All submissions are currently closed except for our 8th Annual Dialogue Contest. Regular submissions will reopen on October 16th.
We do not accept any previously published work. All submissions should be double spaced.
Flash fiction should be 1-1000 words. Long fiction should be from 1001-3000 words.
Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you let us know if a piece is published elsewhere. Please only send one submission at a time, and please wait at least one month before submitting again.
You can choose whether or not you want personalized feedback. Submissions to the "without feedback" categories may receive responses slightly quicker than submissions requesting feedback.
First submissions due by September 15th, 2016.
The Rules: Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry must be under 2000 words. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry cannot use any narration (this includes tag lines such as he said, she said, etc.). These are the only rules. Manipulate them however you see fit.
All submissions are read blind. Include name, contact information and word count in a cover letter. Do not put your contact info anywhere in your document. Please do not include a bio.
Full Contest details available here:
Current Prize Money as of 8/19/16:
Last year we awarded over $1900 to our 5 finalists.
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The Bartleby Snopes Staff