The rules for the 2019 contests are not yet posted. However, any story posted between September 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019, will be eligible if it meets all the criteria. I expect the contest rules will be similar to those below for 2018 but that could change. Just to be clear–while there is a limit of three entries in each of the contests, writers should continue to submit stories not meant for creative nonfiction essay contests, both nonfiction and fiction, for posting on our site.
Our purpose is to publish your works and you don’t have to enter any contests for us to do that. Stories must be between 1000–10,000 words in length. Stories posted from September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, are eligible if otherwise qualified. Stories from any country are fine, although they must be written in English.