Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

25 March 2007

$2,000 Awaits Winners of Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2007 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition to vie for $2,000 in cash prizes. The literary competition is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more.

The first-place winner will receive $1,000 in cash, while the second- and third- place winners will receive $500 apiece. Judges will also award honorable mentions to other entrants whose work demonstrates promise.

The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition was created in 1981 to support and encourage the efforts of writers who have not yet achieved major-market success. Lorian Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, is the author of the critically acclaimed novel “Walking into the River,” the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee “Walk on Water,” and the powerfully evocative “A World Turned Over.”

To be eligible for the 2007 competition, stories must be original, unpublished, typed and double-spaced, and 3,000 words or less. There are no theme restrictions, but only works of fiction will be considered. Writers’ names should not appear on the stories, and manuscripts will not be returned. Copyright remains the property of the author. (We do not accept e-mailed submissions.)

Each story should be accompanied by a cover sheet with the writer’s name, complete address, e-mail address, phone number, and title of the piece. The entry fee is $10 for each story postmarked by May 1, 2007, and $15 for each story postmarked between May 1 and May 15, 2007. Entries postmarked after May 15 will not be accepted.

Winners will be announced at the end of July 2007 in Key West, Florida. All entrants will receive a letter from Lorian Hemingway and a list of winners-either via mail or e-mail-by October 1, 2007.

The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition has a twenty-six-year history of literary excellence, and its organizers are dedicated to supporting the efforts of emerging writers of short fiction.

All manuscripts and their accompanying entry fees should be sent to the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, P.O. Box 993, Key West, FL 33041.

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
P.O. Box 993, Key West, FL 33041
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