Monday, July 11, 2011

Good Housekeeping Fiction Contest Offers $3K for Top Story

Since—oddly—the “Good Housekeeping Fiction Contest” are keywords that often get people to this site, I’ll post the rules and info for the 2011 contest. Maybe I’ll get a star in heaven for this good deed.

Anyway, the contest is nothing to sneeze at: $3000 for first place and no entry fee. Here are the basics, but there’s a lot of fine print you should read at the website (link below):

How to Enter: Beginning July 1, 2011 at 12:01 AM (ET) through September 1, 2011 at 11:59 PM (ET) go to and submit your entry pursuant to the onscreen instructions. Applicants must submit an original short story, 3,500 words or less, on a theme that reflects an aspect of women’s lives today. Winner Selection: One (1) grand-prize winner and two (2) runners-up will be chosen at the sole discretion of Good Housekeeping’s judges’ panel.

Prizes and Approximate Retail Values: One (1) Grand-prize winner will receive $3,000 and possible publication in the May 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping. Two (2) runners-up will each receive $750 and possible publication on

Read more: Fiction Contest - Short Story Contest - Good Housekeeping

Also, I have to say that this recipe for Lasagna Toasts sounded fun for a quick, simple summer lunch:


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