Submit 7,000 words or less of any original work of humor--fiction or non-fiction. Submissions will be judged by our award-winning Twain House staff, Twain experts, Trinity College faculty, and celebrity guest judges. A youth category for Young Authors (under 18) is also available. Prizes are awarded in both categories - Adult & Young Author.
First prize: $1,000
Second prize: $500
Third prize: $250
Honorable Mention: $100 Gift Certificate for the Mark Twain Store
Submissions are open February 1 through July 10, 2016. The winners will be announced in September. For further contest rules and submissions, please visit our page here.