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Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story


Monday, December 10, 2018


Entry Fees

A reading fee of $20 must accompany each entry. Please make checks payable to Beloit Fiction Journal or pay entry fee through Submittable.


$2,000 and publication in the Beloit Fiction Journal


Entries must be works of fiction of 7,000 words or less. The judge for this year’s contest is Bonnie Nadzam, author of Lions: A Novel.

“Established 1985, the Beloit Fiction Journal publishes the best in contemporary short fiction. Traditional and experimental narratives find a home in our pages. We publish new writers alongside established writers. Our fiction-only format allows us to consider very long as well as very short stories. We occasionally publish excerpts.”

Contact Information

Send entries and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Chris Fink, editor
Beloit Fiction Journal
Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI, 53511

Alternatively, entries may be submitted electronically via Submittable ( ).

Please email [email protected] or visit with any questions.


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