Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2018

Welcome to the 26th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. This writing can be any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. The writings will be judged by Dennis Norris II, assisted by Lauren Singer. Please submit as many entries as you like. All themes accepted. Entries may be published or unpublished. Length limit: 6,000 words. No restrictions on age or country.



First Prize, $2,000


First Prize, $2,00010 Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any category)

Top 12 entries published online


No restrictions on age

The content must be original

DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

To apply and for more information visit here

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