Give us your shorts.


Red woman panties and blue man underwear on clothesline isolatedPortland Book Review’s First Annual Short Story Fiction Contest

Submission Cost – $10.00

Official Rules and Submission Guidelines:

The guidelines are simple; 1500 words or less fictional short story on any subject you want to write about. That’s it!

This contest will run from March 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 for all submissions. Our Reviewers will select the winners from all submissions and the top three winners will be published in our September 2013 digital edition as well as our website. With close to 40,000 viewers each month, your story will get read!

1st Place

$100 Cash Prize and;

  • Publication of the winning story on the Portland Book Review’s website at http://www.portlandbookreview.com.
  • Publication of the winning story in digital publication of Portland Book Review
  • Printed publication of winning story and all other submissions (depending on volume of submissions) with winners receiving a copy of the book free.
  • Two books from Viva Editions; Get What You Want & Better than Great.

2nd Place

$50 Cash Prize

  • Publication of the winning story on the Portland Book Review’s website at http://www.portlandbookreview.com.
  • Printed publication of the winning story and all other submissions (depending on volume of submissions) with winners receiving a copy of the book free.
  • One book from Viva Editions; The Elements of Expression.

3rd Place

$25 Cash Prize

  • Publication of winning story on the Portland Book Review’s website at http://www.portlandbookreview.com.
  • Printed publication of winning story and all other submissions (depending on volume of submissions) with winners receiving a copy of the book free.
  • One book from Viva Editions; The Art of Living Joyfully.

CONTEST GUIDELINES AND RULES – PLEASE READ!

Once you have purchased the entry fee from our website, email your 1500-word fictional short story to; info@portlandbookreview.com with the title of your story in the subject line. You will receive an auto-generated confirmation email that your submittal was received.

You will be notified in late August if you are a winner via email.

Rules:

1. Name your story

2. Short stories exceeding the word count will be disqualified.

3. Type your name, pen name if you want to use that in lieu of your real name, email address, mailing address, phone number and word count at the end of the story. We do not share personal information with anyone outside of the Portland Book Review team.

4. Send your story as an attachment in a Word document or PDF to info@portlandbookreview.com.

5. Only one story per entry fee.

6. Any entries after 12:00 AM PST on June 30th will be disqualified.

7. Reprints are not permitted. Any plagiarizing within the short story will be an automatic disqualification.

The legalese:

By entering the contest, you certify that you have read these guidelines in their entirety and that you agree, on winning the contest, to allow Portland Book Review to publish your winning entry on http://www.portlandbookreview.com and in our digital edition(s) for an unlimited period of time on a non-exclusive basis. Winning authors retain reprint rights to their work. All other authors retain all rights to their work. Portland Book Review staff members cannot be held responsible for any electronic transmission problems. The company’s liability will never exceed the cost of the entry fee. Refunds will not be issued. Decisions of the judges are final.

Thank you and Good Luck!

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About hollywoodeastpdx

I have lived in Hollywood District in Portland for several years now. Here is my local guide. https://hollywoodeastpdx.wordpress.com/ I love what the neighborhood has to offer. Easy access to public transportation. Nearby businesses, stores and restaurants. I also maintain/ administer www.portlandbookreview.com website.
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