Students enter short stories in this competition. Lorian Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, is the final judge. The competition draws entries from all 50 states and from countries all over the world. Despite the fact that it has become an international competition it remains in its heart and at its very core what it was at its genesis: A contest that honours the uniqueness of a writer’s voice and heart and spirit. To date, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition has awarded more than $70,000 to writers of merit.
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There are over 1000 entries per year.
Fee by May 1st: $15
Late submission fee:$20
The amount of time dedicated to this competition is at the discretion of the participant.
Submissions can be made online. All submissions must meet the requirements set forth in our regular guidelines. Stories must be original, unpublished fiction. Word count: 3,500 words or less.