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  • crwropps@aol.com
    Story Contest Deadline Approaching June 30! It s not too late to enter the Lunch Hour Stories Magazine 2007 Short Story Contest. Publication, cash prizes, and
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 7, 2007
      Story Contest Deadline Approaching June 30!

      It's not too late to enter the Lunch Hour Stories Magazine 2007 Short Story
      Contest. Publication, cash prizes, and free subscriptions will be awarded to
      3 top winners, and up to 12 additional stories will be selected for
      publication! Lots of chances to win. New writers and International writers
      welcome!

      Postmark deadline June 30, 2007.

      Submission guidelines and full contest details are available at:
      http://www.lunchhourstories.com/short_story_contest.html.

      Thanks!


      Nina Bayer, Editor
      Lunch Hour Stories Short Fiction Magazine

      -- amazing short stories from authors all over the world, only $22 per year!
      Check it out at www.lunchhourstories.com.



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    • crwropps@aol.com
      Call for Submissions   It s that time again, time to enter the Lunch Hour Stories 2008 Short Story Contest! Cash prizes and/or publication offered for up to
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 5, 2008
        Call for Submissions
         
        It's that time again, time to enter the Lunch Hour Stories 2008 Short Story Contest! Cash prizes and/or publication offered for up to fifteen (15) stories of the best literary fiction received by June 30, 2008!
         
        How to Enter
         
        Stories must be previously unpublished, literary or mainstream in nature, 4000-8000 words in length, and formatted in common manuscript format. Genre Writers: Suspense, mystery, fantasy and sci-fi will be considered as long as the story is "genre-mild" and can still appeal to a general audience. Children's, religious, romance and erotica will not be considered at this time. 
         
        Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by midnight June 30, 2008, in order to be eligible for contest prizes.

         
        Send one printed copy of the story, along with the following:


        Complete contact information, a short synopsis of the story (under 100 words), and a short author bio/publication history (under 100 words). 

        A $10 non-refundable reading fee per story (check or money order made payable to Lunch Hour Stories; Reading fees may also be paid online at www.lunchhourstories.com/shop). Note: The first contest entry fee is FREE to paid subscribers.

        A letter-sized SASE with adequate postage for list of winners (manuscripts will not be returned).

        Mail to:

        2008 Short Story Contest
        Lunch Hour Stories
        22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy
        Ste 110 - PMB 1117
        Bothell, WA 98021
         
        Authors may submit up to three stories in the same envelope; however each story must be accompanied by a $10 reading fee. Limit 3 (please send us only your best work!). Simultaneous submissions are okay, too, but please let us know if/when the story is accepted for publication elsewhere.
         
        Notification

        Winners will be notified, and a winner's list posted on our website, no later than September 30, 2008. Winning and selected stories will be eligible for publication during the following calendar year, 2009.  

         

        Prizes

         

        First Place: $150, publication, and five (5) printed copies of the issue in which the story appears.

        Second Place: $100, publication, and five (5) printed copies of the issue in which the story appears.

        Third Place: $50, publication, and five (5) printed copies of the issue in which the story appears.

         

        In addition to the three contest winners, up to twelve (12) additional stories will be selected from contest entries for publication. The author of each story SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION will receive $50 and five (5) printed copies of their story.  

        Judging

         

        Stories are judged by the editorial staff of Lunch Hour Stories magazine. Winning stories are selected solely on the basis of literary excellence and reader appeal, and not on the reputation of the author and/or their publishing history. NEW WRITERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER! Any and all persons associated with Lunch Hour Book Publications and/or Lunch Hour Stories magazine, and their family members, are ineligible. 

         

        The editors of Lunch Hour Stories magazine reserve the right to publish ONLY stories deemed suitable for publication. In the case that NO stories are deemed suitable for publication and NO prizes are awarded, all reading fees will be refunded.

        Note

         

        Due to the large number of expected entries, the editors will not be able to provide personal feedback or critique on contest entries. Thank you for your understanding.
         
        If you do not have an opportunity to submit your story for our annual contest, do not dismay! Not all of our stories are chosen from our contest entries. Lunch Hour Stories gladly accepts general story submissions throughout the year; however, the deadline for publication in any calendar year is June 30 of the previous year. There is no reading fee required for general story submissions.

         

        For more information, log on to www.lunchhourstories.com OR email the editor at: editor(at)lunchhourbooks.com [replace (at) with @].

         

        Thank you for choosing Lunch Hour Stories for your short fiction, and good luck!

         


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