Bucks County Community College is calling for entries for this year’s Short Fiction Contest for high school students (grades 9-12). High school students who are residents of Bucks County, or who are enrolled in school in Bucks County, are eligible to enter the contest, which is in its sixth year. Home-schooled students in the county are also eligible.
Each student may submit one original short story of 5-10 pages, double-spaced. The deadline to enter is noon on Thursday, March 16. All stories must be submitted online. Stories must be unpublished and completely original (no fan fiction is permitted). Complete rules and the entry form are available at bucks.edu/ShortFictionContestHS. The first-place winner will receive a $200 gift card; the second-place winner will receive a $100 gift card; and the third-place winner will receive a $50 gift card. The winners will be invited to read from their work at a celebration on campus in April.
Bucks County Community College is the sponsor of the contest, which receives support from the Department of Language and Literature. The contest director is BCCC Professor Elizabeth Luciano, who can be reached at email@example.com with any questions. Faculty of the department will serve as judges.