Call for Entries
Bucks County Short Fiction Contest for High School Students 2018
The inaugural Bucks County Short Fiction Contest for High-School Students invites entries from high-school students who are residents of Bucks County, PA, and who are enrolled in high schools within the county. Home-schooled students are also eligible.
All students who are residents of Bucks County, PA, and are enrolled in a high school in Bucks County, PA, are eligible. Home-schooled Bucks County, PA students are also eligible.
- Each entrant may submit one original short story. Stories must be previously unpublished, including in online blogs or publications. No fan fiction (based on existing books, movies or other media) is acceptable.
- Stories should be word processed, with one-inch margins, and double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12. Please use black ink, and do not include illustrations of any sort. Stories may be six to ten pages, double-spaced (about 1,450-2,400 words).
- Entries must be submitted electronically. No paper submissions will be accepted. There is no cost to enter the contest.
- Please fill out the Entry Form completely and submit your story by 12 p.m. (noon) by Friday, March 16, 2018.
- Entries that do not follow these rules may be disqualified.
Note: It’s a good idea to check your phone and email in the week following the contest. If your submission cannot be accessed, this is how the contest director will attempt to reach you.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS:
Winners will be notified by the Director of the Bucks Short Fiction Contests. All contestants will be notified shortly thereafter, using the email address you provided. Teachers and principals of the winning students will also be notified.
First place: $200 Honorarium
Second place: $100 Honorarium
Third place: $50 Honorarium
Celebratory reading at Bucks County Community College on Sunday, April 29
Announcement in local newspapers and on the College website
The prizes will be awarded at the celebratory reading.
The Bucks County Community College is the sponsor of the Bucks Short Fiction Contests. The contest receives support from the Department of Language and Literature. The contest director is Bucks County Community College Professor Elizabeth Luciano. The final contest judge will be Sarahlyn Bruck, a member of the Bucks Language and Literature faculty, and author of the novel Designer You, to be published by Crooked Cat Books in August 2018.
Professor Elizabeth Luciano at firstname.lastname@example.org or the BCCC Department of Language and Literature at 215-968-8167.