Annual Fiction Contest

* Entries are received beginning March 1 and must be postmarked no later than August 15.

 

• Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.

 

• There is no set theme and no entry fee.

 

• Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.)

 

• Stories must be previously unpublished.

 

• Please include an accurate word count on your cover sheet.

 

• Multiple submissions are permitted, but please submit only your best work.

 

• Past winners are ineligible.

 

• The winner will be announced November 1 at pockets.upperroom.org.

 

• Award: $500 and publication in the magazine.

 

• Entries with a SASE will be returned.

 

• If you have questions, visit our website at www.pockets.upperroom.org or write to us.

 

SEND ALL MANUSCRIPTS WITH SASE TO:

Lynn W. Gilliam, Editor

P. O. Box 340004

Nashville, TN 37203-0004

 

Please do NOT send submissions via FAX or e-mail.

 

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