December 16, 2015
The submission phase for SNHU's first fall fiction short story competition came to a close on November 30th with over 550 entries. An initial round of review narrowed the field to just under 50 short stories, from which the top 5 finalists were selected.
The public is invited to weigh in on these five stories by voting for their favorite story from now until December 28th. The stories are published on The Penmen Review, SNHU's online journal for creative writers, and may be accessed via the competition's voting page. The public vote will be combined with overall judges' scores to determine the winners of the competition.
Three top prizes will be awarded, with a $3,000 SNHU scholarship for the first place finisher. A $2,000 SNHU scholarship will be awarded to the second place winner, and a $1,000 SNHU scholarship to the third place finisher. The scholarships may be used for any online bachelor's or master's degree program, and have been sponsored by the online bachelor's and master's degree creative writing programs. Each of the three prizewinners will also receive a writer-oriented prize package, an award plaque and will have their story featured on The Penmen Review.
Award winners will be announced shortly after the close of final judging.
View the competition guidelines.
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