Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Short Fiction Competition: The Doug Fir Fiction Award

Bear Deluxe Magazine Presents:
The Doug Fir Fiction Award
Every Story Begins Somewhere

Grand Prize: $1,000, writer’s residency at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, national publication and manuscript review

Finalists: Manuscript review, recognition, publication consideration

Deadline: September 3, 2013 (postmark)

Award Judge (2012-13): Lidia Yuknavitch's most recent books include Dora: A Headcase, a novel, and The Chronology of Water: A Memoir. She is also the author of three works of short fiction (Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to Reel) and as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence.

Co-sponsor: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
Associate sponsors: Ashland Creek Press and Hawthorne Books
(Note: Ashland Creek Press and Hawthorne Books will provide manuscript review for one story of the author’s choice from award winner and finalists.)

Entry Fee: $15
Word limit: 5,000

The Bear Deluxe Magazine welcomes submissions of previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words, relating to a sense of place or the natural world, interpreted as broadly or narrowly as the author defines.

For complete guidelines, go here, or email:

bearATorloDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .) (Please note: Our website is under redesign)

Online submissions:
Online payments can be made here (please indicate "Doug Fir submission 2013-14" in the notes with your payment). Once payment is made, submissions can be emailed to:

 bearATorloDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

with subject line “2013 Doug Fir Award). See preferred formats below.

Deadline, Mailing Address, Online Submissions
Entries must be postmarked by September 3, 2013. Mail your entry to:

Doug Fir Fiction Award/Bear Deluxe Magazine
810 SE Belmont, Studio 5
Portland, OR 97214.

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