The Hickory Stump Short Story Contest is now open to submissions.
Submit your short story of up to 15000 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. Shorter works will be given equal weight; longer is not necessarily better.
- 1000 US dollars
- Cash prize – no substitutes
- Payable online though PayPal – or a similar service upon request
- One hour’s Skype conference with each of the jurists
- Get tips and coaching tailored to your work
- Publication in The Hickory Stump
- Promotional video interview to be published online
- Promote yourself and your other work
- Facebook ad support for your story and interview
- We will be online, getting behind you, pushing your work as a way to push the magazine
- Your own donations button at the bottom of your story and interview
- Let readers decide how much extra to pay
- 20 US dollar reading fee
- No other charges apply
- No other purchases necessary
- Limit 15000 words
- If the deadline for the contest has passed, sign up to the newsletter for alerts. We will run the contest again next year.
- Please read the Contest Rules.
- We will acknowledge receipt of your story by email.
- The announcement date of the results is Aug 20th, 2019. Results will be announced on the website.
Reading fee deadline: June 1st, 2019 23:59:59 EST
Submission deadline: June 15th, 2019 23:59:59 EST