Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

29 January 2012
11:59 p.m., EST, FEBRUARY 15, 2012!

We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) for the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story AwardThe first place winner’s story will be considered for publication in the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC’s upcoming anthology, Seasonal Pursuits: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales. Our previous publication, A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), won two Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Best Anthology and Best Short Fiction.

Entry Requirements:
  • Stories must be submitted using the form below
  • Entries must be no more than 2000 words
  • All entries must be previously unpublished, and adhere to our Terms and Conditions set out below
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, February 15, 2012
  • Payments are requested within 24 hours of submissions. All payments must be received through PayPal no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on February 17, 2012
Entry Fee:
  • $10 per story.
  • First prize: $200 and consideration for inclusion in the upcoming BWG anthology, Seasonal Pursuits: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Talesscheduled for publication in late 2012. If it is not accepted for publication in the print anthology, it will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. There is no guarantee of print publication
  • Second prize: $100 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.
  • Third prize: $50 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.
  • Honorable Mentions: Stories may be selected for Honorable Mention and offered publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.
  • Initial judging will be performed by members of the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC. Finalists will be notified by March 15, 2012.
  • Final selection of winners will be done by The New York Times best-selling author, Jonathan Maberry. Prize winners will be notified by April 15, 2012.
  • Contest winners will be announced on the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable website and on the Bethlehem Writers Group website ( by May 1, 2012.



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