Narrative Magazine has released the information for their Winter 2015 Story Contest. Grand prize is $2500, and your $22 entry fee will grant you three months of access to Narrative Backstage.
We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction.
The contest is open to previously unpublished fiction and non-fiction pieces no longer than 15,000 words, and with the March 31, 2015 deadline, there’s plenty of time to write or spruce up a substantial work to meet the established submission guidelines.
As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to as human beings, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.
Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pushcart Prize, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others. View all the recent awards won by Narrative authors.
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Winter 2015 Story Contest | Narrative Magazine.