INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION COMPETITION

The TheScreamOnline's first International Short Fiction Competition promises to be an exciting event. The magazine is read all over the world, with fan mail pouring in from such countries as Pakistan, Iran, China, Nepal, Australia, Thailand, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and all over Europe and the United States.

Grand Prize:
$300 U.S. and feature publication
in the January 2004 issue.

Two Jurors' Choice Awards:
Publication in
January 2004.

6 Honorable Mention Awards

Entry deadline: October 1, 2003

Fee: $25 U.S. per entry


REQUIREMENTS & RESTRICTIONS

1. English only
2. Manuscript must be original, previously unpublished
3. 7000-word limit
4. Double-spaced, 12-point text
5. Microsoft Word or Appleworks formats only

Page 1 of your file must have only the following information,
listed in this order:

1. Title of story
2. Your name
3. Home address
4. E-mail address
5. Date written
Title
Name
Address
E-mail
Date
 
Story
begins
here
Page 1 Page 2

Your name cannot appear anywhere else in the manuscript. Personal information will not be seen by the jurors because manuscripts will be assigned a number to preserve anonymity.

WHO MAY SUBMIT

• All writers, published or unpublished, are welcome to enter.

• Writers previously featured in the magazine (excluding jurors) are welcome to enter. Since authors' names will remain anonymous during the judging, favoritism will not be an issue. Work will be judged on quality alone.

METHOD OF SUBMISSION

E-mail attachment only. Do not paste manuscript text into the body of an email; this method will disqualify you. No printed material will be accepted.

Bookmark this page. When you are ready to submit your manuscript, click on this link and attach the file to the pre-addressed email: editor[AT]thescreamonline.com (for spam reasons, replace [AT] with @).If this does not work for you, copy and paste this address into a new email and type "Short Fiction Competition" into the Subject line—and make sure file is attached!

ENTRY FEE & PAYMENT METHODS

$25 U.S. funds per entry

Cashier's check or money order—payable to TheScreamOnline (no personal checks)—or PayPal (see below). If you are submitting more than one entry, you may send one payment for the total fee. (Indicate number of submissions on check.)

TheScreamOnline
P.O. Box 598
Venice, CA 90294

PayPal—fast, easy, secure payment:

JURORS:

• Robert Grudin, The Most Amazing Thing, Time and the Art of Living
• John Kilgore, Radio Roger
• John Guzlowski, Language of Mules
• Stuart Vail—Editor, TheScreamOnline

The legalese:

Each entrant retains all copyrights to submitted work. TheScreamOnline assumes no responsibility or liability for any plagiarism or possible copyright violation on the part of the entrant. Any third-party disputes over copyright are entirely between the entrant and the complainant.

TheScreamOnline reserves the right to cancel the competition if not enough submissions are received, in which case all entry fees will be returned.

We look forward to your submission. Good luck!

Stuart Vail
Editor-in-Chief
TheScreamOnline

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