Bartleby Snopes 8th Annual Dialogue Only Contest begins on June 1, 2016. All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15, 2016 Winners will be announced by October 19, 2016.
Compose a short story entirely of dialogue with no narration or tag lines for one $10 fee. No editors or judges receive any portion of the entry fees. Our contest runs with a rolling rejection process. We will always keep our five favorite stories. Contestants will be notified immediately if their story falls out of the top five and have the opportunity to resubmit.
A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 15 of the magazine. For every entry over 50, an additional $5 will be added to the total prize money. Last year we awarded $1,900 with a $1,161 grand prize.
We welcome Kathy Fish & Rebecca McDowell as the 2016 judges. No previously published work or simultaneous submissions permitted. All rights revert back to the author after publication.
Go to our website for more information, previous years’ winning stories & to submit.