New Writer Award: 1st place $1,500& publication in Issue 96.Deadline: 30th November.
This category is open only to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5000. (Seven of the last eight 1st place New Writer winners have been those authors' firstprint publications.)
Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the February 1 bulletin, and 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 three submissions per category.Writing Guidelines
The October Very Short Fiction grace period ends on November 7.