Competition Format Instructions (please follow strictly)
All contestants must have their name, address, telephone number and email address (where available) clearly shown on the first page of their manuscripts. All pages must be individually numbered in a continuum, i.e. don’t start from page one (1) with each new chapter.
Contestants sending MSS via email to our Submissions Department MUST copy and paste their work in the body of the email. Emails with attachments WILL BE DELETED UNOPENED. Contestants not adhering to these regulations will be automatically disqualified. Contestants sending their MSS to our Editor Department WILL be electronically spam-checked. Any electronically suspected MSS will automatically be blocked before it reaches the Editor and DELETED. MSS meant for the Submissions Department (as indicated in the submission guidelines) will be automatically DELETED when sent to the Editor Department and vice versa. Please adhere to the Competition Format Instructions to avoid all misunderstandings and disappointments.
Complete Guidelines for Contest Submissions
First Prize: $1000 and winning entry published in Summer/Fall 2010 issue
Entries of honorable mention also published in Summer/Fall 2010 issue
Deadline: Entries must be received by November 19, 2010 midnight GMT.
1. Submit one piece of fiction (or a series of related short-shorts) totaling no more than 10,000 words. Developing World writing is of particular interest but not exclusive.
2. A $10 reading fee payable online must accompany each entry. Do not send cash. When sending more than one entry, additional reading fees must also be included ($10 per additional story).
3. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable only if we are notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
4. All entries must include a cover letter with author's name and contact information (address, telephone, and email address) as well as the titles and word counts of all entries submitted. The author’s name or any identifying information should not appear on the manuscript itself.
5. Stories should be unpublished. We do not accept previously published work.
6. Manuscripts will not be returned. Winners will be announced on the indicated date. For information on winners and runners-up, please check online.
7. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in the APKY Publication.
8. Questions may be directed to Harald Weiniger, Editor-in-Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send 2010 APKY Prize for Fiction OR Nonfiction OR Poetry submissions and reading fee to:
201 APKY Prize for Fiction & Nonfiction OR Poetry on the provided email address