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BWR 2023 Short Story Award


Sunday, April 30, 2023


Entry Fees



First place: $250 and publication Second place: $100 and publication Third place: $50 and publication Honorable Mention (if any): publication


We are seeking never-published short stories of 2,000 words or fewer on the theme: Holiday Tales. We define holiday stories as those that involve any holiday from US Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, inclusive. (There are many such holidays, so let your imagination fly.) While our theme is broadly interpreted, and we accept all genres except horror or erotica, the holiday must be an important element in the story, not just referred to in passing.
Our 2023 Guest Judge is award-winning short story writer and editor, Barb Goffman.
Enter for your chance to be published in the forthcoming “Sweet, Funny, and Strange” anthology: SEASON’S READINGS

Contact Information

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