Family Matters: 1st place $1,500 & publication in Issue 96. Deadline: 9/30.
Also: The New Writer Award deadline has been extended to 9/3 so you can enjoy the holiday and still get your story in.
Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700.
The results of this Family Matters contest will be announced in the December bulletin, and winners and finalists will be contacted the previous week.
Any story length up to 12,000 words is welcome. Reading fee is $15 per story; please, no more than 3 submissions per category. Writing Guidelines
I'm not entirely sure why I write about family, but I do know that it hasn't stopped interesting me. You meet and leave other people at different stages of your evolution, whereas family is made up of people who are links in your life, who know you over the course of time and have your complete curriculum vitae in their heads.—Antonya Nelson, interviewed by Jennifer Levasseur and Kevin Rabalais