from T.D. Johnson
The 2015 Short Story America Prize is open for entries through September 1st. Open to all short story/essay genres. Word limit: 500-12000 words.
First Prize: $500 and publication in Short Story America, Volume Five. Runnerup: $250 and publication in Volume Five. Third Prize: $125 and publication in Volume Five.
Finalists will be notified on September 20th. Winners will be announced at the Short Story America Festival and Conference, September 25-26 in Beaufort, South Carolina.
$15 reading fee per entry. For more details on Short Story America, the print anthologies (Volumes I-III), the Festival ($45 all-event pass), and/or to enter your story or stories, go to www.shortstoryamerica.com. The site also has a good online “classics” library of short stories and essays.
P.S. Short Story America was first to publish Gary Lawrence’s “Why I’m Here,” which appears in SSA’s 2012 print anthology, Volume II. A second story of Gary’s, “Garage Sale,” is in SSA’s 2013 anthology, Volume III. SSA also helped him publish his short story collection Baffled. Gary teaches composition and CRW170/270 (introduction to, and intermediate fiction) online at GCC, and will be presenting (again!) at this year’s “Second Saturday” creative writing workshop series (November 14, 9-11 am, GCC, short story sequences).