26 February 2012

Kore Press Short Fiction Chapbook Award for Women Writers (worldwide)

Post date: 26 February 2012
Deadline: 5 March 2011

Our 2012 Short Fiction Chapbook Award is now Open! Update: We have extended our submissions period! We are accepting submissions from Oct. 1, 2011 through March 5, 2012.

A prize of $1,000 plus chapbook publication by Kore Press will be given for a short story written in English.


This competition is open to any female-identified individual writing in English, regardless of nationality.

How to Submit

The contest is currently open. You can submit your manuscript and the $15 entry fee here. Please read through submission guidelines before submitting. Comment box should include: daytime and evening telephone numbers and where you heard about the contest. All entrants will be notified of results via email.

Manuscripts must be:

• a minimum of 4,000 words and a maximum of 12,000 words
• double-spaced and paginated
• ANONYMOUS (do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript, and please do not include a title page with names).
• original fiction written by the applicant (translations are not eligible)
• unpublished at the time of submission (if the story is accepted elsewhere during our deliberation process, please notify us immediately)
• acknowledgments unnecessary

Ethics Statement

We endorse and agree to comply with the following statement released by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses:

CLMP's community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to:

1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors;

2) provide clear and specific contest guidelines -- defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and

3) make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public.

This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

The Process

Manuscripts are delivered to about 6 preliminary readers of diverse backgrounds and literary perspectives. Manuscripts selected by these preliminary readers are reviewed by a second reader. A group of approximately 20 semifinalists are then forwarded to our judge, who chooses 2 or 3 finalists and a winner.

For more information e-mail us or call us at 520.327.2127.


For inquiries: editorial@korepress.org

For submissions: click here

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