contest for stories set in South Central Indiana: BLOOM
As part of Bloom Magazine's upcoming 5th anniversary celebration, we are
pleased to present our first-ever Very Short Fiction Contest.
Stories must be set in south-central Indiana. All genres, except
and young adult, are eligible. Submissions must be unpublished stories
not exceed 1,500 words. No entrant may submit more than one manuscript.
an entrant submits more than one story, all stories from ...that entrant
will be excluded.
Writers must be 18 years old or older. Contributors to Bloom are
Entries will be judged anonymously by Bloom editors, renowned author
Russell Sanders, and short-story writer Nadine Pinede.
The first-place winning entry will be published in the 5th anniversary
of Bloom Magazine, and the author will receive a $100 gift certificate.
second- and third-place stories will be published in the next two
the magazine and those writers will be each receive a gift certificate
$50. All other entries will be considered for publication on the Bloom
Entries must be received by June 1, 2011. The entry fee is $12. Make
payable to Bloom Magazine.
Winners will be notified by July 31, 2011.
Be sure to include your name on the cover sheet or email but not on the
story manuscript. Be sure your story title is on both the cover sheet
By submitting a manuscript, entrants consent to Bloom Magazine's
of electronic rights and first-publication print rights to stories
for first, second, and third place. Bloom Magazine reserves the right to
publish all other submissions on the Bloom website, magbloom.com, from
August 2011 through October 2011.
Submitting a manuscript to Bloom Magazine avers an acceptance of all
and rules of the contest.
For information on submitting a story, visit