30th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest


Published: Sunday, 31 October 2021

30 April 2022

Who may enter
Authors from all countries except Syria, Iran, North Korea and Crimea (due to US government restrictions) are eligible. There is no age limit.

Short description
The contest is organized by Winning Writers located in Western Massachusetts, United States of America.

You may submit stories and essays on any theme, up to 6,000 words each. For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction.

Your work must be in English.

You may submit published or unpublished work. 

Entry fee
$20 per entry

• Story: First Prize, $3,000
• Essay: First Prize, $3,000
• 10 Honorable Mentions will receive $200 each (any category)

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.