Short Story Competition

September 27, 2011

The deadline for the fifteenth annual Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest is Monday, October 3. Enter now at This is the final notice we’ll send.
National Book Award-finalist Jim Shepard will award the prizes.
First prize is $1,000; second prize $500; and third prize $250.
The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor, ICM, Regal Literary, the Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, Aitken Alexander Associates, Barer Literary, the Gernert Company, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.
All entries must be complete by October 3, 2011. Results will be announced at the website December 15, 2011, and in the Spring 2012 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story; and the winning story will be published as a special online supplement to that Spring 2012 issue.
Complete contest guidelines are available at the website. Please read them before submitting.
Please e-mail us at with further questions. We look forward to reading your work.
Best of luck,
The editors at Zoetrope: All-Story

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