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NWA Short Story Contest


Saturday, July 1, 2023


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Entry Fees



First through fifth place awards will be announced in January. 1st Prize -- $250; 2nd Prize -- $100; 3rd Prize -- $50; 4th through 10th places will receive a book. First through third place winners may be asked to grant one- time rights for publication in AUTHORSHIP magazine. Honorable Mentions receive a certificate.


The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing. Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, in the English language. Maximum length is 5,000.

Contact Information

Email is preferred: [email protected]


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