AndWeWereHungry has launched the inaugural edition of its short story competition.
First Prize $2,000 Second Prize; $1,000; Third Prize $750; Fourth Prize $500 Fifth Prize $500; Sixth Prize $250]
Online submissions deadline is Sunday Nov. 25, 2012 11:59 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced in Winter 2013 and the winning short stories will be published in the inaugural issue here on AndWeWereHungry.org.
Stories must be previously unpublished and must be the exclusive work of the entrant.
There are no words limit, but stories are expected to be between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Note that longer manuscripts (8,000—10,000 words) or shorter manuscripts (less than 2,000 words) will have to be truly exceptional to be shortlisted.
The general theme, or creative prompt, the inaugural issue reflects the name of the literary publication, AndWeWereHungry and expands on the observation: “It’s Lack That Gives Us Inspiration.”
All entries that address the theme in general are welcome, but only entries that deal with the theme “AndWeWereHungry for Nature,” may stand for the top two cash prizes. Your work must connect the general theme of the inaugural issue with that of a hunger for nature as we described here.
Prizes will go to those writers whose short fiction shows the greatest originality, power to move and mastery of the short story, while presenting something new to ponder.
Only one submission per entrant is permitted. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. However, entrants must immediately notify AndWeWereHungry, if the piece is accepted elsewhere.
For more information regarding, AndWeWereHungry’s Flying Elephants Short Story Prize, the contest’s complete terms and conditions can be found here.