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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2023/2024



Posted on 17 October 2023

1 May 2024

Who may enter
This contest is international and open to people of all ages.
Residents of the following countries are not eligible to enter:  Syria, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Russia, or Belarus (due to US government restrictions).

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You may submit published or unpublished work.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
$22 per entry

• Story: First Prize, $3,500
• Essay: First Prize, $3,500
• 10 Honorable Mentions will receive $300 each (any category)

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.