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The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

     Category:  Prose
     Deadline:  May 15, 2019  (expired!)
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    The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

    Now in its 19th year, The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world.

    Featuring prominent guest judges and offering 2500 USD across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world.

    Entries have to be original, unpublished literary fiction up to 10,000 words, written in English.

    This year’s guest judge is Claire Fuller.

    Entry fee is 17 USD online and 15 USD mailed, per story.


    Open to anyone worldwide.


    • 1st prize: 1500 USD
    • 2nd prize: 500 USD
    • 3rd prize: 250 USD
    • Two editor’s choice: 125 USD

    The winners will be published in the fall issue of the magazine.

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