Deadline: April 30, 2023

Entry fee: $15

About the competition

Letter Review is offering $800 USD total Prize pool in a competition for short stories up to 1000 words in length. No genre or theme restrictions: all stories welcome. The Prize is open to writers who live anywhere in the world. First Prize is $400 USD and publication, Second Prize is $250 USD and publication, and Third Prize is $150 USD and publication. Twenty writers will be Longlisted. All entries are considered for publication, submission to the Pushcart Prize, and for further anthologies.

Competition guidelines

  • We are seeking tales up to 1000 words.
  • The Prize is open to anyone, from anywhere in the world.
  • There are no theme or genre restrictions: all stories welcome.
  • It costs $15 USD to enter one story, $27 to enter two (save $3), and $35 to enter three (save $10). 
  • Enter via Submittable. No entries via post please.
  • The Prize opens on the 7th March 2022 and closes at 11:59 pm (ET) on the 30th April 2023.
  • Please include a short biography of less than 200 words in your cover letter. Ensure the biography is suitable for publication.
  • Ensure the file name of your document is only the title of your story. Do not include your name in your story document or file name as the Prize is judged blind.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • The judges will be Ol James and Nakita Dass.
  • Format: Submit story (or stories) in a single document, written in English. No translations please.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here
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