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Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

on March 31, 2011

Pockets Magazine Annual Fiction Contest

**Remember–It helps to read a back issue of the magazine sponsoring the contest. This will help you target your contest entry. Here are the writing guidelines for Pockets Magazine

Contests entries are received beginning March 1 and must be postmarked no later than August 15.

• Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.

• There is no set theme and no entry fee.

• Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.)

• Stories must be previously unpublished.

• Please include an accurate word count on your cover sheet.

• Multiple submissions are permitted, but please submit only your best work.

• Past winners are ineligible.

• The winner will be announced November 1 at pockets.upperroom.org.

• Award: $500 and publication in the magazine.

• Entries with a SASE will be returned.



Lynn W. Gilliam, Editor

P. O. Box 340004

Nashville, TN 37203-0004

Please do NOT send submissions via FAX or e-mail.

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