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$15.00 USD

GUIDELINES: Before entering, please carefully read the guidelines
Entry period: January 1 to March  31, 2020 (midnight EASTERN time)
Final Judge: Wendy J. Fox, author of The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories, winner of the 2014 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
First Prize: $1,000, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and publication in Prime Number Magazine, Issue 181, Oct-Dec 2020 (a Press 53 publication)
Announcement : The winner, runners-up, and finalists will be named no later than August  1, 2020 (probably sooner)
Reading Fee: $15
How to Enter the Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction:
Enter:  Submit one (and only one) unpublished short story of up to 5,300 words, double spaced in standard 12-pt. type. (Times, Garamond, etc) with numbered pages. Make sure your name does not appear on the manuscript.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are acceptable, but stories must be entered separately. Reading fee applies for each story.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your story via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. You may not replace the withdrawn story with a different story. Entry fee is non-refundable.
Editing entry: If you discover an error and wish to replace your entry with a newly edited version, request "Open Editing" via Submittable. Requests made after the deadline will not be honored.
Judging: All entries are read blind. Judge is asked to disqualify any entry that is recognized, so please use your best judgment when entering.
Eligibility: Contest is open to writers anywhere in the world who write in English. Note: Press 53 and Prime Number Magazine editors and family members are not eligible. Authors who have published a book-length collection with Press 53 are not eligible. Writers whose work appears in anthologies published by Press 53 are eligible. The judge agrees to disqualify any work that, for whatever reason, is recognized, so use your best judgment when entering.
Disclaimer: Prime Number Magazine reserves the right to extend the deadline if deemed necessary. Multiple entries are accepted with a reading fee for each entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please remove work immediately if accepted elsewhere. Only unpublished works are eligible. Reading fees are non-refundable. Entries with author's name appearing anywhere on the manuscript will not be considered. No refunds will be made. Entries withdrawn from the contest will not receive a refund. All entries must be original to the author.
Questions/Comments should be directed to Kevin Morgan Watson, Publish & Editor in Chief, Press 53 and Prime Number Magazine at kevin@press53.com 

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