20th Annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest Will Award $5,550 in Prizes

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The international Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest will award $5,550 in prizes in its 20th annual year, including a top prize of $3,000. Both fiction and nonfiction are welcome. The submission deadline is March 31. See the complete guidelines at WinningWriters.com.

John H. Reid

John H. Reid of Tom Howard Books, final judge of the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

"We are seeking entries in ALL categories," says contest sponsor John H. Reid, "including 'literary' fiction, but most particularly we would like to award prizes to popular, everyday, mainstream stories, essays and prose."

Now in its 20th year, the international Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest accepts short stories, essays, and other works of prose of up to 5,000 words in length. All styles and themes are welcome. Both published and unpublished works are accepted. The contest is open now and has a postmark deadline of March 31, 2012. Entries are accepted online and by mail. The reading fee is $15 per entry. For the complete guidelines, please visit WinningWriters.com.

"We are seeking entries in ALL categories," says contest sponsor John H. Reid, "including 'literary' fiction, but most particularly we would like to award prizes to popular, everyday, mainstream stories, essays and prose."

Prizes of $3,000, $1,000, $400, and $250 will be awarded, along with six Most Highly Commended Awards of $150 each. The top 10 entries will be published on the Winning Writers website (over one million page views per year) and announced in Tom Howard Contest News and the Winning Writers Newsletter, a combined audience of over 40,000 readers.

The Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest is one of five contests hosted at WinningWriters.com. These include the Sports Poetry & Prose Contest, the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee), the Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse, and the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest. Over $25,000 will be awarded in all.

About the Contest Sponsor

Contest sponsor and final judge John Howard Reid is a former journalist and magazine editor who has published several novels and collections of poetry, a guide to winning literary contests and fifteen books of film criticism and movie history. He lives in Wyong, Australia. Mr. Reid is assisted in the judging by Dee C. Konrad. A leading educator and published author, Mrs. Konrad was Associate Professor in the English faculty of Barat College of DePaul University, and served as Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the year 2000-2001.

About Winning Writers, Inc.

Winning Writers is today's leading source for literary contest information. We have been selected as one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" by Writer's Digest for seven years in a row (2005-2011). Our online database, Poetry Contest Insider, includes complete guidelines and rankings for over 1,250 poetry and prose contests. Our free email newsletter offers news about quality free contests and literary resources. Winning Writers was founded in 2001. Learn more at WinningWriters.com.

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