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Fiction Writing Contest: Saturday Evening Post

The May 1, 1920 issue of The Saturday Evening ...

The May 1, 1920 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, the first time Fitzgerald's name appeared on the cover of the magazine to which he contributed for much of his life. Fitzgerald's short story Bernice Bobs Her Hair appeared in this issue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first annual Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction contest is underway now.

The magazine has a long history of publishing short fiction by some of America’s most successful authors. Ray Bradbury, Jack London, and F. Scott Fitzgerald are just a few of the famous names to have their work featured.

According the the guidelines on the website:

“Entries must be character- or plot-driven stories in any genre of fiction that falls within the Post’s broad range of interest—one guided by the publication’s mission: Celebrating America, Past, Present, and Future.”

Story length: 1,500-5,000 words
The deadline for entries:  July 1, 2012.
Entry fee: $10
Prize $500 and publication in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue.

Read the complete rules.


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