31st Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Call for entries: Best short story and best essay will be awarded $3,000 each and publication in the 31st annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest from Winning Writers.

Along with the two First Prize winners, ten Honorable Mentions will also be published and receive $300 each.

This contest is co-sponsored by Duotrope. Winning Writers has been listed on Writer’s Digest’s Top 101 Websites for Writers in 2022.

Both published and unpublished work is accepted. Entry fee: $22. Length limit: 6,000 words. Our judge is Mina Manchester.

Winning Writers guarantee: We review every story and essay for eligibility and formatting before the judge’s reading period begins. We personally contact entrants if any corrections need to be made. A full refund is given in cases where an issue cannot be resolved.

The contest deadline is April 30, 2023. Find out more and submit your work at http://www.winningwriters.com/sunspotblog23.

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