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 +Story must be previously unpublished (including online).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