Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
Welcome to the 26th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. $5,000 in prizes.
Please submit during October 15, 2017-April 30, 2018.
- STORY: First Prize, $2,000
- ESSAY: First Prize, $2,000
- 10 Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any category)
- Top 12 entries published online
For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. Judge: Dennis Norris II, assisted by Lauren Singer. Please submit as many entries as you like. All themes accepted. Entries may be published or unpublished. Length limit: 6,000 words. No restrictions on age or country. Please click the Submittable button below for full details. Fee: $20 per entry. The results of our 26th annual contest will be announced on October 15, 2018.