The 5th Annual Warren Adler Short Story Contest will run from January 11, 2010 to April 11, 2010. The rules are simple. The stories must be no longer than 2500 words. A $15 entry fee is charged to cover the prizes and various expenses associated with the contest.
Subject matter is completely open to the author. Judges will be announced shortly. The goal of the contest is to encourage and publicize the short story as a viable and quality literary form. In the past few decades the short story has lost the popularity it once enjoyed when magazines were plentiful and the short story was a feature of many of them. Indeed, many authors earned their living by writing short stories exclusively.
We are quite proud of the winners we have chosen in previous contests. Moreover the entries have been terrific and the quality of the writing quite wonderful, making it extremely difficult for the judges to make their ultimate choices. We are happy to report that our contest has gained a prestigious reputation for careful judgment and absolute fairness.
We highly recommend aspirants to read the winning stories chosen by our judges in previous contests.
We look forward to your entries.
When your story is ready, click Pay Now below to make payment (using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal) and proceed to Contest Entry Form.
Cash prizes will be offered to the winners as follows:
* First Prize: $1000
* People‚Äôs Choice Prize: $500
* Three remaining finalists: $150 each
As in previous contests all winners will be posted on the Warren Adler website.
We are exploring the possibilities of publishing an e-book anthology under the banner of Stonehouse Press of all contest winners, depending on permissions of the authors. If this can be done, we will make the announcement when the winners of this contest are chosen.http://www.warrenadler.com/http://www.warrenadler.com/writing-contest.shtml
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site