Monday, July 06, 2009

Warren Adler Short Story Contest -- Deadline July 13th

The Warren Adler Short Story Contest   

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Spring/Summer 2009 Contest Theme: Short Fiction in Varied Genres              

Submit Your Stories Now!

The Warren Adler Short Story Contest is fast becoming the most prestigious online short story contest thanks to the extraordinary literary quality of our submissions. We are pleased to announce our next contest. The theme is simply short fiction in all of its varied genres. We are looking for original, imaginative pieces featuring compelling characters and creative plots. Whether you specialize in mainstream fiction, romance, horror, fantasy, science-fiction, satire, mystery, or any of their subcategories, we want to read your work.

Entries must not exceed 2,500 words. Stories from all the points of the globe will be considered provided that they are written in English. Mr. Adler will select which story will be awarded the Grand Prize of $1,000.

Although Mr. Adler will have already chosen the winner, the five finalists' stories will be posted on the Warren Adler website in July. The People's Choice winner will be determined by public voting.

Submissions will be accepted from April 13, 2009 to July 13, 2009. The entry fee is $15. Five cash prizes will be awarded.

  • 1st Prize: $1000
  • People's Choice Prize $500
  • Remaining finalists receive $150 each

Authors retain worldwide publishing rights.

Contest Rules:

  • Contest is open for worldwide entries from April 13, 2009 until July 13, 2009
  • A $15 fee in advance is required for each story submission.
  • When you are ready to submit your story, make your payment below to proceed to the story submission form.
  • Each story can be no longer than 2,500 words and must be written in English and previously unpublished


To submit your story please visit



dmnichols said...

FYI, the contest has been extended to July 21 due to a computer glitch.

Jenifer said...

I can't imagine that he'll actually make much money this way.
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