Bucks County Short Fiction Contest
Bucks County Community College has slated its short fiction contest for adults who live in Bucks County and has put out a call for entries. The deadline for submissions is noontime on Thurs., Oct. 14, 2021. The top three winners in the contest will receive honoraria of $200, $100, and $50, respectively, and will read from their work at an online reading and celebration at the end of the fall semester. Adults age 18 and older, who are residents of Bucks County, may submit one story of up to 18 typewritten pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12). Stories must be previously unpublished, including in online formats. Entrants may not be full- or part-time employees of Bucks County Community College. A separate contest for high school students will be held in Spring 2022.
An online celebration will be held at 7 p.m., on Weds. Nov. 17. We will be joined by the final judge, Megan Angelo, author of the novel Followers, published by Graydon House Books in 2020. and a native of Quakertown. Her writing has also appeared in publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Slate, and the Huffington Post. She is a native of Quakertown.
This event receives support from the Department of Language and Literature.
For further information, contact the contest coordinator, Professor Elizabeth Luciano, at Elizabeth.Luciano@bucks.edu.
The top three winners will receive honoraria of $200, $100, and $50, respectively, and will be honored at an online reception on Weds., Nov. 18, 2020.
All adults who are residents of Bucks County, PA, are eligible. Full- and part-time employees of Bucks County Community College are not eligible.
- Each entrant may submit one original short story. Stories must be previously unpublished, including in online blogs or publications.
- 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 typed, with one-inch margins, double-spaced, in Times New Roman font size 12. Stories may be up to 18 double-spaced pages.
- Please fill out the Entry Form completely.
- Manuscripts must be submitted online. No paper entries will be accepted.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
Winner will be notified by the director of the Bucks Short Fiction Contest within two weeks after the deadline. All contestants will be notified shortly thereafter, using the email address provided.
- First place: $200 Honorarium
- Second place: $100 Honorarium
- Third place: $50 Honorarium
- Public reading via Bucks County Community College
- An announcement in local newspapers
The Bucks County Community College Department of Language and Literature funds and supports this contest. The contest director is Bucks County Community College Professor Elizabeth Luciano.
Professor Elizabeth Luciano at firstname.lastname@example.org.