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Announcing the Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Competition $500 First Prize

2 June 2013

Cat & Mouse Press, a small publishing company based in Lewes, DE has announced a new contest and invites writers to submit short pieces of fiction or nonfiction that are entertaining, interesting, humorous or just plain fun. The Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Competition features a $500 first prize sponsored by Browseabout
Books in Rehoboth Beach. The theme for the contest is The Beach House. Each story must incorporate that theme and also have a strong connection to Rehoboth Beach. A panel of judges will select the best entries, which will be published in a professionally designed
paperback book.


  1. Submissions must fit the theme.
  2. Written works may be fiction or nonfiction, but must be plausible as a “beach read” (engaging, entertaining, and/or humorous).
  3. No poetry, erotica, children’s literature, or religious material.
  4. All work must be original, unpublished, and free from libelous material.
  5. Length must be 500-5,000 words
  6. Work must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word.
  7. Work should be publication-ready (in final form, and free from grammatical, spelling, or structural mistakes).
  8. Writers retain copyright but must grant first publication rights if their work is selected
  9. There is no guarantee of publication
  10. Limit of three entries per person
  11.  Publisher reserves right to edit for grammar and spelling.
  12. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  13. Each entry must be accompanied by a $10 fee.
  14. Writers do not have to reside in Rehoboth, but the written piece must include a substantive connection to the area.
  15. Work will be judged on creativity, quality of writing, suitability as a beach read, and fit with the theme.

The deadline for entries is July 1, 2013.

Visit the website for complete guidelines and details on how to enter: