You can now submit your entries for this year’s J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction. First place winner will be awarded $500 while the second place, $250. No age restriction. No submission fee.
The J.F Powers Prize for Short Fiction seeks to honor examples of excellent short story writing from a Catholic perspective. The prize is sponsored by Dappled Things: A Quarterly of Ideas, Art, and Faith.
The contest calls for “carefully crafted short stories with vivid characters who encounter grace in everyday settings.”
Dappled Things is a literary magazine dedicated to providing a space for emerging writers to engage the contemporary literary world from a Catholic perspective. Since 2005, Dappled Things has advanced the conversation about Catholic literary fiction in contemporary culture.
Eligibility for the The J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
- Any creative writer who can express words via writing.
- No age restriction
- It is an international contest.
- No submission fee.
- Only one submission per author will be accepted.
- Please do not submit any previously published work.
- Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
- Please include in your contact information, including e-mail and mailing address, in your cover letter, as well as one or two lines with your biographical information as you would like it to appear if published.
- The word limit is 8,000 words. Longer submissions will be returned unread.
- Using only the online submission system, submit a story of up to 8,000 words.
- The deadline for submission is 30th November, 2020.
- 1st place: $500
- 2nd place: $250
- Up to 8 honorable mentions: publication in the journal and a one-year subscription.
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