Monday, May 2, 2011

Short Fiction Contest

I’ve got some longer posts up my sleeve, but for a hurried Monday, let’s keep it short:

American Short(er) Fiction Prize

This contest highlights great work in shorter fiction--stories of 1,000 words or fewer, to be exact.
First prize receives $500 and publication.
Second prize receives $250 and publication.
Judged by the editorial staff of American Short Fiction, a literary quarterly based in Austin, Texas.
Submissions accepted online via the ASF Submission Manager.

A Few Salient Guidelines

1. All entries must be unpublished and their length must be 1,000 words or under. Please type and double-space.

2. The entry fee is $15, payable via PayPal []. When you have paid the entry fee, you will be given access to the Submission Manager to submit your work.

3. You may send up to three shorts per entry, but make sure they are all combined into ONE file for uploading. Each individual short may be up to 1,000 words, so the file can contain a maximum of 3,000 words.

4. You may enter as many times as you like. Each separate entry requires its own entry fee of $15. (Please refer to the previous guideline.)

For full guidelines, please visit


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.