Friday, June 19, 2009

View House Publishing Holds Short Story Contest for Aspiring Writers

Short Story Contest for Aspiring Writers

We at View House Publishing are pleased to announce our first annual short story contest for aspiring writers. The theme is open to short stories from all genres. We are looking for original, creative, and poignant pieces featuring convincing characters and great plots.

Dr. Shadrach Linscomb will be the judge for the contest.

Prizes for the Winners:

1st place $250
2nd place $150
3rd place $50

The contest is open to all
The entry fee is $8 per story (multiple entries are allowed)
Each story can be no longer than 2,500 words and must be written in English
Cover sheet or entry form must be submitted with story (Name, address, email & telephone #)
Unpublished stories should be formatted in Microsoft word or PDF (for online submissions)
Submissions will be accepted from July 1, 2009 to November 17, 2009 (Postmark)
Stories will not be mailed back to the sender and there is no refund for the entry fee
Winners will be announced by December 1, 2009
(Note: Authors retains all rights)
Entry form:

Writer’s name: ________________________________________________________
DOB: ___________________

Title of your story: _____________________________________________________________________________
Street Address: _______________________________________
City: _____________________ Zip: __________

Home Phone #: ____________________ Cell Phone #: ____________________
Email: _____________________
Signature: _______________________________________________________
Date: ________________________

Please make your check/money order payable to View House Publishing (VHP),
mail your story, a check, and this completed form to:
1305 Franklin Street,
Suite 502,
Oakland, CA 94612

(credit & debit cards are also accepted).

For more information, call (510) 350-5502 or send an email to
Fax (510) 404-5278.

For online submissions:
Send your story with a cover sheet as an email attachment to and an invoice for the entry fee will be sent to your email via PayPal services within 1-3 days.

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