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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Family Circle Fiction Writing Contest 2009

Starting March 1, 2009, Family Circle will accept entries in their Family Circle 2009 Fiction Writing Contest.

From their website:
"Do you love to write? Enter our 2009 fiction writing contest.

One grand prize winner will receive $750, publication in Family Circle, a certificate for one online course (valued at up to $610), and a one-year AvantGuild membership ($49 value). Two runners-up will each receive $250 and a one-year AvantGuild membership ($49 value), and will have his or her story published on To enter, send an original fictional short story of no more than 2,500 words to:

Family Circle Fiction Writing Contest
c/o Family Circle Magazine
375 Lexington Avenue
9th Floor, New York, NY 10017

All entries must be typed, double-spaced, and page-numbered on 8-1/2-x-11-inch paper, and must include your name, address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address (optional). No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest begins March 1, 2009, and ends August 31, 2009. All entries must be postmarked on or before August 31, 2009, and received by September 7, 2009. Entries must be original, unpublished, and may not have won any prize or award. Up to two entries per individual will be accepted, but each entry must be a unique short story. Open to amateur writers who are legal residents of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Operator: Meredith Corporation."

Be sure to read the rules before submitting and check out the winning essay from 2008 for pointers.


Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for the tip.

Tricia Grissom said...

Your very welcome. Good luck with the contest.

Michelle Rachel said...

Hi. Am just wondering if there is a word limit?

Anonymous said...

No more than 2500 words.

Virginia Welch said...

No more than 2500 words.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the late request for information. I'm a rookie and don't know nothin'. Will you please 'splain the facts for me? The Official Rules state Entries become the property of Meredith Corporation. Does this mean your entry is gone and gone forever even though they may never publish it??? Thanks - Steve

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know when the winners for the contest that just ended will be announced?