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2018 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

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Deadline

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Entry Fees

$10 which helps defray a portion of the cost of operating the contest.

Prizes

The winning story will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive $500. Five runners-up will each receive $100 and will also have their stories featured online.
For more on prizes and to enter, visit www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

Description

In its nearly two centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of great American authors, including Ray Bradbury, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, and Kurt Vonnegut, among so many others.

Now you have the opportunity to join our illustrious lineup by entering The Saturday Evening Post’s Sixth Annual Great American Fiction Contest.

The winning story will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive $500. Five runners-up will each receive $100 and will also have their stories featured online.

Submission Guidelines
*Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
*All stories must be previously unpublished (excluding personal website and/or blog publication).
*No extreme profanity or graphic sex scenes.
*All stories must be submitted by their author in print or in Microsoft Word or PDF format with author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page.
*Entries should be character- or plot-driven pieces in any genre of fiction.
*All entries must be received electronically or be postmarked by July 1, 2017.

For more details and to enter, visit www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

Contact Information

For guidlines and/or to enter, visit www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

Website

www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

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