New Writers: 1st place $1,500 & publication in Issue 95. Deadline: 8/31.
Note: New writers are especially welcome at GT, but the Short Story Award for New Writers is the contest that is open only to emerging writers. The 1st place winner in the last New Writer contest was that author's very first story accepted for publication.
Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the November bulletin, and finalists will be contacted directly the previous week.
Most submissions run 1,500 - 6,000 words, but can be as long as 12,000. Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category. Writing Guidelines