Short story prize: The Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Competition

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Win a $1,000 first prize in the annual competition from the celebrated US literary periodical

 

Win a $1,000 first prize in the annual competition from the celebrated US literary periodical

Zoetrope All-Story was founded by Francis Ford Coppola in 1997 as a quarterly print journal featuring short fiction, one-act plays and essays on film. It has won awards and featured many of the world's most significant writers among its contributors.

The annual Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Competition is for literary fiction and one-act plays up to 5,000 words.

The first prize is $1,000, the second is $500 and the third, $250. The winning story will be published and the top three stories, plus seven honorable mentions, are forwarded to leading literary agents for consideration.

The entry fee is $30 per story.

The closing date is 1 October.

For full details, see the website.

 

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