Deadline: April 30, 2023

Entry fee: $20

About the competition

Letter Review is offering $1000 USD total Prize pool in a competition for short stories between 1000 – 3000 words. No genre or theme restrictions: all stories welcome. Open to writers who live anywhere in the world. First Place receives $600 USD and publication, Second Place receives $250 USD and publication, and Third Place receives $150 USD and publication. Twenty writers will be longlisted. All entries are considered for publication, submission to the Pushcart Prize, and for further anthologies. The Prize is judged blind to ensure fairness.

Competition guidelines

  • We are seeking tales between 1000 – 3000 words. 
  • The Prize is open to anyone, from anywhere in the world.
  • There are no theme or genre restrictions: all stories welcome. 
  • It costs $20 USD to enter one story, $35 USD to enter two (save $5), and $45 USD to enter three (save $15). 
  • Enter via Submittable. No entries via post please. 
  • The Prize opens on the 1st March 2023 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, and 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. 
  • Story must be unpublished, and free from any claims by other parties.
  • Entrants will receive automatic confirmation via email after entry.
  • Read the whole guideline here and submit your entry here.
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