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Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition invites writers of short fiction to enter the 2015 contest.

“The competition has a thirty-five year history of literary excellence, and its organizers are dedicated to enthusiastically supporting the efforts and talent of emerging writers of short fiction whose voices have yet to be heard.”

Prizes and Publication:

The first-place winner will receive $1,500 and publication of his or her winning story in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. The second – and third-place winners will receive $500 each. Honorable mentions will also be awarded to entrants whose work demonstrates promise.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and may not exceed 3,500 words in length. There are no theme or genre restrictions. Copyright remains property of the author.
  • The literary competition is open to all U.S. and international writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more. Writers who have been published by an online magazine or who have self-published will be considered on an individual basis.

Submission requirements:

Deadlines and Entry Fees:

The entry fee is $15 for each story postmarked by May 1, 2015 and $20 for each story postmarked by May 15, 2015.     Footprints in sand                                                               Photo by Breana Marie

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