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Welcome to The 2022 Dillydoun Short Story Prize
Entries must observe a 1,000 Word Min and an 8,000 Word Max
Open to all works of fiction whether categorized as short stories or self-contained excerpts from longer works - all genres accepted.


Contest Opens: May 2, 2022
Contest Closes: October 2, 2022 / Midnight CST / GMT-5
You may enter the competition as many times as you wish prior to the closing date. All entries must be accompanied by the $25 entry fee.
Results will be announced by October 31, 2022
Cash Prizes:
1st Place - $5,000
2nd Place - $1,000
3rd Place - $500
Honorable Mentions - $50
All winners and honorable mentions will be published in the print anthology and will receive one (1) free contributor copy.
Please make sure you've read all the Rules & Guidelines prior to entry.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please be mindful: refunds are regretfully not considered. In an effort to give our fair attention to each and every submission, we have a team ready to begin processing and reading your work as soon as it arrives. If you publish this entry elsewhere during deliberation, the entry fee is forfeited. No alterations or substitutions are allowed.
Judges' decisions are final.

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