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Winning Writers Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
- STORY: First Prize, $2,000
- ESSAY: First Prize, $2,000
- The top two winners will also receive one-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value)
- 10 Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any category)
- Top 12 entries published online
For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. Judge: Dennis Norris II, assisted by Lauren Singer. Please submit as many entries as you like. All themes accepted. Entries may be published or unpublished. Length limit: 6,000 words. No restrictions on age or country. When the contest is open, please click the Submittable button below for full details. Fee: $20 per entry. Read the winning entries from the 25th contest. The results of our 26th contest will be announced on October 15, 2018, and the results of our 27th contest will be announced on October 15, 2019.