Expired: The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Now in its 16th year, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2500 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world. The contest opens each year April 1 – May 15 and winners are published in the following fall issue in October.

No limit to number of stories. +We accept entries from anywhere in the world, but the story must be in English. +No genre fiction (romance, horror, sci-fi); literary fiction only. +Story must be previously unpublished (including online). +Max word count: 6000. (Please do not query us about this; exceed it at your own risk.) +All readings are blind. +Winners of the past two Raymond Carver and Premium Edition contests are ineligible.

Entry Fees:- $17 online / $15 mailed, per story.

Awards:- Prizes: 1st $1500, 2nd $500, 3rd $250, 4th $125

Deadline:- 15-05-2016

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