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FOURTH ANNUAL
La Viness Short Story Writing Contest
2022

Hosted by Renee' La Viness.

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THEME WORDS

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

USAGE: You may use them together (DRAWBRIDGE) or separate (DRAW and BRIDGE).

EXAMPLE for DOOR and BELL:
When the church bell rang, it flew out of the belfry and landed in the street, causing the ground to shake and a nearby bridge to collapse, completely disconnecting the rural part of town and causing the main part of the story to take place. That might be the only time the BELL existed in the story, but if you took the bell out, the rest of the story wouldn't work. DOOR would have to be just as vital, even if it's not what the story is about.
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GUIDELINES

Short Story, Fiction Only
Any subject / Any genre
(No erotica or gore.)
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All entries must be UNPUBLISHED* at time of submission.
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AWARDS
1st Place - $100 USD  
2nd Place - $75 USD
3rd Place - $50 USD
Up to three Judges' Choice
Up to three Honorable Mention

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SUBMISSION DATES
Online submissions will be
accepted from July 1, 2022 until
11:59 PM (CDT) on August 31st, 2022.
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ENTRY FEE
$10.00 USD per email message.
Each email message may include up to 2 stories by one author.
Multiple entries allowed.
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WINNERS
Winners will be announced and
awards/certificates will be mailed
on or before December 5th, 2021.

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ANONYMOUS SUBMISSION RULES
No identifying author information
allowed on the story pages.

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Polish your story with this check list:
Story Checks

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More specific entry details will be added soon.

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Questions about the 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* UNPUBLISHED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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SEE OUR PREVIOUS WINNERS

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JesPiddlin - copyright 2022.