Sunday, 11 February 2018

Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

The deadline for the Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest is 30 April, full details below:


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Enter Our Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Our 26th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest welcomes your entries through April 30. We've increased the prize pool to $5,000, including two top awards of $2,000 each.
Our final judge this year is Dennis Norris II. He will be assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. Winners are published on our website.
This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Each entry may have up to 6,000 words. You may enter as often as you like. There are no restrictions on country or age of author. The reading fee is $20 per entry. All the winning entries and judges' comments from the past decade are available for reading in our website archives.
Click to submit your stories and essays
Dennis Norris II is a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellow, a 2016 Tin House Scholar, and a 2015 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. He is the author of Awst Collection—Dennis Norris II published by Awst Press. Other writing appears in Apogee Journal and SmokeLong Quarterly, for which his short story, "Daddy's Boy", was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. His story, "Last Rites", is included in the forthcoming anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life, to be published in August 2018 by the Atria Books imprint of Simon and Schuster. He holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Haverford College and currently serves as Fiction Editor at Apogee Journal, Assistant Fiction Editor at The Rumpus, and co-host of the popular podcast Food 4 Thot. He lives and works in Harlem. Learn more on his website.
Photo courtesy of Melissa Czarnik


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