Monday, September 5, 2011

The Delmarva Review Short Story Prize

The Delmarva Review Short Story Prize
September 1 to November 1
First Place - $500 cash and publication
Second Place - $200 cash
Third Place - $100 cash

Attention all writers!  A new short story contest, with three cash prizes, seeks your best new writing. First place wins a cash prize of $500 and publication in the literary journal The Delmarva Review in 2012. Second place wins $200, and third place wins $100.

The contest seeks evocative, powerful, literary fiction that exemplifies great story telling and appeals to a wide literary audience. New, previously unpublished stories, from 2,500 to 5,000 words, will be considered. The judge, to remain anonymous until the contest concludes, is an award winning author and writing instructor.

The submission period runs from September 1 through November 1, 2011. Winners will be announced in January 2012. An administrative fee of $15 must be received for each entry. All interested writers should see the guidelines, under “Contest,” on The Delmarva Review website:

The contest is made possible by an anonymous gift, matched by the Review’s sponsor, the Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA), to encourage new and exciting literary fiction.

The Delmarva Review, now in its fourth year, has published original prose and poetry from 69 authors from 16 states, the District of Columbia, and several other countries. Twelve have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. The next issue will be published on October 1.

See the website for additional information on the “Contest,” or send an email to:; or write: Contest, The Delmarva Review, P.O. Box 544, St. Michaels, MD 21663.

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