Bucks County Short Fiction Contest For High School Students 2019
The Bucks County Short Fiction Contest for High-School students is pleased to announce the winners for the Spring 2019. Nora Dowdell, a senior at Central Bucks West High School, was awarded first place for her story, “A Better Version of My Confession.” Carolyn Priestly, a senior at Pennsbury High School, who is dual-enrolled at Bucks County Community College, won second place for “Ask Me Anything,” and Kaylie Garcia, a sophomore at Harry S. Truman High School, placed third for “Together.” The faculty of the Department of Language and Literature at the college made the final selection.
A celebration of the contest and a reading of the winning stories will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2-3 p.m. in the Orangery, on the Newtown campus of Bucks County Community College. The event is free and open to the public.
Call For Entries:
ENTRIES FOR 2019 CLOSED
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 Stories must be previously unpublished, including in online blogs or publications.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 double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12, with standard margins. Stories may be six to ten pages, double spaced (about 1,450-2,400 words).
- Please place the title of the story in the upper right-hand corner. Your name should not appear anywhere on the document.
- Please fill out the Entry Form completely and submit your story by 12 p.m. (noon) by Thursday, March 28, 2019. Entries must be submitted electronically. No paper submissions will be accepted. There is no cost to enter the contest.
- 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:
Winner will be notified by the Director of the BCCC Short Fiction Contest on or around Thurs., April 4. All contestants will be notified shortly thereafter, using the phone number or email address you provided.
- First place: $200 Honorarium
- Second place: $100 Honorarium
- Third place: $50 Honorarium
- Public reading at Bucks County Community College
- 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. Faculty of the department will serve as judges.
Professor Elizabeth Luciano at firstname.lastname@example.org or the BCCC Department of Language and Literature at 215-968-8167.