The Warren Adler Short Story Contest

21 June 2009

2009 Contest Theme: Short Fiction in Varied Genres

Submit Your Stories Starting April 13!

The Warren Adler Short Story Contest is fast becoming the most prestigious online short story contest thanks to the extraordinary literary quality of our submissions. We are pleased to announce our next contest. The theme is simply short fiction in all of its varied genres. We are looking for original, imaginative pieces featuring compelling characters and creative plots. Whether you specialize in mainstream fiction, romance, horror, fantasy, science-fiction, satire, mystery, or any of their subcategories, we want to read your work.

Entries must not exceed 2,500 words and we will only accept stories submitted using our web form (see Pay Now button below), no exceptions. Stories from all the points of the globe will be considered provided that they are written in English. Mr. Adler will select which story will be awarded the Grand Prize of $1,000.

The People’s Choice winner will be determined by public voting. Warren Adler’s top choice, along with the People’s Choice winner, will be announced in July.

Submissions will be accepted from April 13, 2009 to July 21, 2009 [extended]. The entry fee is $15. Five cash prizes will be awarded.

* 1st Prize: $1,000
* People’s Choice Prize $500
* Remaining finalists receive $150 each

Authors retain worldwide publishing rights.
Contest Rules:

* Contest is open for worldwide entries from April 13, 2009 until July 13, 2009
* A $15 fee in advance is required for each story submission.
* When you are ready to submit your story, make your payment below to proceed to the story submission form.
* Each story can be no longer than 2,500 words and must be written in English and previously unpublished

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