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First Annual Short Fiction and Non-Fiction Contest


Friday, July 10, 2015



Entry Fees



$500--First Prize
$200--Up to 3 finalists
Publication online and in print


Story|Houston is looking for previously unpublished narratives of 3,000 to 6,000 words. Guest judge Lacy M. Johnson, author of the memoirs Trespasses and The Other Side, says, “Send me stories (fictional or nonfictional) that are at once urgent and elegant, risky and insightful; that have never been told before, that burst at the seams, that buzz, that crackle, that hum.”

Story|Houston was founded to encourage and support established and emerging writers in the Houston area and beyond. We seek to make quality literature available for an online audience, selecting work that appeals to anyone who loves a good story. Our online journal is published quarterly and is the product of a dedicated volunteer staff, a highly credentialed editorial committee and, most importantly, the many imaginative and talented writers who share their work with us.

Contact Information
For questions about the contest, contact the managing editor at [email protected].


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