$1000 2012 Short Story Contests

We are now accepting entries for the 2012 Short Story Prize. The entry deadline is October 1st, 2011. The winning story from the 2011 Prize, selected by author Leif Enger, appears in Issue 19 of Ruminate. You can also read 2009's winning story, selected by author Bret Lott and awarded a notable mention in the Best American Short Stories anthology.

2012 Short Story Contests Guidelines:
  • The submission deadline for the short story contest is midnight October 1st, 2011.
  • The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Spring 2012 Issue).
  • You may submit one short story per contest entry and it must be 7000 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • $1000 will be awarded to the winner and publication in the Spring 2012 Issue will be awarded to the winning story and runner-up story.
  • A blind reading of all entries will be conducted by a panel of RUMINATE readers, who will select 8 short stories as finalists.
  • Close friends and students (current & former) of the finalist judge are not eligible to compete. Nor are close friends or family of the RUMINATE staff.
  • All submissions must be submitted via our online submission form below. We will not accept mail or email submissions. We do not accept previously published entries.
  • You may pay online below or mail your payment.
  • Winners will be announced in the Spring Issue, March 2012.
  • We will be notifying all entrants of submission status in early January, 2012.
  • Please remove your name, bio, and any contact info from the file that you submit.
website: http://www.ruminatemagazine.org/contests/short-story.html


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