The Per Contra Prize for Short Fiction
$1,000 Grand Prize plus Publication in Per Contra for the Top Ten Entries.
The story must be the original work of the author; however, collaborative work of two authors is acceptable when so noted. All entries must be written in English. Translations of other author’s works may not be submitted.
No previously published work or works forthcoming elsewhere may be submitted.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; if accepted elsewhere, we ask that they be withdrawn from the contest immediately, but the reading fee is non-refundable.
Stories must be at least 1,000 words and may not exceed 3,000 words.
Authors may send as many entries as they wish, but a $10 fee must accompany each submission.
Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, minimum 12 point type.
Author’s names, together with an accurate word count, and the title must appear on the cover sheet only. DO NOT PLACE AUTHOR’S NAME ON THE MANUSCRIPT.
Title and page number should appear on each page of the story.
Include a self-addressed postcard or envelope with postage if you want to be notified that your manuscript as been received.
Entries will be judged (identities will be concealed) by the editorial staff of Per Contra.
No current/former student or colleague of Miriam Kotzin’s or Bill Turner’s is eligible to be considered for the contest. Former students may use this as a period of open submission to Per Contra. Students may submit their work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No one editorially or financially affiliated with Per Contra may enter the contest. Authors previously published in Per Contra may not enter the contest.
The winning stories will be published in Per Contra. Must be 18 or older to enter.
Checks payable to: William Turner
Entries must be sent to the address below and postmarked no later than January 8, 2007. Entries cannot be returned.
250 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19l07-5615
FIRST PRIZE: $1,000 U.S. dollars.
Top ten stories will be published in Per Contra in our 2007 editorial calendar year, with the authors paid our regular professional publication rates. Per Contra purchases first rights, right to archive and right to broadcast spoken word versions and right to reprint in an
anthology. Copyright to work remains with the author.
All entries will be considered for publication. (Currently we are not accepting unsolicited submissions in poetry or fiction.)
Winners will be announced on March 1st in Per Contra. Additionally, winners will be notified by email.
PER CONTRA FICTION CONTEST ENTRY – (COPY THE FORM BELOW AND PASTE IT INTO A
NAME OF AUTHOR:
ADDRESS OF AUTHOR: (Street address, City, Country, Mailing Code)
TITLE OF STORY:
NUMBER OF WORDS:
I CERTIFY THAT THE ENCLOSED STORY IS MY ORIGINAL WORK, AND THAT IT HAS NEITHER APPEARED IN PRINT OR ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION NOR HAS IT BEEN ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION IN PRINT OR ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION, AND THAT I AM 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. (When the story is the product of a collaboration by two authors, both
signatures are required).
CHECKLIST FOR EACH ENTRY:
COMPLETED ENTRY Must include a separate cover sheet for each submmission.
NAME of AUTHOR,
TITLE OF STORY
NUMBER OF WORDS
TYPED (GOOD PHOTOCOPIES ARE ACCEPTABLE)
TITLE ON TOP OF EACH PAGE
NAME OF AUTHOR ONLY ON COVER SHEET, NOT ELSEHWERE IN MANUSCRIPT
POSTCARD TO BE NOTIFIED THAT MANUSCRIPT ARRIVED (OPTIONAL)