- Fiction Open. First place: $2,500, and publication. Deadline: 9/30
- Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $1,000/$600 (or if chosen for publication, $700).
- Open to ALL writers. First place has gone to beginners with no previous publications and to accomplished, established writers. All are welcome.
- Word count range: 2,000 - 20,000. (Yes, a 2,000-word piece can compete against a 20,000-word piece—it's the story that counts.)
- Winners and finalists will be announced in the December 1st bulletin, and contacted directly by November 25.