In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald; William Faulkner; Anne Tyler; Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; Ray Bradbury; Louis L’Amour; Sinclair Lewis; Jack London; and Edgar Allan Poe. You have the opportunity to join our illustrious line-up by entering The Saturday Evening Post’s Third Annual Great American Fiction Contest.
The winning story will be published in the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 cash payment and will also have their stories published online.
Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length
All stories must be submitted by the author, and previously unpublished (excluding personal websites and blogs)
No extreme profanity or graphic sex scenes please.
All stories must be submitted online in Microsoft Word format with the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page.
Entries should be character or plot-driven pieces in any genre of fiction.
Think local. The Post has historically played a role in defining what it means to be an American. Your story should in some way touch upon the publication’s mission: Celebrating America, past, present, and future.
There is a $10 entry fee, which helps defray a portion of the cost of operating the contest.
All entries must be received electronically or postmarked by July 1, 2014.
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Click here to view the winners of the 2014 Great American Fiction Contest
Click here to view the winners of the 2013 Great American Fiction Contest
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