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$10.00 USD

We’re pleased to announce the fifth annual  Larry Brown Short Story Award. The winners will receive the following prizes: 1st $500 USD, 2nd $50 USD, 3rd $50 USD, and 4th and 5th will receive a copy of the book Tiny Love: The Complete Stories by Larry Brown. Each prize winner will be published in the January 2021 issue of Pithead Chapel

2020 Guest Judge: Jill McCorkle

Contest Guidelines

Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting

  • The contest is open from August 1st to October 31st of each year
  • The submitted story must be less than 4,000 words
  • No previously published work will be considered
  • The writer's name and contact information should only appear on the cover letter; submissions will be judged blindly by our guest judge
  • Again, no identifying information should appear on the submitted manuscript
  • There's a $10 entry fee for each story submission
  • Writers can submit multiple entries; however, each entry must be submitted separately and each entry requires an entry fee and cover letter with an address and phone number
  • The winner and honorable mentions will be notified by December 15th, 2020
  • Those selected as honorable mentions will have the chance to be published alongside the winning selections in the January 2021 issue of Pithead Chapel
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.