At a minimum, 25 submissions will be accepted for inclusion in the annual book. Book format will be in three media formats (hardback with jacket, softback, and e-book).
Every year, a theme will be announced in June for the next year’s competition. The 2022-year theme is RESENTMENT and short stories can be of any genre. Maximum word count for short stories is up to 5,000 words.
Cost for submission is $15.00 to cover administrative and production costs. Three levels of award – First Place – $500, Second Place – $250, and Third Place – $150. A ribbon metal and book publication is included. Each awardee will receive a complementary hardback copy, and the others chosen for publication will receive a softback. Books will be available through standard book distribution via Ingram Distribution for online and bookstores purchase.
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