The 2014 Moon City Short Fiction Award
The Moon City Short Fiction Award is for an original collection of short fiction written in English by a single or collaborative author.
Individual pieces in the collection may be published in periodicals, but not yet collected and published in full-length manuscript form.
Entries may include short shorts, short fiction, and/or up to one novella.
Open to all writers not associated with Moon City Press or its editors, past or present.
While Moon City Press does publish many Ozark authors and Ozark-inspired works, this competition is for ALL writers. This is an international competition, therefore, we are not seeking work with any particular bias or theme.
Manuscripts should fall between 35,000 and 65,000 words.
Manuscripts should be submitted via Submittable, https://mooncitypress.submittable.com/
A $25 entry fee is due via Submittable at the time of submission; entry fees are nonrefundable.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted, though manuscripts should be withdrawn immediately if accepted elsewhere.
Deadline: October 1, 2013. Winners will be notified in early 2014 and the winner will be published in the fall of 2014.
First prize: $1000, publication by Moon City Press (including international distribution through the University of Arkansas Press), and a standard royalty contract. Three additional finalists will be named and considered for publication.
For questions, please contact Moon City Editor Michael Czyzniejewski at mczyzniejewskiATmissouristateDOTedu