Deadline: 31 May 2012
The first-place author will be awarded $300, second place $200, and third place $100 (unless judges determine that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit awards). Publication is not guaranteed, but winners agree to give Irreantum first publication rights.
Any unpublished fictional form up to 8,500 words will be considered, including short stories and excerpts from novels. Because Irreantum is a literary journal dedicated to exploring Mormon culture, entries that relate to the Mormon experience in some way will be given preference in judging. Authors need not be LDS. Irreantum staff and members of the AML board are not eligible.
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please email your entry as an MS Word, PDF, or RTF file attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the subject line, please write "2012 Fiction Contest." Include your name, the title of your submission, and your contact information, including address and phone number, in the body of the email. Do not put your submission in the body of your email.
To facilitate blind judging, no identifying information should appear in the story itself other than the title of the manuscript, which should appear as a header on each page.
Winners will be posted on Irreantum's website, irreantum.mormonletters.org by August 31.
With no official connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Irreantum Fiction Contest is funded through a grant from the Eugene England Foundation.
For inquiries/ submissions: email@example.com