Limit 1,200 words -- Stories for Children 12 and under
Limit 2,500 words -- General
No cover sheet, please; just complete all questions below. DO NOT include your name anywhere in the manuscript. This includes the embedded file properties.
Use standard formatting. Specify whether your submission is for Children 12 and younger, or for General. Please review the guidelines on our Contest page. Please state whether your submission if for children or general audience.
All Stories are judged together. The highest-ranking
Story for Children 12 and under, receiving at least a Third, will also receive the following Special award:
The Viola Payne Highest Ranked Story for Children ($50)