Deadline: April 30, 2022

Entry fee: $20

About the contest

Welcome to the 30th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. $8,000 in prizes.

Prizes:

  • STORY: First Prize, $3,000
  • ESSAY: First Prize, $3,000
  • The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
  • 10 Honorable Mentions will receive $200 each (any category)
  • Top 12 entries published online
  • Enter via Submittable

Contest guideline

For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. Judge: Mina Manchester. Please submit as many entries as you like. All themes accepted. Entries may be published or unpublished. Length limit: 6,000 words maximum. No restriction on age of author. All countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions). Fee: $20 per entry. Read the winning entries from the 29th contest.

First time entering? We prepared this brief video to guide you. See also our short entry checklist, then click here to submit. The results of our 30th contest will be announced on October 15, 2022.

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