Bucks County Short Fiction Contest
Enter the 2023 Short Fiction Contest
The Bucks County Short Fiction Contest is open for entries! The top three winners will receive gift cards of $200, $100, and $50, and share their work at a reading in November. Writer Emma Copley Eisenberg is the final judge for the competition.
To qualify for entry, you must be a Bucks County resident, 18 or older. Stories must be unpublished, including in blogs and online platforms.
Enter by noon on October 19, 2023 for consideration.
The Bucks County Short Fiction Contest receives funding and administrative support from the Department of Language and Literature. For further information, contact the contest director, Professor Elizabeth Luciano, at email@example.com.
- Each entrant may submit one original short story. Stories must be previously unpublished, including in online blogs or publications. The use of artificial intelligence is strictly prohibited.
- Please place the title of the story, (or an abbreviated version of the title), in the upper right-hand corner of each page of the story. Do not place your name or address on any pages of the manuscript.
- Stories should be formatted, with one-inch margins, double-spaced, in Times New Roman font size 12. Stories may be up to 18 double-spaced pages. No illustrations of any sort. Entries that do not follow these rules will be disqualified.
- Entries must be submitted electronically. No paper submissions will be accepted. There is no cost to enter the contest. The deadline to submit is Thursday, October 19 at noon (12 p.m.).
- Please fill out the Entry Form completely.
About Emma Copley Eisenberg
Emma Copley Eisenberg’s first book, “The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia,” is a work of hybrid nonfiction that mixes memoir, cultural criticism, and reporting. It was named a New York Times Notable Book and Editor’s Choice of 2020. Her debut novel, “Housemates,” will be released by Hogarth Books, a division of Random House, in June of 2024.
She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University, and has taught creative writing at Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Virginia, where she received her MFA in fiction. Raised in New York City, she lives in Philadelphia, where she co-founded and now serves on the board of Blue Stoop, a community hub for the literary arts.