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May 2022 eLitPak :: 2022 Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest, First Place: $2,500!

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Our contest this year will be judged by author and critic, Camille Acker. We’re looking for previously unpublished fiction of up to 8,000 words. The deadline is June 15, 2022. First place is $2,500 with an invitation to an awards dinner. Second place $750. Third place $500. The winning stories will be published in the Fall print issue of Philadelphia Stories, with all entrants receiving a complimentary copy. All authors currently residing in the United States are eligible. $15 fee. We can’t wait to read your stories! Visit website.

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October 2021 eLitPak :: Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry

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The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry features a first place prize of $1,000 and three Runners Up prizes of $250 each. We especially encourage poets from underrepresented groups and backgrounds to send their work. Find more information at our website.

View the full October 2021 eLitPak Newsletter.

May 2021 eLitPak :: Enter the 2021 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction Contest!

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Our annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,500 cash award; a second place cash prize of $750; and a third place cash prize of $500. The winners’ stories will be published in the Fall issue of Philadelphia Stories. We accept unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words. The deadline to submit is June 15, 2021.

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Contest :: 2020 Philadelphia Stories/Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry

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The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry is an annual national poetry prize featuring a $1,000 cash award for first place. Three runners up will each receive a $250 cash award. The winning and runner up poems are published in the Spring issue with these poems and honorable mentions also appearing online. The Crimmins Prize celebrates risk, innovation, and emotional engagement. We especially encourage poets from underrepresented groups and backgrounds to send their work. philadelphiastories.org

Contest :: The Philadelphia Stories/Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry

Philadelphia Stories 2020 Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry bannerThe Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry is an annual national poetry prize featuring a $1,000 cash award for first place. Three runners up will each receive a $250 cash award. The winning and runner up poems are published in the Spring issue with these poems and honorable mentions also appearing online. The Crimmins Prize celebrates risk, innovation, and emotional engagement. We especially encourage poets from underrepresented groups and backgrounds to send their work. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

2020 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Philadelphia Stories eLitPak flierThis annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on Friday, October 9, on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. Requirements: unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words; $15 reading fee. Deadline: June 15. philadelphiastories.org

View the full May eLitPak newsletter here.

2020 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Philadelphia Stories 2020 Prize for Fiction flierThis annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on Friday, October 9, on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. Requirements: unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words; $15 reading fee. Deadline: June 15. philadelphiastories.org

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