Submit your very best fictional short story in 2,000 words or less. Any theme, subject, or genre is fair game, as long as it falls under 2,000 words. Remember, no matter where your work places in our contest, you can purchase a critique with your submission to receive feedback on one of your stories.
Once judging is complete, three stories will be selected as our winners. Our grand-prize winner will receive $1,000, our second-place winner will receive $500, and our third-place winner will receive $250. The first-place story will also appear in a print issue of The Writer.
The deadline to submit is November 8, but we do have early-bird pricing available if you enter by October 25. We look forward to reading all of your submissions. Good luck!
*** Paper Nautilus is open for chapbook submissions from January 20 - April 20, 2020. We seek poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and mixed- or hybrid-genre manuscripts. Submit here: https://papernautilus.submittable.com/submit Our Debut Series contest is open only to writers who have yet to publish a book or chapbook; winners receive 50 perfect-bound copies, and 10% royalties on any copies we sell from our website or events. Our Vella chapbook contest is open to all writers; winners receive 100 perfect-bound copies, ISBN, and 10% royalties on any copies we sell from our website or events. Submission details are the same for both contests: poetry manuscripts should be 16-24 pages (exclusive of front matter, TOC, etc.) and prose manuscripts should be fewer than ~9000 words; please just use your best judgement for the length of multi-genre manuscripts. Thematically-linked work is preferred, but not required. Multiple and simultaneous submissions
Subject: THREE ROCK WRITERS' RESORT RESIDENCY PROGRAMSPRING/SUMMER 2020 Dear friends Three Rock Writers' Resort announces the opening of applications for its 2020 residencies. Situated in one of the most magnificent places of Greece at the south coast of Crete island, Three Rock in collaboration with Strange Days Books publishing offers a low cost (or no cost at all) stay especially for writers. Full stipend will be offered to one project and half stipends (discount 50% from the regular cost) to 20 other projects. ENJOY WRITING IN CRETE Three Rock Writers' Resort Residency is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to work on a creative project of their choice and above all an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy life on Crete. Writers in all creative writing genres are invited to apply. Novels, plays, short stories, poetry, graphic novel, everything is eligible. Our residency i