wed01mayAll DayCompletedTom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay ContestCategoryMultiple categoriesInternationalEntry Fee$22 Max word count6,000 Top Prize$3,500

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Sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope, the 32nd annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest will award $10,000 in prizes.

All themes accepted. Entries may be published or unpublished. No restriction on age of author.

For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction.

Final judge: Mina Manchester, assisted by Sarah Halper.

All countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Russia, or Belarus (due to US government restrictions).

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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