To finish up the week of contest chatter, I thought I'd share a great short story contest.
Family Circle magazine is holding its annual Fiction Contest. Even though entries opened on March 1st, the deadline is not until September 8, so there's still plenty of time to get in on this one. And the best part (besides the prize package, which I'll detail in a sec) is that it's totally FREE! No entry fees. Yay!
Here are the details:
WHAT TO SUBMIT: A fictional short story in any genre. Two entries per person allowed, but each story must be unique (so you can't simply rewrite the same story two different ways). Entries must be unpublished.
WORD COUNT: Up to 2,500
ELIGIBILITY: USA and District of Columbia only, age 21 and older.
DEADLINE: September 8, 2010
ENTRY FEE: None!
HOW TO SUBMIT: By snail mail (bummer, I know!) See the official contest page for the address.
- Grand Prize winner will receive $750.00, a gift certificate to one (1) mediabistro.com course of his or her choice, up to a value of $610.00, one (1) year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership valued at $55.00 and a one (1) year mediabistro.com On Demand Videos membership valued at $160.00. Total approximate retail value of grand prize package $1,575.00.
- Second Place winner will receive $250.00, a one (1) year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership valued at $55.00 and a one (1) year mediabistro.com on Demand Videos membership valued at $160.00. Total retail value ("RV") of second place prize package $465.00.
- Third Place winner will receive $250.00 and a one (1) year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership valued at $55.00. Total RV of third place prize package $305.00.