**1st Place: $1,000 cash, acceptance into the 2013 ALMA Short Story Compilation, author bio and link to author’s website or social media page on AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com
**2nd Place: $100 cash, story featured as a free read and link to author’s website or social media page on AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com
**3rd Place: $50 cash, story featured as a free read and link to author’s website or social media page on AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com
****All three places will receive a digital award medal to use on their website and social media. Honorable Mentions may be recognized.****
To ENTER please visit: www.AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com
Entry Guidelines (partial):
Word Count: Stories must be a maximum of 3,000 words (computer word count). Stories over the word limit will not be judged.
Entry Deadline: November 10, 2012
Entry Fee: Early registration (until August 20, 2012) $15.00 (US). Standard registration $20.00 (US) after August 20, 2012.
Also check out American Literary Merit Award THEMED CONTESTS
(PRIZES for Themed Contests are listed on the website. Prizes for Themed Contests are NOT the same as listed above.)
THEMED Word Count: Stories must be a maximum of 1,500 words (computer word count). Stories over the word limit will not be judged.
Entry Deadlines Vary. See Website www.americanliterarymeritaward.com for details.
CRITIQUES ARE OFFERED FOR ANY ENTRY:
(Optional) Critique Fee: $10.00 (US) Entrant may elect to purchase a critique of their entry. Critiques will be professional and given in the spirit of helping the entrant improve his/her craft. Critiques are the opinion of a single judge, and should be received as such by the entrant. Note: If you don’t want honest feedback, DO NOT elect to purchase a critique. No refunds will be issued for critiques. This is a service offered primarily for new and/or unpublished authors who are looking to improve their craft.
For full entry guidelines and details, please visit: www.AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com