No-Cost Contest for Massachusetts Fiction Writers

Normally I try to post listings about fee-free writing contests only when they offer cash prizes (or detailed information about another type of prize, like a trip to Hawaii). I’ll make an exception here for The Improper Bostonian‘s call for fiction because I’ve entered this contest myself in the past (my story, “Calendar Man,” was a finalist in 2002). Good luck to my fellow Massachusetts fictionists!

Call For Fiction

As part of our fifth annual Literary Boston issue, we invite all local authors (residing in Massachusetts) to submit a short work of fiction, no more than 3,000 words, to us by Wednesday, July 25. Entries should be original works that have never been previously published.

The winning author’s story will be published in our September 13 issue. Plus the skilled scribe will receive a slew of fun prizes.

Please send two copies of your story, including your full contact information (name, phone and e-mail address) to:

The Improper Bostonian
Attn: Fiction Contest
142 Berkeley St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Manuscripts cannot be returned.

2 thoughts on “No-Cost Contest for Massachusetts Fiction Writers

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great blog; thanks for all of the useful information. And congratulations on being a finalist in 2002. Best of luck this year, too. You did enter, right?

    My question is, what are the great prizes?

  2. Erika Dreifus says:

    Actually, I haven’t entered this year. I think the prizes vary each year–I remember once it was a package of items/services from local vendors. It’s a good question!

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