Adult Short Story

Deadline: July 31, 2024
First Prize: $600
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $200
Entry Fee: $20

  1. $20 entry fee per entry
  2. The Faulkner Literary Committee reserves the rights for one-time publication of the winning entries on our official websites, after which publication rights revert back to the writer.
  3. All entries must be original, unpublished, short fiction with up to 10,000 words typed on 8 1/2 X 11 inch white paper in 12 pt. font, double spaced in English. No plagiarism accepted.
  4. You may enter more than one short story in this category with a $20 entry fee for each entry.
  5. To enter:

    By mail:
    Send two paper copies of each submission AND a digital PDF or Word version on a disc or thumb drive. Each entry must have a cover page listing the title, author’s name, address, email, phone number, how you paid and what name you paid under if different from the author. The other pages should only contain the title of the entry and the page numbers and NOT the author’s name. The entry fee for each entry MUST be included. If paying by check, make out to Faulkner Literary Committee.
    Mail to:
    Faulkner Literary Committee
    Union County Heritage Museum
    P. O. Box 657
    New Albany, MS 38652

    Submit online using the form to the right. You may use Paypal or a credit card.

  6. Entry should be received by July 31, 2024.
  7. All entries are final, no revisions accepted.
  8. Entries are judged by trained academia and the judges’ decision is final.
  9. Only the winners will be notified by email or mail.
  10. Winners will be announced at the Faulkner Literary Luncheon on September 27, 2024, at the First Methodist Church in New Albany, MS., the birthplace of William Faulkner.
  11. Entries will not be returned.
  12. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified.