Contest Details:

Contest Begins Jan 1 and closes midnight EST Feb 28.

Submit your best short story – any genre, any theme. Word count must be 1k-3k.

$5 reading fee per piece – nonrefundable and payable at submission. This fee is used to pay our judges and supply the prizes.

Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted. We ask that you let us know ASAP if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Initial review for Long List Finalists will be completed by Submissions & Publications Admin, Kaitlynn McShea.

(Long List Finalists announced March 1st.)

Review of Short List Finalists will be by guest panel judges, authors Lanee Lane & Savannah J. Goins.

(Short List Finalists announced March 14th.)

Winners announced April 2nd.

Prize Details:

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

$100 cash, Society swag, free Society membership when it opens, full feature week on all social media channels, & publication on HLWomenWriters.com

Two Runners-Up Winners will receive:

Society swag & publication on HLWomenWriters.com