Enter to win C-VILLE Weekly’s fiction contest

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Calling all authors!

Dust off those manuscripts—submissions are now being accepted for the C-VILLE Weekly/WriterHouse fiction contest. Short works of previously unpublished creative fiction that are a maximum of 3,000 words are eligible for entry; the winning story will be published in the August 10 issue of C-VILLE Weekly. The first-prize winner will receive $500 and a one-year WriterHouse membership; the runner-up will receive $250 and a one-year WriterHouse membership. Deadline for entry has been extended to June 14.

This year’s contest judge will be Ann Beattie, who was the Edgar Allan Poe professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Virginia. Her work has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections, in John Updike’s American Short Stories of the Century and in Jennifer Egan’s The Best American Short Stories 2014. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story.

Contest details:

  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Entrants must be residents in the C-VILLE distribution area.
  • Submissions must be postmarked by June 7. Mail to WriterHouse, P.O. Box 222, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
  • Submissions must be in 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced and paginated, with the title in the header. The author’s name cannot appear anywhere in the document.
  • Previously unpublished work only (includes print or online). No erotica.
  • 1 entry person. $10 entry fee, paid by check, money order or cash.

The contest is not open to staff or family of staff of C-VILLE Weekly or the WriterHouse board, immediate board family members, WriterHouse staff or 2016 instructors.

Please note: Failure to adhere to the guidelines automatically disqualifies entry, with no refund. Read guidelines carefully! If your questions are not answered above, email programs@writerhouse.org.


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