Southern New Hampshire University's fourth annual Fall Fiction Short Story Contest kicks off on Monday, October 8. Writers can gain more than just bragging rights if their story is selected as a top-three finalist. They'll have an opportunity to be published in The Penmen Review, SNHU's online journal for creative writers, and win up to $3,000 in SNHU scholarships, along with a writing-focused prize package.
The contest is open to everyone and there is no entry fee. Submissions can cover any theme or topic, as long as they're original, a work of fiction and no more than 1,500 words. Submissions open at 9 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 8, 2018, and will close at 4 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Public voting begins on Thursday, November 15, 2018, and runs through Friday, November 30, 2018.
Winners will be announced in early December
Prize packages will be awarded in five tiers, with scholarships awarded to the top-three finishers in the Fall Fiction Contest:
Short story submissions must be:
Failure to adhere to these guidelines will automatically remove submissions from consideration in the contest.
In submitting an entry, you are acknowledging that SNHU has the right to publish your entry and use your words, name and likeness in related marketing materials. Short stories meeting the above criteria may be submitted online at the SNHU contest submission page, beginning October 8, 2018.
The top five finalists will be announced on November 15, 2018 and published on the contest page for public voting. All winners will be chosen on the basis of judges' selection and public vote.
SNHU Fall Fiction Contest Guidelines may be found here.
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