SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY SHORT FICTION CONTEST
Guest Judge: David Means
First prize: $1,000
Second prize: $500
Third prize: $250
The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered
for representation by William Morris Endeavor, ICM, Regal Literary, the
Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord
Literistic, Aitken Alexander Associates, Barer Literary, the Gernert
Company, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.
Entries must be complete by October 1, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PDT. Results
will be announced at the website December 15 and in the Spring 2014
issue of Zoetrope: All-Story; and the winning story will be published as
a special online supplement to that Spring 2014 issue.
We accept all genres of literary fiction. Entries must be: unpublished;
strictly 5,000 words or fewer; and accompanied by a $20 entry fee per
story. There are no formatting restrictions; please ensure only that the
story is legible. Please omit all personal information from the
manuscript itself (ie, name, address, e-mail address, phone number), as
all stories are read blindly.
We welcome multiple entries ($20/story), simultaneous submissions, and
entrants from outside the U.S. We will e-mail contest updates and
results to anyone who provides an active e-mail address. Entrants retain
all rights to their stories. Once a story is submitted, we cannot
accept an updated draft. (However, an entrant is welcome to submit an
updated draft as a new entry.) Entry fees will not be returned or
Please e-mail us at contestsATall-storyDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .) with further questions. Thank you for your interest, and good luck!
Contest entry portal.