'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest Open for Submissions

Postmark deadline is Dec. 10, 2012

So you're at the Texas Book Festival, soaking up all that good writing, and you're thinking to yourself, hey, maybe this is something I could do.

We think you could, too. And we think you really should.

We're now accepting submissions for our 21st annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, which offers $1,500 in prize money and the opportunity to have your story printed in these here pages. Here's the fine print: The postmark deadline is Dec. 10, 2012; work must be unpublished, typewritten, and no longer than 2,500 words; the author's name must not appear on the story itself, but the title should; story must be accompanied by a cover letter containing the name, address, email, and phone number of the author, as well as the story's word count and title; one entry per person; Chronicle staff, freelancers who have contributed more than one article since October 2011, and first- through fifth-place winners from the 2011 contest are ineligible; no electronic submissions; no submission fees.

Got questions? See austinchronicle.com/shortstorycontest. And happy writing.

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