Accepting Submissions for the 2014 Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest

Now through February 1, 2014, submit your short works of fiction for your chance to win a $1,000 grand prize and have your story published in the annual June Culture issue of Memphis!

2014 Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest Rules and Guidelines

1. Authors must live within 150 miles of Memphis.
2. Entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2014.
3. You may submit more than one story but each entry must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee, with check or money orders payable to Memphis magazine.
4. Each story should be typed, double-spaced, with unstapled, numbered pages. Stories should be between 3,000 and 4,500 words long.
5. Stories are not required to have a Memphis or Southern theme.
6. With each story should be a cover letter that gives us your name, address, phone number, and the title of your story. Please do not put your name anywhere on the manuscript itself.
7. Manuscripts may be previously published as long as previous publication was not in a national magazine with over 20,000 circulation or in a regional publication within Shelby County.
8. Manuscripts should be sent to Fiction Contest, c/o Memphis magazine, P.O. Box 1738, Memphis, TN 38101. Please do not send faxes or emails. Authors wishing their manuscripts returned must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with each entry.

Click here for more information, including how to contact our editorial team with contest questions.

Many thanks to this year's sponsors, The Booksellers at Laurelwood and Burke's Book Store.

For even more in Memphis living and entertainment news, be sure to follow Memphis magazine on Twitter and Instagram @memphismagazine, on Facebook and Pinterest!


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