The first place winner of this competition will be awarded $500 and publication in The Forge Literary Magazine.

Guidelines –

  1. Send one fiction piece up to 1,000 words (title excluded).
  2. Only one piece per writer per category. Although, writers can submit one additional piece to the tip-jar category.
  3. All entries will be read anonymously.
  4. Author identity should NOT appear on the manuscript itself or in the file name.
  5. All work must be previously unpublished.
  6. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Please withdraw upon acceptance elsewhere.

All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in The Forge Literary Magazine.

Writers who resides outside the United States must be able to receive payment via PayPal. Current and former members of the Fiction Forge or family members of the editors of the Forge Literary Magazine are not eligible for this competition.

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