Calling fiction writers!
Zoetrope: All-Story is hosting its fifteenth annual short fiction contest with National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard judging. Monetary prizes are as follows: first; $1000, second; $500, and third; $250. The three prizewinners, along with seven honorable mentions, will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor, ICM, Regal Literary, the Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, Aitken Alexander Associates, Barer Literary, the Gernert Company, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency. Unpublished stories of up to 5,000 words must be submitted by October 3, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PDT via the submission tool on the contest website. Multiple submissions are welcome ($15/entry), as are submissions from outside the U.S. Complete guidelines are available at the website.