The Saturday Evening Post has launched the 2014 Great American Fiction Contest. One winner will receive $500 in prize money and publication in both the January/February 2014 edition of the magazine as well as the website.
Five other writers will be selected as runners-up; they will also be published on the website and collect $100 each.
Only previously unpublished writers are eligible to enter. Each written piece must contain 1,500-5,000 words. Those who enter will have to pay a $10 entry fee. A deadline has been set for 11:59 p.m. EST on July 1, 2013. Follow this link to read all the rules and learn all the details about this contest.
Here’s more from the press release:
The competition offers aspiring writers the opportunity to have their work appear on the same hallowed pages as famous Post contributors John Steinback, William Faulkner, Kurt Vonnegut, Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Anne Tyler, and Edgar Allan Poe…All submissions should be made electronically in Microsoft Word format with the author’s name, address, telephone number and email address on the first page. The Saturday Evening Post editorial staff in consultation with the magazine’s fiction advisory board will judge the stories.