Bucks County Community College is accepting entries for its fifth annual short-fiction writer contest through Thursday, Oct. 14, at noon.
The top three winners will receive honoraria of $200, $100 and $50, respectively, and will read from their work at an online reading and celebration at the end of the fall semester.
Adults age 18 and older who are residents of Bucks County may submit one story of up to 18 typewritten pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12). Stories must be previously unpublished, including in online formats. For complete rules and to access the online submission system, visit bucks.edu/shortfictioncontest.
Entrants may not be full- or part-time employees of Bucks County Community College. A separate contest for high school students will be held in spring 2022.
An online celebration will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Joining will be the contest’s final judge Megan Angelo, author of the novel Followers, published by Graydon House Books in 2020. She’s a native of Quakertown. Angelo’s writing has also appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Slate and the Huffington Post.
This event receives support from the Department of Language and Literature. For more information, contact contest coordinator Professor Elizabeth Luciano at Elizabeth.Luciano@bucks.edu.