Hickory Stump Short Story Competition open for submissions till June 30th

“Competition is the key to success.”

The Hickory Stump Short Story Contest is now open to submissions.

Submit your short story of up to 4000 words for professional appraisal, prize money, publication and one-on-one videoconferencing with the jury about your work. We seek all genres and welcome new writers, as well.

Deadline: June 30th 2018 23:59:59 EST.


  • 1000 US dollars
  • One hour’s Skype conference with each of the jurists
  • Publication in The Hickory Stump. Afterward, you may publish again – in another magazine or anthology, for example.
  • Owing to time constraints, only 150 stories can be accepted.

General information

  • 20 US dollar reading fee
  • Limit 4000 words
  • If the deadline for the contest has passed, sign up to the newsletter for alerts. We run several different contests per year.
  • Please read the Contest Rules.
  • We will acknowledge receipt of your story by email.
  • The announcement date of the results is July 20th, 2108. Results will be announced on the website and via email to all participants.

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