The Journal’s Annual Short Story Contest

1 April 2010

Contest Guidelines:
The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University, would like to announce the sixth annual Journal Short Story Contest.

This year’s judge is Lee K. Abbott, author of the short story collections Dreams of Distant Lives, Strangers in Paradise, Love is the Crooked Thing, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, and Living After Midnight. His latest collection of stories, All Things, All at Once, was published by Norton in Spring 2006.

The Journal Short Story Contest offers $1000 and publication of the winning story in The Journal’s Autumn/Winter issue. All styles, subject matter, and forms are welcome. Simultaneous submissions are accepted provided immediate notice is given if work is accepted elsewhere. Please submit only previously unpublished fiction up to 7500 words. All manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Deadline for postmark of manuscripts is May 1st.
A reading fee of $10 must accompany each manuscript (please make checks payable to The Journal).
Manuscripts should be submitted anonymously with the title of the work and all contact information listed on a separate cover letter. Please be sure to also list your title on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please number pages and double-space all entries.
Notification will be in late October.

Send previously unpublished story along with reading fee to:
Short Story Contest
The Journal
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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