Short Story Contest
PO Box 4189
Austin, TX 78765
OR use the entry form below.
Submissions must be postmarked or submitted online by March 3, 2017.
$1,500 to be divided among the five winners. Manuscript to be published in The Austin Chronicle in June 2017.
Manuscripts must be the original work of the contestant, unpublished (and not under consideration of being published), typed, double-spaced, and no longer than 2,500 words. Paper manuscripts should be printed on one side of 8.5-by-11-inch paper.
Contestants must submit one copy of the manuscript and a cover sheet containing the name, address, email address, and phone number of the author and the title of the work. No pen names, please. Names and copyright markings must be omitted from the manuscript, which will go to screeners and judges anonymously. Do not send originals – no entries will be returned. Staff members of The Austin Chronicle, freelancers who have contributed more than one article since January 2016, and first- through fifth-place winners from the 2016 Short Story Contest are not eligible to enter. Copyright remains in the name of the author, but The Austin Chronicle reserves the right to publish the winning entries and any honorable mentions in The Austin Chronicle and to reproduce them electronically on our online edition.Finalists will be notified by May 15, 2017. Questions should be directed to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Please read all rules and regulations thoroughly.
Contest is open to Texans and non-Texans alike.