The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest


Sunday, 15 March 2020

Submissions open:
1 April 2020

Submissions close:
15 May 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The contest is organised by the Carve literary magazine.

The competition is for original, unpublished literary fiction up to 10,000 words. The story must be in English.

This year's guest judge is Pam Houston.

Entry fees
The entry fee is $17 online and $15 mailed.

• 1st prize: $2,000
• 2nd prize: $500
• 3rd prize: $250
• two editor's choice prizes of $125

The winners will be published in the fall issue of the magazine.

Competition website
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