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Thursday, August 28, 2008

2009 Essence Short Fiction Writing Contest

Author Niobia Bryant has a blog post on the 2009 Essence Short Fiction Writing Contest. The rules say you can enter one story up to 2,500 words and the entry must be postmarked by September 30, 2008 and received by October 7, 2008.

They're looking for new voices, so you can't have previously published in a major book or in a magazine with a circulation over 25,000. The story must feature "an adult female of African descent as the main character."

The prize: $1000 plus publication in Essence. Looks like a great opportunity for a new writer to get recognition.

Query on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a new unpublished voice and I pray that I am recognized.

MC (Detroit, MI, Charlotte, NC)