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Black Letter Media Short Story Competition

Black Letter Media Annual Short Story Competition
Deadline: May 31, 2017 (11:59 p.m. South African Time).

Black Letter Media seeks short stories from all over the world, written in English under the theme: The people shall. It wants stories that draw inspiration from this phrase, whether political or not. Stories submitted should take readers on a journey, capture the readers’ imagination and be unpredictable. The Annual Short Story competition celebrates the craft of short story writing.

Submit original, unpublished entries between 2000 – 6000 words via the Black Letter Media website. It does not accept simultaneous submissions. Therefore, do not a submit a story that has already been submitted elsewhere.

Also, it will accept English translations of stories published in another language. Please indicate so if submitting a translated text. Also, include the original language the story was published, publisher, author, and translator.

You must be above 18 years of age to participate in this contest. The winning short story will receive R5000. While the second and third runner-up stories will receive R1500 and R500 respectively.

Finally, direct all inquiries to info@blackletterm.com.

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