Jerry Jazz Musician New Short Fiction Contest
"The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike."
- Ralph Ellison
Three times a year, Jerry Jazz Musician awards a writer who submits, in
our opinion, the best original, previously unpublished work of
approximately one - five thousand words. The winner will be announced
via a special mailing of our Jerry Jazz Musician newsletter.
Publishers, artists, musicians and interested readers are among those
who subscribe to the newsletter. Additionally, the work will be
published on the home page of Jerry Jazz Musician and featured there for
at least four weeks.
The Jerry Jazz Musician reader has interests in music, social history,
literature, politics, art, film and theatre, particularly that of the
counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America. Your writing should
appeal to a reader with these characteristics.
A prize of $100 will be awarded for the winning story. In addition to
the story being published on Jerry Jazz Musician, the author's
acceptance of the prize money gives Jerry Jazz Musician the right to
include the story in an anthology that could appear in book or magazine
form. No entry fee is required. One story entry only.
Submission deadline for the next contest is September 30, 2012. Publishing date will be on or about November 1, 2012.
Please submit your story by September 30, 2012 via Word or Adobe attachment to:
jm(at)jerryjazz.com (Change (at) to @) ).
Be sure to include your name, address and phone number with your
submission. Please include "Short Fiction Contest Submission" in the
subject heading of the email.