AndWeWereHungry has launched the inaugural edition of its short story competition.
$2,000 Second Prize; $1,000; Third Prize $750; Fourth Prize $500 Fifth Prize
$500; Sixth Prize $250]
submissions deadline is March. 30, 2013 11:59 p.m. ET. Winners will be
announced in Winter 2013 and the winning short stories will be published in the
inaugural issue here on AndWeWereHungry.org.
Stories must be previously unpublished and must be the exclusive work of
There are no
words limit, but stories are expected to be between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Note
that longer manuscripts (8,000—10,000 words) or shorter manuscripts (less than
2,000 words) will have to be truly exceptional to be shortlisted.
The general theme,
or creative prompt, the inaugural issue reflects the name of the literary
publication, AndWeWereHungry and expands on the observation: “It’s Lack That
Gives Us Inspiration.”
that address the theme in general are welcome, but only entries that deal with
the theme “AndWeWereHungry for Nature,” may stand for the top two cash prizes.
Your work must connect the general theme of the inaugural issue with that of a
hunger for nature as we described here.
Prizes will go
to those writers whose short fiction shows the greatest originality, power to
move and mastery of the short story, while presenting something new to ponder.
Only one submission per entrant is permitted. Simultaneous submissions
are accepted. However, entrants must immediately notify AndWeWereHungry, if the
piece is accepted elsewhere.
For more information regarding, AndWeWereHungry’s Flying Elephants Short Story Prize
, the contest’s complete terms and conditions can be found here.