The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce the inaugural Writer’s Foundry Prize in Short Fiction, judged by Lee Clay Johnson, author of Nitro Mountain. The winner receives a $500 award and will be published in the upcoming issue of the Writer’s Foundry Review. Runners-up will also be published in the same issue.

Please submit only 1 story. Entries must not exceed 4,500 words. We do not accept previously published works or translations. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please tell us in your cover letter and inform us promptly if your submission is accepted elsewhere. We prefer Microsoft Word documents with a 12 point font. Submissions should be double-spaced. Please include a one paragraph biography about yourself in your cover letter. We are looking for your best literary work.

The submission period is December 24th, 2021 to February 1st, 2022. Please submit only once during this period. Expect a response in 2 to 3 months.

Thank you for your interest in The Writer’s Foundry Prize in Short Fiction.

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