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Sunday, September 20, 2015

N C S U Short story Contest

An unpublished SHORT STORY of no more than 20 double-spaced pages; limit 5000 words. The James Hurst Fiction Prize for the winning story is $500. There will also be some Honorable Mention awards.
A unpublished SHORT-SHORT FICTION story of no more than 5 double-spaced typed pages; limit 1200 words. Top prize $250.
You may enter one story in both categories.

Here are the RULES:

The contest is open to all North Carolina residents except 1) tenured/tenure-track professors in the University of North Carolina system or 2) writers with a published book, 3) previous winners.
Your entry may not have been published in either printed form or by an established online venue.
All entries must be double-spaced, typed, and please include a word count on the first page. Do NOT put your name on the story, so it may be judged anonymously. Put your name, email address and phone number on a separate cover sheet.
Previous finalists should submit new work.
No email submissions accepted. Due to volume, we cannot contact each contestant or return stories afterwards.

DEADLINE (all entries must be postmarked by) OCTOBER 12th, 2015

Contestants should submit their entries to:

NCSU Short Story Contest
Campus Box 8105
English Department
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

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