from the short list. The four winners will receive complimentary copies. Also offers a critique service for those who wish to see their story’s score and comments from the judges. This service is an additional $25.

GLIMMER TRAIN PRESS FICTION OPEN
http://www.glimmertrain.com/fictionopen.html
Deadline: January 2, 2010
$20 Entry Fee
A prize of $2,000 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given biannually for a short story. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. Submit a story of up to 20,000 words online.

LORIAN HEMINGWAY SHORT STORY COMPETITION
http://www.shortstorycompetition.com/
Deadline: April 2, 2010
$12 Entry Fee
A prize of $1000 for the first place winner and $500 for second and third place.

Free to Enter
WELCOME TO MY TOWN
http://welcome-to-my-town.com/
Deadline: February
Free to enter
Write an essay between 200-2000 words that describes your hometown in order to win the weekly $100 prize.

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