fiction contest: Saturday Evening Post
- F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby, is once again celebrated in movie theaters this summer and as a contributor to The Saturday Evening Post Fitzgerald penned almost 70 short stories which defined an era.
Today, the Post announces its "2014 Great American Fiction Contest" which gives aspiring writers the opportunity to appear on the same hallowed pages as famous Post contributors like Fitzgerald. The winning story will be published in the January/February 2014 issue of The Saturday Evening Post and on the magazine's website. The winner will also be awarded $500, while five runners-up will receive $100 each and have their stories published on the Post's website.
Entry details can be found at:
In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post
has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors
including F. Scott Fitzgerald; William Faulkner; Anne Tyler; Kurt
Vonnegut, Jr.; Ray Bradbury; Louis L’Amour; Sinclair Lewis; Jack
London; and Edgar Allan Poe. You have the opportunity to join our
illustrious line-up by entering The Saturday Evening Post’s Third
Annual Great American Fiction Contest.
The winning story will be published in the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of The
Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five
runners-up will each receive a $100 cash payment and will also have
their stories published online.
Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length
All stories must be submitted by the author, and previously unpublished
(excluding personal websites and blogs)
No extreme profanity or graphic sex scenes
All stories must be submitted online in Microsoft Word format with the
author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address on the
Entries should be character or plot-driven pieces in any genre of
Think local. The Post has historically played a role in defining what
it means to be an American. Your story should in some way touch upon
the publication’s mission: Celebrating America, past, present, and
There is a $10 entry fee, which helps defray a portion of the cost of
operating the contest.
All entries must be received electronically or postmarked by July 1,
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The Saturday Evening Post 2015 Great American Fiction Contest is underway!- See more at: http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest#sthash.OCShRvPh.dpuf