The prestigious Narrative Winter 2016 Story Contest is currently accepting fiction and nonfiction submissions through the deadline of March 31. For this award, the journal is seeking short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be unpublished, not exceed 15,000 words, and not have been chosen previously as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.
A prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the winner, with prizes of $1,000 and $500 awarded to the second and third place winners, respectively. An additional ten finalists will receive $100 each, and all entries will be considered for publication. All entries are also eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize and acceptance as a Story of the Week.
Prior winners and finalists in Narrative contests have gone on to be recognized in prize collections, including The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses series, The Best American Short Stories and Nonrequired Reading anthologies, the Atlantic Book Awards, and others.
For more information and to submit online, visit the website at http://www.narrativemagazine.com/winter-2016-story-contest.