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Eligible literary material (compulsory requirements):

- Short stories in English, unpublished*

- Group work allowed, max. two authors per short story

- You may enter simultaneously submitted work

- Fiction and stories based on true events (Write fiction or non-fiction on your title page)

- No theme or genre restrictions

- Title page presenting the title, the name and email of the author, and the
word count (The Judges only get your short story, the title page only fulfils
administrative purposes.)

- Double-spaced

- Word count: anywhere between 300 and 2,500 (Having a word count slightly above the given limit is eligible / In case of doubt, just ask us)

Resubmissions are allowed at a reduced fee only once per story entry, but please bear in mind the following deadlines:

>> Regular Deadline: February 25,  2018.

If you want to take the opportunity of resubmission, kindly let us know here

- Microsoft Word Document (*.doc/*.docx) or Acrobat Reader PDF file
(We accept only online submissions to hopefully save some trees.)

Every story that meets these guidelines can be submitted to our contest. You may submit a maximum of ten stories per writer.

The writer retains all rights to her/his story.

*Published writers who have earned more than $5,000 through their literary work(s) are not allowed to enter the contest. In
special cases just contact us. Exceptions possible.

Please carefully read the guidelines and apply them to your short story.

                                                                                               We wish you the best of luck.