2009 Flatmancrooked Prize for Excellent Writing Done During a Period of Great Fiscal Renewal--deadline Aug 15
We are pleased to announce the
2009 Flatmancrooked Prize
for Excellent Writing Done During a Period of Great Fiscal Renewalaimeebender
Aimee Bender (author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, An Invisible Sign of My Own, Willful Creatures, recipient of the Pushcart Prize and professor of creative writing at University of Southern California) is our guest judge.
1st place receives $1000.00 and publication in the final anthology of ‘08/’09 season.
Top 10 finalists will also be published in the final anthology and get special recognition on the website.
The entry-fee is $15 and the first 50 people to enter get a copy of Flatmancrooked’s First Winter, which features new fiction from Jorge Luis Borges and National Book Award-winner, Ha Jin.
See contest details and enter below. Sign up for our mailing-list below if you don’t have a story ready but want updates and reminders about the contest.
2009 Flatmancrooked Prize for Excellent Writing Done During a Period of Great Fiscal Renewal
Summary: Flatmancrooked will award to the 1st place story under 7,000 words the following: The designation of 2009 Flatmancrooked Prize recipient, $1000.00, print publication in the succeeding Flatmancrooked anthology, online featured publication, and a first edition of the Flatmancrooked anthology in which the story appears.
Flatmancrooked will award to the 10 finalist stories under 7,000 words the following: The designation of 2009 Flatmancrooked Prize finalist, print publication in the succeeding Flatmancrooked anthology, online featured publication, and a first edition of the Flatmancrooked anthology in which the story appears.
The visiting judge, Aimee Bender, will choose the 1st place winner from the 10 finalists. The 10 finalists will be determined by the interns and editorial board of Flatmancrooked. The entry deadline is prior to 12:00AM, August 15th, 2009, and the entry fee is $15. Winners will be notified by October 15th, 2009.
The first 50 entrants will receive a print-copy of Flatmancrooked’s First Winter.
All entrants receive an e-book version of the newest anthology.
RULES and GUIDELINES:
1. The first fifty entrants will receive a copy of Flatmancrooked’s First Winter to be shipped after the contest deadline closes.
Entries must be submitted via the online form between now and midnight (PST) on August 15th, 2009. Paper entries will not be read, only recycled.
Payment must be submitted via Flatmancrooked’s PayPal gateway, found at http://www.flatmancrooked.com/contest, prior to any entry being submitted. All entries will be cross-referenced against payment records. Those submissions not accompanied by payment are automatically deleted.
A writer may submit as many pieces as he or she would like; each submission is $15.
Entries must be original, primarily in English, previously unpublished and unawarded, and not accepted by any other venue at time of submission or at any other point when the contest is open.
6. Flatmancrooked staff, interns, volunteers, board members, and immediate family members of the aforementioned are not eligible to enter this contest.
Winners will be notified via e-mail. If you don’t hear back by October 15th, 2009, most unfortunately, you didn’t win.
At least ninety entrants must participate by the contest deadline or the contest is void. Entry fees will be refunded minus $0.80 for portal processing.
Flatmancrooked retains first time publishing rights and reserves the right of first refusal. After publication, all rights revert to the author.
All entries will be read by the Flatmancrooked editorial staff. The top three stories and the first place story will be selected by our guest judge.
Submissions are not limited to any particular theme, genre, or style.
PLEASE NOTE: After you complete the payment process you will be redirected to the Entry Form where you can upload your entry. Again, you must complete the payment process and then you will be redirected to the entry form.