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Short Story Competition and Cash Prize up to $3,000 from the Owl Canyon Press

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2019/09/30
Short Story Competition and Cash Prize up to $3,000 from the Owl Canyon Press

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Writers are invited to create and submit a short story consisting of 50 paragraphs. The contest provides the 1st and 20th paragraphs, and the short story writer crafts the rest. First prize is $3000, 2nd prize is $2000, and 3rd prize is $1000 with the winning short stories published in a short story anthology, as well as an invitation to give a public reading at Inkberry Books in Niwot, CO. The twenty-four (24) Finalists will also have their short stories included in this anthology.

Eligibility:

  1. There’s no cost to enter.
  2. Anyone can submit, including outside the USA, but the stories must be in English.
  3. You should submit 50 Paragraphs total – including the 1st and 20th provided in the submission form.
  4. No maximum word count, but each paragraph needs to be at least 40 words – this isn’t flash fiction so feel free to use as many words as you need to tell the story.
  5. Dialog is fine as long as it’s in a paragraph of at least 40 words.
  6. Authors retain all rights to their short stories.
  7. Winning authors agree to permit Owl Canyon Press to publish their stories in an Anthology.
  8. Winners receive up to $3000 in cash awards, publication in a short story anthology, and an invitation to give a public reading at Inkberry Books in Niwot, CO.
  9. Winners will be notified on December 2019.
  10. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in disqualification

Prizes:

  1. First prize is $3000.
  2. Second prize is $2000.
  3. Third prize is $1000 with the winning short stories published in a short story anthology, as well as an invitation to give a public reading at Inkberry Books in Niwot, CO. The twenty-four (24) Finalists will also have their short stories included in this anthology.

About Owl Canyon Press:

Gene Hayworth and Keith Waters founded Owl Canyon Press in 2011, as a forum for new voices in fiction and literature in translation.  In the past five years their title list has expanded to include such diverse works as the personal memoir, the music collection, and the legal reference work. The User's Guide to Colorado Marijuana Law. The press is located in Boulder, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Their goal is to discover new and upcoming authors whose works stimulate the imagination. Owl Canyon Press has received grants from the Goethe-Institute as well as the Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture. 

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Literature, Writing

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents
Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
No Language Required
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