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Welcome to the

SECOND ANNUAL
La Viness Short Story Writing Contest
2020

Hosted by Renee' La Viness.

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Click here to see the 2019 Contest Winners

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This is an annual contest with a different annual theme and up to nine awards offered. You may submit multiple short stories. The award pot grows fatter with each entry.
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SUBJECT

Water and Fall do not have to be the
focal point(s) of the story, but should be so important
that the story would not make sense without them.

As one word (waterfall) or two separate words, WATER and FALL may be used for different parts of the story. Any type of WATER is acceptable: lake, ocean, puddle, rain, storm, swamp, sweat, tears, waterfall, water pipes, etc.. The same concept applies for FALL.
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CONTEST AWARDS
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place certificates with award money.
Up to three Judges' Choice certificates.
Up to three Honorable Mention certificates.

All winners will be listed on this website.
Photos may be included.

First Place will also be listed here.
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Awards will be determined by number of entries.

1st Place ($50.00 Minimum)
2nd Place ($37.50 Minimum)
3rd Place ($25.00 Minimum)

For more information about awards, click here.
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ENTRY FEE
$5.00 USD per story.
Multiple entries allowed.
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SUBMISSION DATES
Snail mail and e-mail submissions will
be accepted from June 1, 2020 until
11:59 PM (CDT) on August 31st, 2020.
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GUIDELINES

Fiction or Nonfiction
Any subject / Any genre
(No erotica, gore, or poetry.)
2000 word limit, not including title
Must be a complete story. (Beginning, middle, end.)
All entries must be UNPUBLISHED* at time of submission.

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FORMATTING
Entries should be written in American English.
Font: size 12, easy to read, use curly quotes.
Double-spaced.
One inch margins.
No special "front page only" formatting is required.
Top right of every page: Title / page #
EXAMPLE: The Last Tadpole / 1

Give your story a little extra polish with this check list:
Story Checks
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ANONYMOUS SUBMISSION RULES
No identifying author information
allowed on the story pages.

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Your typed Cover Page(s) should include:

Author Name
Mailing Address
City, State Zip Code
Phone
Email Address
Story Title
Fiction / Nonfiction
# of words in story
First full line of story
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. AWARDS
Winners will be announced on this page,
and awards/certificates will be mailed
on or before December 5th, 2020.

For more information about awards, click here.

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Click here for Rules & Regulations.

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Ready to submit your stories?
CLICK HERE

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Questions about the short story contest?
Email Renee' at LSSWC@jespiddlin.com
DO NOT mention details about your story or title.

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* UNPUBLISHED
Not published in a book, ebook, audio, website, mass email, or other format that is publicly shared, including online. (This does not include items shared for critique in private writing groups. In fact, we encourage critique before submission.)

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Click here to see the 2019 Contest Winners

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JesPiddlin - copyright 2020.